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    Iowa Unemployment Rate Remains at 3.8-Percent for May

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Workforce Development says though the number of working Iowans went down in May, the rate of unemployment held steady from the previous month. The unemployment rate was 3.8-percent. That’s the same rate the state saw in April, but it’s down six-tenths from May 2014’s rate of 4.4-percent. Iowa Workforce Development Director Beth Townsend says, “Iowa’s businesses continued to add employees in May. This month’s increase was fueled by hiring in manufacturing, education, and financial activities […]

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    Telemed Abortion Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Supreme Court has decided a rule by the Iowa Board of Medicine, putting a stop to telemedicine abortions, violates the constitution. The ruling was issued Friday and the decision was unanimous. The ruling says the board’s decision to ban doctors from dispensing abortion pills through video conferencing, violates the “undue burden” test established by the U.S. Supreme Court. That means undue burden has been placed on a woman’s constitutional right to terminate her pregnancy, as […]

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    Des Moines Man Killed in Early Morning Crash

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police say one person was killed in a one-vehicle crash early Thursday morning and it appears speed likely played a role in the accident. Twenty-nine-year-old Tyler Joseph Sloan Luna of Des Moines died in the accident that happened at 4:36 a.m. at 1528 19th Street, in between Clark Street and College Avenue. Luna’s was heading northbound on 19th Street when it appears it struck the curb and went airborne about 10 feet and hit a tree. Luna […]

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    Iowa DNR Shares Video of Bear Near Osage

    OSAGE, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is sharing a video of a bear in Iowa. The video was taken near Osage by Diane Steffen and posted to the DNR’s Facebook page. It shows the bear trying to steal a snack from her bird feeders. It doesn’t look like there were any pic-a-nic baskets handy. Kevin Baskins with the Iowa DNR says there are probably two or three bears in Iowa currently. One bear was killed over the weekend […]

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    Threat Forces Two-Hour Lockdown at Eastern Iowa Airport

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A man claiming to have an explosive at the Eastern Iowa Airport forced a two-hour lockdown early Wednesday morning. According to KWWL, Cedar Rapids police were contacted by OnStar around 3:00 a.m. about a man who claimed to have an explosive at the airport. The suspect was spotted leaving the airport and was taken into custody near Highway 20 and Edgewood Road. Nothing was found in a search of the vehicle. The lockdown was lifted around […]

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    Teen Girl Abducted from Henry County

    HENRY COUNTY, Iowa — The Henry County Sheriff’s Office says a southeast Iowa teen has been abducted. Orricials say 16-year-old Karyn Mehaffy was abducted Friday evening by three suspects in a dark blue SUV. The make and model of the vehicle is unknown. Karyn was last seen in the 300 block of South Olive Street in Winfield. Karyn is a white female, 5 feet three inches tall, and heavyset. She has dyed blond hair with blue/green bangs and blue eyes. […]

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    Name of Coral Ridge Mall Shooting Victim Released

    CORALVILLE, Iowa –The name of a woman killed in a shooting at Coral Ridge Mall Friday night has been released. The Coralville Police Department says the victim was 20-year-old Andrea Farrington. She graduated from Montezuma High School in 2012 and had been living in Cedar Rapids. Farrington was working at the Welcome Center of the Iowa Children’s Museum when police say she was shot three times by 22-year-old Alexander Kozak. She was pronounced dead at University of Iowa Hospitals and […]

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    UPDATE: Huxley Sisters Found Safe in Des Moines

    HUXLEY, Iowa — UPDATE: Huxley Police say the girls were found safe in Des Moines just before 10:00 a.m. Sunday. They were located at their mother’s residence. ORIGINAL STORY: Law enforcement officials in Story and Polk counties are searching for three runaway children from Huxley. Huxley Police Chief Mark Pote says the kids, three sisters between the ages of 15 and 11, left a note in their bedroom that they were running away and going to their grandpa’s home in Ankeny. Their […]

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    I-80 Bridge Repair Means Detour

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Traffic will be detoured on part of Interstate 80 in West Des Moines over the weekend. Crews are repairing a bridge on eastbound I-80 at the west mixmaster. Friday night, the Iowa DOT closed the eastbound ramp to northbound I- 35/80. The ramp should open by 5:00 Monday morning. Until then, drivers will be detoured around construction on I-235. You can find the latest traveler information by dialing 5-1-1 or checking out

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    $10 Million Bond Set for Suspected Coral Ridge Shooting Suspect

    CORALVILLE, Iowa — A $10 million bond has been set for a former mall security guard accused of opening fire at a Coralville mall Friday night, fatally wounding a 20-year-old woman. According to KWWL, 22-two-year-old Alexander Kozak made his first appearance in court Saturday morning where the bond was set. He is charged with first degree murder. JUST IN: Kozak's bond is set $10 million #CoralRidgeMallShooting @KWWL — Justin Andrews KWWL (@Justin_EAndrews) June 13, 2015 The Iowa City Press Citizen reports Kozak […]

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    Des Moines Police Say Chase Suspect Rammed Squad Car

    DES MOINES, Iowa – One person is in custody after a police chase early Saturday morning in Des Moines. Police haven’t released many details but say the chase ended in the 800 block of 29th Street just before 4:30 a.m. The street dead-ends there and officers were able to block the suspect’s SUV from leaving. They say he did ram a squad car with his vehicle. Two police cars were damaged in the chase. It appears the suspect suffered minor injuries […]

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    Dental Records Identify Body in Burned SUV as Elvis Habibovic

    HARRISON COUNTY, Missouri — The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department in Missouri has confirmed the body of a man found in a burned out SUV earlier this week is that of 33-year-old Elvis Habibovic of Urbandale. Habibovic and his 9-month-old son, Logan Habibovic, were the subjects of an Amber Alert issued early Wednesday morning. Melissa Zeimet, the child’s mother, reported that Elvis had not brought her son back at the agreed upon time of 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night and contacted police. […]


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