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  • WAUKEE PROJECT: Name Revealed For Development

    Posted on: 3:46 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 03:52pm, April 16, 2014

    We now know the new development going into Waukee will be called Kettlestone. It’s named after the glacial kettle ponds...
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  • AGRIBUSINESS: Increased Sales Tax To Help Environment

    Posted on: 2:43 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    In 2010, Iowa Code created a natural resources and outdoor recreation trust fund in the state treasury. Effectively, the law protects...
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  • CELEBRITY ENGAGEMENT: Jenny McCarthy, Donnie Wahlberg To Wed

    Posted on: 2:04 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    What are the odds that Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg will give us the '90s wedding of our dreams?
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  • PAROLE BOARD: Murderer Will Be Freed

    Posted on: 11:07 am, April 16, 2014, by

    A convicted murderer was granted his freedom Wednesday. Sixty-seven-year-old Rasberry Williams was sentenced to life in prison in 1974 for...
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  • HONOR FLIGHT: Quad City Vets Visit D.C.

    Posted on: 10:45 am, April 16, 2014, by

    It’s the first Honor Flight of the New Year out of Iowa and dozens of the state’s veterans are spending...
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  • PAROLE BOARD: Murderer Could Be Freed

    Posted on: 9:01 am, April 16, 2014, by

    A convicted murderer could find out if he’ll get out of prison Wednesday after 40 years behind bars. Rasberry Williams...
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  • FERRY SINKS: 9 Dead, Hundreds Missing In Yellow Sea

    Posted on: 8:46 am, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 10:44pm, April 16, 2014

    At least nine people are dead after a ferry boat capsized in South Korea. Officials say there were 287 people missing, and 179 people had been rescued...
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    South Korea ship sinking -- April 16
  • AGRIBUSINESS: Cold Putting Off Planting

    Posted on: 6:06 am, April 16, 2014, by

    According to State Climatologist Harry Hillaker, moderate to heavy rains fell across the southeast two-thirds of the state this weekend,...
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  • OVERSIGHT UPDATE: Battle Over Transparency

    Posted on: 9:55 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    The chair of the Senate Oversight Committee is asking for more documents as part of its investigation into the use...
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    open records request
  • RESCUE EFFORT: Ferry Carrying Hundreds Sinks

    Posted on: 9:37 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    A South Korean ship, with around 350 passengers on board, is sinking off the country's southwestern coast killing at least one...
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  • GOP DEBATE: Sponsor, Senate Candidates Pull Out

    Posted on: 8:52 pm, April 15, 2014, by , updated on: 08:53pm, April 15, 2014

    A Republican senate debate Wednesday night in Des Moines is now without its co-sponsor and two leading candidates in the...
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    grand view debate
  • CONTROLLED BURN: DNR Investigating After Damage To Property

    Posted on: 8:43 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    The Iowa DNR says its staff didn’t follow procedures last week when a controlled burn turned into anything but. It...
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    dnr burn oops