Two students hurt in a school bus crash in Norfolk, Nebraska have serious head injuries and are being treated at hospitals in Omaha. Eleven other children suffered less serious injuries when the Battle Creek school bus collided with a semi trailer at a foggy intersection Monday morning. One of the hospitalized students is identified as 11-year-old Bailey Hurlburt, who is listed in serious condition. There's no word on the identity of the other hospitalized child.
An extradition hearing is set for Wednesday in Texas for Jamal Dean, the Sioux City man accused of attempted murder in last week's police officer shooting. The 21-year-old Dean is fighting extradition from Texas, where he was arrested over the weekend. Authorities believe he was headed for Mexico. Texas Governor Rick Perry could be asked to authorize Dean's removal from the state.
Developers behind Sioux City's new Hard Rock Casino say they will break ground in two months. Sioux City Entertainment President Bill Warner updated Missouri River Historical Development Monday on the timeline for the project. Warner says everybody's working hard to get the project done the way they presented it and on the timeline they outlined. The goal is to start construction in July and to be ready for customers in July of next year.
A one-million dollar renovation is underway at Morningside College's Eppley Auditorium. It will get 1,400 new seats, a new sound system, and new lighting. There will also be new flooring and wall coverings. Morningside officials say the auditorium ready for use in the fall.
The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.More >>
The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. More >>
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