Latest Council Bluffs News

Pilot injured when crop-dusting helicopter crashes in Iowa

Jul. 17, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a pilot was injured when his crop-dusting helicopter crashed in western Iowa. The crash occurred around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, a couple of miles (3.2 kilometers) south of the Council Bluffs Municipal Airport. Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Denker says the pilot...

Kanesville Honor Guard welcomes support from community

Jul. 7, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Kanesville Riders Honor Guard formed in 2014 under the premise of one mission: To make sure no veteran is buried without honor. Now a 30-member group, the Honor Guard has committed more than 530 military funerals, capable of presenting full military burial honors, firing detail,...

Iowa State Patrol silent on inquiry into lieutenant's move

Jul. 2, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State Patrol is refusing to release the findings of its investigation into a supervisor whose residency and receipt of $40,000 in relocation benefits were challenged. Patrol spokesman Nathan Ludwig said Tuesday that the investigation into Lt. Joel Ehler is completed but...

Iowa man pleads no contest in Nebraska crash that killed 2

Jun. 20, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Oct. 7 sentencing is scheduled for an Iowa man who authorities say was driving drunk when he crossed a highway center line in north Omaha and rammed into a sports car, fatally injuring two other Iowa men. Douglas County District Court records say 29-year-old Tony Kenkel, of Earling,...

Iowa man pleads no contest in Nebraska crash that killed 2

Jun. 20, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An October sentencing is scheduled for an Iowa man who authorities say was driving drunk when he crossed a highway center line in north Omaha and rammed into a sports car, fatally injuring two other Iowa men. Douglas County District Court records say 29-year-old Tony Kenkel, of Earling,...

Stretch of I-29 north of Crescent opens after flooding

Jun. 17, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

CRESCENT, Iowa (AP) — A 10-mile stretch of Interstate 29 in western Iowa has reopened after being closed due to Missouri River flooding. The Omaha World-Herald reports the freeway from Interstate 680 near Crescent north to Loveland opened to traffic Monday afternoon. The road had been closed since late May...

Corps closes 3 serious Missouri River levee breaches in Iowa

Jun. 17, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Three of the four worst levee breaches along the Missouri River in southwest Iowa are expected to be closed Monday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said. After flooding in March and May resulted in 40 breaches that left the state with a hefty price tag in damages, Iowa is now closer to...

Biden and Trump attack each other in a possible 2020 preview

Jun. 12, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden repeatedly laid into each other while traveling in the battleground state of Iowa, unleashing verbal attacks that at times felt more appropriate for the final weeks before Election Day than a lazy summer about 17 months...

Trump, Biden trade barbs amid dueling Iowa campaign visits

Jun. 11, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden spent Tuesday trading insults — sometimes almost simultaneously— as they stumped across Iowa in split-screen moments that could preview a ferocious fight ahead if the two face off for the presidency next year. The back...

Nebraska boy's Iowa murder trial delayed

Jun. 6, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has granted more time for the attorney of a 16-year-old Nebraska boy to prepare for a murder trial in western Iowa. Pottawattamie County District Court records say Xavier Smith Catchings, of Omaha, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder. He and three other...