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  • County takes step toward another I-29 interchange

    SIOUX CITY— The Woodbury County Board has taken a step down what could be a 10-year journey for another Interstate 29 interchange. The board committed ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:28 am
  • Officials warn residents of phone call scam

    CLINTON — Officials in an eastern Iowa community are warning residents to beware phone call scammers posing as someone with the sheriff’s office and d ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:28 am
  • Iowa Dems say wage theft bill would curtail fraud

    DES MOINES — A bill introduced in the Senate would curtail wage theft in Iowa by requiring businesses to be more direct with workers about employment ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • Admissions change affects students without class rank

    DES MOINES — Iowa’s three public universities may soon have a more uniform admissions policy for students from the growing number of high schools that ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • Council dismisses volunteer firefighters

    SHELBY — The city council in western Iowa’s Shelby has dismissed the town’s volunteer firefighters.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:28 am
  • Sex abuse lawsuit against Scouts partially dismissed

    DES MOINES — An attorney says a sex abuse lawsuit against the Scouts and a former scoutmaster has been partially dismissed. The lawsuit was filed in J ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:28 am
  • Vandals turn on faucet, flood Iowa high school

    EPWORTH — Classes were cancelled at an eastern Iowa high school after vandals broke into the building and turned on a water faucet, flooding part of t ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • Iowa State Patrol captain pays ticket in speeding case

    NEWTON (AP) — A high-ranking Iowa State Patrol officer has paid a $208 ticket for an off-duty speeding incident, two months after he was initially pul ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Iowa governor released from Des Moines hospital

    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has been released from a Des Moines hospital where he received treatment for what doctors believe is a vira ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Iowa lawmakers question regents’ proposed funding model

    DES MOINES — A proposed performance-based funding model for Iowa’s three public universities could have a negative financial impact among schools in t ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Johnston couple claim $1 million Powerball prize

    CLIVE — A Johnston couple have claimed a $1 million Powerball prize they won in the New Year’s Eve drawing.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Police charge 4 in connection with 2 killings in Osceola

    OSCEOLA — Osceola police say they have arrested four people in connection with the killings of two people whose bodies were found Sunday.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Waterloo may seek grant to restore firefighter positions

    WATERLOO — The Waterloo department wants to seek a federal grant to restore three firefighters jobs cut from this year’s budget.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Officer honored after saving choking toddler

    FORT DODGE — A north central Iowa police officer is being hailed as a hero after saving an 18-month-old boy from choking to death last month.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Man rescued after nearly 20 hours trapped in grain bin

    LITTLEPORT — A 33-year-old man has been treated at a hospital after being rescued from a northeast Iowa grain bin where he’d been trapped for nearly 2 ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Business school will become UI’s Des Moines campus

    DES MOINES — A Des Moines business college will become the University of Iowa’s Des Moines campus under an arrangement the two schools announced Monda ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Iowa woman accused of stealing $500,000 from car dealership

    CRESTON (AP) — A south-central Iowa woman has been accused of stealing more than $500,000 from a local car dealership.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Federal government failing to protect children, report says

    The federal government’s failure to enforce the nation’s child protection laws is a “national disgrace” that leaves abused children vulnerable to futu ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Broadband committee helping Branstad still sorting issues

    DES MOINES — As Gov. Terry Branstad prepares to introduce legislation aimed at expanding broadband Internet in Iowa, members of a committee tasked wit ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Bald eagles return to Iowa again as they migrate

    IOWA CITY — Iowa bird watchers will be able to spot bald eagles this winter as the animals visit in search of warmer weather.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Police seeking driver after crash, house fire

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — Police are still looking for a man involved in a crash that caused a Council Bluffs house fire. A man was driving a 2004 Chevy Silver ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Trial to begin for woman accused of fatally stabbing brother

    FORT DODGE — A trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday for a 24-year-old woman accused of stabbing to death her brother in Fort Dodge. Vanita Daniels has ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Authorities: Dogs that fatally mauled Iowa boy euthanized

    COLLEGE SPRINGS — Authorities say two family dogs that fatally mauled a 7-year-old College Springs boy have been euthanized. Malaki Mildward, a first- ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Group plans Mason City downtown housing

    MASON CITY — A Mason City organization plans to build a three-story upscale housing development near the city’s downtown. The Good Shepherd Inc. board ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Davenport begins process to buy back historic theater

    DAVENPORT — Davenport is looking to buy back the historic Adler Theatre from a nonprofit group.The c ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Judge gives life to ‘dangerous’ man in dual robberies

    SIOUX CITY — A federal judge sentenced a convicted felon to life in prison for two robberies in Iowa, calling him one of the most dangerous people he’ ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

    DES MOINES — The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a politic ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Protesters heckle Perry and Christie on immigration issues

    DES MOINES — Protesters have heckled Republican presidential prospects Rick Perry and Chris Christie over immigration policies during a conservative p ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • State officials send out school start date guidelines

    DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa Department of Education says school districts seeking permission to start classes earlier in the summer must prove that aca ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Pope removes Iowa priest accused of abuse

    DES MOINES — Pope Francis has permanently removed a veteran Iowa pastor from the priesthood after an investigation found he sexually abused a minor de ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Officers arrest Marshalltown homicide suspect

    MARSHALLTOWN — Authorities say they have arrested the man thought to be responsible for a fatal Marshalltown shooting following a four-day search.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Police arrest man suspected of injuring 4-month-old girl

    COLUMBUS JUNCTION — Officials have arrested a man in connection to the discovery of a severely injured 4-month-old girl in southeastern Iowa. The Iowa ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Postal worker expected to plead guilty to thefts from mail

    FOREST CITY — A northern Iowa postal worker accused of stealing prescription pain medications from the mail is expected to change his plea to guilty.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:22 am
  • council votes to open 3 more parks to sledding

    DUBUQUE — Dubuque now has five city properties that can people can use for sledding, skiing and snowboarding. The City Council voted Tuesday night to ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:22 am
  • Man sentenced to 21 years after trading dog for gun

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Authorities say a Mason City man has been sentenced to 21 years in federal prison without parole after trading his dog for a gun he int ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:21 am
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