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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

Farm Rescue nonprofit nears another milestone


The Farm Rescue nonprofit in the Upper Midwest is approaching another milestone.   The volunteer organization based in North Dakota will help its 300th farm family in the region by the end of the year.   Farm Rescue plants and ha

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

Dubuque workers respond to natural gas leak


No one was injured after a homeowner using a small excavator tore open a residential natural gas line in Dubuque.   The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that the accident and resulting gas leak occurred around 10 a.m. Saturday.  

Davenport residents object to cell tower in park


Davenport residents upset over a cellphone tower placed in the middle of a city park say they believe city officials did not follow local laws and regulations in approving the structure.   The Quad-City Times reports that 180-foot t

Western Iowa woman killed in crash


A western Iowa woman has died in a two vehicle crash that has left another man fighting for his life in an Omaha, Nebraska hospital.   The Council Bluffs Nonpareil reports that the crash of a car and a sport utility vehicle happened aro

Bail soars to $1M for man accused in Iowa shooting


A judge has dramatically increased bail for a man accused of gunning down a Burlington bicyclist earlier this month.   The Burlington Hawk Eye reports that bail for 38-year-old Joshua Royer, of Burlington, was increased to $1 milli

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



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Larry Dean Stoelk of Lake View


Funeral services for 66 year old Larry Stoelk of Lake View will be Saturday at 10:30am at the United Methodist Church in Lake View with burial at the Westside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll from 5-7pm on Friday.  The casket will be moved to the church @ 9 Saturday morning where visitation will resume until time of services.  Larry Stoelk

Robert Snyder of Halbur


Funeral services for 26 year old Robert Snyder of Halbur will be Saturday at 10am at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll with burial at the Carroll City Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 5pm Friday where there will be a Prayer Service at 7 Friday evening.  Visitation will resume at the funeral home after 9 Saturday morning until time of service.

Mary J. McIlrath of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, formerly of Lake City


Funeral services for 80 year old Mary McIlrath of Wisconsin, formerly of Lake City, will be Saturday at 11am at the Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City with burial at the Lake City Cemetery.  Visitation will be at the funeral home from 9:30 Saturday morning until time of services.  Condolences may be left @ lampefuneralhome.com.
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