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  • Keep Iowa Beautiful receives REAP mini grant

    DES MOINES — During May and June, Keep Iowa Beautiful educators and naturalists from Polk County Conservation will promote environmental stewardship t ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Eminent domain legislation advances in Iowa Senate

    DES MOINES — Legislation that would make it harder for two energy projects to win eminent domain rights passed another legislative hurdle in the Iowa ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Voters reject plan for $13.8M Marshalltown police building

    MARSHALLTOWN — Marshalltown voters have rejected a proposal to build a police department building at a cost of about $13.8 million. The Marshall Count ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • County borrows $865,000 for technology projects

    SIOUX CITY — The Woodbury County Board of Supervisors in Iowa has borrowed $865,000 to pay for high-tech equipment and building improvements.
    May 6, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Iowa man, horse killed by lightning strike

    MOSCOW — Authorities say a southeast Iowa man and the horse he was riding were killed by a lightning strike. The Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office say ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Volunteers work to scrub away graffiti from park’s rocks

    DUBUQUE — Volunteers are helping clean up the Mines of Spain State Recreation Area, where vandals extensively spray-painted rock formations.
    May 6, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Man gets 20 years in assault of woman, police

    FORT DODGE — A Fort Dodge man has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to biting a police detective and assaulting a woman ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Iowa lawmaker: Panel to make changes to broadband bill

    DES MOINES — An Iowa Senate panel will propose changes to Gov. Terry Branstad’s broadband expansion bill to ensure it clearly focuses on areas of the ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Iowa bird flu cases increase by three to 28

    DES MOINES — Iowa agriculture officials say three additional Iowa poultry farms show signs of the presence of bird flu including two more turkey farms ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Branstad seeks to change unusual abortion policy

    DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad wants to halt a policy adopted two years ago that threatened to put him in the unusual position of having to sign off ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Congressional delegation upset with RFS delays

    Iowa’s Congressional delegation seemed pleased with the Environmental Protection Agency’s April 10 announcement about an upcoming timeline for nationa ...
    May 5, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Iowa Cattlemen to host Iowa Beef Bash May 29-31

    AMES — The Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation will host the Iowa Beef Bash for high school students who are interested in a weekend learning experience about ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Bird flu losses likely to top 20M with new cases in Iowa

    DES MOINES (AP) — Agriculture officials say five more farms likely have been affected by the deadly H5N2 bird flu virus, including an egg-laying opera ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Waterloo-area police working to build bridges with community

    WATERLOO (AP) — Waterloo-area law enforcement officials hope faith will help build bridges in their relationship with residents.
    May 5, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Iowa to pay contractor $7M more to resolve prison dispute

    DES MOINES — Iowa’s executive branch agreed Monday to pay an additional $7 million to a key contractor that worked on the state’s new prison, avoiding ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Jury to resume deliberations on ex-mayor’s case

    NEW HAMPTON — A jury is expected to resume deliberations Tuesday on the sexual abuse case against the former mayor of Oelwein.
    May 5, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Ideal conditions enable Iowa farmers to plant corn

    DES MOINES — Ideal weather last week enabled Iowa farmers to make progress planting their corn and soybean crops.
    May 5, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • 10-year-old boy shot in leg in Iowa City

    IOWA CITY — Iowa City police are investigating the shooting of a 10-year-old boy.Officers say they w ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Woman stabs estranged husband after break-in

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — Council Bluffs police charged a 39-year-old man with attempted murder after stopping his vehicle and finding him bleeding from stab w ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Bird flu virus found in 4 more poultry operations

    DES MOINES (AP) — Officials say the bird flu virus has been found in four more locations in Iowa, bringing the total number of poultry that must be ki ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Man accused of slamming 3-year-old into furniture

    SIOUX CITY — A 22-year-old Sioux City man is accused of slamming his live-in girlfriend’s 3-year-old son into the corner of a piece of furniture. Onli ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Iowa unemployment rate drops to 4.0 percent

