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  • nnual organic conference scheduled for Nov. 13-14

    The Iowa State University Organic Agriculture Program will host the 16th Annual Organic Conference “Perennial Passion: Building Resilience into Organi ...
    NEW: Oct. 25, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • 10 Iowa projects to receive specialty crop grants

    DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is awarding grants to ten Iowa projects to help enhance the competitiveness of sp ...
    NEW: Oct. 25, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • A third of Iowa, Nebraska corn harvested

    DES MOINES (AP) — Farmers have made further progress harvesting corn and soybeans in Iowa and Nebraska but rain in Iowa and heavy dew in Nebraska has ...
    NEW: Oct. 25, 2016 - 10:41 am
  • 14-year-old boy shot in head, Des Moines police say

    DES MOINES — Police are investigating the shooting of a 14-year-old boy in Des Moines.Officers were ...
    NEW: Oct. 25, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • Group offers tours of ‘Field of Dreams’ house

    DYERSVILLE (AP) — The owners of the “Field of Dreams” movie site near Dyersville say that for the first time they will allow tours of the house that o ...
    NEW: Oct. 25, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • Man sentenced to 50 years for killing father after theft

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A judge has sentenced a Council Bluffs man to 50 years in prison for killing his father. Sean Schendel was sentenced Monday after ple ...
    NEW: Oct. 25, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • Spectacular blaze serves as training for firefighters

    CALLENDER — A century-old grain elevator has burned to the ground in a spectacular blaze that served as a training exercise for local fire crews. Crew ...
    NEW: Oct. 25, 2016 - 10:34 am
  • Boy, 14, killed in southwest Iowa ATV crash

    HAMBURG — Authorities say a 14-year-old boy has been killed in the crash of an all-terrain vehicle in southwest Iowa.
    NEW: Oct. 25, 2016 - 10:34 am
  • Woman, student injured when car rams into school bus

    SPRINGVILLE — A car driver and a student on a bus have been injured in a Linn County traffic accident. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says the car r ...
    NEW: Oct. 25, 2016 - 10:34 am
  • Comedian Tim Hawkins coming to Des Moines Civic Center

    DES MOINES — Since giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002, Tim Hawkins has been establishing himself as one of the most in-demand comedia ...
    NEW: Oct. 25, 2016 - 10:32 am
  • ISU Theatre invites you to ‘Cabaret’

    AMES — “What use is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play!” Willkomen to ISU Theatre’s musical, Cabaret, performing Nov. 4-13 in Fisher ...
    NEW: Oct. 25, 2016 - 10:32 am
  • Iowa Scholarship for the Arts applications due Feb. 1

    DES MOINES — Iowa high school students who will attend an Iowa college or university next fall with a major in an arts discipline may apply for the Io ...
    NEW: Oct. 25, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Judge issues order banning guns in north Iowa courts

    CHARLES CITY (AP) — A judge has issued an administrative order banning guns and other weapons in and around judicial offices in north Iowa courthouses ...
    NEW: Oct. 25, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • Judge: Lawsuit over UI president search can continue

    IOWA CITY (AP) — A judge has declined to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a retired University of Iowa administrator over private meetings that Board of Reg ...
    NEW: Oct. 25, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • Iowa unemployment rate remains at 4.2 percent in September

    DES MOINES — Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 4.2 percent in September. The state’s jobless rate was 3.6 percent one year ago. ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Judge: Wrongful death suit can’t name new defendants

    DES MOINES (AP) — The family of a Des Moines woman who died of a prescription-drug overdose is appealing a judge’s rejection of their motion seeking t ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 10:41 am
  • Labor union criticizes staffing levels at Iowa prison

    CORALVILLE — Labor union officials are criticizing staffing levels at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center prison, but state officials defend th ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 10:41 am
  • Pipeline construction provides boost to businesses in Iowa

    CHEROKEE — Businesses in northwest Iowa are seeing a clear boost in business when construction workers building the Dakota Access oil pipeline arrive ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Des Moines man get life term for death of wife

    DES MOINES — A Des Moines man has pleaded guilty to murder in the death of his wife and was sentenced to life in prison. Barney Fraaken, 48, pleaded g ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Survey: Plenty of pheasants for season opening Oct. 29

    DES MOINES — Iowa’s pheasant hunting season opens Oct. 29, when nearly 60,000 hunters are expected to pursue ringnecks in fields across the state.
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 10:41 am
  • Man sentenced to prison for having child porn

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A Harlan man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for possessing child pornography.
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 10:41 am
  • Iowa school districts have more than $145M sitting unused

    DES MOINES — Iowa school districts are holding more than $145 million in their accounts, but superintendents say restrictions on that money is making ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Nominations Open for 100 Great Iowa Nurses of 2017

    IOWA CITY — The 100 Great Iowa Nurses program has announced nominations are open for 2017 at www.greatnurses.org.
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Iowa man pays for overdue lunch bills at his former school

