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  1. Council Bluffs, Ia -- 6/16/2021, Around 7:40 pm a man attempted to elude Council Bluffs Police during a traffic stop. Council Bluffs Police attempted to stop Davis around S. 27th and 5th Ave, from there Tyler Scott Davis fled. According to the Police scanner, Davis was driving a stolen vehicle. During the incident, Davis ran stop signs, drove reckless, was carrying drugs and paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license and more. The vehicle was eventually located in the alley between 7th and 8th Ave, in the 2000 block.The Driver had fled after crashing the Cadillac into a pol
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    Council Bluffs Fireworks Information

    Fireworks are permitted in Council Bluffs on Friday, July 2, 2021, Saturday, July 3, 2021, and Sunday, July 4, 2021, from noon until midnight. City of Council Bluffs Fireworks Ordinance: Fireworks are permitted in Council Bluffs in 2021 on Friday, July 2, Saturday, July 3, and Sunday, July 4, from noon until midnight. Individuals must be 18 years or older to possess and discharge fireworks. Fireworks may only be discharged on your property or that of a consenting property owner. Fireworks shall not be discharged in areas zoned C-3 or C-4 Commercial Districts.
  3. Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation is excited to host events again this year! In response to coronavirus, the schedule of events is subject to change. Additionally, there may be recommendations or requirements enacted at events to keep you and our staff safe and healthy. Check back regularly for the most up-to-date information. Printable Event Series Flyer May 29: Disney Night at River's Edge Come to Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park to meet Curella herself and watch 101 Dalmations on the big screen! RSVP on Facebook @CityofCB June 5: Opera To-Go at River's Edge Opera Omaha is
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    Summer Fest at River's Edge

    Grab the family and head to River’s Edge for Summer Fest this Saturday! Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation is pleased to present Summer Fest at Rivers Edge, a free event with outdoor activities the whole family will enjoy! Summer Fest at River’s Edge takes place at Tom Hanafan Park on Saturday, June 19, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Summer Fest activities include a bounce house, a 45’ obstacle course, a 65’ three-lane obstacle course, free face painting, lawn games, an on-site coloring contest, a chalk art mural project, and prize drawings! A live DJ will be cranking out the jams, and conc
  5. Council Bluffs, Ia --- 6/14/2021 at 4:34 am officers were called to 1435 N. 15th St. to investigate a female that was found in front of this location w/severe burns on her body. Officers, along w/medics from the Council Bluffs Fire Dept. arrived on scene and the victim was immediately transported to UNMC for treatment. Metro News Now/CBScanner - Council Bluffs Scanner noticed CBPD investigators and CSi came in and out of the home at 1435 N. 15 St. We also noticed a witness was being questioned by Detectives.
  6. Council Bluffs, Ia -- As Katelmen's Pool reaches capacity Pirates Cove on N 21st is about to open. Metro News Now spoke with a representative at Pirates Cove today. We're being told Pirates Cove is slated to open but the exact date is yet unknown. Pirate Cove's pool has been filled and is being tested currently. A lifeguard shortage is the reason Pirates Cove hasn't opened yet. Metro News Now has been told lifeguards have now been certified and they're getting ready to open. Kids and parents of the West End have been concerned the pool wouldn't open, those concerns however can b
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    New Habitat Corridor at Valley View Park

    Check out the new Habitat Corridor experience at Valley View Park! Complete with a trail, benches, and information signage, this habitat corridor is restoring the Valley View prairie! The original area of the tallgrass prairie has declined by 99%, making it the most endangered ecosystem in North America. Conversion to agriculture has been the primary reason for this decline. It has resulted in increased soil erosion and pesticide usage while decreasing habitat for grassland breeding birds and pollinator insects. The former agricultural site in Valley View Park was replanted in 2020 with d
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    Woodrow Wilson Construction Project update

    The new multi-million dollar project for Woodrow Wilson Junior High is in its last stretch of completion. Much of the new outer structure has been completed. From the outside we can see new lighting, the new parking lot being poured, the new HVAC systems are in place and the new offices and front entry structure is completed. Most of the project is slated to be completed by July 9th, 2021. BVH Engineering is a big part of this project. BVH States on their website "As part of a major overhaul of their Middle School facilities, Wilson Middle School in Council Bluffs, IA, is curren
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    Progress on the Ave A corridor project

