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  • Oleson Park Zoo’s future remains uncertain

    FORT DODGE — A public session held in Fort Dodge on Wednesday affirmed that the future of Oleson Park Zoo remains unclear.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Head-shaving event aims to raise cancer awareness

    DUBUQUE — More than $7,300 has been raised at a head-shaving event in Dubuque aimed at raising money for cancer research. Members of Phi Theta Psi, a ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Iowa softball coach convicted of 4 counts of sexual abuse

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A western Iowa youth softball coach accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old friend of his daughter has been convic ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Woman charged with bank embezzlement

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Court records say a 43-year-old Iowa Falls woman has been charged with embezzling more than $144,000 from a bank where she’d worked.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Lawsuit filed over Woodbury County jail death in 2013

    SIOUX CITY — A wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed against the Woodbury County sheriff and other officials, saying their failure to treat a jail inm ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • charged after meth lab found in apartment

    PRESTON — Police say three people have been charged after an active methamphetamine lab was found and destroyed in a Preston apartment.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • District fires janitor who police say had gun on campus

    DES MOINES — A 39-year-old Des Moines school janitor has been charged with carrying a weapon while working on school grounds. The Des Moines district ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Authorities ID man killed in fire that destroyed Ames home

    AMES — Authorities have released the name of the man who was killed in a fire that ravaged an Ames home.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Death of woman found near creek an accident

    GRIMES — The death of an Oskaloosa woman who was found in a creek near a wrecked car last month has been ruled an accident. The Polk County Sheriff’s ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Iowa lawmakers vary in how much contact info they post

    DES MOINES — Iowa lawmakers say proposed legislation requiring some elected officials to post more contact information online is aimed at transparency ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • 3 men arrested in connection with attempted tire theft

    SIOUX CITY — Police say three men have been arrested in connection with an attempted theft of three dozen truck tires from a Sioux City tire store. Th ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Lawmakers back plan to bar teen tanning at salons

    DES MOINES — A proposal to bar minors from using tanning beds at salons won approval Tuesday in the Iowa Senate.
    March 25, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Man gets consecutive life terms in killings of parents

    CEDAR RAPIDS — A man convicted of killing his parents with a machete on the Meskwaki Nation Settlement in central Iowa has been sentenced to consecuti ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Iowa House votes for state control of school start date

    DES MOINES — The state would retain control over when school districts in Iowa could start their calendar year under a bill passed Tuesday by the Iowa ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Curiosity saved a cat in Mason City

    MASON CITY — A northern Iowa couple who grew suspicious upon seeing a man toss a duffel bag into a river have rescued the cat they found inside the ba ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Man wants city to pay for tear gas damage at rental home

    MARSHALLTOWN — A Marshalltown man says the city should pay for damage to his rental property caused by a police department SWAT team during its search ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • ICA to host performance tested bull sale Friday

    AMES — The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association will host its second performance tested bull sale of the sea ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Nonprofit gifted with home from Wells Fargo

    HAWARDEN — Wells Fargo has donated a home to the Center for Financial Education, a nonprofit ministry that provides counseling services free of charge ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Man killed after motorcycle veered off road

    GOOSE LAKE — Authorities say one man has been killed after his motorcycle veered off the road and pinned him underneath in eastern Iowa.
    March 24, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Snow dampens efforts to jumpstart yard cleanup

    MASON CITY — An overnight snowstorm along northern Iowa has dampened Mason City’s efforts to get a jumpstart on spring cleaning. City officials had re ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Council Bluffs man ahead in competition for ‘dream job’

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A Council Bluffs man is currently in first place in a contest for the chance to spend two weeks in Norway as a photographer.
    March 24, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Brother, former president to attend Jeb Bush fundraiser

    DES MOINES — Former President George W. Bush is scheduled to attend a Lone Star-studded fundraiser in Dallas Wednesday for his brother Jeb Bush.
    March 24, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Branstad cancels events, rests after catching cold

    DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad took the day off Monday to recover from a cold. Branstad’s spokesman Jimmy Centers said the governor caught a cold wh ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Iowa unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent

    DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.2 percent in January from 4.3 percent in December. The state’s jobless rate was ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Women sue city of Des Moines over traffic cameras

    DES MOINES — Two Polk County women are suing the city of Des Moines over its use of automated traffic cameras.
    March 23, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Police arrest woman in house fire, stabbing

    WATERLOO — Police have arrested a 19-year-old woman on suspicion of setting a house on fire and stabbing its occupant.
    March 23, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Second arrest made in 2010 Hot Lotto scandal

    DES MOINES (AP) — A second man has been arrested in connection with a mysterious scheme to collect a multimillion-dollar Hot Lotto jackpot that was wo ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Man killed, 2 injured in one-vehicle rollover

    RED OAK — Authorities say a man was killed and two other people, including a 3-year-old, were injured in a one-vehicle rollover in southwest Iowa. The ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Iowa Legislature considers bill on adoption leave benefits

    DES MOINES — When Shelley Skuster and her husband adopted their daughter, Olivia, in 2013, the northeast Iowa couple had no paid time off from their j ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Sioux City officials pushing for another development

    SIOUX CITY — Another redevelopment project is in the works in Sioux City — this one along Sunnybrook Drive that’s already home to a burgeoning medical ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Coralville police arrest 4 in apartment burglary

    CORALVILLE — Coralville authorities say four men have been arrested in connection with an apartment burglary.
    March 23, 2015 - 11:38 am
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