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Spontaneous combustion the likely cause of fire in NW Iowa grain storage facilit


A fire inside a massive grain storage facility in northwest Iowa is believed to have been sparked through spontaneous combustion. It started around 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Farmer's Co-op Society of Sioux Center. The building is larger than the size of

Iowa regents plans would affect admissions, hiring


It might get easier for students to apply to Iowa's three public universities, and for those schools to hire employees.   The Iowa Board of Regents released details of plans Tuesday that may be implemented during an ongoing effi

Police: Iowa man threatened murder over music


An Iowa City man has been charged with assault after police say he threatened to kill his neighbor over music. KWWL-TV reports 63-year-old Terrill Wiges was arrested Monday. Iowa City police charged him with assault while using a weapon and going ar

Sheriff: Man uninjured in Iowa plane crash


Iowa authorities say a pilot is uninjured after his plane flipped over during an emergency landing in a soybean field. The Marshall County Sheriff's Office tells KCCI-TV that 31-year-old Jason Stone was traveling from Sioux Falls, South Dakota,

Death of 21-year-old Iowa man being investigated


Authorities are investigating the death of a 21-year-old Iowa man who was found lying on the ground near a recreational trail in Clive. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said Sunday that Zachary Michael Paulsen was found Saturday morning. Auth

Iowa couple sentenced for Social Security fraud


An Iowa couple has been sentenced for improperly collecting nearly $50,000 in disability benefits. U.S. Attorney Nicholas Klinefeldt's office says 45-year-old Robert Alexander and 38-year-old Maureen Alexander were both sentenced last week. Robert A

Iowa firm thrives with concrete security barriers


A northwest Iowa firm is prospering by creating concrete security barriers for government buildings and other projects. The Sioux City Journal reports Petersen Manufacturing's custom-made concrete planters and benches help keep office buildings and t

Evansdale police launch website for slain cousins


Evansdale police have launched a new website to provide a clearinghouse of information about the unsolved abduction and killing of two young cousins in 2012.   Ten-year-old Lyric Cook and her 8-year-old cousin Elizabeth Collins disa

Inmate sought after Webster County jail escape


Authorities are searching for a Webster County inmate who escaped with another while doing laundry at the jail in Fort Dodge.   Des Moines television station KCCI reports that 43-year-old Jason Sullivan and 32-year-old George

Fire damages Iowa town's community center


An early morning fire heavily damaged the community center in a west-central Iowa town just hours before state auditors were to arrive.   Des Moines television station KCCI says the Casey Community Center burned early Wednesday. No inju

More people opted to ride bus to state fair


Attendance at the Iowa State Fair was down but more people rode buses to reach the fairgrounds.   The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority says ridership between park-and-rides and the fairground was 221,188 during the 11-day

Suspect fatally shot by Fort Madison officer


Authorities say a 27-year-old was fatally shot by a Fort Madison police officer after he allegedly brandished a knife during a chase. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says officers were called to a report of a man slashing vehicle tires with a

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

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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Merlin "Teddy" Loneman of Mt. Carmel


Mass of the Christian Burial for 87 year old Merlin "Teddy" Loneman of Mt. Carmel will be Friday at 10:30am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Mt. Carmel with burial at the Parish Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Carroll American Legion.  Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 4pm on Thursday where there will be a Rosary at 5

Iola Bonette of Scranton


Funeral services for 86 year old Iola Bonette of Scranton will be Thursday at 10:30am at the Church of Christ in Scranton.  Burial will be in the Scranton Township Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home in Scranton
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