Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Budget haggling continues in the Iowa Legislature, as lawmakers seek a compromise financial deal for the next fiscal year.

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — Two inmates were found dead at a maximum security prison in Tecumseh after officers regained control of the facility.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A warrant has been issued for a man being sought in the stabbing death of a 31-year-old Omaha resident.

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — Smoke no longer can be seen coming from a southeast Nebraska prison that's at least partly under the control of inmates.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Governor Terry Branstad is supporting a proposal to switch two state mental health facilities to private care next year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man convicted of manslaughter in the fatal attack of a 76-year-old woman has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old western Iowa boy has been shot in the back of his neck and another child has been taken into protective custody.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker who wants to legalize medical marijuana says his bill would help suffering children, while opponents criticize the measure as too lax.

DEWITT, Neb. (AP) — Governor Pete Ricketts has declared a state of emergency in areas of Nebraska affected by tornadoes and flooding.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers are trying to move toward a compromise deal on education funding that could help them resolve the budget for the next fiscal year.