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The Gold Star Museum at Camp Dodge in Johnston opened early today for its annual Memorial Day open house. More than 2,000 people turned out, some in military uniforms, to tour the museum. Iowa National Guard spokesman Colonel Greg Hapgood says they also got a free breakfast. “It’s what people would say is SOS, or […]

The State of Iowa is expanding a program that provides a new target for Iowans who are dumping their unused prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. By July 1, the Iowa Board of Pharmacy will have paid to install 50 metal lock boxes in pharmacies around the state, to help properly recycle unused medications. “Pharmacies that want […]

Changes are coming in how credit scores are calculated, which a financial expert says should help college students and other young adults establish and build credit. Jonathan Fox, director of Iowa State University’s Financial Counseling Clinic, says it’s traditionally been a vicious cycle as you can’t get credit without already having a credit history, so […]

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a fall at Backbone State Park in Delaware County Sunday that left an 8-year-old girl injured. A news release from the DNR says the girl from Jesup girl was hiking with her family and friends on Backbone Trail around 1:30 P.M. when she fell nearly 60 feet […]

Waterloo police arrested two men on theft and burglary charges this weekend who are accused of causing thousands of dollars in damage in smash-and-grab robberies in the last two weeks. Waterloo police say 47-year-old John Fitzgerald Bennett of 902 Pilot Grove Road in Waterloo and 25-year-old Cody Joe Laughlin of 706 18th Ave., Gilbertville, were […]

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and the start of door-to-door summer scams. Jim Hegarty, with the Better Business Bureau in Omaha/Council Bluffs, says they’re already getting complaints about one group knocking on doors in the region. “They claim to be raising money for veterans and active soldiers,” Hegarty says. “We’ve investigated the […]

The number of people killed in traffic crashes in Iowa climbed over 100 earlier this month and now the busy summer driving season is here. Dennis Kleen tracks crash data for the Iowa Department of Transportation. “Once summer gets here, you’ve got people on vacation and a lot more people driving during the summer,” Kleen […]

Iowa’s history of welcoming refugee families to the state is highlighted in a new online project. Nick Wuertz, with Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI), helped create Iowa Stands With Refugees. It features a collection of photos of people who fled violence in their home countries and ended up in Iowa. The photos were taken in […]

The fifth-seeded University of Iowa baseball team made history Sunday afternoon at Bart Kaufman Field. The Hawkeyes belted out 14 hits in a 13-4 victory over seventh-seeded Northwestern to claim their first Big Ten Tournament title in school history. Iowa (38-20) won four games in four days to earn the league’s automatic berth into the […]

There are expansion plans for the state-owned Honey Creek Resort in south central Iowa. Iowa Department of Natural Resources director Chuck Gipp says the private firm hired to manage the park will build a wedding pavillion and install a year-round, outdoor pool. “The new management group is Delaware North,” Gipp says. “They’re incredibly experienced throughout […]

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