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  • Man charged in taxi driver’s death held on $1M bond

    IOWA CITY — A parolee accused of shooting and killing an Iowa City taxi driver last month is being held on $1 million bond. The cash-only bond was set ...
    July 24, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • RAGBRAI route taking riders to Algona after night in Spencer

    SPENCER — Riders on the Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa are headed to Algona on Monday.
    July 24, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Nebraska man stabbed to death in Sioux City, police say

    SIOUX CITY — Iowa authorities say a Nebraska man has been stabbed to death in Sioux City.The attack ...
    July 24, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Iowa restaurants turn to technology to improve business

    DUBUQUE (AP) — With razor-thin profit margins, never-ending competition and ever-expanding overhead costs, tri-state restaurateurs are turning to tech ...
    July 24, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Dubuque finishes portion of flood-mitigation project

    DUBUQUE (AP) — The completion of a $60 million project should mean thousands of eastern Iowa residents will no longer need to fear frequent flooding a ...
    July 24, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Body of missing truck driver found in eastern Iowa river

    INDEPENDENCE — The body of a truck driver who crashed into the Wapsipinicon River near Independence in eastern Iowa has been found.
    July 24, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Iowa officials hope $5.7M development will draw businesses

    COUNCIL BLUFFS (AP) — Officials and merchants in Council Bluffs hope a $5.7 million development in the western Iowa city’s key commercial district may ...
    July 24, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Motorcyclists killed in south Iowa head-on collision

    LINEVILLE — Authorities say two people have died in the head-on collision of their motorcycles in southern Iowa.
    July 24, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Suspect due in court Monday after 9 die in sweltering truck

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Nine people are dead and the death toll could rise after emergency crews pulled dozens of people from a sweltering tractor-trailer ...
    July 24, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Iowa adds 11,200 jobs in June

    DES MOINES — Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 3.2 percent for June. The state’s jobless rate was 3.8 percent one yea ...
    July 24, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • Iowa State Center awarded funding from Arts Midwest Touring Fund

    The Iowa State Center at Iowa State University has been selected to receive funding from Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, generou ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:10 am
  • Dentist takes deal, pleads guilty to drug, gun charges

    DES MOINES — A dentist who operated clinics in West Des Moines and Des Moines has pleaded guilty to drug and gun charges. Court records say Shawn Kerb ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:09 am
  • Special-education services in Iowa may expand after ruling

    DES MOINES (AP) — A judge’s ruling could expand special-education services to thousands of Iowa students.
    July 21, 2017 - 10:09 am
  • Man sentenced to federal prison for child pornography

    DAVENPORT — A Muscatine man has been sentenced to decades in federal prison for possessing and distributing child pornography. The U.S. Attorney’s Off ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:09 am
  • Powerful storms cause damage, flooding in Midwest

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Several hundred people evacuated their homes early Thursday in the small western Wisconsin community of Arcadia as heavy rain sent ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Iowa man found guilty in Mason City double homicide

    FORT DODGE — A Lake Mills man has been found guilty of killing two people and trying to kill another in Mason City last year.
    July 21, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Disaster proclamation issued for storm-ravaged Iowa counties

    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation for four counties in the northeast corner of Iowa that suffered storm dama ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • State board OKs psychiatric hospital in Bettendorf

    ANKENY — A state board has approved construction of a psychiatric hospital in Bettendorf. The Iowa Health Facilities Council voted 4-1 Thursday at its ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Nurse accused of scamming nursing home out of painkillers

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A Council Bluffs woman has been accused of scamming a nursing home out of more than 9,700 painkiller pills while working there. Court ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:09 am
  • Parolee charged with murder in shooting of Iowa cab driver

    IOWA CITY — A parolee has been charged with murder after police say he shot an Iowa City cab driver in the head after a ride.
    July 20, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Iowa sheriff’s office warns of renewed phone scam

    DES MOINES (AP) — Law enforcement officials in central Iowa are warning of a familiar phone scam.The ...
    July 20, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Storms slam into northeast Iowa, damaging homes, buildings

    MCGREGOR — Thunderstorms have powered through northern and northeast Iowa, damaging homes, buildings and crop fields.
    July 20, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Agency: More inmates may be disciplined in Iowa prison fight

