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UPDATE: OPD Makes Second Arrest In Homicide

Updated: 09/13/2011 - Omaha Police have arrested a second man in the death of 21-year old Alonso Hurtado on Sept 2. Police say 17-year-old Kriss Flores has been booked for his involvement in the shooting death of Hurtado.

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NTSB Idea: Ban Cell Phone Use & Driving

Updated: 09/13/2011 - The National Transportation Safety Board is joining the bandwagon – recommending that states ban texting and cell phone use by drivers. The NTSB’s recommendation is limited to truckers and other commercial drivers.

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Zebra Mussels Show Up in Minnesota

Updated: 09/13/2011 - Zebra Mussels, the same unwelcome mollusks that caused Lake Zorinsky to be closed and drained last year, are now showing up in a state famous for lakes -- Minnesota. State natural resources officials report finding zebra mussels in 60 lakes and rivers, including Lake Minnetonka.

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Help Needed Finding Robbers

Updated: 09/13/2011 - The hunt is on for two robbers who held up a Kum & Go gas station on August 30, 2011.

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Nebraskan Named Head of International Securities Organization

Posted: 09/13/2011 - Jack E. Herstein, Assistant Director of the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance and head of the Department’s Bureau of Securities, began his one-year tenure Tuesday as President of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA).

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Sorghum Crop Up; Sugar Beets Unchanged

Updated: 09/13/2011 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Nebraska's sorghum production is looking up. This year's sorghum crop is forecast at 5.66 million bushels, up 5 percent from the August forecast, but down 16 percent from last year. Yield is forecast at 87 bushels per acre, up 4 bushels from last month but 3 bushels less than a year ago.

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Craigslist Rental Scam In Iowa

Updated: 09/13/2011 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa police are warning those looking to rent property in the city of a Craigslist scam that has cost several their deposits. One woman nearly became a victim. She said she found a nice rental house in town on the online want-ad site, and it was a steal for $500 per month.

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Man Arrested After Falling Asleep During Burglary

Updated: 09/13/2011 - Police in Wichita, Kansas arrested a 35-year-old man who took a shower and then fell asleep while burglarizing a home. Police say the man, who was homeless, had gathered several items he intended to steal from a house.

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Missouri River Flooding Damage Bills Adding Up

Posted: 09/13/2011 - Federal flood insurance has already paid out $43 million to help policy holders deal with the damage caused by flooding along the Missouri River even though the floodwaters haven't fully receded.

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One In Seven Drivers Uninsured

Posted: 09/12/2011 - The number of uninsured motorists continues to rise, according to an industry group.

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Pre Paid Funeral Not Paid

Updated: 09/12/2011 - A woman who lived to be 105 didn’t want to leave this world with any debts. But the pre-need funeral package purchased in 1997 didn’t put burial expenses to rest.

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Flooded Roads In Mills County Being Assessed

Updated: 09/12/2011 - Good news in some areas of the metro, flood waters are receding to a point where we can start to get a clearer picture of the damage. The bad news, in Mills County, Iowa alone, the price tag is staggering.

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Mannheim Steamroller’s December Concert

Updated: 09/12/2011 - Mannheim Steamroller is preparing to launch the 25th anniversary of its Christmas music tour. Chip Davis will direct and co-produce the East Coast and West Coast tour ensembles. The tour will swing through the city it calls home, Omaha, for two shows December 22 and 23.

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Infants Left Alone

Updated: 09/12/2011 - A 21-year-old mother was arrested for leaving her infant twins home alone. La Vista police allege the woman went on a drinking binge at a friend’s house.

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IDOT: Crews Progressing Well on I-29

Updated: 09/12/2011 - The Iowa Department of Transportation reported Monday that debris removal and cleanup is progressing well between the I-680/I-29 interchange in Council Bluffs and the Loveland exit.

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Branstad Announces Trade Trip to 3 Nations in Asia

Posted: 09/12/2011 - Gov. Terry Branstad says he will leave Sunday for a 10-day trade trip to Asia. Speaking at his weekly news conference Monday, Branstad told reporters he will visit South Korea, China and Japan.

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Garage Destroyed – Family Sleeps Through It

Posted: 09/12/2011 - Lincoln police say it appears someone who was talking on a cell phone did not realize his was approaching a “T” intersection early Sunday morning. He ended up crashing into a car which was parked in a driveway.

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