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  • Appeals Court upholds speed cameras in two cases

    DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld the use of automated speed enforcement cameras, rejecting two separate challenges by c ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:40 am
  • Regents mum on audit questioning, guns

    AMES — The board that governs Iowa State University isn’t questioning an audit that found President Steven Leath may have improperly stored and transp ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:40 am
  • Man smashes garden sculptures with hammer

    DES MOINES — A man has been arrested after police say he used a hammer to smash nearly 30 sculptures in the Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens in downtown De ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:40 am
  • Distracted driver crashes into sheriff’s office

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Authorities in eastern Iowa say a distracted driver has crashed into the side of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office building. The crash h ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:39 am
  • Authorities ID drivers in school bus-pickup collision

    SIDNEY — Authorities have identified the drivers involved in the collision of a school bus and a pickup truck in southwest Iowa that injured four, inc ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:39 am
  • House panel OKs medical marijuana oil bill

    DES MOINES — An Iowa House subcommittee approved a bill that would legalize medical marijuana oil and create a state-run program to grow and dispense ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:39 am
  • Improv comedy stars from ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ come to Des Moines

    DES MOINES — Des Moines Performing Arts has announced the current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” will bring the ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:39 am
  • Branstad cuts nearly 2,100 state jobs in six years

    DES MOINES (AP) — The state has cut nearly 2,100 jobs since Terry Branstad returned as Iowa governor in 2011, a point of pride for the Republican but ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:39 am
  • Iowa wine growers recognize DMACC wine competition

    Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny Campus Iowa Culinary Institute is the site of the annual Mid-American Wine Competition.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Chapel attendance at University of Dubuque on the rise

    DUBUQUE (AP) — More than 60 people filled the chapel in Blades Hall at University of Dubuque on Feb. 10, clapping along to the music of a student-led ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Iowa’s top attorney wants to be excused from union lawsuit

    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa’s top attorney wants an outside lawyer to defend a new law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public sector ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Hearing postponed for woman accused of killing ex

    DUBUQUE — A competency hearing for a Dubuque woman accused of beating to death her ex-husband has been rescheduled.
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Wells Fargo closes campus in wake of building fire

    WEST DES MOINES — The Wells Fargo campus in West Des Moines has closed in the wake of a fire.Wells F ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • UI campus will be coal-free by 2025, president says

    IOWA CITY— Officials say the University of Iowa in Iowa City will be coal-free by 2025.University Pr ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Lawsuit accuses county officials of sex bias

    SIOUX CITY — Woodbury County’s former social services coordinator has filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against county officials. Patty Erickson-P ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Dog owner hospitalized after dog rescued from icy pond

    OYENS — A man was taken to a hospital after he escaped from an icy pond in northwest Iowa where his dog was later rescued. The Plymouth County Sheriff ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Pointed questions greet Grassley, Ernst at public stops

    GARNER (AP) — Iowa’s U.S. senators were met Tuesday with overflow crowds who pointedly questioned them about President Donald Trump’s actions during h ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Iowa, Nebraska echo national decline in number of farms

    DES MOINES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says there were 500 fewer farms in Iowa last year and the average farm size rose slightly but the ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:49 am
  • Iowa pork plant under construction plans to add 1K more jobs

    SIOUX CITY (AP) — Developers of a pork processing plant under construction in Sioux City have announced plans for a second shift expected to increase ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Arts & Crafts Show set for the weekend

    The 14th Annual Arts & Crafts Show is Friday through Sunday at the Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:47 am
  • Vehicle runs into river after driver swerves to avoid deer

    DES MOINES — Authorities say two people were rescued after the van they were in ran into the Des Moines River after swerving to avoid a deer. The acci ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:45 am
  • Five people wounded in shooting involving officers

    AMES — Authorities say five people have been wounded in a shooting that involved two Ames police officers. Officers had been sent to the scene around ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:44 am
  • House panel OKs Iowa bill against foreign law

    DES MOINES (AP) — A panel of House lawmakers has approved a bill that would prevent Iowa judicial courts from applying foreign law to state cases.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:45 am
  • Groomer accused of kicking dog gets probation

