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Lead Poisoning Still High in Some States

Posted: 06/30/2011 - Federal health officials say the lead poisoning rate for U.S. adults has fallen by more than half in the last 15 years, but it remains unusually high in Pennsylvania, Missouri and Kansas.

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4th Of July in Nebraska State Parks

Posted: 06/30/2011 - Visitors to seven state recreation areas will be allowed to touch off fireworks on Independence Day, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

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Man Cited After Falling Off Bicycle

Posted: 06/30/2011 - Fremont Police arrested a 21-year-old Schuyler man for disorderly conduct after receiving reports he was intoxicated and falling off his bicycle.

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Witnesses Hold DUI Suspect For Police

Posted: 06/30/2011 - Two Fremont men were arrested on several charges following a Tuesday night crash. When officers arrived, witnesses were holding down the driver, 24-year-old Dennis Gantzert. Gantzert had tried to flee the scene and appeared intoxicated.

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Mineral Rights Appeal

Posted: 06/30/2011 - Cass County will appeal mineral rights tax breaks.

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Flood Situation Closes Social Security Office

Updated: 06/30/2011 - The Social Security office in Council Bluffs has closed due to potential flooding. The office is not in immediate danger of flooding. As a precaution, users of the office are being referred to the Omaha office which is located at 604 N. 109th Court.

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Branstad Disaster Request

Updated: 06/30/2011 - Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for a disaster designation for six western Iowa counties hit by flooding along the Missouri River.

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Cooling Stations Open

Updated: 06/30/2011 - The Salvation Army in Omaha is again opening cooling stations in the city as the heat index breaks triple digits.

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Sarpy County Fireworks Sales Stay Steady

Updated: 06/29/2011 - Now that people can purchase fireworks in Douglas County many Sarpy County fireworks stands are still getting business. They say it's from loyal visitors who want to support a cause.

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Fremont City Council Approves New Taxes

Posted: 06/29/2011 - The Fremont city council unanimously passed a 4 percent hotel and lodging occupancy tax, and gave 6-2 approval to a 4 percent telecommunications occupancy tax.

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Breast Cancer Drug Rejected Again

Posted: 06/29/2011 - A panel of federal cancer experts says the best-selling cancer drug in the world should no longer be approved to treat breast cancer because it is ineffective and causes dangerous side effects.

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Drawing New Residents To A Small Town

Updated: 06/29/2011 - Over a year ago, Louisville, Nebraska started offering a $4,000 economic development housing stimulus to those building a new house on an empty lot in town.

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Idea: Cell Phone Tax Over Property Tax

Updated: 06/29/2011 - The North Platte City Council is debating whether to impose the city's communication tax on cell phones as a way to cut property taxes.

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Man Rescued from Grain Bin

Posted: 06/29/2011 - A 47-year-old man was rescued in northwest Iowa after being stuck in corn up to his chest inside a grain bin.

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Court Sides with Nebraska State Trooper

Updated: 06/29/2011 - The Nebraska Court of Appeals says a state trooper was right to stop a recreational vehicle - later found to be hauling drugs - after the vehicle's wheels briefly drifted onto the shoulder of a road.

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Suh Endorses Concussion Indicator

Updated: 06/29/2011 - Nebraska great Ndamukong Suh is endorsing a new device that might help protect the running backs and quarterbacks he tackles from concussions.

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B-17 Bomber Heading to Lincoln

Posted: 06/29/2011 - A restored, World War II-era B-17 bomber is visiting Lincoln next month for ground tours and flights.

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Fireworks Stand Robbed with 2 x 6

Updated: 06/29/2011 - The strong armed robbery of a fireworks stand overnight has several teenagers facing loss of their independence. About two in the morning Tuesday the suspects threatened an unarmed security guard with a board.

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13 Year Old Defendant Won't Spend 4th Behind Bars

Posted: 06/28/2011 - A 13 year old boy accused of sexual assault on two younger children won’t spend the 4th of July behind bars. His attorney Steve Lefler filed a motion to block a detention hearing.

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