• Iowa Renewable Fuels Look To Future With Low Gas Prices

    On January 27 in Altoona the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association held its ninth annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit. One purpose of the summit is to look at the year ahead. For 2015, that means both optimism and uncertainty. That’s according to Iowa RFA Policy Director Grant Menke. For example, Saudi Arabia has increased its oil […]

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    Columbus Junction Baby Allegedly Injured by Father Dies

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — A Columbus Junction baby being treated for severe head trauma has died from her injuries. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says four-month-old Marleen Jimenez died Saturday at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. The father of the baby, 20-year-old Oscar Jimenez, is charged with one count of multiple […]

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    Ottumwa Murder Suspect Arrested Near St. Louis

    OTTUMWA, Iowa – The suspect in an Ottumwa homicide earlier this month has been arrested in Missouri. Dustin William McDanel, 24, was arrested early Friday morning in Richmond Heights, Missouri, near St. Louis. McDanel was wanted on a first-degree murder charges. He also had a warrant out for an arrest after he escaped from a halfway […]

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    Des Moines Store Fined $50K for Selling Synthetic Drugs

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines store has been barred from selling synthetic marijuana and the owners have been ordered to pay a $50,000 penalty by a Polk County judge. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller made the announcement Thursday. The case stems from a first-of-its-kind lawsuit. Shop N Save, owned by Sarbpreet Singh and […]

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    Study: iPhone Users are Smarter Than Android Users

    NEW YORK — Are you an iPhone user? Congratulations! You’re probably smarter than the Android owner sitting next to you. A new study conducted by online advertising network Chitika found that states with more college graduates tend to also have higher iPhone sales. Alaska (66%), Montana and Vermont have the largest percentage of iPhone users. […]

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    Iowa Civil Asset Forfeiture Case Gets National Attention

    DES MOINES, Iowa — On a bright, clear morning in April 2013, two professional poker players from California were heading west on Interstate 80 in rural Iowa when they were stopped by two Iowa State Troopers. Before that stop was over, the officers had seized $100,000, which the men said was money to play poker. […]

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    Fired Des Moines Cop to Return to Duty

    DES MOINES, Iowa — In baseball it’s three strikes and you’re out. But that’s apparently not the case with the Des Moines Police Department. This week, the Des Moines Civil Service Commission voted four-to-one to reinstate former cop Cody Grimes. Grimes was fired after his arrest on domestic assault charges in 2013. That charge was […]

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    42 Measles Cases Linked to Disneyland

    Happiness isn’t the only contagious thing at Disneyland in California. There’s a measles outbreak at Disneyland, and one of California’s top public health officials recommended that children under 12 and people who’ve never had a measles vaccination stay away from the park while the outbreak continues However, Dr. Gil Chavez, deputy director of the State […]

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    Obamacare Helps Health Insurer Stocks Soar

    NEW YORK — Who says Barack Obama is bad for Corporate America? Sure, the president is still not exactly a BFF of the big banks. He has proposed a tax on the liabilities of the nation’s largest financial firms. And in Tuesday’s State of the Union he said that the nation can’t “put the security […]

  • AGRIBUSINESS: Massive Crop Slowing Transportation

    Every year, once harvest season is in the rearview mirror, agribusinesses and shippers have to find a way to move billions of bushels of grain across the world. This year, record-breaking corn and soybean production have put more of a strain on the transportation infrastructure. United Soybean Board Director Dwain Ford says many farmers are […]

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    Obama: ‘Tonight, We Turn the Page’

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Barack Obama made a feisty pitch for economic populism in his penultimate State of the Union Tuesday night, touting the improving economy on his watch and making the case that government has a role in ensuring equal opportunity for all. Obama began his speech at 9:10 p.m. in front of a […]