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A special investigation by State Auditor Mary Mosiman’s office finds the former finance coordinator for the Substance Abuse Treatment Unit of Central Iowa (SATUCI) used some high-tech methods to take money from the organization. SATUCI is a non-profit agency providing substance abuse prevention and treatment services to the residents of Marshall, Tama, Poweshiek and Hardin […]

For the second time in three years the Big Ten is sending five baseball teams into the NCAA Regionals and the rise of the conference on the diamond is not a surprise to Iowa coach Rick Heller. The fourth year Hawkeye mentor watched it begin while he was the head coach at Indiana State. First it […]

A clinical trial is underway in the region to test a drug that shows promise in treating the condition that afflicted actor Robin Williams before his suicide in 2014. Researcher and board-certified psychiatrist Warren Duffy says as many as one-point-four million Americans have Lewy body dementia. It impacts each person differently but many of the […]

Davenport police have determined the identity of a burned body. A newspaper carrier saw a suspicious fire early Tuesday morning near the street in front of a house in northwest Davenport. When the flames were extinguished, a body was discovered. The victim has now been identified as 35-year-old Brandon Brooks of Rock Island, Illinois. An […]

A second review by the State Auditor of the automated system for titles and registration used by county treasurers and the DOT finds continued issues. State Auditor Mary Mosiman says this second review was prompted by a special investigation of the systems in Mills and Cerro Gordo counties. “In those reports, lack of internal controls […]

Today is the first day fireworks may legally be sold in Iowa, but many retailers are waiting until later in the month to start selling bottle rockets, Roman candles, and other “consumer-grade” fireworks. A fireworks business based in Nebraska plans to open 55 temporary locations in Iowa to sell fireworks three weeks from now. Vince […]

A woman who embezzled 70-thousand dollars from a small Des Moines church will be on probation for the next two years and a judge has ordered her to repay what she stole. Carol Jean Padget pleaded guilty to swindling the Unity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Des Moines when she served as its treasurer. A judge […]

Three more people have been arrested and charged with having a role in the horrific death of a 16-year-old girl who was found in the basement of her home in Perry nearly three weeks ago. Sabrina Ray’s adoptive parents were already under arrest, but three other relatives of Misty and Marc Ray are all facing […]

Rescue crews had to pull another person out of the rapidly-flowing Cedar River in Cedar Falls today. The latest rescue occurred this morning near the dam that’s adjacent to the Ice House Museum. Cedar Falls Assistant Public Safety Director Craig Berte says a man called and said his friend went under the water and was […]

Jury selection is underway in Elk Point, South Dakota for the $1.9 billion defamation lawsuit trial filed by Beef Products Incorporated against ABC Broadcasting. The lawsuit claims ABC News and reporter Jim Avila damaged BPI by referring in news reports back in 2012 to the company’s lean finely textured beef as “pink slime”. BPI blames […]

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