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  • High court to consider state’s ban on voting by felons

    IOWA CITY — In a major voting rights case, the Iowa Supreme Court will consider whether to relax the state’s lifetime ban on voting by convicted felon ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Newton jury finds man guilty of aiding in wife’s murder

    NEWTON — A Newton jury has convicted a man of helping his mother stab his wife to death in 2013. Jurors handed over the verdict Tuesday afternoon find ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Senate OKs 4 percent hike in future K-12 school budget

    DES MOINES — The Democratic-controlled Iowa Senate has passed legislation that would establish future state aid for K-12 schools, though the funding r ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • College to hire shooting coach despite alumni objection

    INDIANOLA — An Iowa college is sticking with its decision to hire a full-time coach for its shooting sports club, despite opposition from alumni and o ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • County searches for storage for up to 700,000 documents

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County will soon have to find a new home for thousands of court documents that are being stored in a rented space. The city of Ced ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Some Republicans announce support for medical marijuana bill

    DES MOINES (AP) — Some Republican House lawmakers announced their support Tuesday for new legislation that would create a system for manufacturing, di ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Fire crews find body in southeast Iowa house fire

    FAIRFIELD — Authorities are investigating a weekend house fire that left one man dead in southeast Iowa. Officials with the Fairfield Police Departmen ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Dozens of domestic abusers guilty of violating Iowa gun ban

    IOWA CITY — Dozens of Iowa residents have been convicted of violating a state law that bans domestic abusers from owning guns in the five years it’s b ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Event about skilled labor in Iowa scheduled for April

    DES MOINES — An event in Des Moines about increasing skilled labor in Iowa has been scheduled for April.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Teen dies, 2 injured in single car crash in eastern Iowa

    ELDRIDGE — A fiery single-vehicle accident in eastern Iowa left one teen dead and two others injured.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Iowa boarding school investigation to take weeks

    KEOKUK — It could take several weeks to decide whether to bring charges related to child abuse allegations at an Iowa boarding school for troubled tee ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Body found in home after man resists rescue from fire

    DES MOINES — Police say the body of a man who resisted officers’ rescue attempts has been found inside a fire-damaged Des Moines home. The officers we ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Former retail stores being converted to storage businesses

    DAVENPORT (AP) — Another former big box retail store in Davenport has been converted into a self-service storage center.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Man convicted of threatening judges sentenced to prison

    IOWA FALLS — An Iowa Falls man accused of threatening to cut the throats of judges in Eldora during a call to an office of the U.S. Department of Just ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • City officials considering unpopular fire cuts

    DAVENPORT — The fire department cuts Davenport officials are considering aren’t very popular.Some re ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Boy pleads to manslaughter in sister’s death

    WATERLOO — A 15-year-old Waterloo boy accused of fatally shooting his older sister has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Documents show Iowa has backlog of criminal appeal cases

    DES MOINES — The Iowa attorney general’s office has gained approval to temporarily hire lawyers to deal with a backlog of criminal appeal cases that h ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Des Moines police to install cameras in troubled area

    DES MOINES — Des Moines police say they will install nine security cameras in a downtown bar and restaurant district following a November shooting tha ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Woman, 2 kids hospitalized after mobile home blaze

    CEDAR FALLS — A woman and two children have been hospitalized after being rescued from a burning mobile home in Cedar Falls.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Resentencing set for man who was 14 when he killed cousin

    CHARLES CITY — A Charles City man is scheduled to be resentenced Thursday for killing his 3-year-old cousin.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Iowa man’s body found after fire at his home, officials say

    NEVADA — Authorities say a man’s body was found after a suspicious fire extensively damaged his home in the Story County city of Nevada. The fire was ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Democrats propose bill to end Medicaid privatization

    DES MOINES — Iowa Senate Democrats said Thursday that they plan to pass a bill next week that would halt Republican Gov. Terry Branstad's plan to turn ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Iowa Republicans look to eliminate ‘sanctuary cities’

    DES MOINES — Republicans in the Iowa House are seeking to force police and sheriffs’ offices to tell U.S. immigration officials when they have someone ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • May trial set for man accused of beating mother to death

    LE MARS — A May trial has been scheduled for a man accused of killing his mother in northwest Iowa. Jonathan Neunaber has pleaded not guilty to first- ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Family of 8 taken to hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning

    NEWELL — A northwest Iowa family of eight was taken to the hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning. Newell Fire Chief Bruce Erie says the family woke u ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Pollster warned University of Iowa of ‘party school image’

    IOWA CITY — A Republican pollster warned the University of Iowa a year ago that its public standing was suffering from an image as a heavy-drinking sc ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Contractors finish project after builder dies in rural Iowa

    MEDIAPOLIS (AP) — A group of contractors has united to complete a custom-built home in Mediapolis after the original contractor died in a single-vehic ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Dad faces May trial in children's kidnapping case

    STORM LAKE — A May trial has been scheduled for a Storm Lake man accused of keeping the Iowa Human Services Department from taking custody of his chil ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Police release name of pedestrian killed

    WEST DES MOINES — Police have identified pedestrian who was killed while crossing a street in West Des Moines. Police announced Wednesday that 69-year ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • First lawsuit in state lottery-fixing scandal seeks millions

    DES MOINES (AP) — It was one of those feel-good moments that lotteries love to promote when “Lucky Larry” Dawson smiled as he claimed a $9 million jac ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Critics up in arms over college shooting club hire

    INDIANOLA — An Iowa college is receiving pushback for its plan to hire a full-time coach for its shooting sports club. A petition for a weapons-free S ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Woman takes plea deal in sex-with-teen case

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A 27-year-old woman has been given two years of probation after taking a plea deal in an Iowa sex-with-a-teen case. Court records say ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • After court fight over DNA, man charged in 2008 assault

    CHARLES CITY — A man who fought against providing another DNA sample has been charged with sexually assaulting an Iowa woman in 2008. Thirty-one-year- ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Audit: State agency paid $97,000 to fictitious companies

    DES MOINES — A state audit has revealed that Iowa Workforce Development paid more than $97,000 in unemployment benefits to people in the state who cla ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:46 am