#Council Bluffs

First Iowa redistricting plan released

(Des Moines) -- Plan 1 for Iowa redistricting has been released. It shows none of the four incumbent U.S. House members from Iowa living in the same reconfigured district. District lines are redrawn every 10 years, after the Census, to account for population changes. Congresswoman Ashley Hinson of Marion, a Republican, lives in the proposed first congressional district, which would cover a dozen counties. The cities in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Davenport, Burlington and Fort Madison would be in that first district.
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Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Report

(Council Bluffs) The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office reports three arrests. Cary Kallhoff, 57, was arrested on September 13th after Deputies were dispatched to the 13900 block of Wabash Avenue for two males in a disturbance. Kallhoff was charged with Assault Causing Bodily Injury or Mental Illness. Mathew Allen Pokorny, 36,...
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Storm Lake Times

Storm Lake school board talks masks, but no action

Storm Lake Community School District will not immediately require face masks be worn at its facilities, but officials are pleased to once again have the ability to make that decision. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill in May that banned school districts and local governments from requiring masks. That law...
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Council Bluffs man sentenced to prison for crop insurance fraud

Council Bluffs man Andrew J. Fischer, 55, was sentenced on Sept. 10 to five months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose for false statements in connection with federal crop insurance, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa. His term of imprisonment is to be followed by five years of supervised release. Fischer was ordered to pay $399,725 in restitution.
Corydon Times-Republican

Area schools mull mask orders

In the wake of a temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by a federal judge against enforcement of Iowa’s mask mandate ban for schools, the Vinton-Shellsburg and Union school boards will discuss the matter during their respective meetings Monday night. V-S Board President Rob Levis and Union Superintendent Travis Fleshner both...

Proposed Redistricting Would Enlarge 4th Congressional District To 44 Counties

Des Moines, Iowa — The redistricting plan the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency presented to Iowa lawmakers Thursday morning would expand the fourth congressional district, which is represented by Congressman Randy Feenstra of Hull, from 39 to 44 counties. Feenstra plans to seek reelection in 2022 and he lives in the...
Iowa Falls Times-Citizen

COVID-19 surge grows with 125 new cases in a week

Hardin County saw another sharp increase in the number of active COVID-19 cases this week, continuing an upward trajectory that began in late July after weeks of minimal virus transmission. According to data released by the Iowa Department of Public Health on Wednesday, 125 Hardin County residents tested positive for...
Radio Iowa

Analyzing the four proposed Iowa congressional districts

The Legislative Services Agency released what’s called redistricting Plan 1 this morning. It redraws the boundaries for the 100 Iowa House districts and the 50 Iowa Senate districts as well as Iowa’s four congressional districts. PROPOSED FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. The proposed first congressional district covers a dozen eastern Iowa counties,...

Statewide speed enforcement set for Thursday

(Council Bluffs) -- Thursday would be a great day for motorists to slow down in KMAland. Iowa State Patrol officials, in conjunction with various local law enforcement agencies, plan a statewide speed enforcement project Thursday. Trooper Ryan Devault is public resource officer with the patrol's Council Bluffs post. Devault tells KMA News the project is one of four special enforcement periods carried out through the year.

Black 41 Flash Reverse: The Husker trick that toppled Oklahoma 20 years ago

Eric Crouch might not be open. Mike Stuntz couldn’t shake the feeling as he trotted onto the field for just the second time all day and lined up about 5 yards to the right of Nebraska’s I-formation. For one thing, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was pointing at the freshman and former high school quarterback while making a throwing motion.

Special Weather Statement issued for Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, Washington by NWS

Effective: 2021-09-17 04:44:00 CDT Expires: 2021-09-17 06:45:00 CDT Urgency: Expected Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed Instruction: If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle. Target Area: Douglas; Sarpy; Saunders; Washington Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of Monona, western Pottawattamie, Harrison, Sarpy, eastern Washington, Douglas and eastern Saunders Counties through 645 AM CDT At 540 AM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from 7 miles west of Ute to Arlington to near Wahoo. Movement was southeast at 35 mph. HAZARD...Winds in excess of 40 mph. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects. Strong thunderstorms will be near Ute, Kennard and Moorhead around 550 AM CDT. Elkhorn around 555 AM CDT. Other locations in the path of these storms include Omaha, Ashland, Gretna, Dunlap, La Vista, Ralston, Springfield, Cedar Creek and Council Bluffs. This includes the following highways Interstate 29 between mile markers 43 and 125. Interstate 80 in Iowa between mile markers 1 and 31. Interstate 80 in Nebraska between mile markers 428 and 454. MAX HAIL SIZE...0.00 IN MAX WIND GUST...40 MPH

2 from Council Bluffs arrested in Glenwood on drug charges

A man and a woman from Council Bluffs were arrested on drug charges the past couple of days, in Glenwood, and a man from Omaha was arrested for violations of the sex offender registry. The Glenwood Police Department reports 44-year-old Rebeka Cantu-Sosa, of Council Bluffs, was arrested Wednesday for Possession of Meth and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $1,300. And, 61-year-old Jeffrey Hurd, of Council Bluffs, was arrested today (Thursda), for Possession of Meth. His bond was set at $5,000.

Council Bluffs students head to class with masks on

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (WOWT) - As students in Council Bluffs headed to class Wednesday — wearing their masks following a mandate handed down by the district — parents and guardians dropping them off had a range of opinions. For Cody Rees’ family, the change isn’t a hard one. “I think...

TH EXCLUSIVE: Iowa Greyhound Park to close following shortened 2022 season

Dubuque’s greyhound racing park will permanently close following an abbreviated 2022 season, marking the end of an era that began more than 35 years ago. Iowa Greyhound Park General Manager and Director of Racing Brian Carpenter said the next season will be the park’s last, calling the decision to cease racing “a done deal.”

Council Bluffs police call in backup at school board meeting

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Police called in backup Tuesday night at the Council Bluffs Community Schools board meeting after parents erupted in protest over district’s decision to mandate masks. “It’s the parent’s right to make those medical decisions, not the teachers, not a judge,” said one of the parents who...

1958 softball team, coach part of Riverside’s Hall of Fame group

OAKLAND – The 1958 Carson-Macedonia softball team and Coach Ken Roberts are just two inductees into the Riverside School District’s Hall of Fame for 2020, and all inductees will be recognized during halftime at Riverside’s football game on Friday night. The team placed second in the 1958 softball tournament, losing...