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Weather
8:46 am
Thu December 27, 2012

More snow expected in Nebraska and Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Light snow is expected to hit most of Iowa and parts of Nebraska as both states recover from a powerful storm last week.

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Weather
9:57 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Power restored following Wednesday's storm

OPPD says all customers who lost power during Wednesday's snow storm now have it restored.

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Weather
8:46 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Snow, strong winds expected Wednesday

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Residents across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa should prepare for the season's first significant snow later this week, with weather forecasters calling for up to half a foot of snow and gusty winds.

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Weather
8:15 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Hurricane Sandy fallout misses drought-plagued Midwest

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Drought-plagued Midwest farming states got little benefit from the massive storm that pounded the Eastern Seaboard this week, although the nation's worst drought in decades appears to be easing in some areas.

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Weather
8:56 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Strong winds force closure of Interstate

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says portions of Interstate 80 and two other highways in western Nebraska have reopened following their closure because of blowing dirt and strong winds.

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Weather
1:00 am
Mon September 17, 2012

September is National Preparedness Month

The American Red Cross says putting together a kit and having an emergency plan are critical to prepare for a disaster.

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Agriculture
2:59 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Ag Secretary calls for quick passage of farm bill

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke Friday in Omaha.
Katie Schubert, KIOS-FM

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the U.S. House needs to pass the farm bill upon its return to session next month.

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Weather
3:05 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Excessive Heat Warning in effect through Friday evening

The Salvation Army of Omaha will have its cooling centers open the rest of the week.

An excessive heat warning is in effect for the Omaha metro area through Friday. All four cooling centers will be open from 8 am to 8 pm. The centers are the Council Bluffs Corps, North Corps at 24th and Pratt Streets, the Kroc Center in South Omaha, and the Lied Renaissance Center at 36th and Cuming Streets.

Salvation Army officials say donations of bottled water are needed for the cooling centers.

Weather
8:23 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Drought conditions prompt state of emergency in Nebraska

Governor Dave Heineman has declared a state of emergency due to drought conditions.

The Governor's office said Monday in a news release that the declaration makes state personnel and resources available for prevention and emergencies, Heineman says the drought conditions "are presenting an imminent threat to the ability of local governments to respond."

The National Weather Service in Omaha says the past six months have been the warmest on record.

Weather
8:13 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Heat Advisory, Air Quality Action Day in Omaha metro

A heat advisory is in effect Friday for the KIOS listening area, along with an Air Quality Action Day.

MAPA says an Air Quality Action Day is issued when there are elevated ozone levels. That can cause respiratory difficulties in people with conditions such as asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis.

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