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Trees Coming To Fremont

Updated: 09/15/2011 - A grant will help Fremont replace trees destroyed when a tornado hit the eastern Nebraska city in June. The Fremont Tribune reports the Greener Nebraska Towns grant is expected to be worth at least $55,000 over two years.

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Help Catch A Thief

Updated: 09/15/2011 - Lincoln police say a surveillance camera snapped a picture of a shoplifter. This won’t help much, but it appears the shoplifter is a Husker fan.

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Community College to Host Intertribal Powwow

Posted: 09/15/2011 - Metropolitan Community College celebrates Nebraska’s vibrant Native American history through dance, music, traditional crafts, colorful regalia and foods at the 20th Annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow Sept. 24, 1–7:30 p.m., at MCC’s historic Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort streets.

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Iowa Reaches Settlement Over Movie

Updated: 09/15/2011 - The state has agreed to pay $48,000 in cash and tax credits to makers of a movie based on the story of two men's high school basketball teams from one small city that each won state championships in the same year.

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Iowa Man Charged With Abusing Girl

Updated: 09/15/2011 - A Lehigh, Iowa man is being held on $45,000 bond after being arrested on charges he sexually abused a young girl.

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Realtors Say Iowa Farmland Value Climbs

Updated: 09/15/2011 - A survey of real estate agents shows Iowa's farmland value increased by an average of more than 30 percent in the last year.

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Nebraska Woman Convicted In School Huffing Case

Posted: 09/15/2011 - An 18-year-old Gering woman has been found guilty of child abuse for helping children she was supervising in an after-school program "huff" intoxicating fumes from cleaning products and other sources.

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Colorado Man Pleads Not Guilty in Nebraska Shooting

Posted: 09/15/2011 - A Colorado man accused of firing at law enforcement officers during a chase in western Nebraska has pleaded not guilty to attempted first-degree murder and attempt first-degree assault on an officer.

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No More Refund Loans

Posted: 09/14/2011 - The refund loans that taxpayers could get from H&R Block won't be available next year.

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A New Twist On Death And Taxes

Updated: 09/14/2011 - The eastern Iowa town of Solon is considering buying a funeral home and converting it into its first-ever city hall as the town's population grows and space becomes limited.

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Man Sentenced For Kidnapping, Assaulting Teen

Posted: 09/14/2011 - A western Nebraska man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexually assaulting an Ogallala teenager has been sent to prison. 21-year-old Jade Cleveland, of Keystone, was sentenced to serve two consecutive terms of 15 to 30 years in prison, for a total of 30 to 60 years.

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Stolen Wooden Bear Returned With Apology

Posted: 09/14/2011 - Just a day after it was reported stolen, a large wooden carving of a bear has been returned to its home in Davenport, Iowa. An anonymous tip led police to a St. Ambrose University dorm room and the bear was returned to its place in the yard.

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A New Top Cop Job

Posted: 09/14/2011 - A new rank in the Plattsmouth Police Department. With adoption of the 2011-12 city budget, the Plattsmouth City Council approved the creation of a captain’s position within the department.

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Mortgage Loan Scheme Uncovered

Updated: 09/14/2011 - Five people have been indicted in federal fraud cases; all of the defendants are mortgage and real estate industry insiders.

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Embezzler To Be Sentenced

Updated: 09/14/2011 - A Louisville woman will be sentenced October 24th on a theft conviction.

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Wounded Robbery Suspect Gives Up Accomplice

Updated: 09/14/2011 - Lincoln police have made a second arrest on an attempted robbery this summer. Back on July 24, four people attempted to rob several people at a house near South 27th & K Street. The robbery took a turn when the victims stabbed one of the robbers.

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Dead End Ends Meth Courier

Updated: 09/14/2011 - A Nebraska State Patrol Trooper became suspicious Tuesday evening when he saw a pickup truck turn onto a street with a dead end near Grand Island. The trooper stopped the pickup and the driver consented to a search. The trooper reported finding six pounds of methamphetamine.

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Omaha Police Officer Involved in Crash

Posted: 09/14/2011 - An Omaha police officer is recovering from minor injuries she received when her cruiser was hit by another car at a north Omaha intersection.

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