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  • Spring walleye netting season sets record

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ spring fish spawning season is over and Iowa’s two walleye hatcheries are filled to capacity as netting crew ...
    May 3, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • 57 percent of Iowa corn crop planted

    DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented Monday on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultur ...
    May 3, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • REG further expands logistics, storage

    AMES — Renewable Energy Group, Inc. announced Monday the Company’s Danville, Ill. operation now has more than 14 million gallons of tank capacity to s ...
    May 3, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • ‘Book of Mormon’ starts next chapter of national tour in Des Moines

    One of Broadway’s most popular touring shows is returning to the Des Moines Civic Center today for an eight-show engagement.
    May 3, 2016 - 11:55 am
  • Former officer gets suspended sentence in sex case

    DUBUQUE — A former Dubuque police officer who had sex with a 14-year-old he met online has been given a suspended prison sentence of 10 years. Kyle Cr ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Bald eagles find home in refuge around northeast Iowa

    LANSING (AP) — An area in northeast Iowa has become a home for bald eagles as numbers of the predatory bird continue to grow around Lansing.
    May 3, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Study calls Dubuque County vulnerable for another rail spill

    DUBUQUE (AP) — A recent Iowa rail safety study says Dubuque County remains vulnerable to crude oil or biofuels spills more than a year after several r ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • 24-year-old man dies in house fire

    MASON CITY — A 24-year-old man has died in a Mason City house fire that was started by unattended food cooking on a stove.
    May 3, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Former doctor, wife, face lawsuit over assets

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A lawsuit filed for more than a dozen people alleges a former Council Bluffs doctor shifted assets to his wife so he wouldn’t have to ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Veterans looking for ways to save World War I cannon

    SIOUX CITY — Some veterans have given themselves a new mission: restore the cannon at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City.
    May 3, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Iowa dental school apologizes for laughing gas mix-up

    IOWA CITY — More than 120 children may have received too much laughing gas during recent procedures at a University of Iowa clinic, the school said Mo ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Woman pleads not guilty to theft from charity group

    VENTURA — A northern Iowa woman accused of stealing from a breast cancer charity group has pleaded not guilty.
    May 2, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Man charged with vehicular homicide in crash

    DES MOINES — A 31-year-old pickup driver has been charged with vehicular homicide in the crash death of a woman in Polk County.
    May 2, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Center for abused children raising $2 million to expand

    SIOUX CITY — A center for abused children in Sioux City is raising $2 million for an expansion project.
    May 2, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Police: Two US missionaries found slain in rural Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican police said Sunday that two U.S. missionaries were found slain in a rural area of the Caribbean island that has long ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Officials raise concerns about threats to Iowa trees

    BURLINGTON — City officials in Burlington are concerned about the city’s trees following a wave of plant diseases and unusually wet weather in recent ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Proposed hog processing plant draws opposition

    MASON CITY — A proposed hog-processing plant in northern Iowa is drawing opposition from some residents. More than 40 people met at a Mason City park ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Lawmakers put aside philosophical differences on budget

    DES MOINES — To adjourn the legislative session, Iowa lawmakers had to settle disagreements over Planned Parenthood and state employee salaries that d ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Man convicted in murder says he needed interpreter

    WATERLOO — A man convicted in a fatal Waterloo shooting now says he only understood about half of his trial and needed an interpreter. Rodolfo Gonzale ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Lawmakers to return to Capitol for more budget talks

    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa lawmakers attempting to finish up the legislative session are returning to the Capitol after failing to reach compromise on sev ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Man gets 20 years for robbery, stabbing

    CLARION — A 33-year-old man has been given 20 years in prison for a violent robbery in Wright County.
    April 29, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Man takes plea deal in fatal shooting case

    OTTUMWA — A man accused in a fatal Ottumwa shooting has pleaded guilty to several charges. Dustin McDanel, 25, pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary ma ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Iowa regent directs furniture company that won no-bid deal

    IOWA CITY — A prominent regent failed to publicly disclose that she was a paid director for a national furniture company before its local distributor ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Father of Council Bluffs crash victim testifies in court

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — The father of a Council Bluffs woman who was killed in a hit-and-run crash has addressed members of the Congress, speaking about losi ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • City water works switches on nitrate removal system