    DES MOINES — Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.0 percent in March from 4.1 percent in February. The state’s jobless rate was 4 ...
    May 6, 2015 - 9:17 am
  • 2 fires occur on same street within minutes

    FORT DODGE — Fort Dodge firefighters have responded to two kitchen fires that happened on the same street within minutes.
    May 4, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Police say man, woman found dead in home Friday

    DUBUQUE — Dubuque police say they suspect murder-suicide in the deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found in a home.
    May 4, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Council to vote on special ball field for disabled

    SIOUX CITY — The City Council is expected to vote Monday on a proposal for a special baseball field for mentally and physically disabled players in Si ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Iowa City looks to buy more homes in flood plain

    IOWA CITY — Since the 2008 floods, Iowa City has purchased and leveled more than 90 homes, and now the city hopes to expand the effort after last year ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Difference over surplus money delays legislative adjournment

    DES MOINES — At the center of the unresolved Iowa budget is a simple disagreement about how to count the money.
    May 4, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Minnesota man pleads guilty to child sex abuse in Iowa

    FOREST CITY — A Minnesota man faces up to 50 years in prison in Iowa when he’s sentenced in June for sexually abusing a child younger than 12. Jasen M ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Former UI employee accused of recording in bathroom

    IOWA CITY — A former University of Iowa employee has been arrested on charges he secretly recorded people using a campus restroom. The Iowa City Polic ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Donald Trump talks economy in Iowa

    DAVENPORT — Donald Trump didn’t say whether he’ll run for president when he spoke to Republicans in Davenport, but he told them how he’d tackle the na ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Three Iowa patrol officials on leave amid inquiry

    IOWA CITY — Three high-ranking Iowa State Patrol officials have been placed on leave as officials investigate the process used to award a new state co ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Facebook post likely prompted attack

    WATERLOO — Police say a woman accused of attacking her ex-husband’s fiancé with a knife in Waterloo was likely upset over something she saw on Faceboo ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Fire spread to a barn when man left to eat dinner

    SERGEANT BLUFF — Authorities say flames from a northwest Iowa yard waste fire spread to a barn after the man tending the fire went inside for dinner.
    May 1, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • School closes after students, teachers get sick

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Officials at a Cedar Rapids school have decided to cancel Friday classes as a precaution after almost 100 students and several teachers ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Iowa group looks to Moline’s heavy use of alternative fuels

    MOLINE, Ill. — Moline’s use of alternative fuels to power its city fleet has caught attention across the border in Iowa.
    May 1, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Cat hoarding worsens kitten crisis in Davenport

    DAVENPORT — A kitten crisis facing already-full animal shelters in Davenport likely will get worse due to cat-hoarding residents who are being displac ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Four writers to install new writing in 12 Iowa libraries

    This May, writers attending Grin City Collective Artist & Writers Residency will install brand-new public art — works of fiction, nonfiction and poetr ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • 11 arrested in prostitution investigation in Waterloo

    WATERLOO — Authorities say a Cedar Falls City Council candidate and a youth football coach were among several arrests made following a prostitution in ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Woman must pay back Girl Scout troop theft

    OSAGE — A judge in Mitchell County has ordered a 38-year-old Osage woman to pay back the more than $1,400 she stole from her Girl Scout troop. Jennife ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Senate OKs higher education budget; GOP backs less spending

    DES MOINES — The Democratic-majority Senate approved a series of spending bills Wednesday, including a plan that would provide more money for higher e ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • DNR monitors reports of released fertilizer, ammonia

    RED OAK — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says cleanup efforts continue after reports of released fertilizer and ammonia near Red Oak.
    April 30, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • 4 more farms considered probable bird flu cases

    DES MOINES — State agriculture officials say the deadly bird flu virus is suspected on two more Iowa chicken farms and two more turkey operations.
    April 30, 2015 - 10:50 am
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