    BURLINGTON (AP) — A Burlington man has surprised the elementary school he attended by writing a $700 check to pay for students’ school lunches.
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Auto parts plant lays off hundreds of workers

    IOWA CITY — A company that produces auto parts in Iowa City will lay off more than 400 workers by the end of the year. International Automotive Compon ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Templeton Rye plans to add distillery at Iowa facility

    TEMPLETON — Templeton Rye plans to distill whiskey at its bottling facility in west-central Iowa. The company is adding distilling equipment and wareh ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Police chief reaches out to felons for policy review

    WATERLOO (AP) — Waterloo’s police chief is reaching out to convicted felons as part of an effort to rebuild community trust in the department.
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Judge: Transportation department officer can’t cite speeder

    DES MOINES — A judge has ruled that an Iowa Transportation Department officer didn’t have legal authority to issue a speeding ticket.
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Ice cream maker plans $40.5 million expansion in Le Mars

    LE MARS — Ice cream maker Well Enterprises plans a $40.5 million expansion that will create 81 jobs in Le Mars.
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Iowa to give Kinnick Stadium $90M overhaul

    IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa is moving forward with plans for a $90 million renovation of Kinnick Stadium.
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • A German Rhapsody comes to Des Moines Oct. 29-30

    DES MOINES — The Des Moines Symphony continues its 2016-17 79th Season with A German Rhapsody, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30, 2016 at the De ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 12:08 pm
  • Discussions underway to bring University of Iowa classes to Grinnell

    GRINNELL — A group of local institutions is working closely with the University of Iowa, community leaders and employers to bring University of Iowa c ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Citing concerns, board to audit ISU leader’s flights

    IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa State University’s governing board ordered an audit Thursday of every flight President Steven Leath has taken on school airplane ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • ‘The Boxcar Children’ at the Des Moines Community Playhouse

    The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “The Boxcar Children,” Nov. 4-20. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277- ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Deer hunter accidentally shoots himself

    DENISON — Authorities say a 51-year-old man accidentally shot himself on his way into a western Iowa field to hunt deer with his wife. The shooting oc ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Grassley, Judge spar over US Supreme Court vacancy

    SIOUX CITY — Incumbent U.S. Senate Republican Chuck Grassley and Democratic challenger Patty Judge sparred over the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy during ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Charge dismissed for 1 of 3 accused in lottery fraud case

    STORM LAKE — One of three people charged in an Iowa Lottery ticket fraud case won’t be going to trial.
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Man burned in house fire found walking to hospital

    WATERLOO — Authorities say paramedics found a man burned in a house fire walking to a hospital in Waterloo.
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Madeleine Albright makes stop at vandalized Islamic center

    WATERLOO (AP) — Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Wednesday visited an Islamic center in Waterloo that was vandalized over the weekend.
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Engineer offers to buy courthouse in Keokuk

    KEOKUK — A retired civil engineer is offering to buy one of Lee County’s two courthouses if voters next month approve a bond issue to pay for a new, c ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Former Cedar County jail administrator charged with theft

    TIPTON (AP) — Authorities say Cedar County’s former jail administrator has been charged with theft.T ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Iowa agencies consider using drug to block opioid overdoses

    DAVENPORT (AP) — Some eastern Iowa law enforcement agencies are considering whether to provide their officers with a drug that reverses the effects of ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Judge: Analyst fired over racist post must pay back benefits

    DES MOINES (AP) — An Iowa crime lab analyst fired after writing on Facebook that she feared and despised black people has to pay back $3,840 in unempl ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Teacher accused of sex with student wants trial moved

    CEDAR RAPIDS — A substitute teacher accused of having sexual contact with a Cedar Rapids student wants her trial moved out of Linn County. Online cour ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Official who faked water tests makes deal, gets probation

    SIDNEY — A former city official in southwest Iowa accused of falsifying drinking water quality tests has made a plea deal for probation.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • County loses bid to block hog confinement

    MASON CITY — Cerro Gordo County has lost another effort to block construction of a 5,000-head hog confinement near Ventura.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • City promises to fix popular walkway damaged by flood

    ELKADER — Officials in Elkader say they intend to complete repairs to the popular paved walking path along the Turkey River, erasing one of the last r ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Iowa State president’s pal, NRA official among plane users

    AMES (AP) — Iowa State University is trying to shield the names of nearly two dozen people who have flown on a school airplane with President Steven L ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • Hit-and-run driver makes plea deal after serving time

    DES MOINES — A hit-and-run driver who’s already served seven years in an Iowa prison has made a plea deal.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • October is Children’s Health Month: 5 tips to keep children healthy

    Kids and germs seem to go together like milk and cookies. But there are ways parents can keep germs from spreading and boost kids’ immune systems to h ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 10:43 am