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Fighting The Heat At Every Call

Updated: 07/11/2011 - We all have to deal with the heat in some way. Some of us avoid it by staying inside or spending time at a pool or lake. But what about those whose job puts them outside in the heat. We found one group that truly feels the heat every time they get a call.

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UPDATE: Iowa Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Updated: 07/11/2011 - An Iowa Army National Guard soldier from Cedar Rapids has been killed in Afghanistan. Friends say he was expected to come home this month.

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Heat Advisory in Effect for the Metro

Updated: 07/10/2011 - A heat wave rolled into the metro today, making our 90 degrees feel like 110. And people are doing anything they can to stay cool.

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Coast Guard Evaluates Flood Need

Updated: 07/09/2011 - With the tense times along the Missouri River, local command units are making sure they’re prepared in all aspects. The U.S. Coast Guard is now set to help with evacuations from the water.

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Florida Rep. Invited to Visit Flooded Areas

Updated: 07/09/2011 - U.S. Rep. Lee Terry of Nebraska has sent a letter inviting fellow Republican Congressman John Mica of Florida to visit flooded areas along the Missouri River.

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UPDATE: Levee Leak Located

Updated: 07/09/2011 - There is an update on the condition of the leaking levee on the Omaha side of the river. It is located just south of the water treatment plant near the Veterans Memorial Bridge.

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Government Survey Looks Suspicious

Posted: 07/08/2011 - A letter that looks official has some disabled and elderly residents wondering if it’s a scam. It states that survey taker will be coming around to ask them questions about government services provided by Federal Health and Human Services.

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Not Everyone Got Evacuation Mailers

Updated: 07/08/2011 - Omaha's flood evacuation area is now north of Ames Avenue and has been expanded west from 16th Street to Florence Blvd. The city sent out a mailer last week instructing those living in the area on what to do and where to go should they be forced to leave. But not everyone believes they've been properly informed.

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New Headache for Iowa Interstate

Updated: 07/08/2011 - First, it was the flooding detour. Now a previously planned construction project will cause another headache for those traveling Interstate 680 in western Iowa.

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More Time Behind Bars

Posted: 07/08/2011 - Sentencing for Buccaneer Bay man who is already serving time in the Nebraska Department of Corrections. The sentencing was on two misdemeanors stemming from an incident last September.

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Ear Torn in Dog Attack

Updated: 07/08/2011 - A DeWitt, Nebraska teenager lost part of his ear in a pit bull attack. The Beatrice Daily Sun reports that the unidentified 17-year old was among several teens playing with the dog in Beatrice. The dog became aggressive and attacked the boy.

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Meeting Request on River Management

Updated: 07/08/2011 - U.S. Sen. John Thune says a bipartisan group of 14 senators in Missouri River states is requesting a Senate hearing to look into the Army Corps of Engineers management of the river before recent historic flooding.

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Final Shuttle Mission – Now In Orbit

Updated: 07/08/2011 - The weather cleared and NASA triggered the countdown clock to begin at Cape Canaveral, Florida Friday morning. Four crew members will deliver supplies to the International Space Station.

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Man Masquerading As A Rockefeller May Face Charges

Posted: 07/08/2011 - A German immigrant who masqueraded as a member of the famous Rockefeller family is due to appear in a California courtroom on a charge that he murdered a Los Angeles-area man more than a quarter century ago.

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Robbers Get $1 Million in Heist

Posted: 07/08/2011 - Three men held three employees of a California security company at gunpoint and left them tied up in a vault before fleeing with more than $1 million in cash.

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Gorilla Mascot Attacked By Banana

Posted: 07/08/2011 - The manager of a cell phone store in Ohio called 911 to report a gorilla had been attacked by a banana.

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Woman Collars Burglar, Makes Him Wait For Cops

Posted: 07/08/2011 - A New Hampshire woman was so angry when she came home and found a burglar in her house that she grabbed the thief half her age by the collar and made him sit down while she called police.

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June Jobless Rate Comes In At 9.2%

Posted: 07/08/2011 - The Labor Department reported a stunningly bad jobless report Friday morning. The economy added just 18,000 jobs in June. The jobless rate went up to 9.2%

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Highway 30 Reopened To Traffic

Posted: 07/08/2011 - Highway 30 between Blair, Nebraska and Missouri Valley, Iowa is open to traffic again. The Iowa Department of Transportation sent out word just before 7 a.m. Friday morning.

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Child Abuse Sentence

Posted: 07/08/2011 - A Lincoln man has been sentenced to seven to 10 years in prison for causing injuries to his infant daughter, including a fractured skull.

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Beatrice Bathroom Explosion

Updated: 07/08/2011 - Police continue to search for vandals who used sparklers taped together to blow up two public restrooms in Beatrice over the July 4th weekend.

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Iowa DOT to Hold Another Emergency Bid Letting

Updated: 07/08/2011 - The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will be holding another emergency bid letting related to the Missouri River flooding on Friday, July 8 at 11 a.m.

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