Officials in Omaha, Nebraska say two people are dead and all other workers are accounted for in the animal feed plant that exploded. The blast Monday morning brought down part of the International Nutrition plant. In addition to the two fatalities, 10 other people were seriously hurt. Authorities have not said what caused the blast.
Northeast Nebraska leaders talk improvements to Hwy. 275
Leaders from several northeast Nebraska towns got together to discuss widening Highway 275 from Norfolk to Omaha. They say it doesn't matter if the work starts on the north end or south end, they just want to get improvements started on the highway. The meeting in West Point also included leaders from Norfolk, Wayne, and Beemer. Representatives from the group will speak to a meeting of the Nebraska Highway Commission this Friday.
Rock Valley, Iowa says it has set a record year for housing development. Officials say 29 homes were built there in 2013. They say this building boom is following a population growth of 24 percent from 2000 to 2010. Rock Valley leaders believes they'll see similar building growth this year.
You could say Sally Paterni is obsessed with the Olympics. The Sioux City woman has been collecting Olympics memorabilia since 1980. It started with a stuffed teddy bear mascot and has grown into a massive collection of other stuffed animals, hats, jackets, and pins. She's never been to the Olympics, but she plans to keep building her collection.
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