General News

Iowa
8:15 am
Fri May 23, 2014

USDA: Fewer farm workers hired, pay slightly more

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of workers hired directly by farms in Iowa and Missouri during the reference week of April 6th through 12th, was down 25 percent from a year ago.

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Nebraska
8:12 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Traffic fatalities nearly on pace with last year

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The number of roadway fatalities in Nebraska has barely changed this year compared to the same period in 2013, and state officials say most of those killed weren't wearing seat belts.

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General News
6:06 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Loessfest 2014 Kicks Off This Weekend

Loessfest was initiated last year by the Council Bluffs Parks Department to be a signature event at Hanafan Park, on the eastern side of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

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Omaha
12:43 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

$6.3 million raised for nonprofits during Omaha Gives

Omaha’s second annual day of giving raised twice as much as last year, with triple the participation.

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Nebraska
12:40 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

GOP Senate candidate Sasse resigns from university

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican Ben Sasse plans to resign as Midland University's president at the end of the year regardless of whether he wins a seat in the U.S. Senate in November.

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Iowa
8:10 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Council Bluffs parade officials apologize to vets

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Parade officials have apologized to Vietnam War veterans for telling them they couldn't use their "tiger cage" float in the Celebrate Council Bluffs parade.

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General News
6:06 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Salute to African American Leaders on Display at Crossroads

Great Plains Black History Museum’s newest exhibit is called “A Salute to African American Leadership.”

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Nebraska
1:25 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Nebraska Gov. Heineman looking at NU presidency

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman says he is looking seriously at applying for the presidency of the University of Nebraska.

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Iowa
9:46 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Iowa teacher accused of inappropriate contact

(Information in the following story is from: The Daily Nonpareil, http://www.nonpareilonline.com )

TREYNOR, Iowa (AP) — A teacher in western Iowa faces felony charges in connection to alleged inappropriate contact with former high school students.

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General News
6:06 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Outsmarting Investment Fraud

AARP Nebraska is offering an Outsmarting Investment Fraud session next week in partnership with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the Omaha Public Library.

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