• Branstad School Funding Veto Puts Schools In “Impossible Position”

    DES MOINES, Iowa — On Thursday, just before leaving  for the long holiday weekend, Governor Terry Branstad vetoed $55.7 million in school funding that was already approved by the legislature.  The governor then left without answering any questions about his decision. As a single mom with two kids living in Des Moines inner city, Jennifer […]

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    Bioreactors Remove Up To 60 Percent Nitrogen

    Water quality specialists gathered to talk about farming practices that help the environment at the Iowa Soybean Association on July 1. Bioreactors are an up-and-coming nitrogen remover, ISA Environmental Projects Manager Keegan Kult says they don’t take farmland out of production and can treat up to 80 acres. They use tile line to filter water […]

  • Branstad Takes Action on 14 Bills

    DES MOINES, Iowa —  Gov. Terry E. Branstad today took action on 14 bills. The action taken represents the conclusion of bill action resulting from the 2015 legislative session.  The action comes before the deadline of July 6. The following bills were signed into law in their entirety: House File 632: an Act relating to […]

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    School Shootings, Mass Killings are ‘Contagious,’ Study Finds

    Mass killings and school shootings spread “contagiously,” a new study found, where one killing or shooting increases the chances that others will occur within about two weeks. The study, published Thursday in the journal PLOS ONE, found evidence that school shootings and mass killings — defined as four or more deaths — spread “contagiously,” and […]

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    Poll: Bush, Trump Rising Nationally for GOP, but both Trail Clinton

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — With nearly all of the expected 2016 presidential candidates formally in the race, a new CNN/ORC national poll finds two recent entrants to the GOP field on the rise, while Hillary Clinton maintains her position atop the Democratic field, though holding a slightly slimmer lead. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and businessman […]

  • Defense Rests its Case in Moffitt Murder Trial 

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The defense rested its case in the trial of a Pleasant Hill man. David Moffitt, 28, is charged with first degree murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend’s fiance and co-worker Justin Michael, 30. Police say Moffitt broke into Michael’s Grimes home in May of 2014 and shot and killed him […]

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    FBI Investigating Possible Corruption at New York Prison

    What started as an investigation into how two convicted murderers managed to break out of a maximum-security prison in upstate New York has now sparked an FBI investigation into possible broader corruption and drug trafficking at the facility. Prison employees have told investigators about heroin use among inmates at the Clinton Correctional Facility, and the […]

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    Traffic Enforcement Increasing Over Holiday Week

    DES MOINES, Iowa — There will be extra eyes on the road beginning this week. According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, the Fourth of July holiday is one of the deadliest on Iowa roads. Last year six people were killed and officials say the majority of them were under the influence of alcohol. […]

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    Boston Bomber Tells Victims He’s Sorry as Judge Formally Sentences Him to Death

    BOSTON (CNN) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday ended his long silence, asking Allah to help his victims and their families and apologizing for the pain and suffering he caused two years ago. “If there is any lingering doubt … I did it along with my brother,” he said, referring to the bombings […]

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    Will Tsarnaev Speak on his Day of Reckoning?

    BOSTON — It’s the day of final reckoning for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a day set aside for emotional victim impact statements and stern words from the judge. The outcome of Wednesday morning’s federal sentencing hearing is a foregone conclusion. The decision to impose the death penalty belonged to the jury, so the hearing […]

  • Indianola’s Bucket Squad Wants a State Title

    INDIANOLA – The Indianola softball team is one of the best in Class 4A.  The Indians are ranked 2nd with a record of 24-2. Their goal is a state title, and they might just be sitting on the secret to success, literally. They call themselves ‘The Bucket Squad.’ A few weeks ago the team, along […]

  • Self-Defense to be Considered in Ames Fatal Shooting

    AMES, Iowa — Ames Police along with the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation continue to investigate a shooting that left one man dead on Saturday. No arrests have been made in the case but investigators say there is no threat to the public. According the Des Moines Register, Ames Police Commander Jason Tuttle said the […]