General News

General Nebraska and Iowa stories

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Department of Veterans Affairs officials say funding of adult day care and other skilled and nonskilled services for Nebraska and western Iowa veterans has been bolstered by belt-tightening and will continue through September 30th, past the scheduled cutoff.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials say the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant has returned to full power following a shutdown for repairs for a water leak.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy has died after being struck by an SUV in an alleyway in southeast Omaha.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man whose body was recovered from the Missouri River at Council Bluffs.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State and community leaders say the state needs to reduce disparities in the number of minorities in Iowa's criminal justice system, and they hope an upcoming summit will focus attention on the issue.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The former finance director of the Nebraska Democratic Party has been named the party's new executive director.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Nebraska college officials over the disappearance of a 19-year-old student.

BENNINGTON, Neb. (AP) — Crews have contained a gasoline spill estimated at 1,000 gallons from a truck filling up a tank at a convenience store in the northwest Omaha suburb of Bennington.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have arrested two people for an illegal fireworks manufacturing operation at their home in Council Bluffs.

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