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  • Iowan fined after boa snake escapes

    THORNTON — A boa constrictor that escaped its cage and slithered down the block has cost its owner $50 in northern Iowa. Kevin Becker, 38, pleaded gui ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • School bus with 32 students rolls over after being struck

    MANCHESTER — Authorities say 32 students were on a school bus when it was struck by an SUV and rolled over in Delaware County. Iowa State Patrol Sgt. ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • UI has 60 percent of state’s mumps cases

    IOWA CITY — The bulk of Iowa’s jump in mumps cases has been reported at the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. The state Public Health Department ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Man, daughter team up to save neighbors from fire

    DUBUQUE — Authorities say a Dubuque man and his 11-year-old daughter combined to save two neighbors from a fire. Joshua Hentges and his family were wa ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Officials: Iowa trooper shoots at vehicle that hit squad car

    CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating after a trooper shot at a vehicle that struc ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Davenport man pleads not guilty in overdose death

    DAVENPORT — A Davenport man has pleaded not guilty in the overdose death of a woman earlier this year.
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Iowa couple sentenced for enticing 15-year-old into sex

    CEDAR RAPIDS — A Marion woman and her husband have been sentenced to prison for enticing a 15-year-old girl into sexual activity. The two were sentenc ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Council Bluffs officials to consider lifting pit bull ban

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A woman who was forced to find a new home for her dog is leading an effort to end Council Bluff’s 10-year-old ban on pit bulls. An an ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Man pleads not guilty to Cedar Rapids slayings

    CEDAR RAPIDS — A 44-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to allegations that he killed two other homeless people in Cedar Rapids in separate crimes ear ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Iowa school bus driver quits midway through route

    WAUKEE — An Iowa school district had to dispatch a second bus and driver to pick up students because the first driver quit midway through her morning ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Trial delayed for man accused of killing 3-week-old son

    BURLINGTON— A judge has granted a delay until at least mid-January for the trial of a man accused of killing his 3-week-old son in southeast Iowa.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Head of Waterloo sewage services fired

    WATERLOO — The head of Waterloo’s sewage services has been fired.Larry Smith was relieved of his dut ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • DNR investigates grease spill linked to fish kill

    OSCEOLA — Officials are investigating a grease spill in southern Iowa that’s been linked to a fish kill. The state Department of Natural Resources say ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Trial set for man accused of assaulting wife on church steps

    MASON CITY — A November trial has been scheduled for a 42-year-old man accused of assaulting his wife as she held their 7-year-old child on church ste ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Judge upholds law disqualifying felons from voting

    DES MOINES — An Iowa judge upheld a state law that disqualifies felons from voting but said the state Supreme Court needs to sort out the confusion it ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Judge upholds corporate spending rule in campaigns

    DES MOINES — A judge is upholding an Iowa law that requires the boards of corporations and labor unions to approve any money they spend to influence e ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Corn Growers announce harvest weight limit waiver

    JOHNSTON — To help haul in this year’s harvest, Gov. Terry Branstad signed into effect a proclamation granting a temporary weight limit exemption for ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Minnesota man accused of stealing from Iowa employer

    NORTHWOOD — A 61-year-old Minnesota man has been accused of stealing from his employer in northern Iowa. Duane Hansen, of Twin Lakes, Minn., is charge ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • No arrests reported in altercation involving principal

    GLENWOOD — No arrests have been reported after the altercation in which the Glenwood Community High School principal and his stepson were injured and ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Iowans who sought to draft Christie in 2011, back him again

    DES MOINES (AP) — He’s behind in the polls and has spent little time in Iowa of late, but Chris Christie is set to get a major bump in the leadoff cau ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Branstad signs executive order on school bullying

    DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad has signed an executive order to create an office that will tackle school bullying in Iowa, a move that follows years ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • DNR officials investigate two fish kills in northwest Iowa

    SPENCER — Officials are investigating two fish kills in northwest Iowa.The state Department of Natur ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Waterloo council approves animal control use of firearms

    WATERLOO — The Waterloo City Council has voted to allow the city’s animal control officers to use firearms in certain instances to put down severely i ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Drinking water systems imperiled by failing infrastructure

    DES MOINES — Deep inside a complex of huge tanks, drinking water for Iowa’s capital city is constantly cleansed of the harmful nitrates that come from ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • Crews set to demolish old Des Moines YMCA building

    DES MOINES — Demolition crews have drilled hundreds of holes in the old Riverfront YMCA in Des Moines, which they plan to pack with about 100 pounds o ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Davenport man arrested in 10-year-old sex assault case

    DAVENPORT — A Davenport man already serving prison time for a 2014 felony conviction has been charged in a 2005 sexual assault. Luther Ronald Moore Jr ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Deputies investigate mailbox vandalism

    VINTON — Benton County authorities are investigating the vandalism of nearly 50 mailboxes. Sheriff Randy Forsyth said investigators suspect five juven ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Rail project delayed on weak crude oil demand

    SIOUX CITY— The weak demand for crude oil and ethanol has delayed construction of a proposed $30.9 million rail car maintenance facility in northwest ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Couple marries in hospital chapel after bride breaks leg

    BETTENDORF — An Iowa couple got married in a hospital chapel this weekend after the bride broke her leg on their wedding day. Melissa Eisenbacher slip ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Treasurer blocks financing plan for Iowa police radio system

    IOWA CITY — The state treasurer has blocked a proposal by Gov. Terry Branstad’s administration to finance a new $68 million communications system for ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 12:13 pm
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