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'Trash boom' helps keep garbage under control in Sioux City pond
Water and debris from the Sertoma Park site can end up in the Missouri River
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New Alegent Creighton Clinic to open in Council Bluffs
Alegent Creighton Clinic officials will hold a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. today for the system’s new facility at 3135 West Broadway.
Woman pleads not guilty in fatal 2012 Iowa crash
Twenty-two-year-old Lance Knudsen was found lying in a Sioux City street with head injuries Sept. 22, 2012, and later died.
Foundation pledges $1M for new community center at Mills County Fairgrounds in Malvern.
Officials will use the 16,000-square-foot building to house the Mills County Extension and Outreach offices, and it will serve as a center for the county and region.
Iowa Senate oversight panel backs new whistleblower protections
The bill headed for the full Senate also would ban confidentiality clauses in settlement deals and revise hiring and firing policies
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Construction to start in May on West Broadway apartment/retail structure
The project calls for 26 one- and two-bedroom apartments on the upper two floors facing West Broadway in Council Bluffs with the first floor set aside for retail or office space.
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Hail, strong winds, heavy rain hit south-central Nebraska
And Barbara Mayes, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said scattered thunderstorms are expected tonight in eastern Nebraska.
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$450K in needed repairs means Iowa town pulling the plug on coffeepot-shaped water tower
Stanton, Iowa, can't afford to make the repairs, and it'll cost a fraction of that $450,000 to remove the coffee pot, refurbish it and put it on display at the city's cultural center.
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'Fairly old' human skull found in Mills County
After initial examinations, an investigator said, officials don't believe the skull was from a recent death and had been there for a while.
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Congressional candidate's top aide lost duties, kept pay
Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz, who is running for Congress as a budget-cutting conservative, allowed his top aide to keep collecting a $126,000 annual salary for months after deciding to eliminate his job, the Associated Press has learned.
4-year-old Des Moines girl dies in accidental shooting
The shooting happened Monday evening at an apartment south of the city’s downtown.
The girl died at Blank Children’s Hospital.
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In Iowa, primary election is about to really kick off with early voting
Starting Thursday, Iowa voters can fill out a ballot in advance of the state's June 3 primary election.
Chinese man released on bond in seed piracy case
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One of six Chinese businessmen charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets of U.S.-based corn seed manufacturers for a Chinese competitor has been released from custody pending trial after posting a $50,000 cash bond.
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Council Bluffs school board approves new district headquarters
The Council Bluffs Community School District Board of Education unanimously approved a 10-year lease to move the district office to the Omni Centre this summer.
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Iowa man gets 70 years in Minnesota woman’s death
Tailer Handsaker, 21, entered a guilty plea Monday in Dickinson County District Court to second-degree murder and two counts of willful injury. A first-degree murder charge was dropped under the plea deal.
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Iowa ombudsman investigating complaints of mistreatment at Vets Home
More than six months after the head of the Iowa Veterans Home resigned after allegations that he treated staff poorly, the state's ombudsman revealed she is investigating complaints that veterans who live at the Marshalltown facility were mistreated.
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Treynor 4th-grader invents fishing pole with built-in tackle box
The Treynor Elementary School fourth-grader was one of 24 students from across the state invited to the Invent Iowa scholarship competition held at the University of Iowa.
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor cries foul on affirmative action decision
The high court upholds a Michigan law that outlaws the use of race in college admissions
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Iowa State servers hacked, nearly 30,000 SSNs at risk
Information technology staff said there's no evidence data files on the servers were accessed in the breach, which was done by someone using the computing power to buy digital currency, according to an ISU press release.
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Bluffs City Council approves dozens of new numbered street lights
Expect to see more traffic signals that count down to zero to let people know when the green light will change.
Agreement reached to end dog racing at Bluffs Run at end of 2015
Police probe bank robbery
Man accused of trying to open flying plane's door pleads not guilty
Ben Sasse shifts tactics, calls ad by Shane Osborn 'hypocritical'
Forecast on the upswing after Thursday's rain
EB Harney Street lane closed
Ex-UNMC student loses appeal; claimed program didn't make accommodations for his depression
Grace: Your older self has a request — use sunscreen
At NU's helm, J.B. Milliken built the university by building relationships with state leaders
City's Personnel Board is behind ‘ban-the-box’ proposal
World champion Crawford's promoter working to have title defense at CenturyLink Center
Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
Richard Paul Dreier, 90, was wounded in attack during WWII
Police issue arrest warrant in teen's shooting death
Beau McCoy calls Pete Ricketts a 'convenient conservative' for immigration stance
Kelly: Huskers' glory days of '80s live on — on the small screen and on stage
New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
Construction to start in May on West Broadway apartment/retail structure
3 Nebraska Board of Education candidates call for high standards
Douglas County Board candidates say they aren't ruled by party
Video: Stothert says Crossroads project is 'full speed ahead,' but she won't support bond issue
Ex-Obama official urges approval of Keystone XL pipeline
Benefit to be held for family of Omaha shooting victim
New Alegent Creighton Clinic to open in Council Bluffs
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