For the prosecution team at the Pottawattamie County Courthouse, putting together the case against Wesley Correa-Carmenaty was a practice in organizing the chaos of several crime scenes spread over two states while holding their grief and anger in check.

Wesley Correa-Carmenaty is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole, plus 50 years, for the murder of Pottawattamie County Deputy Mark Burbridge and the shooting of Deputy Pat Morgan and a Council Bluffs man during an attempted jailbreak.

Longtime Council Bluffs attorney Joseph McGinn, 87, died Dec. 31 at the Midlands Living Center in Council Bluffs, where he had been in hospice care for a brief period.

Harold Gene McKeown, the founder of HGM Associates, had a “heart of gold,” according to the firm’s current president, Ron Tekippe.

Kay Konz didn’t let disabilities keep her from a life full of accomplishments.

A grain bin accident on Nov. 7 took the life of Russ Kurth, a Harrison County supervisor.

Al Ringgenberg has wrapped up four years on the Council Bluffs City Council.

After 25 years promoting the city, Bob Mundt left his role as president and CEO of the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce in mid-April.

After a decade leading the Council Bluffs Community School District, Martha Bruckner stepped down this summer to spend more time with her family.

The video was near the top of ESPN.com’s home page, nestled alongside stories about Kevin Durant’s social media behavior, Colin Kaepernick’s outlook and the new hospital wave at Iowa home football games.

The year 2017 was yet another unforgettable entry in Jess Schaben’s prolific volleyball career.

Three-time Iowa state wrestling champion Alex Thomsen is now a national champ, too.

Southwest Iowa athletes just don’t get the kind of recruiting attention that Lewis Central junior Matt Duggan is receiving. The list of FBS schools who have offered the Titan reads like a Who’s Who of football programs: Georgia, Penn State, Mississippi, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Minnes…

In August, Dan Koenig, president and CEO of the San Angelo, Texas, Chamber of Commerce was named president and CEO of the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce.

During the October mayor-city council primary election, and again during the November city election, candidates for mayor and for city council pretty much all agreed that certification of the 26-mile levee system that protects Council Bluffs from the Missouri River is the No. 1 issue facing …

As the procession winded its way through Council Bluffs, the message was clear: no matter the color of the uniform or the shape of the badge, law enforcement agencies of all kinds had banded together to honor one of their own.

Two teenagers who died Aug. 18 on U.S. Highway 30 were remembered as the sort of young men who prompted smiles.

Sheila and James Matheny of Bedford died when they were struck by a vehicle while riding their motorcycle in western Nebraska. They were among four motorcyclists killed in the crash.

Cheryll Ross spent a career in the county auditor’s offices, first in Mills County and then Pottawattamie County.

Michal and Jerolyn Weese of Council Bluffs died when they were struck by a vehicle while riding their motorcycle in western Nebraska.

Former Council Bluffs resident Eddie “Doob” Spencer came back for a visit in early July from his home in Norman, Oklahoma, but he didn’t travel the usual way like in a car or by plane.

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For the prosecution team at the Pottawattamie County Courthouse, putting together the case against Wesley Correa-Carmenaty was a practice in organizing the chaos of several crime scenes spread over two states while holding their grief and anger in check.

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A Council Bluffs grocery store underwent a major renovation this year, giving shoppers more products to choose.

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Wesley Correa-Carmenaty is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole, plus 50 years, for the murder of Pottawattamie County Deputy Mark Burbridge and the shooting of Deputy Pat Morgan and a Council Bluffs man during an attempted jailbreak.

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Longtime Council Bluffs attorney Joseph McGinn, 87, died Dec. 31 at the Midlands Living Center in Council Bluffs, where he had been in hospice care for a brief period.

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Harold Gene McKeown, the founder of HGM Associates, had a “heart of gold,” according to the firm’s current president, Ron Tekippe.

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Kay Konz didn’t let disabilities keep her from a life full of accomplishments.

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A grain bin accident on Nov. 7 took the life of Russ Kurth, a Harrison County supervisor.

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Al Ringgenberg has wrapped up four years on the Council Bluffs City Council.

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After 25 years promoting the city, Bob Mundt left his role as president and CEO of the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce in mid-April.

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After a decade leading the Council Bluffs Community School District, Martha Bruckner stepped down this summer to spend more time with her family.

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The video was near the top of ESPN.com’s home page, nestled alongside stories about Kevin Durant’s social media behavior, Colin Kaepernick’s outlook and the new hospital wave at Iowa home football games.

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The year 2017 was yet another unforgettable entry in Jess Schaben’s prolific volleyball career.

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Three-time Iowa state wrestling champion Alex Thomsen is now a national champ, too.

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Southwest Iowa athletes just don’t get the kind of recruiting attention that Lewis Central junior Matt Duggan is receiving. The list of FBS schools who have offered the Titan reads like a Who’s Who of football programs: Georgia, Penn State, Mississippi, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Minnes…

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The mayoral and City Council election in Council Bluffs was, in many ways, exciting, as a slew of candidates laid out their vision for the city. It was also at times disappointing, as the negativity and ugliness of politics reared its head.

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In August, Dan Koenig, president and CEO of the San Angelo, Texas, Chamber of Commerce was named president and CEO of the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce.

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During the October mayor-city council primary election, and again during the November city election, candidates for mayor and for city council pretty much all agreed that certification of the 26-mile levee system that protects Council Bluffs from the Missouri River is the No. 1 issue facing …

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As the procession winded its way through Council Bluffs, the message was clear: no matter the color of the uniform or the shape of the badge, law enforcement agencies of all kinds had banded together to honor one of their own.

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Six Iowa Western Community College students have turned themselves into authorities following an investigation into a brawl that occurred on campus in September, while police are still searching for non-students involved in the fight.

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Two teenagers who died Aug. 18 on U.S. Highway 30 were remembered as the sort of young men who prompted smiles.

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Sheila and James Matheny of Bedford died when they were struck by a vehicle while riding their motorcycle in western Nebraska. They were among four motorcyclists killed in the crash.

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Cheryll Ross spent a career in the county auditor’s offices, first in Mills County and then Pottawattamie County.

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Michal and Jerolyn Weese of Council Bluffs died when they were struck by a vehicle while riding their motorcycle in western Nebraska.

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Former Council Bluffs resident Eddie “Doob” Spencer came back for a visit in early July from his home in Norman, Oklahoma, but he didn’t travel the usual way like in a car or by plane.