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Official: Evidence indicates bodies in wildlife area are 2 Iowa cousins; autopsies pending

Authorities say they're confident bodies found in an isolated wildlife area are those of two young Iowa cousins who disappeared while riding their bikes last summer.   Authorities say that's based on evidence at the scene and the preliminary investigation.  However, autopsies are still pending.  10-year-old Lyric Cook and 8-year--old Elizabeth Collins vanished while riding bikes in Evansdale in July.  Hunters found the bodies Wednesday in a rural park about 25 miles away.

Flood Withdraws: 'I am not a candidate'

Less than a month after jumping into the race for governor of Nebraska, Republican Mike Flood is dropping out.  The outgoing speaker of the legislature says the reason is his family.  Flood says his wife Mandi was diagnosed with breast cancer on Monday.  He says he's headed back home to Norfolk to take care of her and his boys.

Crittenton Center cookbooks to benefit programs for kids and families

A thank  you for support from the Crittenton Center's Stella Sanford Child Development Center.  They held an open house Thursday night and are selling a cookbook with more than 100 recipes from board members, staff, and donors.  Cookbooks are being sold for 15 dollars and are available at the Crittenton Center.  Proceeds help the Crittenton Center with programs for the children and families of Stella.

"It's a Wonderful Life" to show at Sioux City's Orpheum Theatre

There will be a free showing of the Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life" Saturday night at the Orpheum Theatre.  It's sponsored by the Great Plains Associates - Thrivent Financial.  The the doors open at 6:00 p.m., the movie starts at 7:00 p.m.  There's no charge, but they are accepting optional donations of hats, mittens and cash to benefit the Jackson Recovery's Women and Children's Shelter.

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