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Iowa City looks to buy more homes in flood plain


Since the 2008 floods, Iowa City has purchased and leveld more than 90 homes, but and now the city hopes to expand the effort after last year's flooding. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports the city wants to secure more $1 million in state and federa

2 Iowa men arrested after misleading police about gunshots


Two Iowa men who were wounded by gunfire are now facing charges because they police say they tried to mislead investigators. The Quad-City Times reports the two men went to the hospital late Friday for treatment of their wounds, which are not life-threat

Research shows soaring nitrate levels in Iowa rivers


Iowa farmers efforts to control the spread of nitrates in recent years appears to be helping but research shows that levels of the fertilizer byproduct have soared in the state's major rivers. The Des Moines Register reports that nitrate levels have

Second arrest made in mystery of 2010 Hot Lotto winner


A second man has been arrested in connection with a mysterious scheme to collect a multimillion-dollar Hot Lotto jackpot that was won in 2010. The Des Moines Register reports Robert Clark Rhodes II, 46, of Sugar Land, Texas, has been arrested and authori

Woman's body found in a Des Moines alley Sunday


Police are investigating after finding a woman's body in an alley in Des Moines. Sgt. Jason Halifax says the body was reported shortly before 8:45 a.m. Sunday in an alley near 14th Street and 14th Place. Halifax said the woman was 35-years-old. Her

New NW Iowa psychiatric facility for children opens in May


A new facility offering psychiatric care and substance abuse treatment to children and teens in northwest Iowa is expected to address an important need in the region when it opens this spring. The Sioux City Journal reports the new Jackson Recovery Cente

Iowa county debt levels will be part of road funding debate


The amount Iowa counties borrow to repair their roads and bridges may be a key factor in the debate over whether to increase the state fuel tax. The Des Moines Register reports Winnebago, Worth, Mitchell and Howard counties all carry large road construct

Iowa man sentenced to prison for role in 2012 robbery


A 28-year-old Iowa man has been sentenced to up to 40 years in prison for his role in a 2012 home invasion and robbery. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports Deandrew Deshawn Harris was sentenced last week. Authorities say Harris will have to serve a

Former students tour Iowa school that will be torn down


More than 300 people came out this weekend to say goodbye to a northern Iowa elementary school that is scheduled to be demolished this year. The Mason City Globe-Gazette reports the Mason City district held an open house Saturday for the former Madison S

Veterinarians monitor pig virus that killed millions in 2014


Veterinarians are working hard to monitor a virus that killed millions of baby pigs in the United States last year. The Sioux City Journal reports Iowa veterinarian Michelle Sprague is president of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. Spragu

Iowa man pleads not guilty to head-butting son


A February trial has been scheduled for a Sergeant Bluff man accused of head-butting his teenage son. The Sioux City Journal reports that 47-year-old Bradley Graff entered a written plea of not guilty on Monday in Woodbury County District Court. The char

Southwest Iowan faces federal firearms charge


A southwest Iowa man accused of planting audio recording devices in a woman's home now faces a federal charge of being a felon in possession of firearms. The Daily Nonpareil reports that 38-year-old Aaron Johnson was arrested Monday at his Red Oak ho

Man shoots himself near Iowa officer


Authorities in eastern Iowa say a man fatally shot himself while a police officer stopped him over a traffic citation. Marion police say an officer stopped the man Saturday night as he was driving a vehicle. The officer suspected the man was intoxicated.

Court rejects appeal in Early slaying, kidnapping


A court is refusing a new trial for an Iowa man convicted of killing his mother and kidnapping a woman.        The Iowa Court of Appeals said Wednesday that Kirk Levin's statement about wanting a lawyer wasn't enough to force o

Iowa feedlot operators adjusting to new rules


Iowa cattle and hog producers are working to comply with new state rules that are designed to keep animal waste from polluting nearby waterways. The Sioux City Journal reports Craig Moss and his family created new concrete drainage systems with grates to

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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Janice Louise Fryman of Dedham


Funeral services for 70 year old Janice Fryman of Dedham will be Friday at 10:30am at the United Methodist Church in Coon Rapids with burial at 1:30 Friday afternoon at the Liberty Cemetery near Woodward.  Friends may call at the Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home in Coon Rapids from 5-7pm on Thursday.  The casket will be moved to the church at 9 Friday morning where visitation will resume

Ella Mae Schaben of Harlan


Mass of the Christian Burial for 81 year old Ella Mae Schaben of Harlan will be Wednesday at 11am at the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan with burial at the Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Defiance.  Visitation will be at the Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan from 2-8pm on Tuesday where there will be a Wake Service at 7 Tuesday evening.  The family will greet friends from

Grace Campbell of Gray


Funeral services for 92 year old Grace Campbell of Gray will be Thursday at 10:30am at the First United Methodist Church in Audubon.  The family will greet friends at the Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon from 4-8pm on Wednesday.  Memorials may be directed to the family.
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