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Iowa Explains Hwy 2 Closure

Updated: 06/21/2011 - The Iowa Department of Transportation may have found itself on the defensive after closing a stretch of Highway 2 in southwest Iowa. The section closed links Interstate 29 in Iowa with the city of Nebraska City, Nebraska.

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Pete Rose Visits Omaha

Updated: 06/20/2011 - A legendary baseball player was in Omaha Monday for the College World Series. Pete Rose, a 17-time Major League all-star, signed autographs and posed for pictures over the lunch hour.

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New Job For Veteran Coach

Updated: 06/20/2011 - A well known Omaha area baseball coach has landed a Division One position. Mike Evans has been hired as pitching coach for New Mexico State.

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Flooding Issue in Western Nebraska

Updated: 06/20/2011 - Flood and flash flood warnings remain in effect for parts of western Nebraska, thanks to rain totals of 4 inches in some areas.

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NU Students Hit With Higher Tuition

Posted: 06/17/2011 - University of Nebraska students will pay more next year for tuition. At a time when most college students already leave school with sizable loans, tuition is being bumped up another 5%.

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Helicopter Work In CB No Cause For Alarm

Updated: 06/17/2011 - Some people in Council Bluffs and Omaha Friday afternoon may see a BlackHawk helicopter working near the river. Officials say there is no cause for alarm.

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Good News/Bad News CWS Parking

Updated: 06/16/2011 - First the good news. The city of Omaha says a pipe is being fixed near TD Ameritrade Park. The pipe caused a pooling of water in Parking Lot D earlier this week, which covered roughly 200 parking spots.

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Man Sentenced In Child Porn Case

Posted: 06/15/2011 - Authorities say a 31-year-old Lincoln man has been given seven years in federal prison for receiving child pornography.

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What Highways To Use

Posted: 06/15/2011 - The closing of I-29 leads to requests for travelers.

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Levee Concerns Affect Summer Camp

Updated: 06/15/2011 - While 75 youngsters play the staff at Camp Eppley south of Bellevue watches the river levees. The camp sits about one mile from the rising Missouri and right next to the swollen Platte river.

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Parking Garage Notice Questioned

Updated: 06/13/2011 - Monthly customers of a downtown Omaha parking garage have been notified they may have to pay again to park this College World Series weekend.

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Uprooted Trees Pose Long Term Danger

Posted: 06/13/2011 - So how long will the flood waters stay? Projections indicate areas near the river will be saturated for months and that could cause even more problems long after the flood waters have dissipated. One of those problems, large trees falling over after sitting in water.

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Iowa Soldiers Wounded In Afghanistan

Updated: 06/10/2011 - Four Iowa National Guard soldiers have been wounded in Afghanistan. In a news release the Iowa National Guard said it happened when their vehicle hit an IED (improvised explosive device) this past Tuesday.

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Army Corps Of Engineers Updates Dam Release Rates

Updated: 06/10/2011 - We're almost there. The Army Corps of Engineers has had a goal of releasing 150,000 cfs (cubic feet per second) of water from the Gavins Point Dam by mid-June. As of midnight the rate was just over 140,000 cfs.

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Vandals Open 27 Hydrants

Updated: 06/09/2011 - As if there isn't enough flooding to worry about, three men were arrested Thursday morning for opening 27 fire hydrants across the metro.

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Levee Near Hamburg Develops Another Leak

Updated: 06/09/2011 - A levee holding back the Missouri River just south of Hamburg, Iowa has developed another leak. The new breach is about 80 yards north of two leaks that developed last Sunday.

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Prison Time for Striking Officer

Posted: 06/09/2011 - A 55-year-old Grand Island woman faces up to three years behind bars after her car hit a police officer last year.

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Flooded Roads Could Cause Domino Effect

Updated: 06/08/2011 - Potential flooding of Interstate 29 has drivers looking for alternative routes should the interstate close. Highway 75 is a logical alternative but there are problems with that option. There are already lane restrictions on the highway's north bound route.

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