Latest Council Bluffs News

224 workers at Council Bluffs plant test positive for virus

Jun. 2, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Coronavirus tests have revealed that 224 employees of a Tyson beef and pork processing plant in Council Bluffs have tested positive for the virus, company officials said Tuesday. The company said 103 workers stayed home the required quarantine time and have returned to work. The...

Body of Iowa man found in Missouri River in Nebraska

Jun. 2, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The body of a western Iowa man who went missing following a boating accident last month on the Missouri River has been found in southeastern Nebraska, authorities said. Cass County sheriff’s deputies and firefighters in eastern Nebraska responded to a report Monday night of a body...

Iowa man arrested after police chase in Nebraska

May. 17, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

CASS COUNTY, Neb. (AP) — An Iowa man is facing several charges after fleeing from police in southeast Nebraska. The Cass County Sheriff's office says the chase reached speeds up to 130 miles per hour on U.S. Highway 75 Friday morning. The 55-year-old Council Bluffs man stopped briefly after deputies pulled...

Iowa officer shooting of Nebraska man ruled self-defense

May. 12, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — An Omaha man has been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer after he shot at a Council Bluffs police officer in May. Jimmy Carr, 34, was also charged Tuesday with first-degree robbery and being a felon in possession of a fire arm arising from the confrontation...

Police ID Council Bluffs officer who show Nebraska man

May. 11, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Police in the western Iowa city of Council Bluffs have identified an officer who shot an Omaha, Nebraska, man in an exchange of gunfire earlier this month. Police said Monday in a news release that Officer Michael Roberts shot Jimmy Carr, 34, of Omaha, on May 2 outsident a...

Police ID Nebraska man shot by officer in Council Bluffs

May. 4, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Police in western Iowa have identified a Omaha, Nebraska, man shot by a Council Bluffs officer over the weekend in an exchange of gunfire. Jimmy Carr, 34, of Omaha, was shot Saturday outsident a Council Bluffs gas station and is being treated at an Omaha hospital for a gunshot...

Suspect hurt in officer-involved shooting in Council Bluffs

May. 2, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A man suspected of shooting at a Council Bluffs police officer is hospitalized after being shot by the officer. The shooting happened about 8 a.m. Saturday outside a gas station in the western Iowa town. The officer was unhurt. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the suspect, a...

Hundreds of cars wait in line for a food bank distribution at the Big Butler Fairgrounds on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Prospect, Pa. The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank expected more than 1,500 vehicles to come to receive two 25-pound boxes of food each. (Andrew Rush/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Easing lockdowns makes day-to-day choices more complicated

Apr. 28, 2020 11:45 PM EDT

Things were so much clearer when just about everything was locked down. Now, with states lifting coronavirus restrictions piecemeal and by often arbitrary timetables, Americans are facing bewildering decisions about what they should and should not do to protect their health, their livelihoods and their...

Police: 8-year-old boy killed by hit-and-run driver

Apr. 16, 2020 7:32 AM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — An 8-year-old boy has died after being run down in a hit-and-run crash, police in western Iowa's Council Bluffs said. The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when a car hit the boy in a city intersection, then fled, police said in a written statement. Police said officers...

Ricketts rejects senators' call to resume normal activities

Apr. 13, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts on Monday rejected a call from two state lawmakers to resume normal school and business activities in Nebraska right away, saying that could lead to a surge in new cases that might overwhelm the state's hospitals. Ricketts said he will stick with the state's current...