Updated: 9:42 AM - Two Burlington, Iowa middle school students were suspended for writing song lyrics in class that included references to gangs and killing people.
Updated: 10:47 AM - A bill ending greyhound racing in Council Bluffs but allowing dog owners to operate a track in Dubuque has advanced to a full Iowa Senate committee.
Posted: 7:20 AM - The Iowa House and Senate approved an education budget Wednesday night that should let higher education officials freeze tuition for a second-straight year.
Posted: 6:17 AM - A Waterloo, Iowa man who mailed bomb threats to the FBI office in Omaha was sentenced Wednesday to time served.
Updated: 04/23/2014 - When Nicholas Harrison came out to his car the morning of April 7th, it wasn't the way he left it. The back hatch was halfway open. Burglars stole $2500 worth of stereo equipment and speakers in the middle of the night. Fortunately, a neighbor was riding by on his bike and was able to get a partial description of the vehicle. He said the burglars were driving a white Honda Pilot with Nebraska plates, ??? 727.
Updated: 04/23/2014 - The second annual Nebraska Science Festival opened Wednesday and is bigger and better than ever with events taking place at locations in Omaha, Bellevue, Lincoln, Ashland and other communities.
Updated: 5:59 AM - An autopsy has been done and investigators plan to release more information Thursday about the shooting death of a man in southwest Iowa.
Posted: 04/23/2014 - The Omaha Personnel Board is scheduled to take action Thursday on a potential change on city job applications. The so-called ban the box initiative would no longer ask applicants to disclose a criminal background.
Posted: 04/23/2014 - The Senate Government Oversight Committee has passed a bill guaranteeing state workers new whistleblower protections.
Posted: 04/23/2014 - A renewed effort to legalize the use of marijuana to treat chronic epilepsy has won the support of a legislative panel.
Posted: 04/23/2014 - The project completion deadline and tax credits for wind energy and other renewable energy projects would be extended under a bill overwhelmingly approved by the Iowa House.
Posted: 04/23/2014 - The Union Pacific Railroad has been ordered to reinstate an injured employee and pay the worker more than $85,000 in damages in a clash over an injury on the job.
Posted: 04/23/2014 - The High School baseball doubleheader, scheduled for Wednesday night, has been canceled at Werner Park due to the weather.