    The new Ave A Corridor project is coming along very well. With construction already underway, we can now see how it's shaping up. Pictures below show the corridor from the western view and eastern view. If you've never heard of this project underway. You can view the city page on this project at https://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/2347/FIRST-AVE 1st Avenue, a former railroad corridor, is a 66’ wide right-of-way stretching from I-29 in the west to Indian Creek in the east. It is one block south of West Broadway and represents an opportunity to link downtown Council Bluffs with downtown
  10. Council Bluffs, Ia - The Council Bluffs Public Works -Street Division is working hard this summer to update roads, curbs and gutters around town. Today the Street Division completed milling on 16th ave from 8th street to 16th street. They've also completed milling south 8th from 19th Ave to 23rd Ave. New driveway entries have also been completed from south 8th from 19th Ave to 23rd Ave. Both areas of the south end are near time for the new top surface to be added. The Street Division is also been busy installing new gutters around Bluffs street in downtown Council Bluffs. T
  11. Council Bluffs Police got to spend a little time with Kids and Company at a couple of local schools and speak with them about being a Police Officer, as well as, give them a demonstration from PSD K9 Ares.
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    Council Bluffs man stabs neighbor

    Stabbing 2100 Block of 3rd Ave At around 10: 50 pm 2 males were injured in a stabbing, One was stabbed multiple times to his abdomen and the other had cuts to his hand and elsewhere. 1 male was transported with serious injuries. CSI Was present and photographed the male pictured below, his hands and elsewhere for documentation. UPDATE: Our source tells us this was a neighbor dispute that has been going on for a while. Dennis Ruppe (The man in the pictures and video) is being charged w/ - criminal mischief 4th - Attempted murder - Willful injury - Aggravated Ass
  13. The Council Bluffs Recreation Complex has been selected as a winner of the 2020 Fields of Excellence® Award by Pioneer® Athletics. The Fields of Excellence Award Program honors outstanding athletic fields and the hardworking field crews who diligently maintain them. The Fields of Excellence Award Program was established in 1997 and has honored over 1,262 athletic fields from around the country since its creation. “We have an outstanding team of employees that continues to strive for excellent field conditions and take a great deal of pride in their work. It’s nice to have our effor
  14. Council Bluffs, Ia -- 4/9/2021 At around 4:10 pm a caller stated to dispatch a child threatened to harm everyone on the bus w/gun. CBPD stopped the bus around 26th and Ave K. Removed the child and handled w/parent
  15. Every Council Bluffs resident on City trash services should have received the new Recycling and Solid Waste Services Guide in the mail. The Guide is full of information designed to help residents get the most out of their curbside services. Find tips on garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection, plus Council Bluffs Recycling Center information. Don't forget to tear out the curbside recycling collection schedule and hang it near your recycling bins so you can quickly and easily know if it's a "blue" week or a "green" week. Printable Recycling Collection Schedule Printable Recycling a
  16. Council Bluffs, Ia -- Around 12 midnight A semi took out a interstate light pole at I-29 South going eastbound. Traffic remained open for a single lane while Iowa DOT and Arrow towing cleaned up. No injuries were reported
  17. Council Bluffs, Ia -- This morning members of the Council Bluffs Police Department, along with investigators from the State of Iowa's Department of revenue and the states Alcoholic Beverage Division served 22 search warrants on two Council Bluffs bars. Bier Fest (Formally know as the Cube Ultra Lounge at 162 West Broadway) and Rodeo Saloon & BBQ at 164 West Broadway. Authorities suspect owner of these businesses, Frank Hoover of committing tax fraud. Cindy Hoover, Frank's wife is the owner of Broadway Properties LLC. which owns the buildings in which the two bars operate. since 2017
  18. MetroNewsNow

