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  • Iowa town considering solar power project

    MARATHON — A northwestern Iowa town is considering turning to the sun to provide power to its nearly 250 residents.
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:02 am
  • Vandals destroy trees, plants in community orchard

    DAVENPORT — Vandals have damaged or destroyed about three dozen fruit and nut trees and plants at an eastern Iowa community orchard.
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:02 am
  • Man fatally shot in Waterloo, authorities say

    WATERLOO — Authorities say a 55-year-old man has been shot to death in Waterloo.The shooting was rep ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Annual bike ride across Iowa features easier northern route

    DES MOINES — This year’s annual bike ride across Iowa will feature an easier northern route across the state. The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Thousands join Women’s March in Des Moines

    DES MOINES — Thousands of people marched and cheered speakers in Des Moines in an event connected to similar gatherings in Washington and cities aroun ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • Man died after kayak capsized

    DES MOINES — Authorities say the body of a man was recovered from the Des Moines River after his kayak capsized.
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • Iowa City closer to having food trucks

    IOWA CITY (AP) — The Iowa City Council is a step closer to allowing food trucks to operate downtown between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. as part of a pilot prog ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • Why can’t Iowa pay all its bills? Tax cuts among reasons

    DES MOINES (AP) — Why is Iowa in the position of struggling to pay its bills despite a relatively strong economy? One reason is a major tax cut enacte ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 10:57 am
  • No injuries reported in fire at pork plant

    MARSHALLTOWN — Authorities are investigating what caused a methane-fueled fire at the JBS pork plant in Marshalltown. Firetrucks were dispatched to th ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • Funding problems could delay Iowa education plans

    DES MOINES (AP) — Two education initiatives created to improve Iowa schools could be at risk of delay or even scuttled due to budget shortfalls.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Search resumes for girl missing in river

    DENISON — Authorities have resumed a search for a girl missing since the vehicle she was in plunged into the Boyer River in western Iowa. The accident ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 10:39 am
  • Man charged in death of woman killed by cannon

    MANCHESTER — An eastern Iowa man has been charged in the death of a woman who died after being injured by a homemade cannon.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 10:38 am
  • Volunteers raise, work to illuminate crosses

    NEOLA — After successfully creating a trio of crosses along Interstate 80 back in June, the Neola Lions Club chapter is now planning to illuminate the ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 10:38 am
  • Dairy to pay $160K in settling water pollution lawsuit

    SIOUX CITY — A northwest Iowa dairy has settled a federal lawsuit and promises action to prevent future manure discharges into nearby streams.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 10:38 am
  • Lawmaker seeks to end machine gun ban

    DES MOINES — Iowa’s ban on owning vintage machine guns would be ended under legislation introduced by a lawmaker and supported by a firearms group. Se ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 10:38 am
  • GOP governors who turned down Medicaid money have hands out

    DES MOINES (AP) — Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s health ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 10:38 am
  • Stolen passwords used to change some grades

    IOWA CITY — Officials say some students used stolen teacher passwords to change some grades at the University of Iowa. The officials said Thursday the ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 10:38 am
  • Photos needed: Iowans killed or missing in the Korean War

    WATERLOO — The Grout Museum District, 503 South St., is opening a new temporary Korean War exhibit in the summer of 2017. The exhibit will feature “Fa ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Former clerk pleads guilty in misspending case

    NEOLA — The former city clerk for Neola in southwest Iowa has pleaded guilty to misconduct after state officials found misspending or mishandling of h ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • Hearing sought for man accused of voting twice

    DES MOINES — A defense attorney says a Des Moines woman accused of voting twice in the 2016 general election might not be competent to stand trial.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • Reported gunman turns out to be accidental shooting

    NORTH LIBERTY — Police say an Iowa man who claimed he was shot by a random gunman was actually the victim of an accidental shooting.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • Funding problems could delay Iowa education plans

    DES MOINES (AP) — Two education initiatives created to improve Iowa schools could be at risk of delay or even scuttled due to budget shortfalls.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • Bill Maher to appear at the DM Civic Center in May

