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Omaha Public Radio News
2:19 pm
Thu June 30, 2011

The Omaha Police Department, in conjunction with several other law enforcement agencies, will offer a Fireworks Amnesty Day July 9th

Omaha, NE – There will be a Fireworks Amnesty Day on Saturday, July 9th from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:01 pm
Thu June 30, 2011

Bellevue works to keep Highway 370 dry

Bellevue, NE – Bellevue is working to keep Highway 370 open at the base of its toll bridge.

City spokesman Phil Davidson says water was approaching the base of the toll bridge Wednesday afternoon. That forced the closure of the bridge for four hours while sandbags were placed along Highway 370. Offutt Air Force Base and Sarpy County provided the large sandbags for the effort. Davidson says they hope those bags keep water away from Highway 370.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:22 pm
Thu June 30, 2011

The Iowa Emergency Management Agency says teams will begin assessments of individual residences next week

Iowa Farm Home
by Rick Anderson

Omaha, NE – Starting next Wednesday, teams from FEMA, Homeland Security and the Small Business Administration will begin assessments for individual assistance in five Iowa counties.

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Omaha Public Radio News
4:17 pm
Wed June 29, 2011

The Omaha Airport Authority's Executive Director says operations are normal at Eppley Air Field

Omaha, NE – The Executive Director of the Omaha Airport Authority says there is no imminent threat at Eppley Air Field because of flooding.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:12 pm
Wed June 29, 2011

Omaha to send 2,291 fliers to businesses and residents in evacuation zone

Sandbags sit atop an earthen berm protecting Omaha's Waste Water Treatment Plant.
Photo by Katie Knapp Schubert, KIOS-FM

Omaha, NE – Omaha plans to send 2,291 informational fliers Friday to businesses and residents within the city's identified flood evacuation zone.

The fliers explain how residents and businesses will be notified of an evacuation. They also address where people in the evacuation zone should report to after leaving, and how to prepare. No evacuation orders have been issued.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:53 pm
Tue June 28, 2011

OPPD President says power to residents will not be interrupted due to flooding

Omaha, NE – The President of Omaha Public Power District says there will be no interruption in the flow of electricity to residents due to flooding and the closure of the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:48 pm
Tue June 28, 2011

Missouri River Unified Command provides update on gushing pipe at wastewater treatment plant

Omaha, NE – Omaha Public Works officials say they now have a gushing pipe at a Wastewater treatment plant nearly under control.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:41 pm
Tue June 28, 2011

Omaha Performing Arts presents Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing

Tiempo Libre

Omaha, NE – For the second year, Omaha Performing Arts is presenting Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:26 am
Tue June 28, 2011

NRC Chairman visits Fort Calhoun, Cooper nuclear plants

Omaha, NE – The chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says there's no immediate threat to public health or safety from the Fort Calhoun and Cooper Nuclear plants.

Greg Jaczko toured both plants over the weekend. A berm protecting the Fort Calhoun plant collapsed Sunday. Missouri River flood water surrounded the containment and auxiliary buildings. A levee breached three miles north of Brownville last week, but NPPD officials say the Cooper Nuclear Station is safe.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:24 am
Mon June 27, 2011

South Carolina, Florida advance to College World Series championship

Omaha, NE – South Carolina and Florida play game one of the 2011 College World Series Championship Monday night.

It's the first championship series at TD Ameritrade Park. Last year, South Carolina won its first College World Series Championship. They beat Virginia Friday in 13 innings to advance to the finals.

Florida advanced to the CWS with their win over Vanderbilt. The Gators have never won a College World Series championship.

Game one begins at 7pm. It's a best-of-three series.

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