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Omaha Public Radio News
2:15 pm
Thu February 3, 2011

Ballet Nebraska gains Momentum with its winter production

Ballet Nebraska

Omaha, NE – Momentum is Ballet Nebraska's next production February 11th and 12th.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:58 pm
Thu February 3, 2011

Omaha utility company to build two natural gas fueling stations

Omaha, NE – Omaha's Metropolitan Utilities District plans to build two natural gas fueling stations.

The utility announced this week it'll spend $2.2 million dollars on the fueling stations in Omaha. 20 percent of MUD's vehicle fleet runs on compressed natural gas. CEO Doug Clark says the company plans to add 84 new compressed natural gas-powered vehicles within the next year, with the goal of 50 percent of its fleet running on the clean fuel.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:44 pm
Wed February 2, 2011

Lt. Governor's son seriously injured in accidental shooting

Omaha, NE – Nebraska Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy's son was seriously injured early Wednesday in what police describe as an accidental shooting.

Omaha Police were called to 21-year-old Joel Sheehy's apartment just before two AM. There, they found Sheehy suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to an Omaha hospital with serious injuries.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:08 pm
Wed February 2, 2011

Nelson: U.S. shouldn't impose democracy on Egypt

Sen. Ben Nelson, D-NE

Omaha, NE – A Nebraska lawmaker believes the U.S. shouldn't have a role in determining whether Egypt forms a democracy.

Violent protests continue in Egypt following President Hosni Mubarak's announcement that he won't seek re-election. Mubarak has ruled Egypt for 30 years.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:26 am
Wed February 2, 2011

Snow, wind give way to dangerous cold

Omaha, NE – The Omaha metro area received several inches of snow from this week's winter storm. Now the concern is bitterly cold weather.

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Omaha Public Radio News
5:22 pm
Tue February 1, 2011

Keeping tobacco out of schools and away from kids

Omaha, NE – Omaha Senator Jeremy Nordquist recently introduced LB313, a bill that would ensure all public schools are 100% tobacco free.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:46 pm
Tue February 1, 2011

The Glory of Ukraine will be on view at the Joslyn beginning February 12th

Omaha, NE – One local art museum will present an unprecedented display of Ukrainian spiritual and national treasures. With more, here's Omaha Public Radio's Cheril Lee...

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:49 pm
Mon January 31, 2011

Winter Storm Warning for Omaha metro until Wednesday

Omaha, NE – A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Omaha metro as ice and snow move in to the area.

Omaha Police suspended taking property damage accidents Monday morning as icy roads caused collisions. The Nebraska Department of Roads says extreme caution is urged if you're traveling in Omaha. You can check road conditions at www.511nebraska.org or at www.511ia.org.

The National Weather Service says up to ten inches of snow is possible by the time the storm moves out Wednesday.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:02 pm
Sat January 29, 2011

Vilsack: agriculture is the strongest part of the U.S. economy

Omaha, NE – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the use of new technology not only helps farmers, but also rural schools and health care.

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Omaha Public Radio News
4:01 pm
Fri January 28, 2011

Omaha Mayor wins recall election by more than 2,100 votes

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle

Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle won Tuesday's recall election by more than 2,100 votes.

The Douglas County Election Commission counted 5,225 early voting ballots Friday afternoon. The result of those ballots was an increase in Mayor Suttle's lead to 2,130 votes. The unofficial results mean Suttle won Tuesday's recall election, and will serve out the remaining two years of his term.

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