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Former mayor files complaint alleging secret meeting on proposed police station

A former Council Bluffs official has filed a complaint with the Iowa Public Information Board against the current City Council.

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Sunday 05/01/2016
Walnut alums walk down memory lane one last time
Posted: May 01, 2016

WALNUT -Jean Blum still remembers the butterflies before her first day of junior high.

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Mayor defends distributing informational flyer on police HQ vote
Posted: May 01, 2016

A flyer created by City Hall about Tuesday’s voter referendum on a bond to finance the construction of a new headquarters for the Council Bluffs Police Department was sent home to parents in the Council Bluffs Community School District, prompting concern from a former mayor of Council Bluffs.

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High-flying fun for teams in annual Anti-Gravity Games
Posted: May 01, 2016

The buzz of excitement, nerves and wonder filled the Iowa Western Community College Aviation Center hangar Saturday afternoon as high school teams from southwest Iowa and the Omaha area competed in the fourth annual Anti-Gravity Games.

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Turnout predicted at 6.5% for Tuesday's election
Posted: May 01, 2016

Pottawattamie County Auditor Marilyn Jo Drake on Friday predicted a 6.5 percent voter turnout for Tuesday’s Council Bluffs election concerning a new police headquarters.

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Iowa Western kicks off golden anniversary celebration
Posted: May 01, 2016

Although the college officially turned 50 last month, Iowa Western Community College marks the beginning of the school’s celebration of its golden anniversary with an event this afternoon.

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5 families to benefit from L.C. student's fundraiser
Posted: May 01, 2016

Gabe Kjeldgaard wants to help families in need who don’t want to face the stigma that can come with asking for help.

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Council Bluffs man arrested after crash, chase
Posted: May 01, 2016

A Council Bluffs man will face charges after he allegedly fled a traffic stop and caused a two-vehicle accident Friday night.

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Westfair seeks sponsors to keep event free
Posted: May 01, 2016

Westfair will again this year offer a free fair for the public, but it takes generous businesses and individuals to make that happen, a Westfair official said.

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Tarkio College works to reopen as two-year institution
Posted: May 01, 2016

SHENANDOAH – An application for Tarkio College to reopen as a two-year institute of higher learning has been submitted to the Missouri Department of Higher Education.

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Animal adaptation projects on display
Posted: May 01, 2016

Youngsters at Crescent Elementary School showed off science, technology, engineering and math projects Friday afternoon.

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Center riders win national Cyber Cycle competition
Posted: May 01, 2016

Council Bluffs Senior Center members who emerged victorious in a nationwide challenge sponsored by Cyber Cycle celebrated their victory Friday morning when the national championship trophy was unveiled at The Center.

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Prayer breakfast set for Thursday
Posted: May 01, 2016

The 2016 Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be from 6:30 to 8 a.m. on Thursday at Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home, 1221 N. 16th St.

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Saturday 04/30/2016
CBFD, Red Cross offer to check smoke detectors
Posted: April 30, 2016

Local American Red Cross officials and Council Bluffs firefighters went house to house on Friday offering to test or replace or install smoke detectors.

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Lawsuit alleges Dennis Jones transferred assets to avoid paying victims
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 2:59 pm

A group of people have filed a lawsuit against former Council Bluffs doctor Dennis Jones alleging he shifted funds to avoid paying compensation to victims of his crimes.

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Link shown between chronic absenteeism and reading skills
Posted: April 30, 2016

Young students in Iowa who miss school frequently are more than one and a half times more likely to be a struggling reader facing the prospect of an intensive summer reading program or failing third grade.

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New restaurant coming to Ameristar Casino
Posted: April 30, 2016

A new restaurant is coming to Ameristar Casino Hotel.

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Marine Corps launches review of iconic Iwo Jima photo
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 7:10 am

An Omaha amateur historian’s quixotic effort to rewrite the story of one of the most famous photos in American history has prompted a reaction – and possibly a correction – from the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Shenandoah teen arrested after crash
Posted: April 30, 2016

A Shenandoah teenager faces charges after a single-vehicle wreck Thursday in the Page County city.

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Red Oak man arrested for stealing from Boy Scouts
Posted: April 30, 2016

A Red Oak man faces theft charges for allegedly stealing from a local Boy Scout troop.

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AT&T warns A.L. students of distracted driving dangers
Posted: April 30, 2016

Students at Abraham Lincoln High School were invited to use virtual reality goggles to learn the importance of avoiding distracted driving.

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Iowa high-schoolers most likely in U.S. to be taking college classes
Posted: April 30, 2016

About a fifth of all students at Iowa Western Community College are still in high school.

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Live Well wraps up shoe drive
Posted: April 30, 2016

Council Bluffs has sprinted through another shoe drive.

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Rylie and Buddy waiting for their forever families at county shelter
Posted: April 30, 2016

Deon has been adopted and is settling in nicely with his new family. Congratulations to Deon!

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Friday 04/29/2016
Volunteers join fight for new police station bond issue
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 1:49 pm

A group of volunteers is doing its part to convince local voters to support a property tax increase for a new police headquarters.

