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State Games Begin This Weekend

Updated: 07/11/2011 - The sight of 93 flags representing all Nebraska counties circling the stadium and waving in the breeze makes it hard to contain the excitement for the start of the 2011 Cornhusker State Games.

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Army Limits Addictive Meds

Posted: 07/11/2011 - The Army is restricting how many prescription painkillers soldiers can buy at one time as it responds to rising abuse of potentially addictive drugs.

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More Revenue Than Expected in June

Updated: 07/11/2011 - Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman is among those pleased after reading a report that indicated the state took in more revenue in June than expected. Overall June receipts amounted to $398 million. The forecast was for $391 million.

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CB Sand Bagging Update

Updated: 07/11/2011 - The city of Council Bluffs reports that 211 volunteers and city staff members filled 21,600 sandbags Saturday at the Mid America Center. Among the volunteers were 30 Marine Corps recruits. So far, the city has built an inventory of 128,880 sandbags. The goal is to produce 20,000 a week.

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Cities Need To Be Age-Friendly

Posted: 07/11/2011 - Cities across America are starting to come to grips with the aging of their residents in areas that weren't really designed to accommodate older people.

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Overnight Storms Pound Northern Neighborhoods

Updated: 07/11/2011 - At 10 a.m. Monday morning the Omaha Public Power District website was still showing a number of customers without power in parts of Omaha and Douglas county.

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Homeless Man Charged With Attempted Robbery of "Lemon Water"

Posted: 07/11/2011 - A 32-year-old homeless man is facing charges in an attempted robbery of another homeless person. Anthony Longsoldier is also facing felony weapons charges for putting a knife to the neck of a 57-year-old woman and demanding her bottle of "lemon water."

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Bow & Arrow Threat Arrest

Updated: 07/11/2011 - A 31-year old Lincoln man was jailed Sunday morning after threatening four young adults with a bow & arrow. Police booked Steven Copple for terroristic threats.

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Serious Crash Sunday

Posted: 07/11/2011 - Two people injured in one-vehicle accident early Sunday afternoon.

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Flooding Flights

Posted: 07/11/2011 - The Sioux City airport is benefiting from the flooding along the Missouri River because it has become harder for people to drive to Omaha's airport.

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Saving for Retirement

Posted: 07/11/2011 - Starting to save for retirement early can help individuals create a much larger nest egg, so TD Ameritrade wants young workers to begin saving as soon as they can.

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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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