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  • Lt. Gov. Reynolds launches statewide ‘Stories of Women’s Lives Tour’

    Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced she is embarking upon a statewide tour to celebrate “National Women’s History Month” in March. The Lt. Governor wi ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • House panel OKs bill that would legalize more fireworks

    DES MOINES — A House panel has approved a bill that would legalize the sale of more fireworks in Iowa, a move that echoes action in the Senate.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Cancer hoax mother faces nearly $33,000 in restitution

    ATLANTIC — A southwest Iowa mother convicted in a cancer hoax involving her 5-year-old daughter must make restitution totaling nearly $33,000,
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • USDA grants nearly $1.5M to Iowa for flood recovery

    DES MOINES — The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to grant nearly $1.5 million in disaster funding to Iowa to aid with flood recovery projects.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Former board member seeks to block closure of school

    GLADBROOK — A former board member for an Iowa school district seeks to block the closure of one of its three schools. The Board of Education at Gladbr ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Mechanical problem forces team plane to return to airport

    WATERLOO — A mechanical problem forced a charter plane carrying the Evansville University men’s basketball team to turn around and land in Waterloo.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Lawmakers try to find compromise on education funding

    DES MOINES — At odds over education funding, Iowa lawmakers began meeting Thursday to attempt to find a compromise.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Senate panel approves different broadband bill

    DES MOINES — The path to passing Gov. Terry Branstad’s highly promoted broadband legislation took an unexpected turn Thursday when a Senate economic g ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • Soldier accused of leaving US Army post arrested

    ELDRIDGE — A Davenport soldier accused of abandoning his U.S. Army post has been arrested after the car he was in went off the road in eastern Iowa.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • School bullying legislation advances

    DES MOINES — Legislation aimed at reducing school bullying in Iowa advanced in the Legislature on Wednesday, but it remains unclear if it will have en ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • State details plan to use private firms to manage Medicaid

    DES MOINES — Turning Iowa’s Medicaid program over to private operators will save money and improve service, a top state official said Wednesday, but l ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Woman accused of being drunk on hand sanitizer

    WEST DES MOINES — Authorities say they arrested an Iowa woman accused of being drunk on hand sanitizer and kicking her daughter. Jennifer Jane Olney, ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Girl shot in head by teen with rifle

    VINTON — Police have identified a 14-year-old Vinton girl who was flown to an Iowa City hospital after being shot by another teen handling a rifle. Vi ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Police release names of 2 found dead in Cedar Rapids

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Authorities have identified the man and woman found dead in a Cedar Rapids home in what they believe was a murder-suicide. Cedar Rapids ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Urbandale district finds no links in suicides of 2 students

    URBANDALE — Officials have found no links between the suicides of two students at a school in suburban Des Moines.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Iowa Senate, House approve 10-cent fuel tax increase

    DES MOINES — After years of conflict over whether to increase the state fuel tax to pay for road improvements, the Iowa Legislature gave bipartisan su ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Suicide attempt reveals safety gaps at Iowa mental hospital

    MOUNT PLEASANT — A state-run mental hospital in Iowa fired three workers because administrators say the three didn’t act quickly enough when they noti ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Iowa Senate OKs bills on minimum wage, wage theft

    DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa Senate voted Tuesday to raise the state’s minimum wage and try to curtail cases of wage theft.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Iowa Senate, House approve 10-cent fuel tax increase

    DES MOINES — The Iowa Legislature has approved a 10-cent increase to the state fuel tax to help pay for road improvements.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Goat farmers, producers handle increased demand

    MADRID (AP) — Buying two goats in August 2008 was little more than an experiment for farmer Paula Olson and some entertainment for her daughters.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Sioux City man pleads guilty in 2014 shooting

    SIOUX CITY — A 32-year-old man from Sioux City has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in a man’s nonfatal shooting last year.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Iowa Senate panel to review changes to anti-bullying bill

    DES MOINES — An Iowa Senate panel on Monday discussed several proposed changes to Gov. Terry Branstad’s bill on anti-bullying efforts in schools, incl ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • US Supreme Court rejects appeal from ex-officer

    DES MOINES — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a panel of judges’ decision that a former Des Moines officer was given a sentence that was ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Authorities ID woman, 2 children killed in house fire

    FORT DODGE — Authorities have released the names of a woman and two young children who were killed in a house fire in Fort Dodge. Officials with the F ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • 25-year-old inmate serving life sentence dies

    IOWA CITY — Authorities say a 25-year-old inmate serving a life sentence for first-degree murder has died in eastern Iowa.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Eastern Iowa Airport to launch conservation efforts

    CEDAR RAPIDS — The Eastern Iowa Airport has announced the implementation of two conservation initiatives developed by the University of Iowa and Iowa ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • awmakers may vote on fuel tax increase Tuesday

    DES MOINES — A plan to raise Iowa’s fuel tax to pay for road improvements could come up for votes in the state Legislature as early as Tuesday.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Developer converts historic Waterloo hotel into loft space

    WATERLOO — A developer has converted a long-vacant Waterloo hotel dating to 1913 into eight residential lofts.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Iowa sisters search for urn containing their father’s ashes

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Two sisters in Iowa have asked for help in their search for a keychain urn that holds some of their father’s ashes.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Presnall appointed to DMACC board of directors

    ANKENY — Dennis Presnall, Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and Senior Vice President-Secretary of Farm Bu ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Men accused of fish tournament cheating

    CLEAR LAKE — Two northern Iowa men are in trouble for telling a fish story that state officials say may not be true. The Iowa Department of Natural Re ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Ducks, warm weather limit ice skating options

    DAVENPORT — A group of ducks is being blamed for helping limit the ice skating options in Davenport so far this winter.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Lawsuit over planned sports complex reaches trial

    DUBUQUE — The trial over plans to develop a sports complex at the “Field of Dreams” movie site in eastern Iowa is underway. Neighboring landowners fil ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Gov. Branstad’s cannabis oil idea faces roadblocks

    DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad’s suggestion that Iowa residents could one day head to neighboring Illinois to buy cannabis oil has major legislative ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Man found dead in street suspected victim of hit-and-run

    DES MOINES — Des Moines police say they believe a man found dead in a city street early Saturday is the victim of a hit-and-run incident.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Women’s prison inmates donate hair for cancer wigs

    MITCHELLVILLE — At least 17 women in prison at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville are donating some of their hair to be used ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:57 am
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