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  • Hillary Clinton campaigns with Braley in Iowa

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Iowa Democrats Wednesday to get out the vote for Senate candidate Bruce Braley, stressing that “the choice ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Farm Rescue nonprofit helping 300th Midwest family

    BISMARCK, N.D. — The Farm Rescue nonprofit in the Midwest is helping its 300th family this week.The ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Drake $65M expansion plan moving forward

    DES MOINES — Drake University says it is moving forward with a $65 million project that will include construction of two new buildings, renovation of ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Durant forms committee to cut dog waste in parks

    DURANT— Dogs and other pets may be banned from parks in a small eastern Iowa city if a committee of residents can’t find a solution to reduce animal w ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Police arrest 3 in Iowa liquor store robbery

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Three men have been arrested on suspicion of robbing a liquor store in Cedar Rapids.P ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Officials planning to connect eastern Iowa trails

    IOWA CITY— Officials in two eastern Iowa counties are considering trail expansions that could one day be part of a trail stretching from the Waterloo ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Iowa man faces murder charge in girlfriend's death

    SHENANDOAH — A southwest Iowa man has been charged with first-degree murder in the 2009 death of his girlfriend. The state Department of Public Safety ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Authorities capture Iowa student amid lockdowns

    SIOUX CITY — A 16-year-old student suspected of bringing a gun to his school in northwest Iowa was taken into custody Wednesday following a search for ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Christie helping friends in final midterm stretch By

    DES MOINES — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is returning to Iowa yet again to campaign for a governor who doesn’t need his help, one in a string of me ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Hillary Clinton to campaign with Braley

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Hillary Rodham Clinton will campaign with Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley in Iowa as the election nears. The former first lady ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Commercial air flights returning to Iowa airport

    FORT DODGE — Commercial air flights will return to Fort Dodge with Air Choice One offering trips to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Fort Dodg ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • GOP beefs up early voting in Iowa

    DES MOINES — Using robo-calls from the popular governor, mailers adorned with pictures of Uncle Sam and a small army of door-knocking activists, Iowa  ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Iowa man fired after filming speeding school van

    DUBUQUE — An Iowa man who says he caught a Dubuque school van speeding while transporting students has been fired by a lawn care company.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Jury awards $1.4M in ethanol plant harassment case

    IOWA CITY — A former lab manager at a northeastern Iowa ethanol plant says last week’s $1.4 million verdict in her favor sends a message that workplac ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • DNR looks into manure spill in north-central Iowa

    WILLIAMS — Officials are investigating a manure spill in north-central Iowa caused by a pipeline break. The state Department of Natural Resources says ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Authorities investigate train collision in Osage

    OSAGE — Authorities say they’re investigating the cause of a train collision in Osage involving a grain truck.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Trial starts for Iowa teen accused in boy's death

    LOGAN — A murder trial has begun for an 18-year-old charged in the death of a 5-year-old boy outside a rural home where they were foster children.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Farmers make good progress, Northey says

    DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented on the weekly Iowa crop progress and condition report released by the USDA National ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Blast forces closure of Iowa fertilizer plant

    STACYVILLE — A northern Iowa dry fertilizer plant rocked by an explosion will be closed for a short time.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • James Taylor to appear at rally for Braley

    DES MOINES — James Taylor will appear at a rally for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley in Des Moines on Saturday.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Judge: 17-year-old will be prosecuted as an adult

    SAC CITY — A judge says a 17-year-old facing vehicular homicide charges in the deaths of two teenagers will be prosecuted as an adult.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Democratic attack ads aim to save Senate majority

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Their majority in jeopardy, Senate Democrats unleashed a late-campaign round of attack ads Monday accusing Republicans in key races ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Teen killed in car collision in eastern Iowa

    CALAMUS — Authorities say an 18-year-old has been killed after his vehicle collided with a semi in eastern Iowa.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Attorney in cancer hoax case seeks venue change

    ATLANTIC — The attorney for an Iowa mother accused of lying about her daughter’s cancer diagnosis has requested a change of venue for her trial.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • La Motte farmer raises pumpkins to help charities

    LA MOTTE — Challenged by their pastor to make a $20 gift grow, one eastern Iowa family decided to grow pumpkins.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Biden: Voters can 'stop the march' of tea party

    DAVENPORT — Campaigning in one of the nation’s key U.S. Senate contests, Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that keeping Democratic control of the c ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Iowa’s unemployment rate below average

    DES MOINES —Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate changed to 4.6 percent in September, a 0.1 percent increase from August. The U.S. unemploymen ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Former President Herbert Hoover remembered in Iowa

    WEST BRANCH (AP) — Fifty years ago the funeral for former President Herbert Hoover attracted more than 75,000 people to his hometown of West Branch, I ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Council Bluffs officials to vote on development

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Council Bluffs City Council is set to vote on a proposed development near the city’s riverfront that would include multilevel off ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Police chief to reopen grocery store in Iowa town

    TABOR — The police chief in the small Iowa town of Tabor has agreed to take on another role by reopening the grocery store.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Sioux City schools seeking $45M tax levy

    SIOUX CITY — Sioux City public school district officials are warning that if voters reject a proposed tax levy later this year, the district could be ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • New Iowa clean water rule goes into effect

    DES MOINES — A new Iowa clean water rule designed to increase inspections of livestock farms and provide stricter enforcement when manure spills pollu ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Iowa city considers banning pets from parks

    DURANT — An eastern Iowa city may ban pets from its parks because of complaints about owners failing to pick up after their dogs.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Iowa man gets new bike days after 1st one stolen

    MASON CITY — Two days after an Iowa fast-food worker’s bicycle was stolen from outside the Culver’s restaurant where he worked someone surprised him w ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • NJ Gov. Christie back again in Iowa; 2016 on mind?

    CLIVE — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, returning to Iowa to headline one of the biggest events on the state’s political calendar, criticized Presiden ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Iowa corrections facility escapees back in custody

    WEST UNION — Authorities say three men who walked away from a residential correctional facility in northeast Iowa are back in custody. The state Depar ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Davenport OKs new ordinance on hunting coyotes

    DAVENPORT — The city of Davenport has agreed to let certain residents kill coyotes on their properties.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Dubuque school officials investigate speeding van

    DUBUQUE — Dubuque school officials are investigating an apparently speeding district van caught by another motorist on video. The incident happened Tu ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Amazon to refund Iowa customers over subscription

    DES MOINES— Online retailor Amazon has agreed to refund more than 1,000 Iowa customers over issues regarding a subscription service.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Iowan cleared of theft charge files libel suit

    MASON CITY— A northern Iowa woman whose theft case was dismissed has filed a lawsuit against her former employer, alleging libel and slander.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Iowa universities want more study on job changes

    IOWA CITY — The presidents of Iowa’s three public universities called Thursday for more analysis before moving forward with a consultant’s plans to re ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:51 am
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