DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Utilities Board has approved a plan from the state's largest utility company to install hundreds of wind turbines by the end of 2015.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have been given a $3.2 million federal grant to evaluate a program that uses parent-to-parent support to help families keep kids in school.

The public has a chance Tuesday to weigh in on Omaha's 2014 budget.

The number of dentists in the state is on the decline.  Nationally, there are 62 dentists for every 100,000 people.  In Nebraska, there are 55. 

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — The Bellevue City Council is set to vote on a claim by a former police chief who retired amid scandal for more than $23,000 in unused sick leave.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say a 23-year-old man has been killed in a north Omaha shooting, and one man has been arrested.

An Omaha-based non-profit is working towards establishing MicroDemocracy and management of natural resources in South Sudan. 

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says a special election will be held Oct. 22 to fill a vacant state House seat.

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Public Power District's board has decided against boosting capacity of its nuclear power plant in the southeast corner of the state.

National Forensic Science Week begins Monday and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office is holding a week long series of events.