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Omaha house explosion victim sought order against grandson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The woman killed in an Omaha, Nebraska, house explosion had filed a protection order against her 28-year-old grandson a day before the explosion, saying she feared the man would har...

Iowa justices toss murder conviction over jury instructions

The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday tossed out a murder conviction and ordered a new trial for a man accused of the gruesome 2017 stabbing death of his girlfriend. In a split decision, ...

Police: 7 taken to hospitals after Trump Omaha airport rally

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — At least seven people were taken to hospitals after an Omaha airport rally for President Donald Trump that drew thousands, many of whom were left stranded miles from their parked ca...

Nebraska, Maine could play pivotal role in presidential race

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will never be mistaken for a swing state given that it hasn’t supported a Democratic presidential candidate since 1964, but if the race is close this fall, the state could ...

Missouri kid camp virus outbreak raises questions of safety

Missouri leaders knew the risk of convening thousands of kids at summer camps across the state during a pandemic, the state's top health official said, and insisted that camp organizers have plans in ...

Pet fostering takes off as coronavirus keeps Americans home

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Simeon family was heading home to Omaha from a Smoky Mountains vacation when Kim Simeon spotted a social media post from the Nebraska Humane Society, pleading with people to con...

Group makes headway in Iowa on old Route 20 designation

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Visitors to the small northeastern Iowa city of Dyersville can soak up all the Americana that embodies a baseball diamond built amid cornfields for the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams.”...

Klobuchar makes quick trip to Iowa in midst of impeachment

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Amy Klobuchar is still fighting to gain ground in Iowa's presidential caucuses that are now just days away. The Minnesota senator took a last-minute, late...

Nebraska town’s grim choice: can it pick up and move?

WINSLOW, Neb. (AP) — It took only minutes for the icy Elkhorn River to surge over a levee and engulf tiny Winslow, but months after the floodwaters receded, the village finds itself struggling to deci...

Courthouse break-ins appear part of Iowa security contract

The state of Iowa released documents Wednesday that appear to support the claims of two men who said they were just doing their job testing security when they were arrested on suspicion of breaking in...

Experts stamp out Iowa museum hopes: 'Inverted Jenny' a fake

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Hopes by small aviation museum in southwestern Iowa that a stamp in its possession was rare enough to parlay a potential fortune crashed Friday when experts told them it wasn't real...

Mississippi River city ponders a wall it has long rejected

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of communities line the Mississippi River on its 2,348-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico, but Davenport, Iowa, stands out for the simple reason that people there can a...

Flooding disrupts farm shipments on the Mississippi River

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Historic flooding has left parts of the Mississippi River closed for business. The river is a main conduit of shipping everything from agriculture products and con...

Riverside areas prepare for record Mississippi River crest

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Communities in several states along the Mississippi River are watching the skies this week as rainfall will likely determine whether the river reaches record crests and how much it ...

US officials to meet governors amid flood management gripes

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials were set to meet Wednesday with the governors of four flood-ravaged Midwestern states amid criticism of the federal agency for its ma...