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Fewer Sought Unemployment Aid Last Week

Updated: 07/07/2011 - The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in seven weeks, although applications remain elevated.

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Music Mogul Rosemond Pleads Not Guilty

Updated: 07/07/2011 - Hip hop mogul James Rosemond has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he ran a cocaine trafficking ring between Los Angeles and New York. The CEO of New York-based Czar Entertainment was arraigned Wednesday in Brooklyn.

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Extreme Coupon Cutters Save Cash

Updated: 07/07/2011 - Monica Knight told friends groceries used to cost her $600 a month. She now spends only $100 to $150 a month. Her secret: extreme couponing.

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City Council Makes Unusual Vote

Updated: 07/07/2011 - It was not a routine ending to Monday night’s Plattsmouth City Council meeting. An effort to revisit a decision made earlier in the meeting resulted in about four minutes of silence before the second motion to adjourn passed.

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Smoking Crackdown

Updated: 07/07/2011 - More companies are taking a hard line on their employees who smoke, including Macy's.

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Heineman Flood Worries

Posted: 07/07/2011 - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman says he's nervous that the worst effects of the Missouri River flooding are yet to come.

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Jumpers Into Swollen Creek Will Be Cited

Updated: 07/07/2011 - Thrill seekers are suspected of using an old bridge for jumping into the swollen Papio Creek in Sarpy County. A deputy sheriff confronted a group of about six young adults Friday.

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New iPhone?

Posted: 07/06/2011 - A new iPhone appears to be on the way.

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Nebraska Family Sues Trucking Firm

Posted: 07/06/2011 - Lawsuits are piling up against a trucking firm that employed a driver involved in a deadly collision with Amtrak last month. Four people were killed on the train in the June 24 crash in Nevada. Two Nebraskans were among them: Frances Knox, 58, and her granddaughter, Karly Anne Knox, 18.

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Talk About Long Detours

Updated: 07/06/2011 - This summer’s flooding has created quite a big detour for coal trains. The Dodge City Globe in Kansas is reporting that train traffic has increased through the famous southwestern Kansas town.

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Teens to Clean, Wash, Massive Locomotives at Lauritzen Gardens

Updated: 07/06/2011 - High school students taking part in the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s SummerWorks program will spend Thursday, July 7, at Lauritzen Gardens. Their project will be more like a car wash, but much bigger than usual.

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Change in Policy: Military Letters

Updated: 07/06/2011 - The White House has reversed a long-standing policy of not sending condolence letters to the families of service members who commit suicide while deployed to a combat zone. Supporters of the change say it removes a stigma that keeps some from seeking or receiving help.

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Flood Costs Add Up

Posted: 07/06/2011 - Flood costs are adding up for one community battling the rising flood waters.

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Flooding Forces Trains To Western Kansas

Posted: 07/06/2011 - More train traffic is running through Dodge City in western Kansas because of floods along the Missouri River in eastern Kansas and western Missouri.

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UPDATE: Railroad Doubts Train Passed Over Drunk Teen

Posted: 07/06/2011 - An Iowa Interstate Railroad official doubts a train drove over a teenager who was passed out between the rails in downtown Des Moines, leaving him with only minor injuries.

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Levee-Watching

Updated: 07/06/2011 - Crews along the Missouri River say they are keeping a cautious eye on Nebraska's man-made flood barriers, with a focus on the southeast community of Lake Waconda.

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Council Bluffs Flooding Shelter

Updated: 07/06/2011 - The Red Cross has opened a 24-hour shelter in Council Bluffs to help people affected by the flooding along the Missouri River.

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Lt. Governor Tours Sarpy County Flooding

Updated: 07/06/2011 - The flood situation in Sarpy County continues to be a priority for Nebraska leaders. Tuesday afternoon Lt Gov. Rick Sheehy toured the levees along the Missouri near Haworth Park in Bellevue.

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13-Year Old Boy Ordered Back To Detention

Updated: 07/05/2011 - New developments in a story reported first by Channel Six News two weeks ago. A 13 year old boy accused of participating in the sexual assault of a five year old girl has been ordered back into detention.

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College Cost Calculator

Posted: 07/05/2011 - The Department of Education has a new website that lets prospective college student figure out their costs.

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