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Mike Riley treats the Huskers to Kendrick Lamar concert

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Mike Riley treats the Huskers to Kendrick Lamar concert

- Nebraska coach Mike Riley had a reward for the Husker football team as the third full week of training camp ended. Tickets to the hottest show in town — the big Kendrick Lamar concert at Pinnacle Bank Arena. It's common for teams to have bonding moments in camp — at the bowling alley or the pool, for example. Riley instead gifted the Huskers with a night of Kendrick, whose most recent rap album — "Damn
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Pimp found guilty of manslaughter in 2015 death of Omaha woman

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Pimp found guilty of manslaughter in 2015 death of Omaha woman

- Reginald Briggs, 33, faces up to 170 years in prison for the Sept. 17 shooting death of Teresa Longo. Judge Mark Ashford will sentence him in October. Briggs killed Longo, 31, with a shot to the head in a flophouse near 39th and Blondo Streets. After an eight-day trial, jurors deliberated about five hours before rendering the verdict. The jury of four women and eight men could not unanimously agree that Briggs intentionally shot Longo or that the killing was premeditated
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St. Louis Science Center eclipse viewing party

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St. Louis Science Center eclipse viewing party

- ST. LOUIS - The pinhole viewer method is a great option if you're nervous about using eclipse glasses or can't find a pair. A few ways to make pinhole viewers includes using cards, poster tubes, or a tissue box. The St. Louis Science Center is hosting a viewing party of the partial eclipse at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium on August 21st
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Playhouse @ Westport Plaza 2017-2018 lineup

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Playhouse @ Westport Plaza 2017-2018 lineup

- ST. LOUIS - Emery Entertainment, Inc. has announced their 2017-2018 lineup being presented at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza. Fan favorites, Off-Broadway comedies, and a brand new Artists Lounge Live Series make up the exciting theatrical season at one of St. Louis’ most intimate venues. Tickets go on sale Saturday morning at 10am. To purchase tickets, visit: www.metrotix.com. For more information on the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza, visit: www
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Operation Clean Stream needs volunteers to help restore the Meramec River

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Operation Clean Stream needs volunteers to help restore the Meramec River

- ST. LOUIS - Operation Clean Stream is one of the country's largest and longest running river restoration projects and 2017 marks the 50th anniversary! The fourth weekend of every August, event volunteers help to restore the Meramec River and its tributaries. Operation Clean Stream is looking for volunteers that have canoes and kayaks to join a team on the river, as well as citizens to walk the banks and clean up the parks along the Meramec
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Keep your home safe with Assurance Protection Security

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Keep your home safe with Assurance Protection Security

- ST. LOUIS - It is important to keep your home and loved ones safe and there is a lot of technology that can help with your home security and surveillance needs.
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MODOT and IDOT warning drivers to be prepared for the Great American Eclipse

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MODOT and IDOT warning drivers to be prepared for the Great American Eclipse

- ST. LOUIS - The countdown is on and the Great American Eclipse is just days away. MODOT and IDOT are warning drivers to be prepared. They're expecting lots of traffic on Monday and officials are gearing up for the crowds. As drivers head to places to get the best views of the eclipse on Monday, MODOT is canceling road construction projects on Monday to help with the high volume of travelers
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Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse issues long statement on Charlottesville

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Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse issues long statement on Charlottesville

- Six days after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned violent, Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse released a long statement Friday night on Facebook. The Republican said that he’d been speaking with a number of Nebraskans over the past week who are scared and expect more violence. Sasse said he also feels that more violence is coming, comparing the mood to the summer of 1967, which was marked by race riots and violence across the U
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Two dead after a two-vehicle crash in western Iowa Friday night

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Two dead after a two-vehicle crash in western Iowa Friday night

- Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash in Harrison County, Iowa, Friday night. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the crash occurred just before 11 p.m. Friday night near Highway 30 and Niagara Trail, between Logan and Missouri Valley. An eastbound 2013 Ford Focus crossed the center line, striking a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse head on, the state patrol said. The identities of the two drivers has not been released and the crash remains under investigation
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police say all DNA collected in controversial 2004 sweep has been destroyed

