Latest Council Bluffs News

Council Bluffs nursing home acknowledges 6 residents died

Jul. 23, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A Council Bluffs nursing home has acknowledged a coronavirus outbreak at its facility that has left six residents dead. Risen Son Christian Village told news organizations this week that six of its residents had died from COVID-19 since the facility reported its first case on...

Children seriously injured when stolen car crashed in SUV

Jul. 10, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Several people — including two children — were seriously injured when a stolen car being chased by western Iowa police slammed into another vehicle in Omaha, Nebraska, authorities said. The incident began Thursday evening, when police in Council Bluffs, Iowa, tried to stop...

Person hit by train in western Iowa now at Nebraska hospital

Jun. 30, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A person has been hit by a train in western Iowa's Council Bluffs and was taken in critical condition to a hospital in nearby Omaha, Nebraska, police said. Council Bluffs police said in a news release that the incident happened late Monday night on the south side of Council...

Man killed by Kansas officers linked to 2 Nebraska deaths

Jun. 19, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by Kansas law enforcement has also now been tied to a second homicide in Nebraska, police said Friday. Police identified the man killed Monday in Lawrence, Kansas, as 31-year-old Nicholas Hirsh, who faced a first-degree murder arrest warrant for the...

Man killed by Kansas officers wanted in Nebraska killing

Jun. 16, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by Kansas law enforcement was wanted in a Nebraska killing. Omaha, Nebraska, police identified the man killed Monday in Lawrence, Kansas, as 31-year-old Nicholas Hirsh, a white man who faced a first-degree murder arrest warrant for the shooting death...

Police say western Iowa man killed central Omaha shooting

Jun. 12, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police have identified a man killed in a central Omaha shooting as a western Iowa resident. John Miles, 41, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, died in the Thursday shooting, police said Friday. The shooting happened around noon Thursday, when officers were called to the apartment complex near 79th...

Heavy rains cause flooding, road closures in eastern Iowa

Jun. 10, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Some low-lying areas and streets in Iowa were under water Wednesday, following heavy rains Tuesday and overnight. More than 5 inches (12.7 centimetres) of rain was reported in Oelwein in northeastern Iowa — the highest amount for the state on Tuesday, the National Weather...