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  • Parkersburg reflects on destructive 2008 tornado

    PARKERSBURG (AP) — It’s been eight years since a massive tornado destroyed nearly 300 homes and killed nine people in the northern Iowa city of Parker ...
    May 26, 2016 - 12:42 pm
  • Wind knocks over rail cars, topples trees

    DENISON — Winds gusting to 87 mph have knocked over train cars and toppled trees in western Iowa. Authorities say no injuries were reported from the s ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Franklin County officials talk to company about hog plant

    HAMPTON — Franklin County officials have talked to a North Carolina-based company about locating a pork plant in the northern Iowa county. Karen Mitch ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:38 am
  • Man arrested in fatal assault on Des Moines bicyclist

    DES MOINES — Police say they have arrested a suspect in connection to the death of a Des Moines man who was assaulted while riding his bike. The Des M ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:38 am
  • App helps Iowan get drunken driving conviction tossed

    IOWA CITY AP) — An Iowa man’s use of a smartphone application to get legal help in the middle of the night proved key in getting his drunken driving c ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:38 am
  • State investigating prison facility in Coralville

    CORALVILLE — State agents are conducting an investigation at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville.
    May 26, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Man, 19, dies after motorcycle crash

    CEDAR FALLS — Cedar Falls police say a 19-year-old man has died after a motorcycle crash. Police say the man attempted to improperly pass two cars on ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • City clerk pleads guilty to fraud, burning city hall

    DES MOINES (AP) — The former city clerk for the small western Iowa city of Casey has pleaded guilty to federal charges alleging she used city funds fo ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Man tried to bribe victim into not testifying

    SIOUX CITY — Authorities say a Whiting man tried to bribe his robbery victim into not testifying against him.
    May 25, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • City gets funding to renovate storefronts

    WILTON — The eastern Iowa city of Wilton has received funding to renovate much of its small, historic downtown.
    May 25, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Developer wants to build 29-story high-rise

    DES MOINES — A development group wants to build a 29-story high-rise in downtown Des Moines. Blackbird Investments, a Des Moines-based developer, want ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Cedar Rapids may turn to hunters for help with geese

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids may turn to hunters to help lower the number of geese making a mess of the city.
    May 25, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Omaha man charged in fatal hit-and-run

    COUNCIL BLUFFS (AP) — An Omaha man is facing charges stemming from a fatal hit-and-run on the Interstate 480 bridge between Iowa and Nebraska. Police ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Struggling hospital explores for-profit status

    MARSHALLTOWN — Marshalltown’s struggling hospital is talking to a Texas company about becoming a for-profit hospital. Central Iowa Healthcare official ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Des Moines bridge to be raised to fit flood regulations

    DES MOINES (AP) — A bridge in downtown Des Moines will close for a year as engineers elevate it to meet updated flood rules.
    May 25, 2016 - 12:19 pm
  • Flooding from pipe break forces 3-month library closure

    BETTENDORF (AP) — The water pipe break that caused flooding in much of the Bettendorf Public Library will keep it closed for at least three months.
    May 25, 2016 - 11:03 am
  • Use of parasitic wasps to fight ash borer grows to 24 states

    DES MOINES (AP) — Millions of tiny wasps that are natural parasites for the emerald ash borer have been released into wooded areas in 24 states as the ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:20 pm
  • Farmers near completion of planting season

    DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Stat ...
    May 24, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Consumer Trends: Beef top of mind in Iowa

    When Iowa consumers think about buying dinner, beef is top of mind. In fact, 82 percent of Iowa cons ...
    May 24, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Iowa City police chief to retire, head association

    IOWA CITY — The Iowa City police chief is retiring after leading the department for over a decade. City officials announced Monday that Police Chief S ...
    May 24, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • High school students at closing school receive scholarships

    FARMINGTON (AP) — A Farmington high school that’s closing its doors has given college scholarships to each of its students.
    May 24, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Former supervisor gets probation, restitution

    ALLISON — A former Butler County supervisor convicted of theft in a plea deal has been given probation and ordered to pay back nearly $1,900. Mark Rei ...
    May 24, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Man convicted of killing Iowa lawmaker’s two sisters

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury in Pennsylvania convicted a man Monday in the slayings of two neighbors — sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker — and now must de ...
    May 24, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Man dies after jumping from moving car

    DENMARK — A southeast Iowa man has died after jumping from a moving car.Drake Knotts, 32 of Wever, w ...
    May 24, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Woman hit by pickup, dragged for 600 feet

    SPIRIT LAKE — A Spirit Lake pedestrian was seriously injured after she was struck by a pickup truck and dragged for over 600 feet. Kathryn Kline, 39, ...
    May 24, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • 28 rail cars derailed in eastern Iowa

    SABULA — Authorities say 28 full coal cars have derailed in eastern Iowa.Canadian Pacific says the a ...
    May 24, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Eastern Iowa attraction renovated to meet disability standards

    DAVENPORT (AP) — The Ferris wheel in Davenport has been renovated to allow people with disabilities to enjoy a ride.
    May 24, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Are Iowa school bomb threats linked to nationwide hoaxes?

