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Turbine to Close Rest Stop This Week

Updated: 01/24/2012 - The Iowa Department of Transportation is closing the westbound Interstate 80 rest area near Adair for a few days. The rest stop at milepost 80 will close at 9am Wednesday for about 32 hours.

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Branstad to Welcome Obama

Posted: 01/24/2012 - Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has often been critical of President Obama's economic record, but that won't stop the Republican from hosting the Democratic president during his visit Wednesday.

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Buffett’s Secretary Guest of First Lady

Updated: 01/24/2012 - When the cameras pointed to First Lady Michelle Obama Tuesday night, check out who is sitting with her. Warren Buffett’s secretary, Debbie Bosanek, has been invited as a guest at Tuesday’s State of the Union Address.

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Nebraska & Iowa Unemployment: Steady, Up & Down

Posted: 01/24/2012 - Nebraska’s unemployment rate held steady in December at 4.1%. Iowa, on the other had, saw improvement. The unemployment rate in the Hawkeye state fell from 5.7% in November to 5.6% in December.

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Ben Nelson Backs Nebraska Judge For Federal Bench

Posted: 01/24/2012 - Nebraska Supreme Court Judge John Gerrard can thank U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson not only for recommending Gerrard for a federal bench, but for going to bat for the judge on the U.S. Senate floor.

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California Sex Offender Faces Nebraska Sentence

Posted: 01/24/2012 - A 41-year-old woman who's been living in the eastern Nebraska town of Benedict has pleaded no contest to a charge of failing to report as a convicted sex offender.

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Unique Perspective On Supreme Court Ruling

Posted: 01/23/2012 - An Omaha attorney has an unique perspective on a US Supreme Court ruling. The high court said law enforcement must obtain a search warrant before attaching a GPS tracking device to a suspect's vehicle.

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Sen. Grassley’s Twitter Hacked

Posted: 01/23/2012 - Someone has hacked the Twitter account of Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley and has sent messages to his nearly 34,000 followers. The messages sent Monday mocked Grassley and mentioned measures in Congress dealing with Internet piracy.

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Former Police Sergeant Sentenced

Updated: 01/23/2012 - Former Omaha Police Sergeant Lance Harrison was sentenced to 120 days in jail Monday for making terroristic threats. Harrison was arrested in 2010 after a road rage incident.

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Theft On A Train, Armed Man Arrested

Updated: 01/23/2012 - Omaha police were dispatched to investigate a burglary at the Amtrak station downtown late Sunday night. While officers spoke to the victim, a witness told police that he saw the suspect remove a handgun from his waistband and place it on the ground near the train.

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Shots Fired, No One Hurt

Updated: 01/23/2012 - When Omaha police heard gunfire early Monday morning, they went to investigate. Thankfully they did not find a victim but they did arrest a man for firing a weapon.

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Bruning Files Paperwork For Senate Seat

Updated: 01/23/2012 - Republican Attorney General Jon Bruning has filed papers to run for the Nebraska U.S. Senate seat held by outgoing Democrat Ben Nelson.

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Hit & Run Driver Rams School Bus

Updated: 01/23/2012 - Omaha Police are trying to sort out details in what appeared to be a series of crashes in the Saddle Creek and Leavenworth area all linked to a single driver. It all happened just after seven o'clock Monday morning.

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Number of Cattle On Feed Up By 5%

Posted: 01/22/2012 - Nebraska feedlots say the number of cattle on feed grew 5 percent to 2.55 million at the start of the year.

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Healthier Foods In Schools

Updated: 01/20/2012 - The lunch menu at Omaha Public Schools looks a lot different than it used to.

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