Authorities say hunters have found bodies believed to be two young Iowa cousins who disappeared while riding their bikes in July. Black Hawk County sheriff's Capt. Rick Abben said during a news conference that the bodies were found Wednesday afternoon, though he wouldn't say where. Abben says both are being sent to the state medical examiner's office to verify they are the bodies of 11-year-old Lyric Cook and 9-year-old Elizabeth Collins.
The two girls vanished July 13TH near Meyers Lake in Evansdale, about 110 miles northeast of Des Moines. Their bikes were found near the lake. Abben says the area where the bodies were found is still being processed.
From Associated Press and Radio iowa
NORTHSIDE RESIDENTS WHO DRIVE ON CHAMBERS STREET TO GLEN OAKS BOULEVARD WILL SOON HAVE A NEW STRETCH OF ROAD TO DRIVE ON.
CITY STREET ENGINEER BRITTANY ANDERSON SAYS CONSTRUCTION ON CHAMBERS BETWEEN 29TH AND 31ST STREET IS WRAPPING UP:
WHEN THE PROJECT CONCLUDES, DRIVERS WILL HAVE A STRAIGHT SHOT DOWN GLEN OAKS TO CONNECT WITH CHAMBERS INSTEAD OF TURNING AT TWO INTERSECTIONS.
ANDERSON SAYS THE DRY, WARM NOVEMBER WEATHER HELPED WORKERS FINISH THE PROJECT IN A TIMELY MANNER.
BULLYING HAS BEEN A IMPORTANT TOPIC WITHIN THE RANKS OF EDUCATORS LATELY, AND NO ONE KNOWS THAT MORE THAN SIOUX CITY SUPERINTENDANT OF SCHOOLS, DR. PAUL GAUSMAN.
GAUSMAN KEYNOTED A STATE CONFERENCE ON THE TOPIC IN DES MOINES LAST WEEK. HE SAYS THE SIOUX CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT CONTINUES TO COMBAT THE SOCIAL ISSUE:
GAUSMAN SAYS PROGRAMS ARE IN PLACE TO WORK WITH ELEMENTARY STUDENTS, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND PARENTS AS WELL. OTHER STEPS HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO ELIMINATE THE PROBLEM:
THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYS THE DISTRICT IS WORKING ON SOLUTIONS TO CYBER BULLYING AND CONTINUING IT'S LEARNING TO DEVELOP OTHER WAYS TO STEM THE PROBLEM.
GAUSMAN SPOKE ON KSCJ'S OPEN LINE .
NEBRASKA STATE SENATOR MIKE FLOOD OF NORFOLK WILL ANNOUNCE HIS FUTURE POLITICAL PLANS AT A NEWS CONFERENCE IN LINCOLN ON THURSDAY.
FLOOD HAS SERVED AS THE SPEAKER OF THE UNICAMERAL. THERE'S BEEN SPECULATION THAT HE WILL RUN FOR GOVERNOR OF NEBRASKA IN 2014.
FLOOD'S NEWS CONFERENCE WILL TAKE PLACE AT 10:30AM IN THE CAPITAL ROTUNDA.
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