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Big Project Postponed

Posted: 08/21/2009 - The slow economy has postponed an Omaha Public Power District project that would have expanded the capabilities of the utility’s power plant in Cass County.

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Car Lot Windows Smashed

Posted: 08/20/2009 - The owner of Apple used cars suspects a customer went way beyond kicking the tires. Tom Holzapfel says, “There’s a mess of glass everywhere.”

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Bridge Debris Cleanup

Posted: 08/20/2009 - The Lied Platte River bridge will be closed again beginning Monday.

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PIlot Program For Utility

Posted: 08/19/2009 - Nebraska Public Power District has the 200 residential customer volunteers needed for its EnergyWiseSM Pricing Pilot Program.

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Many Questions Surround Fire Union Agreement

Updated: 08/19/2009 - Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle and the head of the Fire Union told a news conference Wednesday morning they had come to an agreement for a new contract. The Mayor and the Union President, however, admitted there are numerous, significant issues that really are not decided yet.

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You Drink, You Drive, You Lose

Posted: 08/19/2009 - The Nebraska State Patrol will be stepping up efforts to keep impaired drivers off the state's roads.

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Sales Tax Vote

Posted: 08/18/2009 - The Plattsmouth City Council ordered placement of two sales tax propositions on mail-in ballots November 15th.

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Bus Driver Pleads in Sex Assault Case

Updated: 08/18/2009 - A former Lincoln Public Schools bus driver faces up to a year in jail at his sentencing in October for inappropriately touching a 17-year-old special-needs student.

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Sales Tax increase Proposal

Posted: 08/17/2009 - At the last council meeting, on a 5-2-1 vote, the council directed the city attorney to start the process of placing an additional half-percent sales tax before voters to pay for the $3.4 million downtown Streetscape project.

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Ethanol Ash Eyed As Possible Fertilizer

Posted: 08/17/2009 - Researchers at South Dakota State University are trying to find out if they can squeeze one more product out of the ethanol process.

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UNMC Attracting More Research Dollars

Posted: 08/17/2009 - The University of Nebraska Medical Center has been attracting more research dollars and moving up in national rankings.

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Holding The Line On Taxes

Posted: 08/14/2009 - Plattsmouth City Council members received the preview for the 2009-2010 general fund budget this week. They were told the city tax rate is expected to remain about the same at 45 cents per $100 valuation.

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Nebraska Foreclosure Rate Remains Low In July

Posted: 08/14/2009 - RealtyTrac says the state's foreclosure rate ranked 46th in the nation in July, and stayed significantly lower than the national rate. Nebraska ranked 45th the previous two months.

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Eviction Threat

Posted: 08/13/2009 - Mike Fitzpatrick received numerous eviction notices from a lender foreclosing on the home where he lives. But Mike rents, he doesn’t own the home and his landlord says ignore the notice.

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Plea Agreement

Posted: 08/13/2009 - The Cassgram reports a plea agreement in pistol whipping case.

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Iowa Student Test Scores Rise

Posted: 08/13/2009 - Iowa's top education official says students are doing better on math and reading tests, but gaps remains between white students and minorities.

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Huskers Backup Quarterback Spano Reinjures Knee

Updated: 08/13/2009 - The question of who will back up Nebraska's presumptive starting quarterback Zac Lee has taken another turn with news that Kody Spano has reinjured an already tender knee.

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Rabid Squirrel Attacks Iowa Woman

Updated: 08/13/2009 - A rabid squirrel, an "extraordinarily rare" condition for the species according to experts, attacked an Iowa woman last week.

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