Latest Council Bluffs News

Iowa Greyhound Park to close following shortened 2022 season

Sep. 16, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The last remaining dog-racing park in Iowa is closing amid a shortage of available greyhounds and the overall collapse of the racing industry. The Iowa Greyhound Park in Dubuque is hoping for one last season in 2022, The Telegraph Herald reports. ...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 11, 2021 02:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= AC/GC 42, Des Moines Christian 12 ADM, Adel 38, North Polk, Alleman 35 AGWSR, Ackley 42, BCLUW, Conrad 14 Akron-Westfield 33, Marcus-Meridian-Cleghorn/Remsen Union (MMCRU) 14 ...

Iowa judge denies woman's request to halt state mask ban law

Sep. 10, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state court judge declined Friday to halt enforcement of an Iowa law that prohibits school boards from enacting mask requirements, saying there is no evidence that any school board would immediately impose a mask mandate if the law wasn't in effect. ...

Iowa judge considers whether to halt state mask ban law

Sep. 09, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republican legislators and the governor prohibited mask mandates in schools for purely political reasons to appease complaining constituents, a lawyer representing a mother and her sons argued Thursday. “The popularity of the governor and...

Iowa prosecutor clears parole officer who shot suspect

Sep. 03, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A parole officer who shot a suspect in a confrontation that saw the officer also injured has been cleared by a prosecutor of wrongdoing. Pottawattamie County Attorney Matt Wilber issued a report clearing Officer Mike Brown in the Aug. 20...

Iowa school mask ban lawsuit amended as feds investigate law

Aug. 30, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman has amended her lawsuit over the state's ban on mandatory face masks in schools to include allegations the law violates state and federal constitutional protections, a move that came as federal education officials on Monday questioned Iowa’s ban and...

Iowa mother sues state over law banning local mask mandates

Aug. 26, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A western Iowa mother of twin boys is suing the state over its law banning schools from ordering face masks to be worn as a way to protect students against COVID-19. Frances Parr, of Council Bluffs, sued the state, Gov. Kim Reynolds and several...

Stepbrother found not guilty in Iowa woman's 1991 death

Aug. 23, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

A man who was accused of killing his stepsister in Council Bluffs in 1999 has been found not guilty of the crime, which the prosecutor attributed to poor police work at the time of her death. Matt Kennedy, 52, was charged with first-degree murder after being arrested in...

Iowa man sues Nebraska sheriff after pepper ball blinded him

Aug. 20, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Iowa man is suing an eastern Nebraska county, its sheriff and several deputies, saying their lack of training led one of the deputies to shoot him in the eye with a pepper ball during a protest last year. Adam Keup, 24, of Council Bluffs, Iowa,...

Police: Man sought for Nebraska homicide is held in Kansas

Aug. 07, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 46-year-old man is in custody in Kansas in connection with the death of a 23-year-old woman in Omaha, Nebraska, after her body was found in a park in neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa. Omaha police said Friday that Ralph H. Bullard already was in the...