    DES MOINES (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine whether bomb threats at four Iowa schools are linked to threats reported nationwide.
    May 24, 2016 - 10:32 am
  • Iowa woman who died after rafting accident ID’d

    CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a woman who died after a rafting accident on the Arkansas River.
    May 24, 2016 - 10:32 am
  • Supreme Court rejects casino owner’s appeal

    DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court has refused to pump new life into the lawsuit filed by owners of the former Argosy Sioux City riverboat casin ...
    May 24, 2016 - 10:32 am
  • Iowa’s unemployment rate increases to 3.9 percent in April

    DES MOINES — Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 3.9 percent in April from 3.8 percent in March.
    May 23, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Woman died in apparent fall at park, authorities say

    CLINTON — Authorities say a 27-year-old woman has died in an apparent fall at Eagle Point Park in Clinton.
    May 23, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Zoo expecting rare baby eastern black rhino this fall

    DES MOINES — A zoo in Iowa is expecting a new and rare addition in the fall: an eastern black rhinoceros.
    May 23, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Four downtown businesses damaged by fire

    EAGLE GROVE — Four businesses in downtown Eagle Grove have been damaged by late afternoon fire. The fire was reported just before 6 p.m. Friday. Autho ...
    May 23, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Iowa historian makes independent bid for US Senate

    DES MOINES (AP) — An Iowa historian who crisscrosses the state on a bus converted into a museum is pursuing an independent bid for U.S. Senate, arguin ...
    May 23, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Former mayor changes plea to guilty in fraud case

    NORTHWOOD — A former mayor of Northwood charged with fraud has changed his plea to guilty. Online court records say 52-year-old Randy Severson entered ...
    May 23, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Le Mars to used funds for 3-acre dog park

    LE MARS — Officials in the northwestern Iowa city of Le Mars say they’ll use community betterment funds to build a three-acre dog park in town.
    May 23, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Street improvements encourage kids to walk to school

    MOVILLE (AP) — Heath DeStigter watched the school bus drive six blocks from Woodbury Central School to drop off students at their homes.
    May 23, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Lawsuit stemming from fatal helicopter crash settled

    SIOUX CITY — The parties involved apparently have settled a lawsuit stemming from a medical helicopter crash that killed three people in northern Iowa ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • Man convicted of bait shop slaying in Wapello County

    OTTUMWA — A Wapello County jury has convicted a 26-year-old man of killing another man in a southeast Iowa bait shop. Ricky Keasling was found guilty ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • Sinkhole forces city street closure

    FORT DODGE (AP) — A sinkhole opened up Wednesday night in Fort Dodge, forcing closure of a street that partially disappeared into a gaping hole.
    May 20, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Frozen food recall covers hundreds of items from many stores

    DES MOINES (AP) — Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • Judge dismisses company’s lawsuit against city

    DUBUQUE— A judge has dismissed an excavation company’s lawsuit against the city of Dubuque. Mark Fondell Excavating Inc. said in its July 2015 lawsuit ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • No students hurt after school bus collides with semi

    WEST BRANCH — No students were injured after a school bus collided with a semi-truck in eastern Iowa.
    May 20, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • Largest cities making population gains

    DES MOINES (AP) — The latest U.S. Census estimates show Iowa’s largest cities gained in population and that the Des Moines suburb of Ankeny is among t ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Company looks to expand, create 1,000 jobs

    DES MOINES — A New Jersey-based multinational corporation is looking to expand its presence in Des Moines with plans to create over 1,000 additional j ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Des Moines high school students create root beer to sell

    DES MOINES (AP) — A group of students at a Des Moines high school has brewed and branded a root beer recipe as part of a two-year project.
    May 20, 2016 - 11:59 am
  • Construction underway in three states on $3.8B oil pipeline

    ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Construction is underway in three of four states on a $3.8 billion pipeline that will carry oil from western North Dakota to Ill ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:00 am