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8:10 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Rural candidates dominate so far in Nebraska Governor's race

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than half of Nebraska's population lives in and around Omaha and Lincoln, but the 2014 Nebraska governor's race is filling up with candidates from rural areas and small towns.

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Crime
7:20 am
Sat August 17, 2013

Man sentenced in shooting of teen sitting in car

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to prison for the August 2011 shooting death of a 17-year-old girl who was sitting in a car near her home.

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Crime
7:15 am
Sat August 17, 2013

2 Neb-Omaha players dismissed after fight near bar

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two players have been dismissed from the Nebraska-Omaha hockey team after they were cited on suspicion of disorderly conduct for their role in a fight outside a downtown Omaha bar.

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Government
10:38 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Unemployment rate up in July

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate rose in July to hit 4.2 percent.

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Omaha
8:28 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Police identify body found in Omaha cemetery

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a woman whose body was found in an open grave at an Omaha cemetery.

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Government
1:30 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Iowa auditor: some agencies not following laws

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state auditor's report on the Iowa Department of Public Health criticizes the agency for failing to inspect funeral homes and other places where bodies are prepared for burial as required by state law.

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Crime
3:21 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Judge to decide if Garcia hearing is closed to the public

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge will decide Wednesday morning whether to close a preliminary hearing for an Indiana man accused of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school.

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Education
11:18 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Nebraska test scores improve in math, science, reading

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska students who took math, science and reading exams received higher average scores this year than in 2012, according to new state data.

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Business
2:37 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

MidAmerican Energy to install wind turbines in five Iowa counties

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Utilities Board has approved a plan from the state's largest utility company to install hundreds of wind turbines by the end of 2015.

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Government
10:46 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Researchers to evaluate school support program

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have been given a $3.2 million federal grant to evaluate a program that uses parent-to-parent support to help families keep kids in school.

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