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Iowa police investigate why officer shot vehicle


Iowa police are trying to determine why an officer fired a bullet into a car involved in a high-speed chase. The Des Moines Register reports Polk County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jana Abens said Monday the shot was accidental. She says a rese

Ottumwa area man's shooting death investigated


State agents are assisting the Wapello County Sheriff's Office in investigating the death of an Ottumwa area man. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says the sheriff's office received a call just after 1 a.m. Monday to a rural resid

Manchester zoo owners seek lawsuit dismissal


The owners of a Manchester zoo, sued for allegedly mistreating animals, have asked a judge to dismiss the case. Tom and Pam Sellner, owners of Cricket Hollow Zoo were sued by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, a California-based advocacy group, in June.

Eddyville gets $1M federal grant for flood project


The city of Eddyville is getting more than $1 million to improve its stormwater handling system to protect the city from Des Moines River flooding. The funding, announced Monday by U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, comes from the Federal Emergency Management

Davenport officials promote news website


The city of Davenport plans to launch a news-based website aimed at more transparency. Officials say the website will cover Davenport news and possibly local weather and sports. It's expected to launch in 60 to 90 days. The Quad-City Times repo

Justices to rule in Iowa class-action bias case


The Iowa Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether to reinstate a class-action lawsuit claiming the Iowa executive branch has systematically discriminated against black job applicants. Current and former black applicants contend that state agenci

Iowa medical marijuana suspects no longer charged


(AP) Charges are no longer facing the parents of an Iowa man who says he grew marijuana to help treat his cancer. On Wednesday a Scott County judge dismissed the charges against 75-year-old Dottie and 76-year-old Chuck Mackenzie. They were accused of hos

Autopsy: Iowa woman died of blunt force injuries


An autopsy shows a northwest Iowa woman found dead inside a house alongside her husband died of blunt force injuries.   The Plymouth County Sheriff's Office released the information Monday on 80-year-old Esther Neunaber, whose death

River body ID'd as that of Council Bluffs man


A body found earlier this month in the Missouri River in southwest Iowa has been identified as that of a Council Bluffs man.   Authorities identified him as 49-year-old Robert Jensen. His body was found around 4:45 p.m. on July 1 in

Paper reports rural Iowa shortage of emergency aid


A newspaper report says 29 of Iowa's 99 counties have no ambulance or only one capable of providing full-time, 24-hour-a-day service. These 29 counties are home to nearly 427,000 people.   The Des Moines Register also says in i

Iowa City police officer receives commendation


An Iowa City police officer has received a commendation for his actions, while off duty, to help subdue a suspect who was trying to take the service gun of another officer.   Officials say the incident happened May 1, while off-duty

Iowa women accused of stealing lottery tickets


Two northern Iowa women have been accused of stealing lottery tickets from a gas station where they were former employees.   The Bremer County Sheriff's Office says 52-year-old Julie Dietz and 45-year-old Julie Alford face one fel

Officials issue swimming advisories at Iowa parks


Officials have issued swimming advisories at two state parks in Iowa because of higher than normal levels of E. coli.   The Mason City Globe Gazette reports Beeds Lake State Park in Franklin County and McIntosh Woods State Park

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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Mary Ellen Hamer of Carroll


Funeral services for 74 year old Mary Ellen Hamer of Carroll will be Friday at 10:30am at the Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll with burial at the Carroll City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5-7pm on Thursday.  Mary Hamer is survived by a daughter:  Deena Bachman of Mississippi......a son:  Dion of Carroll.....7 grandchildren.....5 great
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