• Pleasant Hill Motorcycle Pursuit Results in Crash

    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa – A late Monday evening motorcycle pursuit left a cyclist in the hospital with serious injuries. The driver was identified as 36-year-old Michael Frees of Des Moines.  At approximately 7:40 p.m., Frees lead Pleasant Hill Police through the city on a high-speed chase while riding a sports bike, according to the Pleasant Hill […]

  • STEM Summit Held in Downtown Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A statewide STEM Summit is being held on Monday at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in downtown Des Moines. The state of Iowa is known for preparing their students for 21st century careers through various fields, including science, technology, engineering and math education. “This would not be possible without bipartisan […]

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    U.S. Ends Boston Marathon Bomb Case with Grisly Photos and Testimony

    BOSTON, Massachusetts — Martin Richard, an 8-year-boy who once urged people in a school project to “stop hurting each other,” was literally blown apart by a homemade bomb as he watched the 2013 Boston Marathon with his family, jurors heard Monday. Federal prosecutors rested their case with grisly testimony about how the bomb Dzhokar Tsarnaev […]

  • Police said Dynel Lane, 34, a former nurse aid, stabbed Michelle Wilkins, 26, and removed a female fetus from her womb on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (CNN)

    Woman Charged with Attempted Murder in Colorado Craigslist Fetal Abduction

    BOULDER, Colorado — Dynel Lane, a former nurse’s aide accused of stabbing a pregnant Colorado woman, was charged Friday with criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder, unlawful termination of pregnancy, and other crimes for allegedly cutting a fetus from the womb. Boulder County District Attorney Stanley L. Garnett was unable to file a murder charge […]

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    Police Make Arrest in Repeated Business Vandalism

    OTTUMWA, Iowa — An Ottumwa man was arrested for damaging a local business on multiple occasions. Officers from the Ottumwa Police Department executed a search warrant at 406 N. Adella, in Ottumwa, on Friday.  The search warrant was a result of an investigation into repeated damage to the Hawkeye Auto Credit business located at 302 […]

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    Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader, to Retire

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Friday he won’t seek reelection in 2016, a surprise move that’s certain to open a fierce battle for his seat as well as a fight to lead the Democratic party in the chamber. The fifth-term Nevada Democrat had denied retirement rumors for months, which grew louder […]

  • Educators: Bullying Must Be Addressed at Elementary Grade Level

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Educators from across the state met to discuss the issue of bullying prevention and resolution on Thursday. The second annual Conference on Bullying: Investigation and Resolution hosted at Drake University focused on addressing bullying at the elementary grade level. Educators, administrators and education graduate students discussed ways to change the environment […]

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    United Way Creates Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Jobs Training Academy

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Central Iowans seeking a career in the transportation, distribution and logistics industries will have the opportunity to get free, professional training thanks to a new grant awarded to the United Way of Central Iowa. The two-year $220,000 workforce grant, from Jobs for the Future and the Walmart Foundation will allow for the […]

  • Farmers Pessimistic of Future Farm Economy

    Farmers have never been quite this pessimistic about the direction of the farm economy. The DTN/Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index quantifies that uncertainty by surveying 500 farmers around the country between February and March. With a measurement of 100 being neutral, producer confidence this time around was rated at 98.8, well below the most recent […]

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    College Students Assemble at Capitol to Present Research

    DES MOINES, Iowa — College undergraduates from across the state came to present their research projects at the 10th Annual Research in the capitol Tuesday afternoon. The 64 student presenters came from the three regent universities in Iowa: University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa. “This is an opportunity for […]

  • Groups Fire Back at Proposed Changes to Iowa Guns Laws

    DES MOINES, Iowa — State Senator Joe Bolkcom, an Iowa City Democrat, can’t predict whether a wide-ranging bill to change guns laws will pass. But he is working with anti-gun violence organization to make sure Iowans understand the impact of the gun law changes. “Allow guns to end up in the wrong hands,” Bolkcom said, […]

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    Obama, Ghani to Discuss U.S.-Afghan Relations

    WASHINGTON — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrived in Washington on Sunday for his first official visit to the United States since taking office in January. The highly anticipated visit marks the latest chapter in an evolving U.S.-Afghan relationship — one that seems to be warming even as the governments seek to bridge the gap on […]