• Gortz Haus in Grimes, Iowa (WHO-HD)

    Weddings Are No Longer an Option at Gortz Haus Due to Controversial Lawsuit

    GRIMES, Iowa — After a controversial lawsuit, the owners of Gortz Haus will no longer host weddings at their venue. “We are definitely making a sacrifice for our convictions. It affects the value of our business,” says Richard Odegaard. In Decemeber of last year, Betty and Richard Odgaard agreed on a settlement based on a […]

  • jobs

    Jobless Claims Hit 15 Year Low, Economists Cautious

    NEW YORK — Very few Americans filed for unemployment last week. The jobless claims rate fell to 265,000 — the lowest since April 2000 and a big drop from the past few weeks when over 300,000 people were filing for unemployment aid. At first glance, it’s good news for the U.S. economy. More and more […]

  • 1_mug_youngbear_jonathan

    Man Pleads Guilty to Murder on Meskwaki Settlement

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A man who was charged with using a knife to kill another man on the Meskwaki Nation Settlement last February, pled guilty in federal court. Jonathan Youngbear, 21, of Meskwaki National Settlement, was convicted of one count of second degree murder. He pled guilty on Wednesday, in Federal Court, in Cedar […]

  • 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 […]

  • jimenez_oscar

    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 […]

  • I Think: “ISU Potential Doesn’t matter, Need Results”

  • Dustin-McDanel

    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 […]

  • shop n save

    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 […]

  • iphone

    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. […]

  • 150121205320-ac-dnt-tuchman-police-seizing-assets-00022808-tablet-large

    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. […]

  • cody grimes

    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 […]

  • The classic Disney characters welcome visitors outside Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. (L-R) Pluto, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck. (Scott Brinegar/Disneyland)

    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 […]