Dignitaries in attendance at Tuesday morning’s ground-breaking ceremony for the Council Bluffs Stadium almost had a muddy reminder of the need for hard surface parking at the athletic complex.
Iowa Western Community College celebrated it’s first batch of graduates from it’s Venture School program Tuesday afternoon at Looft Hall Conference Center.
AVOCA – Officials from FAMILY Inc., the city of Avoca and Pottawattamie County held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at FAMILY’s new Avoca office.
AVOCA — Sixth-graders from AHST and Riverside community school districts learned safety lessons Tuesday, thanks to a large group of businesses, volunteers and community organizations.
Back in the mid-1990s, about 2,600 tons of garbage were processed annually at the Pottawattamie County refuse transfer station to be shipped by trucks to an area landfill.
The Red Oak Community School District should have a new superintendent in place this summer.
Council Bluffs Police are searching for a trio of suspects after a burglary Monday evening during which a shot was fired.
The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its 23rd Annual “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive Saturday.
The Council Bluffs Senior Center’s annual health fair will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at 714 S. Main St.
CLARINDA – Two students who left Clarinda Academy without permission and allegedly stole a car remain at large.
PARIS (AP) — A co-pilot who purposely crashed a Germanwings A320 plane into the French Alps appeared to have rehearsed sending the jet into a deadly descent on another flight just two hours earlier, investigators said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says that U.S. Navy warships are no longer accompanying American and British-flagged commercial vessels through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf.
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — An Italian rescue patrol picked up nearly 100 migrants who reported being at sea for 12 days as U.N. Security Council members mulled a draft resolution authorizing an EU mission to seize the smugglers' boats that are fueling the Mediterranean migrant crisis.
NEW YORK (AP) — Under armed security and a cloud of conflicted opinions and emotions, the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was presented a freedom of expression award on Tuesday night from the PEN American Center.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has denied five inmates' requests to lessen the long prison terms they are now serving.
NEW YORK (AP) — This year's PEN American Center gala was a defense of free expression, of Charlie Hebdo and of PEN itself.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought to secure a pause in Yemen's war as he arrived in Saudi Arabia Wednesday for meeting with top officials, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that already has neighboring countries bracing for a mass exodus of refugees. He was to hold further talks Thursday, too.
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — The defense attorney for a Michigan woman charged in her adult son's murder and dismemberment has described her to a jury as a doting mother.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional investigation has found that significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
JERUSALEM (AP) — With the clock ticking toward a midnight deadline, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday inched closer toward a deal to form a new government as he rushed to work out the details of an emerging agreement with his final coalition partner.
ATLANTA (AP) — A prosecutor says he has fundamental questions about a Georgia sheriff's account of conducting "police training exercises" when he accidentally shot a female real estate agent inside a model home for sale in a subdivision well outside his jurisdiction.
WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia lab worker has pleaded guilty to spreading contaminated feces on a co-worker's computer mouse and desk chair, but she won't see any jail time.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man arrested inside Sandra Bullock's home has pleaded not guilty to stalking the Oscar-winning actress.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell broadly in afternoon trading Wednesday after the release of weak U.S. economic reports and mixed corporate earnings results. Yields on U.S government bond yields rose to their highest level in two months and oil prices continued to climb. Eight of the 10 industry sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 index were lower, led by telecommunications companies.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department assistant secretary said Wednesday it's "not acceptable" for any agency employee to conduct government business on a private email server as former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton did.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A woman accused along with her husband and former DuPont engineers of stealing trade secrets and selling them to China has pleaded guilty to a related charge.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A grand jury is taking testimony as part of a federal investigation into former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock's expenses.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drugmaker has asked states to return supplies of the company's drugs that could be used for lethal injection.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A buffalo has been found dead in Hot Springs, leaving only one animal still missing of the six that escaped a farm and roamed the central Arkansas city two weeks ago.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Republican leader of New York's state Senate has survived a largely symbolic effort by Democratic lawmakers to oust him from his position after his arrest on federal corruption charges.
NEW YORK (AP) — An NFL investigation has found that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and that quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware" of the rules violations.
HOUSTON (AP) — Beau Miller and Patrick Summers have been dating for four years, but last December was the first time they spent Christmas at Miller's parents' home.
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundian Police have arrested an opposition leader after he attended a meeting of foreign ministers from the East African Community who were seeking a solution to the unrest in the country triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is hiring veterans of President Barack Obama's highly regarded digital operation for his 2016 White House campaign.
SIBLEY, Iowa (AP) — A couple looking to retire wants to sell a Sibley movie theater after running it for more than 50 years.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Nurses in Zimbabwe are refusing to work the night shift in the southern African nation's public hospitals and clinics in a nationwide strike over salaries.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Yahoo and other major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote them to become managers or executives, according to a study released Wednesday.
LONDON (AP) — Errol Brown, the lead singer of the band Hot Chocolate, has died in the Bahamas, his manager said Wednesday. He was 71.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A Marshal Islands-flagged cargo vessel seized by Iranian forces as it traversed the Strait of Hormuz last month likely will be released in two days after a fine is paid, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call this the year of the test. Or, at least the year of standardized test mania.
POWERS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — A state Department of Health official says about 63,000 gallons of saltwater have leaked from a pipeline in northwest North Dakota and that some has reached a lake via a tributary.
DALLAS (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died at age 92.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Cash-strapped Greece scraped together a 200 million-euro ($222 million) repayment to the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday amid signs its long-stalled bailout negotiations were making some progress.
GAIDAM, Nigeria (AP) — An official and witnesses say Niger troops have deported more than 3,000 Nigerian fishermen and refugees escaping Boko Haram.
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have arrested four people while investigating a batch of synthetic marijuana that sickened about a dozen people, including five who were hospitalized.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top court had tough questions Wednesday about the stance of Gov. Chris Christie's administration on a 2011 law that overhauled the state public worker pension system, with one justice asking if it amounted to a "bait and switch."
STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a Fort Dodge man gave a Storm Lake car dealer a fake check of more than $70,000 in an attempt to buy two vehicles.
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Under a new measure in Belarus, people who work less than half the year will have to pay the government for their idleness.
It's misleading to call the 2015 Lexus LS 460 a car, or even a luxury sedan.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Months after videos of people dumping buckets of icy water over their heads flooded the Internet, the Iowa chapter of the ALS Association has announced how it plans to use funds raised during the campaign.