LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Army National Guard is planning to offer new training and job opportunities to many of its soldiers as it launches the biggest overhaul of its services in 20 years.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has joined a federal lawsuit that challenges new federal rules on the oversight of smaller waterways, tributaries and wetlands.

The Metropolitan Area Planning Agency is currently offering an online survey to obtain public input on its long range transportation plan.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A Council Bluffs woman has been given 20 years in prison for aiding and abetting the sexual abuse of her daughter.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Public Schools superintendent has proposed offering online classes through a district-run virtual school.

Omaha’s Project Harmony is hosting four days of training on how to identify and help possible victims of child sex trafficking.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Public health officials say two central Iowa men have died from the flu and the state now has one of the highest influenza virus activity rates in the nation.

Visitation and funeral services are set for former Creighton University president Father John Schlegel.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Muslim civil rights group wants the FBI and local police to investigate as a possible hate crime vandalism that may be related to the Paris terror attacks.