    DES MOINES — Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to present comedian, political commentator, and talk show host Bill Maher at the Des Moines Civic C ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Man pleads guilty, gets life for 2015 fatal shooting

    ADEL— A man charged with killing another man in Waukee has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and has been sentenced to life in prison without paro ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • 13-year-old charged with attempted murder

    FORT DODGE — Authorities say a 13-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder for shooting a man just a few blocks from an elementary school i ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Iowa City won’t help feds enforce immigration laws

    IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa City leaders have decided the city won’t help federal officials enforce immigration law.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • Plan to reduce number of parishes in northwest Iowa diocese

    ​SIOUX CITY (AP) — A new plan by the Roman Catholic Church’s Sioux City Diocese will see its number of parishes cut nearly in half starting this year.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:54 am
  • Reynolds supports cuts to defund Planned Parenthood

    DES MOINES — Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds says she supports cutting money that helps at-risk youth in Iowa in order to pay for a new program that ends state ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Man in school bus collision wants to withdraw pleas

    MANCHESTER — A man accused of driving his vehicle into a loaded school bus in eastern Iowa wants to withdraw some guilty pleas. The attorney for 42-ye ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • ACLU: Law on sidewalk picketing is unconstitutional

    MARION — An Iowa civil rights group is warning as eastern Iowa city to stop enforcing a local ordinance that requires a permit for anyone to hold a po ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Trial delayed for man accused of killing wife

    SIOUX CITY — An Iowa trial again has been delayed for a Nebraska man charged with killing his wife.C ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • Naked man found near city park treated for exposure

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A naked man spotted near a Council Bluffs park has been treated for exposure.Author ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • Ex-Iowa senator gets prison for scheme

    DES MOINES (AP) — Former Iowa Sen. Kent Sorenson, who accepted money for endorsing presidential candidate Ron Paul in 2012, was sentenced to 15 months ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • Bill would let women sue doctors who perform their abortions

    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow a woman who gets an abortion to sue the doctor who performed the procedure if ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • Practical Farmers of Iowa announces winter farminar series

    AMES — Nineteen farmers and agricultural experts are scheduled to speak as part of Practical Farmers of Iowa’s popular winter webinar series, called “ ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • Altoona Workshop on Farmland Values and Ownership Feb. 17

    ALTOONA —  The value of an average acre of good Iowa farmland has fallen for the third consecutive year, the first time that has happened since the 19 ...
    UPDATED: Jan. 23, 2017 - 2:23 pm
  • New university center promotes students’ innovation

    CEDAR FALLS (AP) — T.J. Nissen had a product he was ready to sell after five years of creating online and role-playing games.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • Schools recruit girls in underrepresented STEM classes

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — Teayanna Leytham wants to make the world a better place.The Thomas Jefferson senior ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:40 am
  • February trial set for kidnapping defendant

    OTTUMWA — A February trial has been scheduled for the last of three people accused of kidnapping an Ottumwa woman. Court records say Joel Herrarte Jr. ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:40 am
  • After pink storefront rejection, owner leaving city

    IOWA CITY — A business owner says she’ll close her Cedar Falls skin care products shop because officials rejected her pink storefront. Kirsta Dolash w ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:40 am
  • Inmate listed as escaped from work release facility

    WATERLOO — Authorities have listed an inmate as escaped from the state work release facility in Waterloo.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:39 am
  • City facelift aimed at antique trade’s vitality

    WALNUT — Walnut residents hope streetscape work and building renovations will help return their small town to its former glory. The Pottawattamie Coun ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:39 am
  • Council member sued by law partner in pay dispute

    IOWA CITY — A city council member in Iowa City has been sued by his law partner in a pay dispute. Council member Rockne Cole is being asked to pay bac ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:39 am
  • Improper school bank accounts had $1.8M in deposits

    DES MOINES (AP) — A state investigation has uncovered two Roosevelt High School bank accounts with $1.8 million in deposits that wrongly operated outs ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:39 am