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Crime
8:05 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Omaha man sentenced for stabbing officer

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man who stabbed and wounded a police officer has been sentenced to prison.

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Health/Medical
2:21 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Massachusetts doctor cured of Ebola returning to Liberia

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts doctor cured of Ebola says he's returning in January to Liberia, the West African country where he contracted the virus, to continue working at a medical mission.

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Government
12:40 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Smoking continues in Nebraska cigar bars

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — One Nebraska bar owner is frustrated over cigar bars still allowing indoor smoking following a ruling by the Nebraska Supreme Court earlier this year saying the practice was unconstitutional.

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Politics & Elections
8:10 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Branstad seeks to end Iowa GOP Straw Poll

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is pushing to end the state's often-criticized Republican straw poll, but other GOP leaders say the event may still go on next year.

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Council Bluffs
8:08 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Missing man's body recovered from western Iowa lake

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a man who disappeared in a western Iowa lake after a weekend canoe accident.

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Government
2:54 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Panel calls for reforms, firings in prison system

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska legislative committee is calling for more prison administrators to lose their jobs as part of an overhaul of the Department of Correctional Services.

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Council Bluffs
10:37 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Iowa library to create space for high-tech tools

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A grant from Google will help the Council Bluffs Public Library create a so-called makerspace, where people can make use of high-tech tools like a 3D printer.

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Business
9:36 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Berkshire Hathaway acquiring Charter Brokerage

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's firm Berkshire Hathaway says it is acquiring logistics company Charter Brokerage from private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners.

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Government
9:34 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Ricketts announces name of Janssen's successor

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor-elect Pete Ricketts has announced that a Dodge County cattleman will be replacing Senator Charlie Janssen in the state Legislature.

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Government
1:26 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Nebraska gets plan for easing prison crunch

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A research group says its $33 million plan to expand probation and other programs could save Nebraska more than nine times as much in prison construction and operation over the next several years.

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