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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2011, file photo, Joshua Keadle, right, talks with his attorney Allen Fankhauser at his arraignment at the Nemaha County Courthouse in Auburn, Neb. Attorneys delivered their closing arguments Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Keadle's trial who is accused of killing a Nebraska college student, Tyler Thomas, 19, whose body has never been found. Thomas disappeared Dec. 3, 2010, after leaving a party near Peru State College in southeastern Nebraska. (James R. Burnett/Omaha World-Herald via AP, Pool, File)

Jury finds man guilty in death of Nebraska college student

Feb. 13, 2020 5:04 PM EST

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted a man of second-degree murder in the death of a Nebraska college student whose body has never been found. Joshua Keadle was found guilty of killing 19-year-old Tyler Thomas, who disappeared in December 2010 after she left a party near Peru State College in...

FILE - This March 18, 2019, file photo, taken by the South Dakota Civil Air Patrol and provided by the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management shows flooding along the Missouri River in rural Iowa north of Omaha, Neb. The National Weather Service said Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, there is an elevated flood risk along the eastern Missouri River basin this spring because the soil remains wet and significant snow is on the ground in North Dakota and South Dakota. (Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management via AP, File)

Flooding seems certain for some along the Missouri River

Feb. 13, 2020 1:11 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Several states along the Missouri River face an elevated flood risk this spring because the soil remains wet and a significant amount of snow is on the ground in the Dakotas, the National Weather Service said Thursday. The forecast heightened concerns in areas of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas...

Closing arguments delivered in Nebraska student death case

Feb. 12, 2020 6:44 PM EST

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — An attorney for a man accused of killing a Nebraska college student whose body has never been found in the decade since she disappeared told jurors in his murder trial Wednesday that “you can’t convict him for being a jerk.” The defense and prosecutors delivered...

Jury hears recordings of Keadle leading police to boat ramp

Feb. 7, 2020 2:32 PM EST

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A man on trial for the death of a Peru State College student whose body has never been found led investigators to a Missouri River boat ramp where he said he left her alive in 2010, according to prosecutors. Prosecutors played recordings Thursday made of Joshua Keadle showing...

Small Missouri village moved to uphill site after 1993 flood

Feb. 7, 2020 1:02 AM EST

RHINELAND, Mo. (AP) — The Rhinelanders knew how to handle floods. When the water rose, they just moved everything up. “All our furniture would go up on the dining room table and upstairs,” Betty Gosen-Gerber, a former Rhineland resident, said. “And then we had cousins across the...

Iowa Senate passes bill with $20 million for flood projects

Feb. 6, 2020 5:45 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate passed a bill Thursday that provides $20 million for flood relief requested by Gov. Kim Reynolds to help shore up levees in southwest Iowa in anticipation of flooding along the Missouri River this spring. All 48 senators present voted in favor of the bill but some...

Corps increases water flowing into lower Missouri River

Feb. 6, 2020 5:01 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The amount of water being released into the Missouri River from Gavins Point Dam has been increased to free up more space in the reservoirs upstream before spring. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday that the amount of water flowing out of Gavins Point on the Nebraska-South...

Lawmakers advance proposal for casinos at Lake of the Ozarks

Feb. 6, 2020 1:23 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A proposal that could allow casinos near central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks won approval Thursday from a House committee as a first step toward placing the measure on the statewide ballot. The state constitution currently allows casinos only along the Mississippi and Missouri...

Public turns out to search for missing Great Falls woman

Jan. 29, 2020 2:28 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Nearly 170 volunteers turned up Wednesday morning to search for a Great Falls woman who has been missing since walking away from a house after an argument with her boyfriend Sunday night. Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter said this is the first time he's asked for the...

Body of person found in burned-out RV in southeast Omaha

Jan. 26, 2020 6:01 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police in Omaha are investigating what caused a fire in a recreational vehicle that killed one person. The fire was reported around 1 a.m. Saturday in southeastern Omaha, just blocks from the Missouri River. Arriving firefighters who extinguished the blaze found a person dead inside....