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Cliff avoided: Congress staves off tax hikes

In a New Year's night vote, the House passed the "fiscal cliff" compromise bill from the Senate.  The bill passed by a vote of 257 to 167.  The legislation is now headed to the White House to be signed by President Obama.  The bill levees higher taxes on upper income Americans, which the President wanted.  Many Republicans were against the bill because while raising taxes, it provides no net cuts in spending.

Fire damages a Norfolk, Nebraska home New Year's night

A late-night fire damages a home in Norfolk, Nebraska.  It broke out in the ceiling between the kitchen and upper floor of the house at 209 North 8th Street shortly before ten o'clock Monday night.  The fire spread and burned through an outside wall.  Three people who were inside the rental home got out safely.  Investigators say there were no smoke detectors in the house, and an electrical problem may have sparked the fire.

NW Iowa animal shelter finds a new home

The "Safe Haven Animal Shelter" in Pocahontas, Iowa has a new home thanks to generous donations.  The animal shelter was forced to move after neighbors complained about a smell coming from the building.  The workers had one month to set up shop in a new location, and the owners credit the outpouring of support to be able to get it done.

City: Stay inside sledding zones, or risk citation

If you plan to take advantage of the snow on the ground and take the kids sledding on Sioux City's property, make sure to follow the rules.  If you don't, you could be slapped with a misdemeanor citation.  The city has only two sledding zones, a small hill at Grandview, and a larger one at Sertoma Park.  They do get busy, but the city says if you take your time, they're the safest places to sled on municipal ground.  Sioux City police are actively enforcing the policy.

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