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  • Lawmakers approve minimum wage freeze; some will see pay cuts

    DES MOINES — The Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature on Monday approved a bill that would prohibit local governments from raising minimum hourly wa ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • New guide helps farmland owners with succession

    CLIVE — Peoples Company has just released a new guide full of tips from farmland owners and other experts about how to tackle farmland succession. The ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:27 am
  • Field day will explore cover crops

    LEIGHTON — Practical Farmers of Iowa and farmer Ward Van Dyke — in partnership with Mahaska County Soil and Water Conservation District and Muchakinoc ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:27 am
  • Iowa Senate OKs estimated $1.8M reduction to injured workers

    DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa Senate has approved a bill to overhaul how workers are compensated for on-the-job injuries, sending the measure to Gov. Ter ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • House panel OKs bill to toughen texting and driving

    DES MOINES— A House panel has approved a bill that would toughen Iowa’s regulations for texting and driving.
    March 28, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Remains of Iowa soldier killed in Korean War being returned

    HARLAN — Remains of an Iowa soldier who died in the Korean War are being returned for burial in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. The ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Iowa farmland values inched upward, survey shows

    DES MOINES — A new survey suggests that farmland values in Iowa have inched upward in the past six months. A report from the Iowa Realtors Land Instit ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Judge blocks Iowa governor’s deposition in firing of agent

    DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad praised a judge Monday for ruling that he does not have to face deposition in a lawsuit filed by a fired state a ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Iowa teacher charged with student sex exploitation

    BUSSEY — A southern Iowa teacher has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. Alan Stewart, 61, of Oskaloosa, is charged with sexu ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Ending date announced for three Iowa Lottery scratch games

    CLIVE — As part of its standard procedures, the Iowa Lottery is officially ending sales in three of its instant-scratch games and has established the ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • Mobile device helps keep you informed during severe weather

    How do you check the daily weather forecast? The internet, newspaper, radio, social media and television are great resources. Don’t forget about that ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • Two people killed in southern Iowa collision

    OTTUMWA — Authorities say a semitrailer driver and a teenage boy in a pickup truck have been killed in a southern Iowa collision. The collision occurr ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • New commercial, recreational turtle harvest seasons, catch limits announced

    New commercial and recreational turtle harvest seasons and daily catch limits began March 22.A harve ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Dubuque’s Sugar Ray’s BBQ to close by fall

    DUBUQUE (AP) — For more than two decades, tri-state residents have turned to Sugar Ray’s BBQ when they craved a taste of authentic barbecue.
    March 27, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Underwood city workers getting new home

    UNDERWOOD — City workers are moving into a new home in Underwood. The new location offers more space to workers and more access for the eastern Pottaw ...
    March 27, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Sioux City police officer hurt when pickup hits his SUV

    SIOUX CITY — A Sioux City police officer is recovering after his patrol vehicle was broadsided by a pickup truck. The Sioux City Journal reports that ...
    March 27, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Judge blocks Iowa governor’s deposition in firing of agent

    DES MOINES — A judge says Gov. Terry Branstad doesn’t have to testify under oath in a lawsuit filed by a fired Division of Criminal Investigation agen ...
    March 27, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Iowa’s largest community solar project successful

    CEDAR FALLS — Iowa’s largest community solar power project is celebrating its successful operations in Cedar Falls. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier r ...
    March 27, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • 2 abuse cases, 2 very different responses by Iowa lawmakers

    DES MOINES (AP) — The death of a 16-year-old Iowa girl has led to finger-pointing at the Legislature, and it’s an indication of how much has changed i ...
    March 27, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Iowa medical student completes paramedic rotation

    SIOUX CITY (AP) — Huda Jarmakani’s heart began to race when she heard the rig she had been assigned to was being paged out to a patient in cardiac arr ...
    March 27, 2017 - 10:37 am
  • Iowa residents with disabilities face Medicaid cuts

    FONTANELLE (AP) — Jana Criswell was standing by Jamie Campbell’s wheelchair, feeding him a barbecue-chicken sandwich when the phone rang in Campbell’s ...
    March 27, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Payment unknown for Black Hawk County bridge repair

    WATERLOO — Black Hawk County officials are struggling to decide how to pay for the replacement of a bridge crossing the Cedar River without raising pr ...
    March 27, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • 81-year-old organ repairman lives out dream in Iowa

    BUFFALO (AP) — Perhaps the most striking thing about organ repair isn’t the sight of lead alloy pipes reaching for the ceiling, nor the sheer number o ...
    March 27, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Drake Head Start program accepting applications

