WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety investigators say enforcing better school bus driver standards and installing a fire suppression system may have prevented the deaths in a 2017 school bus fire in western Iowa.
OMAHA — Three of the four worst levee breaches along the Missouri River in southwest Iowa are expected to be closed Monday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said.
As flood waters recede and Interstates 29 and 680 begin to reopen, concerns for the amount of traffic continuing to travel through the small community of Crescent still loom large for some of its residents and business owners.
FEMA aid can cover home repairs and renovations, rental assistance and other disaster-related costs not covered by insurance.
Interstate 29 between I-680 near Crescent and North 25th Street in Council Bluffs and I-680 from I-29 to the Nebraska border is now reopened to traffic.
Interstate 29 between I-680 near Crescent and North 25th Street in Council Bluffs and I-680 from I-29 to the Nebraska border is now reopen to traffic.
LINCOLN, Neb. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing an unexpected challenge in meeting the needs of the many people affected by this spring’s widespread flooding and violent storms: a strong economy.
OMAHA — The surging Missouri River is being filled with more than twice the normal amount of water from an upstream reservoir so more flooding is likely, and the heavy releases may continue for months.
Black smoke from a fire at a salvage yard at 902 Grace St. could be seen throughout downtown Omaha and Council Bluffs on Thursday afternoon.
The entire DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, including the visitor center, has closed again because of Missouri River floodwaters impacting refuge roadways.
Several feet of water left a portion of Hamburg underwater in March. Now, the rapidly rising Missouri River threatens the town again.
Over-the-road drivers are again jockeying with local traffic on the region’s secondary highways, now that Interstate 29 and major Missouri River crossings have closed because of flooding.
Residents in flood-impacted areas of Pacific Junction and unincorporated areas of Mills County can have hazardous materials removed from their properties on Wednesday.
GLENWOOD — A former western Iowa art teacher and track coach accused of groping and having other sexual contact with a female student has been convicted of two counts.
WASHINGTON — Nebraska military installations would see additional funding under legislation advanced Thursday by the Senate Armed Services Committee.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — An outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees, tossed cars across a dealership lot and injured dozens of people in Missouri’s capital city and killed at least three others elsewhere in the state.
Residents are interested in a buyouts, but will their communities support and help fund the effort? That remains to be seen.
DES MOINES — A southwest Iowa man has filed a free speech lawsuit against a sheriff’s deputy, his supervisor and the county after he was arrested for writing a social media post that profanely criticized the deputy.
It’s only the second such meeting held in Omaha, and the first here since the accounting agency opened its second laboratory in 2013 at nearby Offutt Air Force Base.
A semitrailer truck driver was critically injured Sunday when he tried to pass another semitrailer truck that was slowing in front of him on Interstate 80.
BNSF says their work isn't to blame for the flooding, but local officials say the same thing happened with flooding in 2011 and they warned the railroad it would happen again this year.
Donnie Hendricks, 74, and Megan Klindt, 16, were unable to escape flames that broke out from the engine compartment after the bus got stuck in a ditch, federal officials said.
The 8-acre, $22 million Asian Highlands opens at 10 a.m. Friday after two years of construction. The exhibit was designed to mimic a trek from the grasslands of northern India to the Himalayan cliffs of Nepal.
School officials were not surprised that a 74-year-old bus driver couldn't evacuate his burning bus in a 2017 fatal school bus crash because he had mobility issues.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds requested, and FEMA approved, extending the deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance in the eight counties affected by the severe storms and flooding beginning March 12.
Atlantic will celebrate Armed Forces Day Saturday with its BaDa BaDa Bing Bang Rally at the Armory, 201 Poplar St., Atlantic.
A man has come forward in a collision that killed a bicyclist early Saturday northeast of Council Bluffs in Pottawattamie County.
A one-lane rock roadway with concrete barriers and a pilot car began allowing traffic to travel along the highway Friday morning.
Impatience is growing among communities affected by disasters, and Gov. Pete Ricketts, along with governors from nine other states, sent a letter to President Donald Trump and congressional leaders urging support for disaster relief.
AMES — Monarch butterflies are fluttering this way, and, with some luck, they’ll be more plentiful than in previous years when they reach Iowa later this spring.
Jim Fowler dodged disaster plenty of times during his decades as a naturalist, including 25 years as the host of the pioneering nature show "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom."
Interstate 29 has reopened — with some restrictions — from the Glenwood interchange to Missouri.
A total of 7.8 million acre-feet of water, which is almost three times normal, poured into the upstream reservoirs.