    Man with knife stopped by Council Bluffs Police

    Council Bluffs, Ia -- Around 3 pm Pottawattamie County Dispatch received a 911 call that a suspect was trying to stab multiple people at 1117 S. 28th street in Council Bluffs. Shortly after Council Bluffs Police arrived an officer requested less lethal rounds and also a Sgt to be on scene. After the Sgt arrived and less lethal rounds Council Bluffs Police made entry into the home where the suspect with a knife was. Moments after entry 1 round of the less lethal gun could be heard going off. Officers almost immediately emerged from the home after the shot and requested Council Bl
  19. At 1:01 am Omaha advised they were pursuing a vehicle into Council Bluffs which had been stolen at gunpoint. Council Bluffs Police Officers headed to assist. Omaha had deployed a tire deflation device before coming into Council Bluffs disabling some of the vehicles tires. A Council Bluffs Officer was also able to deploy a tire deflation device shortly before the pursuit ended at S. 19th and 8th Avenue. The occupants were then detained without further incident. The driver, Christopher Petri, was arrested for theft 1st and felony eluding. The rear passenger, Shaqula Rock, was
  20. Council Bluffs, Ia -- Council Bluffs Police catch another stolen vehicle (signal 5) today around 3pm 3/15/2021. The pictured vehicle was found at Harrahs Casino. The vehicle was seen pulling into Harrah's. Council Bluffs Police went into Harrah's to apprehend the suspected thieves. One was caught inside Harrah's and is in custody. Two males stepped out of the vehicle. The second suspect was found driving away from the Casino.
  21. A new park is coming to Council Bluffs! City officials have secured a location for a trail stop park on the northeast corner of the recently constructed roundabout along Eastern Hills Drive. The land was previously a roadbed for the former State Orchard Road. The area is approximately one acre. “The Eastern Hills Trail Stop Park is a long-awaited addition to the east end of town,” said Council Bluffs Mayor Matt Walsh. “We are thrilled to see the park coming to fruition and look forward to the day it is animated with energetic children.” The future park, known as Eastern Hills Trail S
  22. ATV Ordinance On March 08, 2021, City Council passed ordinance number 6446 which authorizes all-terrain vehicles to be operated on the streets of Council Bluffs with the following exceptions and requirements. Ordinance 6446 went into effect on March 11, 2021. All-Terrain Vehicle Requirements: The vehicle must have not less than 4 wheels. Must be equipped with DOT-approved tires. Off-road-only tires are illegal. Must have less than 1000 CC engine displacement. Type A: Dry weight must be below 1250 pounds or less width of 50 inches or less. Type B: Dry w
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    Council Bluffs River's Edge Phase Four

    Future plans for the Council Bluffs riverfront include a treetop walk, an observation tower, an adventure course, and a pier. "Residents can expect to see changes happening this spring at River's Edge as we begin Phase Four of our riverfront revitalization," said Council Bluffs Mayor Matt Walsh. “Ten years ago the riverfront was a wooded and underutilized area. Today we have award-winning public spaces, trail connections, commercial development, and the progress will continue.” Improvements to the Council Bluffs riverfront began in 2007, and Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park opened in 2
  24. Dog and Cat Licenses All dogs and cats more than six months old must be licensed Dog and cat licenses may be purchased by taking the pet's current rabies vaccination records to the Animal Control Division office located at 1020 Railroad Ave, Ste. B. Both dog and cat licenses may be purchased, without penalty, until end of business on March 14th each year. A $15.00 penalty will be assessed to each cat license sold on or after March 15th each year. Licenses purchased for new pets will be sold for 1/2 price when purchased on or after July 1st. License tags purch
  25. Council Bluffs, Ia - At 6:29 pm a two vehicle personal injury crash occurred at the intersection of 24th street and Veterans Memorial Hwy. A 2001 Ford Ranger was Westbound on Vets Hwy. A 2005 Chrysler Sebring was eastbound on Vets Hwy making a left turn to go north on S. 24th. Preliminary investigation revealed that the Chrysler turned in front of the Ford causing the crash. A passenger in the Chrysler received life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The crash is being investigated by the traffic unit. The names of the subjects are being withheld at th
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