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police say all DNA collected in controversial 2004 sweep has been destroyed

- Davis voluntarily allowed police to swab the inside of his cheek, but he said he felt coerced when police showed up at his family home and asked him in front of his wife to provide a sample. The controversial DNA sweep led to new provisions in state law, sponsored by State Sen. Ernie Chambers, that set stricter guidelines for police collection of DNA
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Gaming association celebrates anniversary with special grants

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Gaming association celebrates anniversary with special grants

- WATERLOO – This year the Black Hawk County Gaming Association is celebrating 10 years of awarding grants to eligible projects in the Cedar Valley. To commemorate this milestone anniversary, BHCGA will award 10 surprise grants to local nonprofits. These grants will be awarded over the course of the next 10 months. The first surprise grant was awarded Aug. 10 at the 100 Women Who Care/100 Men Who Care joint event
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Twins reinstate Perkins from DL, after 16-month stay

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Twins reinstate Perkins from DL, after 16-month stay

- MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Glen Perkins has finally returned to the Minnesota Twins, with the bonus of a playoff race and a bullpen in need of some help. He’s not the hard-throwing three-time All-Star closer he once was. He’s just grateful for another chance to be on a major league mound after missing more than 16 months because of shoulder trouble. “I did everything I could to hold up my end of the bargain and try to make it as quick as I could, and they’ve held up their end of the bargain,” Perkins said
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Man accused of trying to carjack three New Mexico football players

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Man accused of trying to carjack three New Mexico football players

- ALBUQUERQUE – Police arrested a suspected carjacker who apparently made a poor choice of potential victims. Albuquerque officers booked 20-year-old Angelo Martinez after the attempted robbery last week, according to KRQE. The players said they saw Martinez hanging around the Loma Linda Community Center football field, but had no idea who he was, according to KOAT. When they walked to their car, one of the players told KOAT Martinez was “acting sketchy as if he was trying to get in
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No Glasses? No Problem! Other Viewing Options for Solar Eclipse

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No Glasses? No Problem! Other Viewing Options for Solar Eclipse

- Scranton, PA (WNEP) -- Time is running out before the 2017 solar eclipse, and so is the availability of the special safety viewing glasses. That should not stop you from seeing the maximum eclipse on Monday. Viewers calling into WNEP-TV want to know if it is true that a welder's mask is a safe section option. It technically is true, but you will want to make sure the lens is a dark enough shade
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Iowa football: Gervase determined to start at free safety

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Iowa football: Gervase determined to start at free safety

- IOWA CITY – The opportunity is there and like any quality defensive back eyeing a potential interception, Jake Gervase is determined to wrap his hands around it. The Iowa junior from Davenport is positioned to start for the Hawkeyes at free safety as returning starter Brandon Snyder works his way back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered early in spring practices
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Six amazing things you can see during the total solar eclipse

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Six amazing things you can see during the total solar eclipse

- During the Great American Solar Eclipse on Monday, there are many things you can see and hear during the process and at totality. As the eclipse approaches totality, shadows will look sharper and winds will dissipate – much like what happens on a typical evening around sunset. The sky will change to a darker shade of blue and temperatures will begin to drop as more and more of the sun is covered by the moon
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Nobody's putting Matt LeBlanc in a 'Box,' thanks to 'Episodes'

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Nobody's putting Matt LeBlanc in a 'Box,' thanks to 'Episodes'

- How does it all end? That’s the question we get answered with this, the fifth season of “Episodes,” the behind-the-scenes look at television. In the latest (and last) season, Matt LeBlanc (played by Matt LeBlanc, of course) is stuck on a primetime game show called “The Box.” He’s its host and, naturally, he’s not happy. Looking for a way out, he appeals to his friends Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly (Tamsin Greig) but they, too, have their own box
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  • Pimp found guilty of manslaughter in 2015 death of Omaha woman
    Pimp found guilty of manslaughter in 2015 death of Omaha woman

    , omaha.com

    Reginald Briggs, 33, faces up to 170 years in prison for the Sept. 17 shooting death of Teresa Longo. Judge Mark Ashford will sentence him in October. Briggs killed Longo, 31, with a shot to the head in a flophouse near 39th and Blondo Streets. After an eight-day trial, jurors deliberated about five hours before rendering the verdict. The jury of four women and eight men could not unanimously agree that Briggs intentionally shot Longo or that the killing was premeditated
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Politics & Government

  • Why is this Trump photo from Jan. 28 lighting up Twitter?
    Why is this Trump photo from Jan. 28 lighting up Twitter?

