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Iowa becomes 11th state in US to allow sports gambling

Aug. 15, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Six Iowa casinos began accepting bets on sporting events Thursday, making the state the 11th in the nation and first in the Midwest to allow such wagering. Casinos in Altoona, Bettendorf, Osceola and Waterloo offered betting on-site and through a mobile app, while casinos in...

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska win another legal battle over casino

Aug. 13, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has scored another legal win in its fight to keep its casino in western Iowa open. U.S. District Judge Stephanie Rose on Monday rejected motions in a lawsuit by the states of Iowa and Nebraska and the Iowa city of Council Bluffs seeking to derail the casino....

Police: Remains in store were those of man missing since '09

Jul. 22, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say the remains of a western Iowa man who was reported missing in 2009 were found this year inside a closed supermarket where he'd worked. The Council Bluffs Police Department said in a news release Monday that the man's been identified through DNA analysis as...