Other stories from across the region

(Des Moines, IA)  --  Public universities in Iowa are studying how to help international students who could be affected by a federal rule issued this week. 

(Jefferson City, MO)  --  The governor is urging all Missourians to stand up for law enforcement officers after two Kansas City Police officers were shot in separate incidents last Thursday. 

A COVID-19 testing site in south Omaha is closed down.  The Douglas County Health Department and the University of Nebraska Medical Center closed the site at 50th and G streets on July 4th due to a shortage of lab supplies.

(Wentzville, MO)  --  Almost 150 thousand people have joined the Facebook group "Keeping Bruno Safe" which has been chronicling the adventures of a black bear that left Wisconsin and ended up in Missouri. 

(Bloomfield, IA)  --  The Davis County Sheriff’s Office says a 26-year-old man lit a firework with a short fuse and it exploded, causing extremely serious hand injuries. 

(Omaha, NE)  --  Omaha police are investigating a possible hate crime.  City officials learned on Monday that swastikas and other racist symbols and language were painted on the grass at Zorinsky Lake Park.