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  • Reynolds faces spotlight in rise to Iowa governor

    DES MOINES (AP) — For six years as lieutenant governor, Kim Reynolds has traveled throughout Iowa alongside the governor she described as her mentor a ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Child killed in central Iowa house fire

    PERRY — Firefighters say a child has died in a fire at a rural central Iowa house.The fire was repor ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Man convicted of killing girlfriend gets 40 years

    VINTON — A Benton County man convicted of killing his girlfriend has been given 40 years in prison.D ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Historic ballroom on market for $2.6M

    WEST DES MOINES — A nearly 80-year-old concert and event venue is for sale in West Des Moines. The owner of the Val Air Ballroom is asking $2.6 millio ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Bones found in Des Moines lake are human

    DES MOINES — Police say the bones found in a Des Moines lake are human.A police spokesman said Thurs ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:26 am
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    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • Audit finds discrepancies in spending, deposits

    RIVERTON — A state audit of financial records for Riverton in southwest Iowa has discovered nearly $331,000 in improper or unsupported spending and co ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • IDNR State Forestry Nursery offers specialty packet for December

    DES MOINES – Add some special interest to your winter landscape, or maybe the yard of someone on your gift-giving list, with the Winter Wonderland spe ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Woman found competent for trial in ex’s death

    DUBUQUE — A judge has determined that a Dubuque woman is now mentally fit enough to stand trial for the beating death of her ex-husband.
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • Voters approve $14.5M bond issue for college security

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — Voters have approved a bond issue aimed at improving safety and security at Iowa Western Community College.
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • Reynolds to appear at rally with Trump

    DES MOINES (AP) — Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds is cutting short a family vacation to appear alongside Gov. Terry Branstad at an Iowa rally for President-elec ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • State argues against lawsuit over officers’ ticketing power

    DES MOINES — The state of Iowa says it would damage public safety if the state were forced to refund traffic fines and remove wrongful convictions fro ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • City sets election to replace mayor who quit

    HARTLEY— People who want to be mayor of Hartley in northwest Iowa have until Dec. 16 to apply.The Ha ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • Branstad’s move to China means Iowa’s first female governor

    DES MOINES (AP) — The likely departure of the nation’s longest-serving governor to accept an appointment as U.S. ambassador to China means Iowa could ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Dental chain settles federal whistleblower lawsuit

    DES MOINES — An Iowa dental office chain has settled a whistleblower lawsuit alleging Medicaid fraud.
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • Iowa DNR announces 2017 hunting, fishing licenses on sale Dec. 15

    Iowans can start buying 2017 resident hunting, fishing and other licenses on Dec. 15. Licenses purchased for 2016 expire on Jan. 10.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • 30th annual Live Nativity returns to Grinnell

    Grinnell First Friends Church’s 30th annual Live Nativity, featuring live Biblical characters and animals that portray the Christmas story, w ill be p ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Woman sentenced for using veteran’s ID to get VA loan

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A southwest Iowa woman has been imprisoned for using a veteran’s name and military service information to falsely obtain a Department ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Three missing teens found dead in wreckage

    OSCEOLA — Authorities in southern Iowa say that three missing teens have been found dead in rural Clarke County.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Branstad’s move to China means Iowa’s first female governor

    DES MOINES (AP) — The likely departure of the nation’s longest-serving governor to accept an appointment as U.S. ambassador to China means Iowa could ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Officer won’t be charged in shooting that paralyzed man

    IOWA CITY (AP) — A white police officer will not be charged in a shooting that left an unarmed black motorist paralyzed and sparked protests in Iowa’s ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Trial set for man charged in two slayings

    MASON CITY — A January trial has been scheduled for a man accused of killing two people and trying to kill another in Mason City. Peter Veal, 30 of La ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • School board member arrested in sex abuse case

    WEBSTER CITY — Webster City police say a local school board has been arrested and charged in a sex abuse case.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Ex-owners of bar plead guilty to tax fraud

    DES MOINES — The former owners of a West Des Moines bar have pleaded guilty to tax fraud charges. Prosecutors say the charges against 66-year-old Jame ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Cattle producers invited to leadership summit

    AMES — Cattle producers and friends of the industry are invited to attend the Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit on Friday and Saturday. The event ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Iowans encouraged to consider an Iowa-grown Christmas tree

    DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey again encouraged Iowans to consider choosing a fresh, Iowa-grown Christmas tree to decorate th ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Jury selection set to begin for homicide trial

    SIOUX CITY — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday for the trial of a Sioux City man accused of a fatal stabbing.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Tuition to rise 2 percent next year at three universities

    CEDAR FALLS — Thousands of undergraduates at Iowa’s three public universities will pay at least 2 percent more in tuition next year — and maybe an add ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • FBI seizes data that may be connected to Sioux City probe

    SIOUX CITY(AP) — The FBI has seized computer data connected to a federal investigation into Sioux City’s emitting improperly treated sewage with high ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Judge rejects whistleblower claim in regulator's firing

    DES MOINES — A judge has rejected claims by an Iowa regulator who alleged he was fired for blowing the whistle on a gas station chain's misleading pri ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • GOP-majority eliminates economic growth committee

    DES MOINES — The Republican-controlled Iowa Senate has eliminated a committee that focused on economic growth, and the decision has sparked criticism ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Trump not saying what he’ll do about pipeline

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a “top p ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Naked man charged in connection with death probe

    HIAWATHA — A naked man who led police to find a dead body in Hiawatha is accused of breaking into and trying to burn down a church.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Branstad to meet with Trump amid new job speculation

    DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday said he will meet with President-elect Donald Trump this week amid speculation the Iowa governor could ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Man gets 10 years for sexual abuse of house guest

    CHARLES CITY — A northern Iowa man has been given 10 years in prison for sexually abusing a house guest.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Tickets to the Wellmark Family Series in Des Moines on sale

    DES MOINES — Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that tickets to all six shows in the Wellmark Family Series — “Frog and Toad,” “Mother ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Iowa 4-H Foundation announces scholarships for 2017

    The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced applications are now available for the 4-H scholarship program. more than 90 scholarship opportunities valued at ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • ISU Students to present concepts for Maytag Campus

    AMES — Fifth-year seniors and graduate students from Iowa State University’s landscape architecture department will present revised concepts on how th ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Mother of toddler who shot himself gets probation

    DUBUQUE — The mother of a Dubuque toddler who shot himself in the face has been given five years of probation.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Gun-rights backers vow to ‘go on offense’ during Trump years

    IOWA CITY (AP) — Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump’s campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweep ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Council sets vote on appointed board term limits

    MASON CITY — The council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the mayor’s proposal to impose term limits on appointed board and commission members in Mason ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Couple killed in crash involving semi

    PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg couple has been killed in a crash involving a semitrailer truck in northeastern Iowa. Dennis Bartels, 75, and 73-year-old ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Mountain bike group plans ‘roller coaster’ trail system

    ASBURY — A mountain bike group is leading the effort to build more than two miles of dirt trails through wooded land in the eastern Iowa city of Asbur ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Officer charged with domestic assault

    CLEAR LAKE — A Clear Lake police officer has been charged with misdemeanor domestic assault.Court re ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 10:57 am