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(Omaha, NE) -- A teenager is in the hospital after being rescued from a 12-foot sinkhole in Ponca Hills yesterday. Omaha police say the ground gave way at the end of a concrete slab near Uta Halee Academy, trapping the girl underground. Rescue crews formed a human chain to pull the girl up, who was said to be slipping in and out of consciousness. She was transported to Nebraska Medical Center with critical injuries.

(Ralston, NE) -- Cleanup is underway after thousands attended the historic Ralston Fourth of July parade. The parade started at one o'clock and lasted about an hour, with an estimated 42-thousand people in attendance. The city celebration finished with a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. The Ralston parade has been held every year since 1960.

(Lincoln, NE) -- Business confidence in Nebraska is taking a dip. The monthly survey for June from UNB's Bureau of Business Research shows the standing dropped from 113-point-two to 100-point-three. According to the report, local businesses chose labor availability as their top concern. Researchers say the drop is only a worry if it continues in the future months, as it could lead to a weak agricultural sector.

(Washington, DC) -- Brad Keller will start tonight as the Royals open a three-game series with the Nationals in D.C. The Royals will start Glenn Sparkman tomorrow and Jakob Junis [[ JOO-nis ]] Sunday in their final games before the All-Star break.