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Nelson awards recognize 5 teachers
Posted: April 29, 2016

Teaching is more of a vocation than an occupation, where one’s passion for children is just as important as content knowledge, pedagogy and the other technical aspects of the educator’s profession.

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Amber Alert issued for missing Kalona teen
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 12:43 pm

An Amber Alert was issued at 5:46 p.m. Thursday for Dominique Nicole Lloyd, 17, who was allegedly abducted by Micheal Brad Knuth, 24, in Kalona.

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Well-known law firm has new home; so do many in Sawyer
Posted: April 29, 2016

A local law firm has a new home. So do dozens of people.

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Police: Woman shot herself in truck on Avenue A
Posted: April 29, 2016

Council Bluffs police believe a woman shot herself in the upper torso Thursday night.

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Bluffs officials look for local to be Grand Marshal
Posted: April 29, 2016

Lynne Branigan sees people doing great things in and for Council Bluffs, including many outside the public eye, and wants them to be honored.

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Farmers market moves to The Center, opens May 7
Posted: April 29, 2016

After more than 30 years at the Omni Centre Business Park, the River City Farmers Market will move this season from the Omni Centre parking garage to The Center, 714 S. Main St.

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Shenandoah still struggles with emergency response system
Posted: April 29, 2016

SHENANDOAH – Dick Hunt is happy the tornado sirens worked Wednesday.

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Thursday 04/28/2016
Severe weather misses Bluffs, but metro, region hit hard
Posted: April 28, 2016

Council Bluffs avoided most of the severe weather in the area Wednesday, which saw tornadoes hit areas west and southeast of the city.

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Area senators have questions on immigration after woman's death
Posted: April 28, 2016

WASHINGTON – Iowa and Nebraska senators have a fresh batch of questions for the Obama administration over its handling of Eswin Mejia, who police say caused a fatal crash that killed a Council Bluffs woman in Omaha earlier this year.

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School board approves union agreements
Posted: April 28, 2016

Raises were approved Wednesday evening for the Council Bluffs Community School District’s unionized workers.

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St. Albert annual benefit this Saturday
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 6:02 pm

St. Albert Catholic Schools knows its backers are heroes, but the school is betting they’ll go the extra mile Saturday in bidding for items at the school’s annual benefit auction.

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Pacific Junction standoff diffused; no suspect found
Posted: April 28, 2016

During an apparent standoff on Thursday morning in Pacific Junction, Pottawattamie County’s Emergency Response Team sent its bomb trailer and deputies to the scene to help.

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Broadcasters hear many award-winning things on local radio show
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 10:31 am

A local radio talk show is titled, “You Ain’t Heard Nothing,” but the Iowa Broadcast News Association has heard quite a bit on it, actually.

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Walgreens will be Bluffs site for National Prescription Take-Back Day
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 4:34 pm

The Council Bluffs Police Department will be participating in National Prescription Take-Back Day, and Walgreens on East Broadway will be one of 5,000 collection sites across the nation.

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T.J. student journalists earn state honor
Posted: April 28, 2016

Eight student journalists from Thomas Jefferson High School received the Iowa High School Press Association Scholar recognition for 2016, an academic honor for the state’s top journalism students.

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Regent’s forthcoming resignation creates vacancy on board
Posted: April 28, 2016

A vacancy is opening up on the Iowa Board of Regents.

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Ballet Nebraska meets UP Museum family nights
Posted: April 28, 2016

Ballet Nebraska will add some extra zest to the first in a series of family nights at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum.

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The Center plans annual spring health fair
Posted: April 28, 2016

The Center will hold its Spring Health Fair from 8 a.m. to noon May 13 at its facility at 714 S. Main St.

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Walnut Community Schools to celebrate 140 years
Posted: April 28, 2016

One-hundred forty-four years.

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
Downing Memorial Fund finances new Fairmount Park benches
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 1:23 pm

Richard Downing, a longtime Council Bluffs parks director, may have died 18 years ago, but his legacy will carry on for ages to come.

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Local grant gives Neola firefighters a hand with winter gloves
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 12:38 pm

Firefighters in Neola will be able to move their fingers this winter.

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Public invited to check out quadcopters, Google Street exhibits
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 12:40 pm

Iowa Western’s Aviation Center is used to the whizzing and whirring of airplanes overhead, but Saturday will belong to a different sort of aircraft zooming and careening through the air.

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Avoca man accused of Medicaid fraud
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 12:40 pm

An Avoca man faces 10 years in prison for allegedly sending fraudulent billing claims to Medicaid.

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Driver intoxicated in Interstate 80 crash that killed four
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 5:21 pm

An investigation by the Iowa State Patrol has revealed a driver involved in a head-on collision on Interstate 80 that killed two Des Moines police officers and a Council Bluffs woman was intoxicated.

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Fire started by child with lighter destroys Council Bluffs home
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 7:21 pm

A large group that lived in a Council Bluffs home is displaced after a fire on Navajo Street early Wednesday.

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