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Vacant Omaha house destroyed by fire early Saturday

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a vacant house in eastern Omaha. The fire occurred near 16th Street and Carter Boulevard around 5:30 a.m. Saturd... Read More

Traders Recall the Buzz as Famed Pit Trading Ends

Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the ``roar'' of the floor, the excitement  of ``4,000 people yelling, `Buy! Buy! Buy!''' and decided no more cl... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

INTERLEAGUE Pittsburgh 5 Cleveland 3 ^Sunday's Games= Tampa Bay 8, N.Y. Yankees 1 Toronto 10, Detroit 5 Boston 5, Houston 4 Baltimore 9, Chicago White Sox 1 Kansas City 3, Minnesota 2 Seattle 2, Oakland 1 L.A. Angels 12, Texas 6 Monday'... Read More

Columbus woman charged with child benefits fraud

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) _ A 35-year-old Columbus woman is accused of filing false information in order to obtain government aid for her two children. Court records say Jennifer Maurer is charged with felony fraud to obtain assistance. The records s... Read More

Feds Plan to Update Regs on Biotechnology

The White House on Thursday announced a one-year plan to update federal regulations overseeing the biotechnology industry. In a memo to USDA, the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, the White House stated that a rev... Read More

Man severely injured after striking deer with motorcycle

A 32-year old Iowa man struck a deer Thursday night and was thrown from his motorcycle. According to the Omaha World-Herald, Shawn Richter was thrown from the vehicle in Glenwood. Richter suffered severe injuries, and was taken by LifeNet to Cr... Read More

Westroads getting new food hall

Omaha's Westroads Mall is partnering with Flagship Restaurant Group to bring a new food hall that will take the place of the mall's current food court. The Omaha-World Herald reports construction has already started, and is expected to be finished... Read More

This week's theme for the summer reading program at Norelius Community Library in Denison, Iowa is "Farm Heroes". Monday is reading day all day, at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday it's preschool story time, Wednesday is craft day all day, and "Farm Fun Day"... Read More

USDA Says Growers Expanded Sorghum Acres to 8.84 Million

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released its June acreage report last week, increasing its estimated planted grain sorghum acres to 8.84 million, up 11 percent from its March report and 24 percent over ... Read More

Concerns over US winter wheat may boost low crop prices

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Concerns about the quantity and quality of the U.S. winter wheat crop and an El Nino weather pattern blamed for dry conditions in other wheat producing nations have sparked a recent run up in wheat prices. Normally, the flood ... Read More

Fifteen projects awarded $2.029 million from Civic and Community Center Financing Fund

Over $2 million has been awarded from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development's Civic and Community Center Financing Fund to 15 Nebraska cities for projects. The Village of Pilger received $250,000 for construction of a new multi-purpose C... Read More