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  • Cedar Rapids evacuation zone shrinks

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Authorities are allowing some residents to return to their homes and other properties in Cedar Rapids’ flood evacuation zone.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • Former law firm employee gets probation for theft

    SIOUX CITY — A woman accused of stealing more than $38,000 from a Sioux City law firm has been given four years of probation. Online court records say ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • Ex-ISU student to be sentenced for sex assault

    NEVADA — A former Iowa State University student is expected to be sentenced Thursday for sexually assaulting an unconscious female student after an on ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:28 am
  • Police ID 13-year-old girl shot to death

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Police have identified a 13-year-old girl shot to death in Cedar Rapids and say three other teens have been charged in her death. Polic ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:28 am
  • Early votes: High interest buoys Clinton in key states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More people are seeking or casting early ballots in the critical states of North Carolina and Florida than at this point in 2012, wi ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:28 am
  • Cedar River to return to below flood stage

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Authorities say the Cedar River in Iowa is slowly receding from its crest in Cedar Rapids, and a new forecast says the water level will ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Residents seek repeal of pit bull ban

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A group of residents wants Council Bluffs to lift its ban on pit bull dogs.About 25 ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • Cedar Rapids fends off flood damage with temporary barriers

    CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — An elaborate system of temporary floodwalls is so far protecting thousands of homes and businesses in Cedar Rapids from major floo ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Woman sent nude photos to ex-boyfriend’s son

    ALTOONA — Des Moines police say a woman sent nude photos of herself to the teenage son of a former boyfriend. Online court records say 46-year-old Cha ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • Polk County gives initial OK to minimum wage increase

    DES MOINES — Polk County officials have given initial approval to an increase in the minimum wage.Su ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • Barriers used to protect soldiers now stopping floodwaters

    CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — Iowa’s second-largest city has managed to keep flooding at bay largely because of barriers that were widely used to protect soldie ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • Three arrested in slaying of 13-year-old girl

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Authorities say a 13-year-old girl has been shot to death and three suspects have been arrested in Cedar Rapids. The shooting was repor ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • Holstein theater restored, ready to reopen

    HOLSTEIN — A theater in Holstein that dates back to 1927 has been restored and is getting ready to reopen.
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Iowan says he won’t have to support child who’s not his

    DES MOINES — A Davenport man says he’s reached a divorce settlement that will end his state-required obligation to provide financial support for anoth ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Cedar Rapids residents hope flood barriers hold

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Residents of Cedar Rapids, Iowa’s second-largest city, hope a temporary floodwall that is protecting thousands of homes and downtown bu ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Former councilman gets 32 years for abusing teens

    BURLINGTON — A judge has sentenced a former Burlington City Council member to 32 years in prison after his conviction of sexual abusing teenage girls.
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • ISU president under scrutiny for plane incident

    AMES — The president of Iowa State University said Monday that he will no longer pilot a university airplane that he has used for trips that have mixe ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Iowa city braces for highest floodwaters since 2008

    CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — Residents of Cedar Rapids are watching anxiously as the quickly rising Cedar River threatens to inundate their city with devastati ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Residents evacuate Cedar Rapids homes ahead of flooding

    CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — Several thousand residents of Cedar Rapids left their homes Sunday as floodwaters began to spill out of the rising Cedar River, an ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Small utilities in Iowa find role for renewable energy

    TRAER (AP) — A single wind turbine was already turning in the breeze several miles away when MidAmerican Energy began work on the Vienna Project, the ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Animal shelter offers safe haven as flooding looms

    CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control shelter is providing a safe haven for pets as flooding looms. Officials hope the offer of shel ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Sioux City man gets life term for shooting death

    SIOUX CITY — A judge has sentenced a Sioux City man to life in prison for the shooting death of a man in the western Iowa city of Sloan.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • ISU president says he will stop flying school plane

    AMES — The president of Iowa State University says he will no longer pilot a university airplane he has used for trips that mixed business and persona ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Work release inmate listed as escaped

    SIOUX CITY — Authorities say an inmate has been listed as escaped from the state work release facility in Sioux City.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Plenty of water quality talk likely; action less likely

    DES MOINES (AP) — Some of Iowa’s most powerful interest groups along with environmental organizations are backing efforts to clean up the state’s wate ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Woman gets deferred judgment for misconduct

    OSAGE — A former Osage school board member accused of stealing from the Mitchell County Treasurer’s Office has received a deferred judgment. Tracey Mo ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Des Moines area brewers eager to sell beer in cans

    DES MOINES (AP) — The beer aisle in Des Moines grocery stores is about to look a lot more local.Thre ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Driver in fatal hit-and-run sentenced to prison

    DES MOINES — A driver who caused a fatal hit-and-run crash in Des Moines has been sentenced to five years in prison.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • More cities mobilizing for flooding along Cedar River

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Authorities in Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids and other cities are mobilizing resources to handle flooding from the Cedar River.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • Board again delays ruling on Kinnick-inspired house

    IOWA CITY — The Iowa City Board of Adjustment has again delayed a ruling on whether to let a couple build a 7,500-square-foot home designed to resembl ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • Swollen river overtops levee in northeast Iowa town

    CLARKSVILLE — The police chief says several people have been forced from their Clarksville homes by floodwater from the swollen Shell Rock River.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • Police: Man locked girlfriend in home he tried to burn

    SIOUX CITY — A Sioux City man has been charged with arson and other counts after police say he locked his live-in girlfriend in their home before tryi ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 10:23 am