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  • Treasurer encourages the gift of higher education

    DES MOINES — State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald has a simple solution for the gift-giving dilemmas of the holiday season.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Woman pleads guilty to faking birth

    BETTENDORF — A woman has pleaded guilty to federal charges in Davenport after faking a birth to collect child support payments from a man who thought ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • New report offers economic development strategies

    DES MOINES — A new report says Iowa should invest more in business development, education and infrastructure to boost the state’s economy.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • High school students build home for college credit

    HUMBOLDT — Four Humboldt High School students are earning college credit as they help build a house through a program at Iowa Central Community Colleg ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • fficials ID all involved in police shooting

    MARSHALLTOWN — The Marshalltown Police Department has identified a man shot and killed by police, as well as the officers involved in the shooting.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Final reminders of Iowa casino remain temporarily

    SIOUX CITY — The final remnants of Sioux City’s former riverboat casino will remain in the river for up to a year.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Effort to draft Warren into ‘16 race lands in Iowa

    DES MOINES — Liberal activists eager to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a run for president are bringing their effort to Iowa, the pivotal early-voti ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Former Clarke U. employee accused of stealing

    DUBUQUE — A former Clarke University employee has been accused of stealing more than $300,000 from the school in a book vendor scheme.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Grants will help 3 Iowa food pantries

    AMES — Three Iowa food pantries are among 75 across the country that will receive $20,000 grants from Walmart to help pay for renovations and new equi ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Iowa City creates temporary homeless shelter

    IOWA CITY — The Iowa City Council has approved funding for a temporary homeless shelter in a former grocery store to keep people from freezing during ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Teacher accused of inappropriate touching

    TREYNOR — A western Iowa teacher faces additional charges in a sexual exploitation case involving several former students. Pottawattamie County Attorn ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Man in western Iowa shot other man

    MAPLETON — Authorities in western Iowa say a man faces gun charges after another man was found with a gunshot wound.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Iowa man gets 10 years in child death case

    DUBUQUE — An Iowa man has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison after taking a plea deal in the 2012 death of his ex-girlfriend’s son.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Iowa authorities rescue dog from abandoned well

    OELWEIN — Authorities in northeast Iowa have rescued a dog that fell into an abandoned well. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the ow ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Sanders in Iowa vows to resist Social Security cut

    AMES — Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, in Iowa weighing a 2016 presidential candidacy, said his top priority as ranking member of the Senate ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • Man threatened to harm himself, family

    NORTH LIBERTY — A man in eastern Iowa has been accused of pouring gasoline on himself, flicking a lighter and threatening to harm his family.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Dubuque officials move ahead with sledding ban

    DUBUQUE — The Dubuque City Council has voted to move forward on a proposal to limit sledding and other winter recreational activities to two city park ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Ethics board dismisses complaint against state treasurer

    DES MOINES — Iowa’s ethics board on Tuesday dismissed a complaint filed against state Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald over a publicly funded advertising ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Marshalltown police involved in fatal shooting

    MARSHALLTOWN— Police in Marshalltown say officers have shot and fatally injured an armed man.Marshal ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Small city without mayor, city clerk

    LEHIGH — The small central Iowa city of Lehigh is without a mayor and a city clerk. Mayor Mark Johnson said he submitted his resignation letter last w ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Middle school to reopen next month

    RED OAK — Officials say Red Oak Community Middle School will reopen its doors next month, more than four months after flooding shut it down.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:41 am
  • ISA celebrates 50 years at award ceremony

    The Iowa Soybean Association will host its 50th anniversary celebration and the third annual ISA Symposium and Recognition Award Banquet from 5:30 to ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • USDA extends DMP deadline to Dec. 19

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the application deadline for the dairy Margin Protection Program was ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • US says halal food supplier misled Muslims on beef

    CEDAR RAPIDS — A food supplier for several years falsely marketed beef to Muslims around the world as meeting strict halal standards, exporting produc ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Insurance enrollment moves smoothly this year in Iowa

    DES MOINES (AP) — Round two of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul appeared to be moving more smoothly in Iowa as a key deadline approached.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Museum receives 16 baby turtles confiscated at airport

    DUBUQUE — Officials for a Dubuque museum say they’ve received 16 baby turtles that were confiscated at an airport in Alaska. The National Mississippi ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Iowa library to create space for high-tech tools

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A grant from Google will help the Council Bluffs Public Library create a so-called makerspace, where people can make use of high-tech ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Officials find trace of emerald ash borer in southern Iowa

    DES MOINES — Officials monitoring emerald ash borer in Iowa say the destructive tree pest has spread to five more counties, and additional infestation ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • 17-year-old pleads not guilty to vehicular homicide

    SAC CITY — A 17-year-old has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide charges in connection to a fatal car crash in August. Court records show an atto ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Waterloo to buy former Hostess bakery

    WATERLOO — The Waterloo City Council has agreed to purchase a closed Hostess bakery in hopes of ensuring the site’s future development fits in with ot ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Two injured in shooting during store robbery

    DES MOINES (AP) — Des Moines police are investigating a robbery and shooting at a store near Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Police responded to a report of s ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Waterloo may buy idle Hostess factory downtown

    WATERLOO (AP) — The city of Waterloo is considering buying the idle former Hostess plant downtown to encourage development.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Arts educators seek to be part of state standards

    DES MOINES — Fine arts advocates in Iowa are renewing an effort to get music, drama and art included in state education standards.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Organization raises funds for teaching garden

    NORTH LIBERTY — A charity in eastern Iowa says it has raised enough money to build a community teaching garden. The North Liberty Community Pantry rai ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • 1 dead in overnight house fire in Granger

    GRANGER — Firefighters say one person has died in an overnight house fire in Granger.Crews were call ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Chief: Councilman, firefighter save Iowa man

    MAQUOKETA — A fire chief in eastern Iowa says an off-duty firefighter and a city councilman have saved a man in a wheelchair from a burning home. Maqu ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Man shot while checking opossum trap

    OLLIE — Iowa authorities say a 70-year-old man has been hospitalized for a self-inflicted gunshot wound suffered while checking a trap for opossums.Th ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Wrestling coaches assault homeowner

    WEBSTER CITY — Two wrestling coaches for a central Iowa high school have been arrested after police say they broke into a home and attacked the owner.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:57 am
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