    Parents can now submit applications for the Fall 2017 Drake University Head State program at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Newton.
    March 24, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Woman pleads guilty to stealing from vehicle dealership

    CLEAR LAKE — A woman accused of stealing from a Clear Lake vehicle dealership has pleaded guilty.Onl ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • Muscatine council opens hearing on removing mayor

    MUSCATINE — The Muscatine City Council has begun a hearing on removing the mayor.The council opened ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • Davenport man pleads not guilty in shooting death

    DAVENPORT — A Davenport man has pleaded not guilty in a February shooting death in the front yard of a home. David Levy Jr., 27, pleaded not guilty Th ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • GOP lawmaker seeks investigation following Iowa girl’s death

    DES MOINES (AP) — A Republican lawmaker who leads a legislative oversight committee says he’s launching an investigation into how Iowa handles child p ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • Police find two bodies in central Iowa home

    BOONE — State agents are helping local officers investigate the deaths of two people whose bodies were found inside a home in Boone.
    March 24, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Iowa man gets 30 years for hit-and-run fatal accident

    ANKENY — A drunken Iowa driver who walked away from a fatal crash has been given 30 years in prison.
    March 24, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Driver, student injured in Iowa collision of school buses

    LONG GROVE — Authorities say a driver and a student were injured in a collision of two school buses in eastern Iowa’s Scott County.
    March 23, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • Iowa Senate rejects ban on traffic cameras, backs new rules

    DES MOINES — The Iowa Senate has approved a bill that would impose new rules for traffic enforcement cameras, but lawmakers rejected a proposed ban on ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • Waterloo police officer on leave after DUI arrest

    WATERLOO — A Waterloo police officer has been placed on administrative leave after she was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk and causing a crash. ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • Iowa victims group opposing bill on domestic abuse sentences

    DES MOINES (AP) — A bill that would set mandatory minimum prison sentences for repeat domestic abuse offenders in Iowa is drawing opposition from an u ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Court orders new trial saying black jurors wrongly removed

    DES MOINES (AP) — A Davenport man should get another trial because prosecutors removed the only two black people from the prospective jury pool violat ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Prosecutors: Davenport man had marijuana mailed to him

    DAVENPORT — Officials say they didn’t have a hard tracking down a would-be marijuana dealer in Davenport. That’s because, they say, he received 10 pou ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Senate panel OKs bill banning local minimum wage increases

    DES MOINES (AP) — A Senate committee has approved a bill that would ban local governments from raising the minimum hourly wage in Iowa, effectively ca ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • Another Iowa hospital closing psychiatric care unit

    OSKALOOSA — Another Iowa hospital is closing its inpatient psychiatric care unit. Mahaska Health Partnership Chief Executive Officer Jay Christensen s ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Judge OKs sale of Marshalltown hospital to UnityPoint

    MARSHALLTOWN (AP) — One of the state’s largest hospital chains has gained approval to buy Marshalltown’s struggling hospital for nearly $12 million.
    March 22, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • Ex-treasurer accused of stealing from Webster County Dems

    FORT DODGE — A former treasurer of the Webster County Democrats Central Committee is accused of stealing more than $10,000 from it. Online court reco ...
    March 22, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Authorities ID man whose body was found after fire

    DES MOINES — Des Moines authorities have released the name of a man whose body was found in a burned-out residential garage.
    March 22, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • Iowa Senate approves bill that would allow fireworks

    DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa Senate has approved a bill that would allow the sale of fireworks in the state beyond novelties like sparklers.
    March 22, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • Boy leaps into arms of mother, officer to escape fire

    DUBUQUE (AP) — Authorities say a police officer and a boy’s mother coaxed the 7-year-old into jumping from a second-story window into their arms so he ...
    March 22, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • Message system vendor says human error led to false alert

    DES MOINES — A contractor for the state says one of its employees incorrectly entered information into a federal public alert system, leading to an em ...
    March 22, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Cedar Rapids developer purchases former brewery in Dubuque

    DUBUQUE (AP) — A developer has bought a historic, crumbling former brewery in Dubuque with plans to save the local landmark that was once among the la ...
    March 22, 2017 - 10:38 am
  • Officials seek killer of 2 bald eagles in Iowa

    LEHIGH — Officials are looking for the killer of two bald eagles in central Iowa’s Webster County. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investi ...
    March 22, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • Ex-Iowa attorney pleads guilty to 11 counts of mail fraud

    DAVENPORT — A disbarred Iowa attorney sought for years by the FBI before finally being arrested has pleaded guilty to 11 federal counts of mail fraud. ...
    March 22, 2017 - 9:56 am