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Don’t Be a Dummy Going to the Show

Updated: 07/01/2011 - Friday’s Bank of the West Celebrates America concert and fireworks show has moved a bit compared to previous years. Omaha police are sounding an alert for traffic.

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Ecstasy Conspiracy: Two Men Sentenced

Updated: 07/01/2011 - Two men were sentenced in federal court in Davenport, Iowa Friday for conspiracy to distribute the drug ecstasy, also known as MDMA and BZP. Damian Tiare Thomas, 32, was ordered to serve 262 months in prison followed by 3 years supervised release. James Lewis, 29, was sentenced to serve 84 months in prison followed by 3 years supervised release.

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Flooding Slowing Midwest Growth

Posted: 07/01/2011 - A survey of nine Midwestern and Plains suggests that higher energy prices and supply problems are slowing economic growth.

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River Levels Still 'Manageable'

Posted: 07/01/2011 - The Army Corps of Engineers says levels of the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois rivers remain manageable despite flooding concerns up some of the waterways.

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GM Reports June Vehicle Sales

Posted: 07/01/2011 - General Motors says its U.S. sales rose 10 percent in June as lower gas prices brought more customers into its showrooms.

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Conservation Request Due To Flooding

Posted: 07/01/2011 - The public is asked to help the Plattsmouth water situation and lessen the load a little for city employees and National Guardsmen by making a conscious effort to conserve water.

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More Time For Registration

Posted: 07/01/2011 - Cornhusker State Games officials have announced that registration in all sports will remain open through Tuesday, July 5 as workers process mailed entries and begin preparing competition schedules.

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River Boaters Move To Area Lakes

Updated: 06/30/2011 - The Missouri River has been off-limits to boaters for several weeks now. Lake Manawa has a new "no wake zone" in effect. And Lake Zorinsky is still dry. So what's a boating enthusiast to do this weekend? Many are taking to area lakes.

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Drug Dealer Convicted In Death

Posted: 06/30/2011 - A 25 year old Iowa man faces 20 years or more in federal prison because of a death due to a drug overdose.

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Unique Lottery For Hunters

Posted: 06/30/2011 - Midnight on July 1 marks the end of the entry period for a unique lottery. The winner will receive a combination permit with a bag limit of one elk, one antelope, one deer and two turkeys.

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Bellevue Asking for Sandbagging Volunteers

Posted: 06/30/2011 - The City of Bellevue is requesting volunteers to help fill sandbags which will be used to help protect some public works infrastructure, reinforce the levees and help keep water off of Highway 370 at Haworth Park

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Pet Safety in the Heat

Updated: 06/30/2011 - The Nebraska Humane Society has fielded numerous calls of dogs being left in cars. They remind everyone not to leave animals in the car for any amount of time while the weather is this hot.

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Iowa State Parks Wave Camping Fees for Flood Victims

Updated: 06/30/2011 - People who have been evacuated because of flooding along the Missouri River will be able to camp in certain areas of Iowa State Parks without having to pay a camping fee or having to leave after 14 consecutive days.

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Family Emergency! Send Money Now.

Posted: 06/30/2011 - How far would you be willing to go to help a member of your family? What about a friend? An email making the rounds is testing you, but who's behind it?

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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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