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People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln research team has produced a report that concludes using corn-crop leftovers such as stalks and cobs to make ethanol...
The Children's Museum of Siouxland, set to open in 2015 in downtown Sioux City, has been awarded a $900,000 state grant.
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Sioux City riverboat casino prepares to close, still hoping to be saved
A Sioux City riverboat casino is preparing to close its doors this summer, but is hoping a court fight will save it.
Sperry, Iowa, man admits to shooting dog playing near child
A 21-year-old southeast Iowa man is accused of shooting a neighboring family’s dog while the animal was playing near a 10-year-old boy.
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Davenport man found guilty of vehicular homicide
A Davenport man accused of running down a pedestrian with his car in 2012 has been found guilty of vehicular homicide.
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Volunteers may revive Oyens, Iowa, ambulance service
A new surge of volunteers has raised hope that the northwest Iowa town of Oyens can revive its ambulance service, which was discontinued in February because of a lack of crew members.
3 suspects in robbery of drug dealers granted separate trials
A federal judge has ordered separate trials for three Iowans charged with robbing drug dealers.
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Debate still simmers over Field of Dreams site
Twenty-five years after "The Field of Dreams" debuted in movie theaters, the Iowa farm where it was filmed remains at the center of simmering debates.
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West Des Moines police find body, burning vehicle
West Des Moines police are investigating the death of a person whose body was found beside a burning vehicle.
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Iowa legislative leaders push for adjournment
Disagreements remain on several budget bills and priorities Gov. Terry Branstad outlined at the beginning of the year still have obstacles to overcome, but leaders in the Legislature say ending the 2014 session this week is likely.
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Iowa inmate escapes from work release facility
Authorities are looking for a 24-year-old man who has gone missing from a Davenport work-release facility.
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Teen dies while climbing onto moving Des Moines freight train
Des Moines police say a teenager died while trying to climb onto a slow moving freight train.
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Iowa woman dies in one-vehicle crash near Paxton, Neb.
An Iowa woman died and two passengers in her car were injured following a two-vehicle crash early Sunday on Interstate 80 near Paxton, Neb.
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Financial picture improving for city-owned Mid-America Center
So far this fiscal year, the MAC is showing a profit of $19,000, but an annual loss is still expected. The deficit, though, is projected to be far lower than last year.
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Iowa Supreme Court ruling won't halt cases against six voting felons
Iowa prosecutor to "proceed as is," despite court's decision that some offenders can vote.
Escaped prisoner caught a day after fleeing from vehicle near Des Moines
Authorities said Kenny Bevard, 37, was being driven Thursday to Adel in adjacent Dallas County for a court hearing in a burglary case. He was handcuffed when he got out of a Dallas County Sheriff's Office vehicle and ran to a nearby wooded area.
North Carolina fugitive being held in Waterloo, Iowa
Ronald Dwaine Carnes, 68, was arrested after the Iowa Transportation Department's facial recognition system flagged his driver's license photo.
Iowa officials approve $4M in tax credits for Tama meatpacking plant
State officials Friday approved tax credits for developers to reopen a meatpacking plant in Tama that would eventually employ about 600 workers.
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Iowa gets nearly $72M in yearly tobacco payment
The amount is Iowa's annual share of a 1998 landmark legal settlement in which tobacco companies pay states for smoking-related health care costs.
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Iowa Gov. Branstad's priorities not OK'd as adjournment nears
Branstad's four priorities: reducing bullying in schools; expanding programs for veterans; extending Internet access to rural Iowans; and increasing funding for apprenticeships.
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Civil rights group's hearing to weigh voting policies in Nebraska, Iowa
A coalition calling itself the National Commission on Voting Rights will hear hours of testimony Monday at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
Haze in area comes from Kansas, Oklahoma
Southerly winds carry smoke to Nebraska and Iowa from controlled burns on pasture land hundreds of miles away
Families from area shelters treated to meal at Old Chicago
Omaha police investigate two Sunday shootings
Sole big donor to Beau McCoy says he expects nothing in return
Firefighters battle brush fire near Fontenelle Forest
Sioux City riverboat casino prepares to close, still hoping to be saved
Omaha high schoolers to help canvass for Heartland 2050
Mizzou alumni aim to attract veterinary students to Henry Doorly Zoo
Grant ensures that Sioux City can start building children's museum
Party looks to 'nudge' women into public office in Iowa
For birthday, Brownell-Talbot student opts to give, not get
Two taken to hospital after fire at Benson home
Grace: Pipe organ concert a tribute to couple's enduring love
Omaha-area jails and ERs new front line in battling mental illness
Convicted killer Nikko Jenkins might await his sentence in prison
Kelly: 70 years after a deadly D-Day rehearsal, Omahan, WWII vet will return to Europe
Civil rights hearing to consider voting policies in Midwest
17 senators in Nebraska Legislature hit their (term) limits
It's a pursuit of pastel at Spring Lake Park's Easter egg hunt
Financial picture improving for city-owned Mid-America Center
No injuries after fire at midtown's old Mercer Mansion
29-year-old Omahan arrested for 22nd time in Lincoln
Police: Slaying of woman in Ralston apartment likely over drugs
Explosion near 29th, Woolworth damages vehicles
Omaha police arrest man, 19, accused in March shooting
Earth gets its day in the sun at Elmwood Park
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Kelly: 70 years after a deadly D-Day rehearsal, Omahan, WWII vet will return to Europe
A World War II veteran from Omaha will return this week to Europe to commemorate a tragedy in the run-up to D-Day.
Dickson’s Week in Review, April 13-19
On Twitter some guy tweeted that the spring game isn’t taken as seriously as a regular-season contest. What was your first clue? When the head coach entered waving a cat aloft?
Kelly: A California university president returns to her Nebraska roots on Ivy Day
The main speaker at today's Ivy Day celebration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a college president who grew up roping calves and earned her Ph.D. at the prestigious Oxford University in England.
Breaking Brad: Stuck in a claw machine? You get no Easter candy
I know of one kid in Lincoln who will be receiving a lump of coal from the Easter Bunny, just as soon as he's extricated from that bowling alley claw machine.
Breaking Brad: Mountain lion season's over, but the bunny's fair game!
Thursday was the last day of a Nebraska Legislature session. Before leaving town, legislators passed a bill to hold a lottery to hunt the Easter Bunny.
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