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  • Woman gets probation and order to repay stolen money

    ORANGE CITY — A northwest Iowa woman has been given probation and an order to repay more than $19,000 she stole from her former employer.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Former Iowa Wesleyan nursing students win lawsuit

    MOUNT PLEASANT — A southeast Iowa jury has awarded seven former nursing students of Iowa Wesleyan University in Mount Pleasant $75,000 each after the ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Utility company builds solar panel garden

    CEDAR FALLS — Cedar Falls Utilities is constructing a garden of solar panels on the western side of the city as part of a project for its customers. M ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Man convicted of 2 murders kills himself in prison

    CORALVILLE — The Department of Corrections said a man convicted last month of two murders in southern Iowa has killed himself in prison. The agency sa ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Iowa Senate OKs bill to dismantle Medicaid privatization

    DES MOINES (AP) — Plans to switch Iowa’s $4.2 billion Medicaid program into private management would be on indefinite hold under legislation passed Th ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Sioux City judge confirmed to Iowa federal court

    SIOUX CITY — A U.S. magistrate from Sioux City has been approved to serve as a judge on one of Iowa’s federal courts.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Man convicted of robbery gets sentence rehearing

    DES MOINES — A man serving up to 30 years in prison for robbing a Coralville western wear store at knifepoint in 2009 won an appeal of his sentence We ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Demolition of 80-year-old Louisa County jail postponed

    WAPELLO — The Louisa County Board of Supervisors has informally agreed to postpone the pending demolition of the 80-year-old county jail building. The ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Man arrested after pursuit, shots fired

    DES MOINES (AP) — Des Moines police say an officer fired at a man who was driving toward him, but no one was injured.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Webster County unrolls next phase of courthouse security

    FORT DODGE — Security cameras and access control doors will be installed in the Webster County Courthouse in the next phase of security improvements i ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Two women sentenced in staged bank robbery case

    SIOUX CITY — Two women accused of staging a bank robbery in Sioux City have each been sentenced to five years in prison. Heaven Zevenbergen, 19, and 1 ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Doctor fined for authorizing online prescriptions

    DAVENPORT — An eastern Iowa doctor accused of prescribing medication to strangers online has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Groups gather at Capitol to push for criminal justice reform

    DES MOINES (AP) — Civil rights groups made their case Wednesday for legislation that would focus on reforming Iowa’s criminal justice system, though t ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • High court to consider state’s ban on voting by felons

    IOWA CITY — In a major voting rights case, the Iowa Supreme Court will consider whether to relax the state’s lifetime ban on voting by convicted felon ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Newton jury finds man guilty of aiding in wife’s murder

    NEWTON — A Newton jury has convicted a man of helping his mother stab his wife to death in 2013. Jurors handed over the verdict Tuesday afternoon find ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Senate OKs 4 percent hike in future K-12 school budget

    DES MOINES — The Democratic-controlled Iowa Senate has passed legislation that would establish future state aid for K-12 schools, though the funding r ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • College to hire shooting coach despite alumni objection

    INDIANOLA — An Iowa college is sticking with its decision to hire a full-time coach for its shooting sports club, despite opposition from alumni and o ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • County searches for storage for up to 700,000 documents

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County will soon have to find a new home for thousands of court documents that are being stored in a rented space. The city of Ced ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Some Republicans announce support for medical marijuana bill

    DES MOINES (AP) — Some Republican House lawmakers announced their support Tuesday for new legislation that would create a system for manufacturing, di ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Fire crews find body in southeast Iowa house fire

    FAIRFIELD — Authorities are investigating a weekend house fire that left one man dead in southeast Iowa. Officials with the Fairfield Police Departmen ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Dozens of domestic abusers guilty of violating Iowa gun ban

    IOWA CITY — Dozens of Iowa residents have been convicted of violating a state law that bans domestic abusers from owning guns in the five years it’s b ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Event about skilled labor in Iowa scheduled for April

    DES MOINES — An event in Des Moines about increasing skilled labor in Iowa has been scheduled for April.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Teen dies, 2 injured in single car crash in eastern Iowa

    ELDRIDGE — A fiery single-vehicle accident in eastern Iowa left one teen dead and two others injured.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Iowa boarding school investigation to take weeks

    KEOKUK — It could take several weeks to decide whether to bring charges related to child abuse allegations at an Iowa boarding school for troubled tee ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Body found in home after man resists rescue from fire

    DES MOINES — Police say the body of a man who resisted officers’ rescue attempts has been found inside a fire-damaged Des Moines home. The officers we ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Former retail stores being converted to storage businesses

    DAVENPORT (AP) — Another former big box retail store in Davenport has been converted into a self-service storage center.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Man convicted of threatening judges sentenced to prison

    IOWA FALLS — An Iowa Falls man accused of threatening to cut the throats of judges in Eldora during a call to an office of the U.S. Department of Just ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • City officials considering unpopular fire cuts

    DAVENPORT — The fire department cuts Davenport officials are considering aren’t very popular.Some re ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Boy pleads to manslaughter in sister’s death

    WATERLOO — A 15-year-old Waterloo boy accused of fatally shooting his older sister has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Documents show Iowa has backlog of criminal appeal cases

    DES MOINES — The Iowa attorney general’s office has gained approval to temporarily hire lawyers to deal with a backlog of criminal appeal cases that h ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Des Moines police to install cameras in troubled area

    DES MOINES — Des Moines police say they will install nine security cameras in a downtown bar and restaurant district following a November shooting tha ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Woman, 2 kids hospitalized after mobile home blaze

    CEDAR FALLS — A woman and two children have been hospitalized after being rescued from a burning mobile home in Cedar Falls.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:06 am