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A notorious criminal who robbed a Mason City credit union two years ago and committed other crimes in Nebraska and across the western United States may be in custody. In 2012 and 2014, a man the FBI called the “AK-47 Bandit” robbed several banks, as well as shot and wounded a police officer in Chino, […]

Iowa’s U.S. Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley are releasing noncommittal statements about the Senate’s version of the health care bill. Neither have expressed whether they’re leaning toward voting for or against the proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Grassley says he’s getting many hundreds of email, calls and letters from Iowans about the […]

A special investigation by the state auditor’s office has identified nearly $145,000 in “improper and unsupported” payments to the long-time city administrator in Harlan. Terry Cox started working for the City of Harlan in 1977 and became city administrator in 1980. He resigned last year after other city officials raised concerns about his travel expenses. Auditors […]

The U.S. secretary of agriculture and U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad, the former Iowa governor, will meet in Beijing Friday for a ceremony “to formally mark the return of U.S. beef to the Chinese market.” According to the USDA, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue will arrive in China with a shipment of beef from the Greater Omaha […]

Studies find one in every four car accidents is caused by texting and driving and it will soon become much easier for Iowa law officers to pull over and ticket texters. Iowa Highway Patrol Sergeant Scott Bright says the state’s received a donation of 1,000 signal-blocking devices called CELLslips which are being given away at […]

A southeast Iowa man is in custody accused of multiple sexual assaults. Ottumwa Police say 35-year-old Armando Leyva was arrested after five female victims reported being sexually assaulted by the same suspect. Officers carried out a search warrant at Leyva’s apartment in Ottumwa on Friday. He’s now facing charges that include first-degree kidnapping, second and […]

There are sections of the state that could use some rain, but overall, Iowa’s corn and soybean crops are faring well according to a weekly report from the U.S.D.A. Seventy-nine percent of the corn crop is rated in good to excellent condition, while 74 percent of soybeans are in that category, according to Monday’s report […]

A new state program offers help with the downpayment for those looking to buy a home. The #OwnItIowa program was laid out during the governor’s weekly news conference. The Iowa Finance Authority and the Iowa Association of REALTORS® are sponsors for the program which offers $1,500 in closing cost assistance with conventional loans. Iowa Finance […]

Investigators are trying to piece together exactly what happened after a Graettinger teenager was found in the street unresponsive Sunday. The teen, identified as Noah M. Flaherty of Graettinger, was transported to the Palo Alto County Hospital. Efforts to revive him failed. Initial reports received indicate Flaherty fell from the rear of a vehicle while […]

Governor Kim Reynolds isn’t commenting on the remarks made by the chair of the Iowa Republican Party criticizing a Nebraska Senator. Party chair Jeff Kaufmann said during a rally by President Donald Trump last week in Cedar Rapids that he’s tired of Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse criticizing the president. Kaufmann said if Sasse doesn’t love […]

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