Feb 13, 2020 3:17 PM

Arctic chill descends on much of Nebraska, most of Iowa

Posted Feb 13, 2020 3:17 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Schools, businesses and organizations are remaining closed or opening late Thursday morning because of the arctic cold front that's descended upon eastern Nebraska and most of Iowa.

The National Weather Service says temperatures will be about 10-20 degrees below average in the northern and central Plains.

Wind chills as low as 30 below zero (minus 34 Celsius) were expected in some spots.

The extreme cold could keep both states in a deep chill Friday as well.

The weather service also warns of icy roadways and sidewalks because of the rapidly falling temperatures overnight.

Surfaces that look wet may be icy. 

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Feb 13, 2020 3:17 PM
Armed Rapid City robbery suspect holds officers at bay, takes own life

Authorities say a suspect in a Rapid City armed robbery fatally shot himself after fleeing from law enforcement officers and engaging in an hours-long standoff.

Rapid City police and the Custer County Sheriff's Office say a gunman held up Boyd's Drug Mart about 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The Rapid City Journal reports witnesses were able to give police the license plate number of the suspect's vehicle.

A Custer County sheriff's deputy spotted the vehicle a short time later and officers pursued it into Custer where they surrounded it during a nearly three-hour standoff that ended when he shot himself.