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All outdoor burning should be avoided, the National Weather Service says.
With any luck, this week's record cold and hard freeze will be the last time temperatures drop that low this spring.
The Iowa governor and his wife, Chris, are paying $6,235 in state taxes.
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Four, including Omahan, vie for police chief position in Council Bluffs
Jeffrey Elliott of Fremont, Neb., John Farmer of Omaha and Terry LeMaster and Scott Milner, both of Council Bluffs, are candidates to fill the position vacated by Ralph O’Donnell, who retired at the end of March.
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Plans for new $16M YMCA in Council Bluffs at 'critical juncture'
The proposed facility is to be on Kanesville Boulevard where a child-care facility is now located and only a block or two from the city’s two hospitals.
Only 1 of 8 juveniles who fled from Iowa treatment facility is still at large
Authorities say two juveniles who escaped from a north-central Iowa treatment facility last week have been captured while a third remains at large.
Hypnotist at post-prom event in Iowa accused of public intoxication
The Marshalltown Police Department said 43-year-old Terry Woodward was taken into custody early Sunday.
Lunar eclipse was visible in the Omaha area
Another one will occur Oct. 8, so mark your calendars if you want to see it.
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Iowans' weekly trip to help homeless on Omaha's streets now a full-time passion
The volunteers see their year-old effort to help Omaha's homeless blossom.
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New Sioux City casino gets some of its slots
More than 100 slot machines have been delivered for the new Hard Rock casino in Sioux City.
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Iowa Gov. Branstad put on defensive by spate of mini-scandals
The Republican governor now finds himself in an unfamiliar position: He's fending off multiple mini-scandals and has become a political target in a midterm campaign that was supposed to be about the Democratic president's problems, not his.
Bellevue man gets 25 years in Mills County sex abuse case
GLENWOOD, Iowa — A judge said Monday that John R. Schondelmeyer will serve “effectively a life sentence” for a sex abuse case in Mills County last September involving two girls, ages 9 and 8.
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Aiming to gather 200 pairs of socks for homeless, Iowa teens end up with more than 1,000
Chantel Schmidt and Emily Pattee, both 18-year-old seniors at Harlan (Iowa) High School, collected 1,089 pairs of socks for homeless people in just one month as a National Honor Society project.
Sioux City council advances pit bull proposal
The proposal would let the city manager give exemptions to licensed Sioux City animal rescue agencies.
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Law change may cause some absentee ballots in Iowa to be tossed
A lack of a postmark on some absentee envelopes has been a problem since 2011.
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Heroin treatment, overdose deaths rising in Iowa
Some states, including Iowa, are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative.
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Icy conditions catch city crews, commuters by surprise
Parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa had slick roads Monday morning, and police stopped taking property damage accident reports.
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Fairfield, Iowa, greenhouse captures industrial heat
Schools and plant team up to bring more locally grown produce to schoolchildren.
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Lunar eclipse to turn moon a blood-red shade
The eclipse, which favors people living in North and South America, will be easily visible to the naked eye.
Iowa pastor charged with sexually abusing 5-year-old pleads not guilty
Roger C. Kissel, 66, of Sidney, Iowa, is charged with second-degree sexual abuse, lascivious acts and indecent exposure, according to court records.
Bluffs man gets 20 years in plea deal over Glenwood woman's death
Chad Fortner, 24, of Council Bluffs was originally charged with second-degree murder in the death of Carol Meston, 47. He pleaded guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of causing bodily injury. He also was sentenced on four drug charges for incidents that occurred in August 2013.
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Plaintiff in 1969 free speech case to speak at Doane College
A roundup of higher education news and events.
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Nebraska parks plan spring, summer family fishing events
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has scheduled another spring and summer of family fishing events.
Nikko Jenkins found guilty of 4 murders
Rather than doing $250K in repairs, owner who lives in lot behind 94-year-old house in Dundee razes it
Plans for new $16M YMCA in Council Bluffs at 'critical juncture'
Woodmen request would take nearly $40M in valuation from tax rolls
With fixed AC, Fort Calhoun's nuclear station ends brief shutdown
Arrest made in teen's shooting death at Benson's Gallagher Park
Windy day could make driving difficult on east-west roads
Richard Brown steps down as Charles Drew Health Center CEO
High school slam poets don't just recite verses, 'they leave their hearts beating on the stage'
OPD safety expo set for April 26
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
Crew working to disassemble International Nutrition plant
New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
Section of 50th Street to close for bridge demolition
18-year-old arrested in stolen-car case
U.S. Senate candidate Bart McLeay trails his 3 GOP rivals in fundraising
86-year-old Holdrege man killed in weekend collision
New police gang intervention specialist knows firsthand about getting involved with wrong crowd
Finally. Spring expected to return. No, really: Warmer-than-average weather in forecast
Four, including Omahan, vie for police chief position in Council Bluffs
In TV ad, Shane Osborn says Ben Sasse 'beholden to Washington'
City Council OKs redevelopment plan for north downtown project
Kelly: New $24M UNO center embodies spirit of newlywed crash victim
Home alone: When burglar broke in, 12-year-old locked herself in bathroom, called 911
Nancy's Almanac, April 15, 2014: Where did snow, rain fall?
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Breaking Brad: How much would you pay for a corn dog?
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a new concession item: a $25 corn dog. For that kind of money, it should be stuffed with Bitcoin.
Breaking Brad: Pothole repair crew gets stuck in a pothole
In East Lansing, Mich., a pothole repair crew got stuck inside a pothole. How did this not happen in Omaha?
Kelly: New $24M UNO center embodies spirit of newlywed crash victim
Jessica Lutton Bedient was killed by a drunken driver at age 26 in 2010. Thursday, the widowed husband and other family members will gather with others at the University of Nebraska at Omaha to dedicate a permanent memorial to Jessica.
Breaking Brad: What do the moon, Colorado senators have in common?
How about that "blood red" moon Monday? It was as red as the eyes of a Colorado legislator.
Breaking Brad: Hey, Republicans, are you ready to be audited?
A quick list of audit red flags: 3) You fail to sign your return. 2) You fail to report income. 1) You are a registered Republican.
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