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Wilson Island State Recreation Area set to reopen


A state recreation area near Council Bluffs is scheduled to reopen soon. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the Wilson Island State Recreation Area will open its gates Monday. Workers are currently adding fire rings and picnic tables. Th

Car causes power outage in central Iowa


About 800 Des Moines residents were left without power after a car hit a utility pole. The Des Moines Register reports the car struck the pole and knocked down some power lines shortly after 10 p.m. on Tuesday. The newspaper reports the accident ca

Iowa's first startup accelerator set to begin


Cedar Rapids is joining the expanding pool of U.S. cities that want to kick-start fledgling businesses. The Des Moines Register reports that the Iowa Startup Accelerator begins Monday and is the first of its kind for the state. The accelerator is a

Iowa parents speak out against school changes


Students at Des Moines middle schools no longer have the option to take advanced English and science classes. The Des Moines Register reports Tuesday that some parents are concerned that top performers won't be challenged. Students instead will

Small plane lands on Iowa road in emergency


A small plane has to be towed to the airport on a truck after safely landing on an eastern Iowa road.   The Black Hawk County Sheriff's office said the plane flying from Longmont, Colorado, to an annual air show in Oshkosh, Wisco

Advocates hope for broader medical marijuana law


A narrowly focused medical marijuana law just took effect in Iowa, but advocates are already hoping they can expand access to the drug for the chronically ill.   State lawmakers this year approved legislation allowing the use of oi

Spike in heroin deaths alarms Iowa authorities


Authorities in eastern Iowa's Johnson County are reporting a dramatic increase in the number of heroin overdose deaths.   The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that in the first six months of this year, 10 heroin-related deaths ha

Polk County Jail refusing immigration detainers


The Polk County Jail is now among the growing list of local law enforcement agencies that are no longer honoring federal requests to hold suspected immigrants in jail without a warrant.   The Des Moines Register reports that

Eastern Iowa town still cleaning up tree damage


The eastern Iowa town of Anamosa is still cleaning up a mass of downed trees, nearly a month after a June 30 wind storm raked the area.   City Administrator Alan Johnson tells Cedar Rapids television station KCRG that uprooted large t

July 2014 may be among 10 coolest on record


Even though the beginning of the week seemed unusually hot even for an Iowa summer, the month of July as a whole has been unusually cool.   The Iowa Department of Natural Resources in its bi-weekly water summary update says this mo

Iowa man convicted of killing pregnant wife


A jury has convicted an Iowa man of killing his pregnant wife after the third trial in the case.   Jurors agreed Thursday that Seth Techel was guilty of first-degree murder and nonconsensual termination of a human pregnancy. The 23-

Iowa counties receive federal disaster declaration


Gov. Terry Branstad says 26 Iowa counties will receive federal disaster support to deal with damage from severe weather in June.    The presidential disaster declaration includes counties in the northern part of the state that

RAGBRAI rider from Sioux City dies in Mason City


A RAGBRAI participant from Sioux City has been found dead in his tent in Mason City in the second death during the weeklong bicycling event.   The Des Moines Register reports 74-year-old George "Frank" Brinkerhoff was fou

Heavy rains will mean more mosquitoes in the area


New law allows for votes to increase corn checkoff


Sioux City extends plastic bag use survey


Iowa man seeks to preach outside state fair


Authorities ID man stabbed in Council Bluffs


Gambling commission to visit Jefferson casino site


The state gambling commission plans to meet Thursday in Jefferson to visit the site of a proposed new casino, hear a formal presentation and take public comments.        The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission will gather information and

$1.8B fertilizer plant under construction in Iowa


$1.8B fertilizer plant under construction in Iowa

Tornado warning expires in south-central Iowa


Tornado warning expires in south-central Iowa

End of April Cubs Report - Jim Copeland


Standings as of 4/30/14:       Chicago Cubs  8 wins 16 losses        Iowa Cubs     13. Wins 9 losses  on 5 game winning streak        Tennessee    11.  Wins 13 lo

Jim Copeland's Chicago Cubs Report-2 Weeks Into the Season


The Cubs are off to an inauspicious beginning in the 2014 baseball season winning four games and losing ten. The first two games of the season the Cubs lost extra inning decisions one of which was a 16 inning affair. The last two games played a doubleheader with the Yankees they were shut out in both games . The last time that happened was in 1962. The Japanese star Tanaka held the Cubs to

Past work credited for luring data center to Iowa



Past work credited for luring data center to Iowa

Debate still simmers over Field of Dreams site


Debate still simmers over Field of Dreams site
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Arlene Heiman of Carroll


Mass of the Christian Burial for 93 year old Arlene Heiman of Carroll will be Monday at 11am at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll with burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ohde Twit Funeral Home in Carroll after 3:30pm Sunday where there will be a Rosary at 3:30 and a Prayer Service at 7 Sunday evening.  Visitation will resume at the church after 9:30 Monday

Margaret N. Clark of Sequin, Texas


Memorial services for 84 year old Margaret N. Clark of Sequin, Texas, will be Saturday at 11am at the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City.  The arrangements are under the direction of the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City.

Lornie Bachman formerly of Auburn


Mass of the Christian Burial for 87 year old Lornie Bachman of Ankeny, formerly of Auburn, will be Saturday at 10:30am at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Auburn with burial at the Parish Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City from 5-8pm on Friday where there will be a Vigil Prayer Service at 7 Friday evening.
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