    , desmoinesregister.com

    President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office of the White House, Jan. 28, 2017. Also pictured, from left, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Vice President Mike Pence, White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, Press Secretary Sean Spicer and National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. (Photo: Drew Angerer, Getty Images) A photo from almost seven months ago is all of a sudden making the rounds on social media
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Sports

  • Prep golf: Cedar Falls' Dean, Bermel finish top eight at Amana
    Prep golf: Cedar Falls' Dean, Bermel finish top eight at Amana

    , wcfcourier.com

    AMANA — Joe Dean and Ben Bermel of posted top 10 individual finishes during the 16-team Cedar Rapids Washington Tournament Thursday at the Amana Colonies Golf Course. Jake Mervelli and Ben Krapfl finished atop the individual leaderboard as Indianola won the team race with a score of 309. Cedar Falls finished just eight strokes back in fourth place with a 317 tally against the strong field of competition
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Business

  • Do you know about the 2017 Kansas income tax rate changes?
    Do you know about the 2017 Kansas income tax rate changes?

    , kansascity.com

    Throughout this year the Kansas legislature has been working to address the state of Kansas’ budget deficit, which subsequently has created several headlines regarding school funding in Kansas. During this process, Gov. Sam Brownback also indicated he would not sign any legislation increasing Kansas income tax rates. Therefore, the Kansas legislature created many proposals and had much debate on how best to address the deficit without increasing taxes
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Technology

  • Is Alexa spying on us? We're too busy to care — and we might regret that
    Is Alexa spying on us? We're too busy to care — and we might regret that

    , kansascity.com

    It’s an experience every computer or smart phone user has had. After downloading new software or an app, a window pops up with a legal agreement. At the bottom is an “I agree” button. One click, and it’s gone. Most users have no clue what they’ve agreed to. That single action can empower software developers to extract reams of personal information – such as contacts, location, and other private data – from the devices
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Health

  • New pharmacy rules in Illinois aim to improve patient safety
    New pharmacy rules in Illinois aim to improve patient safety

    , fox2now.com

    CHICAGO _ Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has approved regulations that require pharmacists to counsel customers who seek to fill prescriptions for new medications or need changes to longtime prescriptions. The higher counseling standard comes after a Chicago Tribune investigation in December revealed pharmacies frequently failed to warn customers about severe drug interactions. Pharmacies have been required only to offer to counsel customers
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Family & Parenting

  • Parents upset after photo surfaces showing daughter duct taped to chair at daycare
    Parents upset after photo surfaces showing daughter duct taped to chair at daycare

    , fox2now.com

    FLORISSANT, Mo. - Parents Elysha Brooks and Christian Evans say they were contacted by the Department of Children and Family services that appeared to show their four-year-old daughter tied to a chair with duct tape while at daycare. Now, they're demanding answers. "I'm looking at a picture of my daughter duct taped to a chair and her facial expression -- I can just imagine how she felt" Brooks said
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Society & Culture

  • Two dead after a two-vehicle crash in western Iowa Friday night
    Two dead after a two-vehicle crash in western Iowa Friday night

    , omaha.com

    Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash in Harrison County, Iowa, Friday night. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the crash occurred just before 11 p.m. Friday night near Highway 30 and Niagara Trail, between Logan and Missouri Valley. An eastbound 2013 Ford Focus crossed the center line, striking a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse head on, the state patrol said. The identities of the two drivers has not been released and the crash remains under investigation
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Reba to perform at 2018 Iowa State Fair
    Reba to perform at 2018 Iowa State Fair

