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Explosion and Fire in Bluffs Home

Updated: 08/22/2014 - Authorities in Council Bluffs are investigating an explosion and fire in a home at 2407 Avenue D.

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Heavy Rain Hits Metro

Updated: 08/22/2014 - Heavy rain hit the metro at rush hour Friday followed by a number of accidents and the threat of flooding. A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Douglas County until 7:45.

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Harassment Suspect in the Candy Aisle

Updated: 08/22/2014 - A trip to buy candy for the kids turned sour for a Council Bluffs mother when she ran into a man who took pictures of her five, six and 11-year-old children.

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Bank Robbed In Nebraska City

Posted: 08/22/2014 - Nebraska City Police are investigating a bank robbery that happened on Friday afternoon.

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Discount Internet Service Program Continued

Posted: 08/22/2014 - Cox Communications today announced a two-year extension of its participation in Connect2Compete, the broadband adoption program that offers discounted high speed internet service to low-income families with children who qualify for the National School Lunch Program, according to a release from the company.

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Armed Robbers Sought

Posted: 08/22/2014 - Police are looking for a couple of armed robbers who hit a convenience store Friday morning.

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Property Tax Breakdown

Posted: 08/22/2014 - 2014 Tax year valuations certified. The Conestoga School District experienced the largest gain of any school district.

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Update: Mom Accused of Lying About Daughter Having Cancer

Updated: 08/22/2014 - Leatha Kaye Slauson, 30, of Atlantic Iowa is facing charges linked to an allegation that she solicited money and widespread attention by claiming her 5-year-old daughter had terminal cancer. The child is not sick.

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Nebraska Court Gives Phone Company Second Chance

Posted: 08/22/2014 - The Nebraska Supreme Court has given a phone company a second chance to participate in federal and state programs that allow low-income residents to receive subsidized phone service.

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Website Focuses On Solving Cold Case

Posted: 08/22/2014 - Police in Evansdale, Iowa have launched a new website to provide a clearinghouse for information about the unsolved abduction and killing of two girls in 2012.

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More John Deere Layoffs In Iowa

Updated: 08/22/2014 - Deere & Co. has announced hundreds of layoffs at its tractor factory in Waterloo, Iowa. The Moline, Illinois-based agricultural equipment maker said Friday about 460 workers will be laid off effective October 20th.

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Little Optimism In Fall Economic Forecast

Posted: 08/22/2014 - A new monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy is slowing down in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West. Creighton economist Ernie Goss says falling crop prices have farmers spending less and crop prices are expected to continue declining this fall.

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Liquor License Approved For Shooting Range

Posted: 08/22/2014 - The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a liquor license for a gun range owned by the city of Omaha.

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Learning Doesn't End After School

Updated: 08/22/2014 - Parents aren't always able to rush to school or be home when the bell rings at the end of the day, so organizations across the metro want to find another way to keep children busy in the afternoon. At Omaha’s Marrs Magnet Middle School, the after-school program is so popular there's a waiting list.

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Taxi Driver Okay After Crash

Updated: 08/22/2014 - The driver was unhurt when a taxi hit the side of a parked car in Omaha Friday morning.

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Stabbing Suspect Wounded By Police Will Stand Trial

Updated: 08/22/2014 - A man accused of stabbing two family members before being shot by a police officer last month was in court for a preliminary hearing Friday morning. The judge determined there was enough evidence for a trial.

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Petition Won't Affect Local Meat Market

Posted: 08/21/2014 - It's a simple concept: pick out an animal, have it processed, and then take it home. "To a lot of people it's important to see what they are eating," said Tom Meyer, Owner Tom's Live Meat. Meyer is opening up Tom's Live Market on 26th street and N street. It's in the early phases now, but the building will soon be knocked down and rebuilt.

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Benefit for Breast Cancer Survivors

Updated: 08/21/2014 - A good cause drew a packed house Thursday night as Project Pink'd held its annual benefit for breast cancer survivors.

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Knicely Done: Jack And Jack On Tour

Updated: 08/24/2014 - When we last checked with Vine sensations Jack and Jack they had a following of more than a million fans.

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A Helping Hand for HETRA

Updated: 08/21/2014 - In Gretna Thursday, 250 employees from DaVita Kidney Care spent the day giving back.

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