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  • Teen won’t be tried in slaying; witnesses balking

    DES MOINES — Prosecutors say they can’t prosecute a 15-year-old charged in a Des Moines gang slaying, because witnesses aren’t cooperating. Charges ag ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Two stranded tubers found along Des Moines River

    HARTFORD — Two tubers have been returned to safety after being stranded along the Des Moines River in Warren County.
    July 27, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Governor rejects parole for man in 1974 slayings

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Gov. Terry Branstad is denying a chance for freedom to a 71-year-old serving life in prison for his connection to a 1974 double slaying ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Man fatally shot wife and then himself, authorities say

    PACKWOOD — Authorities say an ailing man fatally shot himself after killing his wife at their home. The Jefferson County attorney’s office said Tuesda ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Powerball’s estimated jackpot hits $422 million

    DES MOINES — The estimated Powerball jackpot has soared to $422 million thanks to nearly three months without a winner of the big prize.
    July 27, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Iowa delegates back Clinton at Democratic convention

    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa delegates have helped Hillary Clinton become the Democratic Party’s nominee for president.
    July 27, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • ICGA members talk ag issues during trip Washington, D.C.

    Iowa Corn members as well as directors of the Iowa Corn Growers Association convened in a particularly quiet Washington, D.C. this week as part of the ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Drop in wholesale ethanol prices

    DES MOINES – The price of wholesale ethanol dropped $.13 this week, currently priced at $1.46 per gallon.
    July 26, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • Prosecutor: Man’s shooting by Boone officers justified

    BOONE — The Boone County attorney says two officers were justified in shooting a man who was aiming what appeared to be a handgun at them. Authorities ...
    July 26, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Substitute teacher accused in student sex case

    CEDAR RAPIDS — A former substitute teacher is accused of having sexual contact with a Cedar Rapids student.
    July 26, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Harold Vietor, longtime federal judge in Iowa, dies

    IOWA CITY (AP) — Harold Vietor, a highly respected state and federal judge in Iowa who served on the bench for five decades, has died.
    July 26, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Iowa football player mistaken for robber, held at gunpoint

    IOWA CITY— A University of Iowa football player says he was playing “Pokemon Go” in a public park when he was mistaken for a suspected bank robber, su ...
    July 26, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Unusual rainfall over 2 weeks helps alleviate Iowa dry spots

    DES MOINES — The past two weeks have been very wet across most of Iowa with the statewide average rainfall total nearly double the normal amount. In a ...
    July 26, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Democrats release survey showing Medicaid problems

    DES MOINES — Democratic lawmakers have released a survey that says some health care providers are not being paid properly under Iowa’s privatized Medi ...
    July 26, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Bicycle rider dies after collision with truck Sunday

    GLENWOOD — A bicyclist participating in the annual ride across Iowa was killed Sunday after colliding with a pickup truck near Glenwood.
    July 25, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Iowa store uses honor system for payment

    DONAHUE (AP) — The huge corn statue right out front might be the most photographed part of the Country Cupboard in Donahue. But it’s not the most talk ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Police investigate fatal shooting Sunday morning

    DES MOINES— Des Moines police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place early Sunday.The sh ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Three tornadoes confirmed in rural eastern Iowa Saturday

    DUBUQUE — The National Weather Service has confirmed at least three tornadoes moved across eastern Iowa during Saturday’s storms.
    July 25, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Group seeks to install security cameras around city

    WATERLOO — Some Waterloo residents are teaming up with city council members in an effort to get security cameras installed around the city.
    July 25, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Drone helps rescuers locate boaters

    MASON CITY (AP) — A new drone Kossuth County purchased with a grant this spring helped authorities rescue a man and his granddaughter after their boat ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Five people hurt when carnival ride malfunctioned

    ATLANTIC — Authorities say five people were injured when a carnival ride malfunctioned at the Cass County Fair in Atlantic. Police Lt. David Erickson ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Iowan starts cricket farming for human consumption

    KEYSTONE (AP) — Like many farmers, Becky Herman bounces from enclosure to enclosure, feeding and watering her livestock.
    July 25, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Man dies after falling at wind turbine construction project

    HUXLEY — Authorities say a man has died in a construction accident at a wind turbine in central Iowa.
    July 22, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Man charged in stabbing death seeks to nix statements

    DUBUQUE — A man accused of killing his girlfriend last year in Dubuque is trying to keep statements from three police officers and a hospital nurse ou ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Iowa mom whose boyfriend injured baby gets probation

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A Council Bluffs woman who left her infant with an abusive boyfriend has been given two years of probation.
    July 22, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Durango woman accused of bilking elderly, ill aunt

    DURANGO — A Durango, Iowa, woman has been charged with theft and elder abuse, accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from an aunt who ha ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Authorities release name of woman killed in Sheffield fire

    SHEFFIELD — Authorities have released the name of a 74-year-old woman whose body was found by firefighters in her north-central Iowa home.
    July 22, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Commercial Vehicle Group to close plant in eastern Iowa

    MONONA — Another eastern Iowa manufacturer has announced it will close its doors. Commercial Vehicle Group will close its plant in Monona, Iowa. The s ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Microsoft planning third center in central Iowa

    WEST DES MOINES — Microsoft is seeking some state aid for a third data center in West Des Moines.Sta ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Authorities say inmate attacked officer

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Authorities say a corrections officer at the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility is recovering from cuts, bruising and swell followi ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Infant dropped off at Mason City fire station

    MASON CITY — An infant dropped off at the Mason City fire station has been turned over to state authorities.
    July 21, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Farmer pleads guilty in federal loan fraud case

    CEDAR RAPIDS — A Charles City-area farmer has pleaded guilty to selling more than 90,000 bushels of corn that was pledged as collateral on federal Far ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:12 am