    DES MOINES — The water utility serving a half a million customers in central Iowa including the city of Des Moines says it has switched on its nitrate ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Work begins on downtown Burlington lighting project

    BURLINGTON — Work has begun on a lighting project in downtown Burlington that will illuminate six church steeples and a wedding venue.
    April 29, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Legislators agree on oversight bill for boarding schools

    DES MOINES — Iowa will have clear regulatory authority over private boarding schools in the state under a legislative deal reached Thursday that also ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Texas man in Iowa to face lotto jackpot fraud charges

    DES MOINES — A Texas man accused of helping a lottery computer manager in Iowa collect jackpots from rigged lottery games gave up a yearlong extraditi ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Dubuque considers aiding redevelopment of local church

    DUBUQUE (AP) — Members of the Dubuque City Council will consider supporting an effort to turn a former Catholic church campus into apartments for form ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Wrong-way driver was drunk during crash that killed four

    DES MOINES (AP) — A 25-year-old man was very drunk and traveling at more than 100 mph when he drove the wrong way on a busy interstate last month and ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:41 am
  • Iowa simplifies voting rights restoration form for felons

    DES MOINES — The application form that convicted felons in Iowa must complete to seek restoration of their voting rights in Iowa has been made simpler ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Opponents of oil pipeline holding 500-mile relay

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Plains American Indians and others are taking part in a 500-mile spiritual relay to show their opposition to a proposed $3.8 ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Police charge man after finding 62 ducks in van

    IOWA CITY — Police have charged an Iowa City man after they found 62 ducks crowded in an abandoned van.
    April 28, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Police: 17-year-old fatally shot in Des Moines

    DES MOINES — Authorities say a 17-year-old boy has been killed by gunfire in Des Moines.Police say o ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Lawmakers OK bill with no money for building repairs

    DES MOINES (AP) — An infrastructure bill passed Wednesday in the Iowa Legislature does not include designated funding for three state buildings with s ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Flood warnings issued for northwest Iowa rivers

    SIOUX CITY — Heavy rainfall over the past two days in northwest Iowa has swollen area rivers with storm runoff.
    April 28, 2016 - 10:41 am
  • Two Kansas men plead guilty in Iowa slaying

    NODAWAY — Two Kansas men have pleaded guilty in what authorities say was the drug-related slaying of an Iowa man.
    April 28, 2016 - 10:41 am
  • Attempt to revive talks on medical marijuana fails

    DES MOINES — An attempt to revive talks on legislation that would expand medical marijuana access in Iowa has failed in the state House. The Republica ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Funding for Monarch Butterfly habitat available to Iowa farmers

    DES MOINES — Iowa agricultural producers who want to increase habitat for Monarch butterflies on their land now have opportunities to receive funding ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • Mason City man killed in crash while changing flat tire

    NASHUA — A Mason City man who stopped to change a flat tire on the shoulder of a highway has died after being hit by a pickup truck. Twenty-one-year-o ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:20 am
  • Iowa House OKs bill on changes to Des Moines water utility

    DES MOINES — Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled House have passed a budget bill that could change decision-making within a Des Moines utility that ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • Lawmakers form special committees amid budget talks

    DES MOINES (AP) — Members of the Iowa Legislature continue to negotiate on a series of bills that will make up the next state budget.
    April 27, 2016 - 10:20 am
  • Woman named accessory in shooting arrested

    LE MARS— Sioux Falls police say a 26-year-old woman has been arrested in Le Mars in connection to a man wanted on a warrant issued in a Sioux Falls ho ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • Man sentenced to 32 years for strangling wife

    CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man has been 32 years in prison for strangling his wife. Online court records say 45-year-old Shawn Crowley pleaded guil ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • Failed Iowa vote on medical marijuana highlights challenges

    DES MOINES — An attempt in the Iowa Legislature to expand medical marijuana access in the state may have reached its end this session with a failed vo ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • Teen convicted of killing mom facing crucial hearing

    OSAGE — A placement hearing is scheduled May 6 for a teenager convicted of killing his mother at their Osage home more than four years ago. Prosecutor ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • Trial delayed for man accused of killing mother, grandmother

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A competency hearing and murder trial for a 30-year-old man charged with killing his mother and grandmother in Council Bluffs have be ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:19 am