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2:31 pm
Thu June 2, 2011

An Interview with Dave Liebman

Saxophonist to perform in Waukee, Iowa Saturday night.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:15 pm
Thu June 2, 2011

Cass, Washington Counties prepare for rising flood waters

Omaha, NE – The Missouri River is a foot-and-a-half above flood stage in Blair and four feet above flood stage in Plattsmouth.

The river was at 30.6 feet at Plattsmouth as of Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Cass County Emergency Management Agency spokesman Roger Burns says the river will continue to rise as water is released from Gavins Point Dam.

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Omaha Public Radio News
5:53 pm
Wed June 1, 2011

The Omaha Symphony announces its 2011-2012 season

Maestro Thomas Wilkins

Omaha, NE – The Omaha Symphony is gearing up for its 2011-2012 season, set to begin with a Masterworks concert on September 23rd. With more, here's Omaha Public Radio's Cheril Lee

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:22 pm
Wed June 1, 2011

This summer, children ages 1 to 18 may take advantage of Omaha Public Schools' free breakfast and lunch program.

Omaha, NE – Omaha Public Schools will offer free breakfast and lunch this summer for kids ages 1 to 18.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:34 pm
Wed June 1, 2011

Relay for Life events this weekend

Omaha, NE – 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will face a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime according to the American Cancer Society.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:21 am
Wed June 1, 2011

Omaha Mayor issues disaster declaration as water rises

Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle has issued a disaster declaration as the Missouri River approaches record flood stage.

Suttle announced the disaster declaration Wednesday. It's the first step in securing state and federal funding to help cover expenses.

The Missouri River is above flood stage of 29 feet as of Wednesday morning. Colonel Robert Ruch of the Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District says the river will crest later this month at 34 to 36 feet. Col. Ruch says the levee along Omaha's riverfront is 42 feet.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:14 pm
Tue May 31, 2011

Downtown Living Tour takes place Saturday

Omaha, NE – The Downtown Living Tour takes place Saturday.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:01 am
Tue May 31, 2011

UNO political scientist: new maps drawn to favor long-term GOP representation

Omaha, NE – Nebraska's new Congressional district maps move Bellevue and Offutt Air Force Base in to District One.

The redistricting maps received final approval last Friday before lawmakers adjourned for the year. All of Sarpy County, except Bellevue and Offutt, will be part of District Two.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:32 am
Tue May 31, 2011

Another Omaha park closeddue to flooding

Water rises on to the platform of the labor statue on the Omaha riverfront.
Photo by Katie Knapp Schubert/KIOS-FM

Omaha, NE – Another Omaha park is closed due to rising water on the Missouri River.

Omaha Parks and Recreation closed Freedom Park as flood waters inch closer to the riverfront. Omaha Public Works installed flood gates Sunday at Lewis and Clark Landing.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:52 am
Mon May 30, 2011

Flood gates closed along Omaha riverfront

Water rises on to the platform of the labor statue on the Omaha riverfront.
Photo by Katie Knapp Schubert/KIOS-FM

Omaha, NE – Flood gates have been installed at Lewis and Clark landing in Omaha as the Missouri river rises to near-record levels.

Omaha Public Works officials closed the flood gates Sunday. Flood stage at Omaha is 29 feet. Public Works Director Bob Stubbe says the river is expected to remain at that stage through Tuesday as the Corps of Engineers gradually releases water from the Gavins Point Dam. A Flood Warning is in effect for the Missouri river at Omaha until further notice.

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