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6:08 am
Sat September 14, 2013

Neb. official to investigate MECA residency flap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Secretary of State John Gale says he has launched an investigation into the voter registration status of a member of the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority board in Omaha.

The investigation comes in response to a complaint filed against board member Jaime Gutierrez Mora. Questions have been raised about whether Gutierrez lives inside Omaha city limits, as required to serve on MECA's board.

MECA oversees Omaha's CenturyLink Center, TD Ameritrade Park and the Omaha Civic Auditorium.

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Education
6:06 am
Sat September 14, 2013

Univ. of Nebraska leader could get $10,000 raise

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) —The president of the University of Nebraska could get a raise of more than $10,000 at next week's Board of Regents meeting.

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Nebraska
2:25 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Another public meeting scheduled about Fort Calhoun Station

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The public will have another chance to learn more about the status of the troubled Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant later this month.

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Weather
10:45 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Iowa headed toward a record low year for tornadoes

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Barring a surprise storm this fall, 2013 will be a record low year for tornadoes in Iowa, with the fewest storms since comprehensive tracking began 33 years ago.

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Politics & Elections
8:25 am
Fri September 13, 2013

State Sen. Pete Pirsch considering a run for Auditor

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker says he is "strongly considering" a run for state auditor in the 2014 election.

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Government
8:23 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Former State Senator pleads guilty to wire fraud

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Former state Senator Brenda Council has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for misusing campaign money for casino gambling.

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General News
7:37 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Iowa agrees with EPA to boost farm inspections

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials have signed an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that increases the number of livestock farms routinely inspected, requires more farms to obtain permits, and more strictly enforces violations when manure leaks into rivers.

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general News
7:34 am
Thu September 12, 2013

NPPD won't need rate hike in 2014, CEO says

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Public Power District won't need a rate increase next year after all.

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Omaha
10:54 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Omaha firefighters find woman's body in burning home

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Firefighters have found the body of an 82-year-old Omaha woman inside a burning house.

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Government
8:18 am
Wed September 11, 2013

State Sen. Scott Price resigning

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator from Bellevue says family reasons are behind his decision to resign.

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