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Authorities: 5 dead, 3 injured in crash near Sloan


Five people have been killed and three others taken to a hospital in serious condition after a head-on crash east of Sloan.

Woodbury County Sheriff Dave Drew tells the Sioux City Journal that the crash happened about 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Highway 141 and Eastland Avenue. Drew says a white Chevy Trailblazer was westbound on Highway 141 when the driver veered onto the gravel and overcorrected,

Iowa Democrats regroup after midterm losses


After a bruising midterm election where they lost a competitive Senate race and emerged with just one of four congressional seats, Iowa Democrats are trying to regroup.

The recent results mean that Iowa will no longer have a congressional delegation evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. The retirement of longtime Sen. Tom Harkin creates a leadership void. And despite a significant

Jury convicts Oakland man in shooting death of an Atlantic woman


A jury has convicted a 63-year-old western Iowa man of first-degree murder in the killing of a woman after a night of drinking.   The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports a Pottawattamie County jury Friday convicted Robert Re

Iowa girl critically hurt while sledding Saturday


A 6-year-old girl was critically hurt this weekend when she sledded into a street in Council Bluffs and was hit by a truck. The Daily Nonpareil reports the incident happened just before 1 p.m. Saturday. Council Bluffs Police say Kailey Maloney was sledd

Iowa soldiers may go to Africa for Ebola outbreak


About 80 soldiers in an Iowa Army National Guard unit may be sent to West Africa to help respond to the Ebola outbreak there. The Iowa National Guard said Sunday that members of the 294th Area Support Medical Company are being notified that they may be d

Iowa considers new groundwater restrictions


State officials may impose new limits on groundwater use to protect the underground aquifer that supplies drinking water to a half-million Iowans. The Des Moines Register reports environmental leaders are concerned about the future of the Jordan aquifer

Iowa man gets new bike days after 1st one stolen


Two days after an Iowa fast-food worker's bicycle was stolen from outside the Culver's restaurant where he worked someone surprised him with a new one.   The Mason City Globe Gazette reports Nathan King came out of the Mason City restaurant

Cedar Rapids woman pleads guilty to wire fraud


(AP) A Cedar Rapids woman has admitted defrauding clients of her law firm. Prosecutors say 54-year-old Susan Hense pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court to one count of wire fraud. She faces up to 20 years in prison. In a plea agreement, Hense admit

Iowa district refuses to enroll Rwandan student


An Iowa family is fighting the Des Moines school district's refusal to enroll the Rwandan immigrant they are caring for because of questions about his immigration status. The district's lawyer, Andrew Bracken, tells the Des Moines Register it app

Freeze could end growing season for immature crops


A freeze could stop the growing season in the upper Midwest as far south as Nebraska and Iowa, leaving farmers in a difficult situation because much of the region's corn and soybean fields are not quite ready for harvest.        &n
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Barry Kusel of Manning


Funeral Services for 69 year old Barry Kusel of Manning will be held Wednesday at 10:30am at the Zion Lutheran Church in Manning with burial at the Manning Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-7:30pm on Tuesday at the Ohde Funeral Home of Manning.

Ruth Vanderheiden of Carroll


Mass of the Christian Burial for 81 year old Ruth Vanderheiden of Carroll will be Tuesday at 11am at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll.  The Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the St Anthony Hospital Auxiliary will form an honor guard fo
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James Ohden of Carnarvon


Funeral services for 82 year old James Ohden of Carnarvon will be Tuesday at 10:30 at the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Carnarvon with burial in the church cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-7pm Monday evening at the Farber and Otteman Funeral Home
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