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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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Keeping the Trains Rolling

Updated: 06/07/2011 - What effect will flooding in the Midwest have nationally? That's a question the railroads are not waiting to answer. They are taking steps now to protect the tracks that travel through our area. A major effort is underway just south of the metro area near Pacific Junction, Iowa.

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Cooper Nuclear Station Eyes Water Levels

Updated: 06/07/2011 - Operators at the Cooper Nuclear Station near Brownville, Nebraska are keeping an eye on the rising Missouri River. Sandbags have been prepared and stationed around the plant site in the event protective barriers are needed.

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CWS Rumors "Not True"

Posted: 06/06/2011 - Even as we wait to really see what happens in a few weeks from the rising water, it's clear the "what if rumors" have already arrived.

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Erosion Upsets Neighbors

Posted: 06/06/2011 - Homeowners on a midtown Omaha street are proud of their front yards but won’t let their children play out back. A hillside is eroding and causing a tall privacy fence to be on shaky ground.

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Felon Gets Prison For Gun Possession

Posted: 06/06/2011 - A Council Bluffs man has been sentenced to 70 months imprisonment for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Best Buy Lawn Mowers

Updated: 06/06/2011 - Nearly one-third of Americans actually enjoy mowing their lawns, according to a Consumer Reports National Research Center survey. They find it relaxing and good exercise.

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CB Special Needs Residents Advised to Register

Updated: 06/06/2011 - In the event there is severe flooding, the city of Council Bluffs is asking seniors and residents with special needs to voluntarily register with the city. Registering would help emergency personnel assure the safe and timely evacuation of seniors and people with special needs who need assistance.

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Sandbagging And Packing Up To Leave

Updated: 06/03/2011 - A plea for help is answered as hundreds across the metro area are doing what they can to help stem flooding from the Missouri River. Young and old alike are answering the call to donate some of their time to help others.

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Job Creation Slows Dramatically In May

Updated: 06/03/2011 - The Obama Administration reported disappointing labor news Friday morning, confirming suspicions that job growth in the economy has slowed dramatically.

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Voluntary Evacuation At Dakota Dunes

Updated: 06/02/2011 - If what's happening 90 miles to our north is any indication, the worst flooding in our area is yet to come. People in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota a community of about 3,000 people, are seriously thinking about leaving. Water levels there are roughly two days ahead of what we can expect in the Omaha area.

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Price Tag Switcher Arrested

Updated: 06/01/2011 - A 56 year old man attempted to buy expensive items with cheaper price tags at Cabela’s in LaVista.

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