    DES MOINES (AP) — About 80 inmates at an Iowa maximum security prison could face disciplinary action in connection to a large fight this month, a far ...
    July 20, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Oskaloosa firefighter injured while battling blaze

    OSKALOOSA — Authorities say a firefighter has been injured while battling a house fire in central Iowa.
    July 20, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • Iowa county lets employees carry guns in parts of courthouse

    SIOUX CITY — Officials in Woodbury county will now allow employees to carry concealed guns to work in the local courthouse and two other county buildi ...
    July 20, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • ‘An American In Paris’ brings beloved movie to stage

    Four-time Tony Award winning musical “An American In Paris” is making a stop in Des Moines during its national tour. The show, which runs through Sund ...
    July 19, 2017 - 11:53 am
  • Trial set for burglary suspect shot by Lee County deputy

    MONTROSE — An August trial has been scheduled for a burglary suspect shot by a Lee County sheriff’s deputy. Court records say Joshua Welborn has plead ...
    July 19, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Murder trial set after woman found competent

    DUBUQUE — A Dubuque woman accused of killing her former husband has again been found competent to stand trial.
    July 19, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Parents drop lawsuit in 2014 death of Iowa patrol detainee

    IOWA CITY (AP) — The parents of a handcuffed detainee killed in a 2014 highway accident after escaping from an Iowa State Patrol car have dropped thei ...
    July 19, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Ex-Iowa seed company exec files $80M lawsuit over his firing

    ADEL — An executive for a prominent Iowa seed company is alleging he was wrongly fired by Iowa’s richest man and deprived his right to acquire $80 mil ...
    July 19, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Area publishing company launches 2018 Contest

    PELLA — This summer, the Write Place — a local publishing and design business — will begin accepting manuscripts from aspiring authors for its fourth ...
    July 19, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Ex-Iowa Senate GOP caucus staffer awarded $2.2M

    DES MOINES — A jury has awarded $2.2 million to a former Iowa Senate Republican caucus aide who sued the state and others for sexual harassment.
    July 19, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Iowa Tuition Grants at $5,650 for new academic year

    DES MOINES — Iowa families looking for ways to help pay for their students’ college costs will want to learn about a key financial aid program, the Io ...
    July 19, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Mental tests ordered for man accused in Iowa senator threats

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A psychiatric evaluation has been ordered for a Nebraska man accused of threatening Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa.
    July 19, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • New law details firings of Iowa public workers for first time

    DES MOINES (AP) — Public employees in Iowa have been fired in recent months for misconduct such as theft, fraud and student mistreatment, according to ...
    July 19, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • The wait is over: 2017 new Iowa State Fair foods announced

    DES MOINES — The Iowa State Fair is known for fun, interesting and delicious food. Each year, a list of new culinary adventures from sweet to salty, t ...
    July 19, 2017 - 9:54 am
  • Officials release names of Waterloo shooting victims

    WATERLOO — Authorities have released the names of two men who were shot — one fatally — in Waterloo. Police say the men were shot in a sport utility v ...
    July 18, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Iowa businessman Fred Hubbell launches campaign for governor

    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa businessman Fred Hubbell has made it official: He’s in the running for governor next year.
    July 18, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • Cedar Falls garbage checked for recyclables

    CEDAR FALLS — A state contractor is poring through garbage in Cedar Falls, looking for recyclables.
    July 18, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Deliberations begin in ex-Iowa GOP caucus staffer’s lawsuit

    DES MOINES — Jurors have begun deliberating a verdict in the sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a former Iowa Senate Republican Caucus aide.
    July 18, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • Judge deciding mayor’s case will review documents

    MUSCATINE — A judge has delayed a decision about the Muscatine mayor’s removal from office until receiving transcripts of private City Council meeting ...
    July 18, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Growing support for Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s acquisition of Oncor

    DALLAS & DES MOINES — Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., announced the support of new Texas stakehol ...
    July 18, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Pickup driver died after collision with police cruiser

    WEST UNION — Authorities say an 83-year-old man has died in a collision with a police cruiser in northeast Iowa.
    July 18, 2017 - 10:44 am