    , kcrg.com

    She has performed at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand six times in Fair history, most recently in 2015. Reba's latest album, Sing it Now: Songs of Faith and Hope (Nash Icon Records / Capitol Christian Music Group), topped both the Billboard Country & Christian/Gospel charts and marked her 13th summit to reaching a No. 1 selling album. Additionally, it scored the ACM, CMA and GRAMMY® Awards winner two GMA Dove Awards nominations for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song Of The Year
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Education

  • Town and Country school provides occupational therapy for special needs students
    Town and Country school provides occupational therapy for special needs students

    , fox2now.com

    A one of its kind school in the St. Louis area— Promise Christian Academy in Town and Country—is a private, faith-based school that takes a therapeutic approach to special education, with specific programs designed to meet all of its students’ individual needs. Promise Christian Academy has 30 special needs students, ages 5 through 21, with diagnoses ranging from autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, anxiety, and even ADHD
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Farming

  • A new generation of farmers faces mounting challenges
    A new generation of farmers faces mounting challenges

    , mprnews.org

    As Mao Lee's parents get older, she's taken on more responsibility for the family's produce farming business, including a lot of physical labor. "It makes you appreciate life. Working in the rain, treading in the mud makes you appreciate running water and a warm bed at night," she said as she and her mother, Ma Lee, sold peppers, eggplants and other vegetables at the Maple Grove Farmers Market
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Travel & Recreation

  • Get a Taste of Metro Cuisine During Des Moines Restaurant Week
    Get a Taste of Metro Cuisine During Des Moines Restaurant Week

    , whotv.com

    DES MOINES, Iowa -- There's never a shortage of restaurants to try in the metro, and Friday kicks off an entire week of highlighting some of the best spots around town. The Des Moines Restaurant Week is in its 10th year of celebrating food establishments in the area, and includes exclusive pricing and special menu options at more than 39 participating restaurants
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Law & Crime

  • Lawmakers looking to have more military action oversight
    Lawmakers looking to have more military action oversight

    , kcrg.com

    WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - Lawmakers want more say in American military action. Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) has proposed legislation saying the White House needs to do more to keep members of Congress informed. Cole says with changing international threats, Congress needs to approve an updated plan. "We've been at war under the same instrument for 16 years," said Cole. Cole is calling for an updated Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF)
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Life & Style

  • Gaming association celebrates anniversary with special grants
    Gaming association celebrates anniversary with special grants

    , wcfcourier.com

    WATERLOO – This year the Black Hawk County Gaming Association is celebrating 10 years of awarding grants to eligible projects in the Cedar Valley. To commemorate this milestone anniversary, BHCGA will award 10 surprise grants to local nonprofits. These grants will be awarded over the course of the next 10 months. The first surprise grant was awarded Aug. 10 at the 100 Women Who Care/100 Men Who Care joint event
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Books & Literature

  • All-white lineup of writers leads to backlash, cancellation of Minneapolis conference
    All-white lineup of writers leads to backlash, cancellation of Minneapolis conference

    , startribune.com

    The lineup of speakers for the Loft Literary Center’s conference on writing for children was stellar. William Alexander, winner of a National Book Award. Kelly Barnhill, winner of the John Newbery Medal. Phyllis Root, author of more than 40 books for children. And 19 others. But every writer who agreed to speak was white. And so, just days after announcing the conference, the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis changed its mind and canceled the Oct
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Real Estate

  • Redevelopment projects give new life to Omaha's 10th and 13th Streets corridors
    Redevelopment projects give new life to Omaha's 10th and 13th Streets corridors

    , omaha.com

    But redevelopment projects continue to transform neighborhoods rooted in ethnic identity into homes for a new and different population. Other real estate companies are scooping up nearby properties in the same urban pockets, and an increasing number of individuals have bought single parcels on which to build family residences. The residential projects are part of the newest growth in one of the oldest areas of town — an area rich in hills and history tied to Italian and Czech immigrants who started settlements there in an earlier century
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