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  • Most of state has adequate moisture, ag secretary says

    DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented recently on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricult ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Branstad has no intention of joining Trump ticket

    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad says he has no intention of becoming Donald Trump’s running mate.
    June 28, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Man tried to hire someone to kill business associate

    NORTH LIBERTY — Authorities say a 36-year-old North Liberty man tried to hire someone to kill a business associate and his family. North Liberty polic ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Data shows 170 motor vehicle deaths so far in 2016

    DES MOINES — New data from the Iowa Department of Transportation shows 42 more people have died on Iowa roads in 2016 than at the same time last year.
    June 28, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Rifle, shotgun stolen from back of police vehicle

    MASON CITY — Mason City police say someone stole a rifle and shotgun from an unmarked police vehicle. Police Chief Jeff Brinkley says the weapons were ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Culver takes No. 2 spot for Des Moines YMCA

    DES MOINES — The Greater Des Moines YMCA has hired former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver to help raise money.
    June 28, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Officers fatally shot armed man, state agency says

    BOONE— Iowa authorities say local officers have fatally shot a man who aimed a gun at them in Boone. The Iowa Department of Public Safety said in a ne ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Students work to preserve endangered turtles

    CEDAR FALLS (AP) — University of Northern Iowa students studying Iowa’s rarest reptile aren’t just reading about them. They’re gathering information t ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Man convicted in mall murder moved to max-security prison

    FORT MADISON — A man convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of a woman at a central Iowa shopping mal ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Girl accidentally shot; 14-year-old boy faces charge

    DES MOINES — Authorities say a 14-year-old boy faces a charge in what appears to be the accidental shooting of a girl in Des Moines. Medics and office ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Prep baseball coach suspended after OWI incident

    DUNLAP — A western Iowa baseball coach has been suspended following an allegation that he was drunk at a game.
    June 27, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Man holding rifle shot by police officers

    OTTUMWA — The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says a man has been shot and injured by Ottumwa police officers. A DCI news release says Ottumwa ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Women to drop lawsuit on hair braiding in Iowa amid new law

    DES MOINES— Two women challenging Iowa’s regulation on African-style hair braiding plan to drop a lawsuit they filed last year because of an upcoming ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Person biking for charity killed by car

    WEST LIBERTY — The Iowa State Patrol says a bicyclist participating in the third annual “pEDaling for Pancreatic Cancer” fundraiser was killed after b ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Police chief disciplined over lewd images loses job

    DENISON — A western Iowa police chief who’d been disciplined for lewd and offensive computer images has lost his job.
    June 24, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Record rainfall recorded for day in Waterloo

    WATERLOO — The National Weather Service says Waterloo saw record rainfall this week. Waterloo saw 2.91 inches of rain on Wednesday. The weather servic ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Three suspects charged in vandalism string

    LITTLE ROCK — Three suspects have been charged in a string of vandalism throughout Lyon County.Jorda ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Fire destroys home in Moorland

    MOORLAND — Fire has destroyed a Moorland home in central Iowa.The fire was reported around 10:30 a.m ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Police say bicyclist dies along trail in Clive

    CLIVE — Police say a bicyclist has died along the Greenbelt Trail in Clive.Police say the death occu ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Prosecutor: Chinese man got life for killing Iowa girlfriend

    IOWA CITY — Authorities say a Chinese man who fled home after killing his girlfriend in Iowa will serve a life sentence in China.
    June 23, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Officials plan to start refilling Lake Delhi on Friday

    DELHI— Officials are planning to close the floodgates Friday and start refilling Lake Delhi, now that the $16 million restoration project has been fin ...
    June 23, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • US Senate panel demands info in lottery scandal

    IOWA CITY (AP) — A U.S. Senate oversight panel demanded Wednesday to know how state lotteries are increasing their security measures after an insider ...
    June 23, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Iowa businessman pleads guilty in tax payment case

    CEDAR RAPIDS — A Forest City businessman has pleaded guilty to failing to pay federal employment taxes. The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the North Distri ...
    June 23, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Body of missing SUV driver found submerged in ditch

    MONTGOMERY — Dickinson County authorities are investigating after the body of a driver involved in a crash into a western Iowa ditch was pulled from t ...
    June 23, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Mason City woman died after house fire, authorities say

    MASON CITY — Authorities say a 64-year-old Mason City woman has died after a fire at her home. Relatives of Nancy Thompson had called 911 after findin ...
    June 23, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Planes will drop flakes over Iowa to fight moths

    DES MOINES — Residents of two eastern Iowa counties may notice low-flying airplanes next week as officials work to slow the spread of the gypsy moth.
    June 22, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • Cities face new urban problem: their own skywalks

    DES MOINES — In a city where cranes and construction barriers mark a surge in new downtown apartments, hotels and offices, the sidewalks in Des Moines ...
    June 22, 2016 - 12:28 pm
  • Higher trailer and RV sales boosts Winnebago profit

    FOREST CITY — People are hitting the road and buying trailers and recreational vehicles, helping Winnebago Industries report better-than-expected fina ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • Man gets life in prison for fatally shooting Minnesotan

    WATERLOO — A 37-year-old man has been given life in an Iowa prison for killing a Minnesota man outside a nightclub in Waterloo. Rodolfo Gonzalez was s ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • Couple wants new house to resemble Kinnick Stadium

    IOWA CITY — Some neighborhood residents want the City Council in Iowa City to bar construction of a house that would resemble the University of Iowa’s ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Council votes to dissolve tiny city of Mount Union

    MOUNT UNION — The city council in Mount Union voted to dissolve the tiny southeast Iowa city, giving residents 30 days to seek a special election or w ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Jerry Seinfeld to appear at the Des Moines Civic Center

    DES MOINES — Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature routi ...
    June 22, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • GOP congressman seeks to block changes to US currency

    DES MOINES — A Republican congressman is trying to block the Treasury from redesigning U.S. currency, a move that could prevent the government from re ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:45 am