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  • SHIIP volunteers see 675 clients during open enrollment at Skiff

    More people than ever before took advantage this year of the Senior Health Insurance Information Program open enrollment in Jasper County, with nearly ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • US says halal food supplier misled Muslims on beef

    CEDAR RAPIDS — A food supplier for several years falsely marketed beef to Muslims around the world as meeting strict halal standards, exporting produc ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Insurance enrollment moves smoothly this year in Iowa

    DES MOINES (AP) — Round two of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul appeared to be moving more smoothly in Iowa as a key deadline approached.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Museum receives 16 baby turtles confiscated at airport

    DUBUQUE — Officials for a Dubuque museum say they’ve received 16 baby turtles that were confiscated at an airport in Alaska. The National Mississippi ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Iowa library to create space for high-tech tools

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A grant from Google will help the Council Bluffs Public Library create a so-called makerspace, where people can make use of high-tech ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Officials find trace of emerald ash borer in southern Iowa

    DES MOINES — Officials monitoring emerald ash borer in Iowa say the destructive tree pest has spread to five more counties, and additional infestation ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • 17-year-old pleads not guilty to vehicular homicide

    SAC CITY — A 17-year-old has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide charges in connection to a fatal car crash in August. Court records show an atto ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Waterloo to buy former Hostess bakery

    WATERLOO — The Waterloo City Council has agreed to purchase a closed Hostess bakery in hopes of ensuring the site’s future development fits in with ot ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Two injured in shooting during store robbery

    DES MOINES (AP) — Des Moines police are investigating a robbery and shooting at a store near Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Police responded to a report of s ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • 6 dead, suspect on loose in suburban Philadelphia

    PENNSBURG, Pa. — A man suspected of going to three houses in the Philadelphia suburbs and fatally shooting six people, including his ex-wife and her t ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • 'Deluded' hostage-taker saw himself as a martyr

    SYDNEY — He wrote letters to grieving families of Australian troops killed in Afghanistan that likened them to "Hitler's soldiers." He was accused of ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Jeb Bush to 'actively explore' run for president

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday took his most definitive step yet toward running for president, announcing plans to “activ ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Why oil is down by half, what it means for you

    NEW YORK — The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months, a surprising and steep plunge that has consumers cheering, producers howling ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • 'All aboard!' Cardinal Express brings cookies, crafts, movie to children

    “Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”T ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • ‘Shop with a Cop’ event helps teach about giving

    Colby Vigil and Kyle Wertz looked a little confused while picking out pink nail polish. Alissa Simmons looked curiously at all the different “Ninja Tu ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 12:17 pm
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