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Good News! 16-Mile U-Turn to End

Updated: 07/26/2011 - Taking a detour to avoid the Missouri River flooding has been frustrating enough. However, drivers have been beyond frustrated after being forced to drive 8 miles one way to make a U-turn and drive 8 miles back.

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More Details On Near Drowning

Updated: 07/26/2011 - Lifeguard training kicks in and 3-year-old girl is alive and recovering today because of it. Three girls from Bellevue swimming at the water park first spotted the youngster on the pool bottom.

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Fried What On a Stick?

Updated: 07/26/2011 - Oh, it must be time for the Iowa State Fair. The fair has announced some of the unusual things that will be available this year. To honor the 100th birthday of the Butter Cow, a vendor will offer fried butter on a stick. That’s just the beginning.

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He’s 16 & 37 Cases Are Cleared

Updated: 07/26/2011 - Lincoln police say they have cleared 37 cases with the arrest of a 16-year old boy. Gabriel Pfeiffer is jailed at the Youth Detention Center, facing 28 charges of vandalism, 8 larcenies, and one arson. Police say all of the offenses happened in the early hours of Saturday, June 4.

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Combating Summer Brain Drain

Updated: 07/26/2011 - During the lazy summer months, researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia says students can lose between one to three months of learning.

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Blockbuster Stores Staying Open

Posted: 07/25/2011 - Your nearby Blockbuster store may be hanging around, now that its sale has gone through.

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Alarming Claim By Security System Salesmen

Updated: 07/25/2011 - A door to door security company sales team claimed to have a grant from the City of Omaha. A potential customer questions that sales pitch.

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Heartland Flood Update

Updated: 07/25/2011 - Happening locally live at five sandbagging resumes in Council Bluffs today after a week of hot weather. That coming as the Missouri River peaks over the weekend. So what does that mean for the heartland?

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Chickenpox Deaths Fall Due to Vaccine

Posted: 07/25/2011 - A new government study says deaths from the chickenpox have been dramatically reduced, thanks to the vaccine for the disease. And researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the drop has been most significant among children.

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When Will CB School Start? Stay tuned…

Updated: 07/25/2011 - The first day of school in Council Bluffs could change, depending on the threat of flooding. The school board at the Council Bluffs Community School District will consider a change in the calendar during Tuesday’s meeting. If approved, 2011-2012 school year could be moved from August 17 to August 30. However, a final decision on implementing the change would be made at a later date, depending on flooding conditions.

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Shorter Hours at Omaha Social Security Office

Updated: 07/25/2011 - Social Security Offices nationwide will be closing 30 minutes earlier, starting August 15. The reason given? To avoid overtime. This means the Omaha Social Security office will be open Monday through Friday from 9am until 3:30pm.

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Search for Armed & Dangerous Man

Updated: 07/25/2011 - Lincoln Police are searching for a man described as armed and dangerous. Mamo Khalaf, 25, is wanted for shooting a man as he sat in his vehicle 2:30am Sunday. The 27-year old victim was shot once in the hand. Police say it was not a random act. The two men know each other.

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Aerial Tour Of Flooding

Updated: 07/24/2011 - Six weeks ago, we had the opportunity to get a bird's eye view of the flooding along the Missouri river with pilot Scott Olson, who lives in Tekamah. It really gives you an appreciation of the power of the river when you see the devastation from high above. Six weeks later we took the skies again.

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Blind Riders Take On RAGBRAI

Updated: 07/24/2011 - The long journey across the Hawkeye State has brought thousands together. The Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa started the first of seven legs on Sunday and some you may not expect are taking the challenge.

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1955 Murder Suspect Sues for Ruling

Updated: 07/23/2011 - A man convicted and later pardoned in the 1955 rape and killing of his wife in their Lincoln home has sued the state for wrongful conviction.

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Nebraska Soldiers Welcomed Home

Updated: 07/23/2011 - Some 300 members of the Nebraska Army National Guard will arrive home in the coming days.

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Playmakers Camp Teaches More Than Football

Updated: 07/23/2011 - With football season just around the corner, kids are starting to lace up the cleats and get ready to knock some heads. Saturday, the Playmakers camp at Benson High School, sponsored by WOWT, allowed youngsters to get a head start. And it’s about more than just the game.

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Obama Ends Gays In Military Ban

Posted: 07/22/2011 - President Barack Obama has formally repealed the ban on gays serving openly in the military. Obama signed a certification ending the 17-year-old "don't ask don't tell" policy.

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Sex Offender Convicted Of 11 Murders

Posted: 07/22/2011 - An Ohio sex offender has been convicted of aggravated murder in the deaths of 11 women whose remains were found buried in his home and backyard.

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Update: Decatur Bridge Work Wrapping Up

Updated: 07/22/2011 - The Iowa Department of Transportation says flood mitigation work on Iowa 175 in Monona County, Iowa, near the Missouri River crossing at Decatur, Nebraska will be finished Friday.

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