    IOWA CITY — A man has been given two years of probation for kicking a dog while working as a groomer in Iowa City.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:45 am
  • Branstad defends lobbyist’s attendance at bill signing

    DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad has defended allowing a lobbyist to attend a private bill signing of the state’s new collective bargaining law.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:44 am
  • NAPA Auto Parts concert series returns to Iowa Speedway

    Race fans and music lovers will come together again this summer to celebrate three weekends of entertainment at Iowa Speedway. The NAPA Auto Parts Con ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Mom whose 2-year-old went wandering pleads guilty

    CLARION — An April sentencing has been scheduled for a northern Iowa woman whose 2-year-old daughter was found wandering a Galt street barefooted and ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:44 am
  • Union files lawsuit against collective bargaining law

    DES MOINES (AP) — A new Iowa law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public workers is unconstitutional and should be immediately bl ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:55 am
  • Two suffer smoke inhalation in fire

    ANAMOSA — Authorities say two people suffered injuries from smoke inhalation in a blaze that saw multiple fire departments called to a downtown buildi ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Catholic priest sentenced in privacy case

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A retired Catholic priest in western Iowa has been given a suspended jail sentence and ordered to register as a sex offender for inva ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Known for political temperance, Iowa moves sharply right

    DES MOINES (AP) — After decades as the crossroads of prairie populists and checkbook conservatives, Iowa has suddenly become solidly Republican like m ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Inmate with HIV charged after tossing urine at guard

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A western Iowa jail inmate infected with HIV has been charged with felony assault after officials say he threw a carton of his urine ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Workforce agency doles out number to sex hotline

    DES MOINES — Who knew unemployment insurance could be so risque? At least 78 Iowa businesses received letters this week from Iowa Workforce Developmen ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • GOP bill to reverse raises worries low-income workers

    DES MOINES (AP) — As House Republicans push for a bill that would prevent local governments from determining minimum hourly wages, workers in some Iow ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Two killed in crash at intersection

    MARSHALLTOWN — Two people died in a crash involving a pickup and two semitrailers at a central Iowa intersection. The crashed happened early Friday mo ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Fall 2016 ISU College of Human Science’s announces dean’s list

    AMES — The Iowa State University College of Human Science’s Dean’s List honors students who have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:50 am
  • Kirkwood announces dean’s list honors

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Kirkwood Community College has released its dean’s list for the Fall 2016 semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point aver ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:50 am
  • University of St. Thomas names dean’s list

    ST. PAUL, MINN. — Students from your area have been named to the University of St. Thomas 2016 fall semester dean’s list. Students must post grade poi ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:50 am
  • 40 local restaurants, wineries and breweries all under one roof

    Newton Daily NewsWine & Food Showcase 2017 will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Downtown Des ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Homeless shelter for veterans nears completion

    WATERLOO (AP) — A Waterloo homeless shelter for veterans is expected to be open this month thanks to donations from several sources, including Preside ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:47 am
  • Homeowners warned to get rid of sandbags

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Officials are warning Cedar Rapids homeowners to remove old sandbags by the end of February or they could face fines. The city sent “fi ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:47 am
  • Former workers charged with mistreating clients

    GLENWOOD — Six former employees of a southwest Iowa state facility that treats people with intellectual or developmental disabilities have been charge ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:47 am
  • Iowa reports rare sighting of predatory mammal: A fisher

    WAUKON — The Iowa Natural Resources Department has reported a rare, confirmed sighting of a predatory mammal known as a fisher.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:46 am
  • Five arrested during seize of illegal drugs

    The Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Taskforce along with the Knoxville Police Department seized illegal drugs at a Knoxville home Wednesday night and a ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • GOP passes bill opponents say will gut public unions

    DES MOINES (AP) — Public sector unions in Iowa will have less authority to negotiate working conditions for teachers, nurses and correctional officers ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:46 am
  • Woman accused of stealing from mom’s account to gamble

    OSAGE — A northern Iowa woman accused of stealing from her mother has been charged with theft.Marily ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:47 am
  • Man charged in cold case expected to plead guilty

    IOWA CITY — A man charged with the 1995 slaying of an Iowa City woman is expected to enter a guilty plea Friday.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:46 am