• Sandra Bland, 28, was found dead Monday in a Waller County jail cell in Hempstead, Texas, after authorities said she hanged herself with a plastic trash bag. It is an act those close to her question.

    What We Know About the Controversy in Sandra Bland’s Death

    While the jailhouse death of Sandra Bland is being handled like a murder investigation, authorities in Texas initially said the 28-year-old woman appeared to have killed herself. But why would a young woman who just landed a new job at her alma mater take her own life? Why would someone who family and friends say […]

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    John Kasich Rounds Out GOP 2016 Field

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is rounding out the Republican presidential field Tuesday as he is formally announcing his White House bid. He enters a crowded field of 15 other big-name contenders. But for now, the only thing the two-term governor needs to worry about is making it onstage for the first Republican […]

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    Former President George H.W. Bush Released from the Hospital

    President George H.W. Bush, who broke a bone in his neck after falling last week, was released Sunday from a Maine hospital. “A very grateful President GeorgeHWBush was discharged from @MaineMed after four days of treatment for a fractured vertebrae,” his spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted Sunday. The 91-year-old Bush, the oldest living former president, went […]

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    State Dept. Sends Iran Deal to Congress

    WASHINGTON — The State Department transmitted to Congress on Sunday the nuclear agreement the United States and five other world powers struck with Iran. That move means the 60-day clock for lawmakers to review the deal — which Republicans have already criticized — starts on Monday. Secretary of State John Kerry defended the agreement alongside […]

  • Jonas Neiderbach re-sentenced on child endangerment charges. (WHO-HD)

    Neiderbach Re-Sentencing Yields Same Result

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man who seriously injured his infant son, who later died, has been re-sentenced. Jonas Neiderbach was convicted in 2009 on several counts of child endangerment. He was initially sentenced to 50 years in prison. He was charged after his 6-week-old son Ethan was taken to the hospital with […]

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    Work Release Escapee Still on the Loose

    WAPELLO COUNTY, Iowa — A work release escapee is still on the run after authorities say a tip about his whereabouts turned up nothing. The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received the tip around 7:30 Tuesday night. The caller claimed 36-year-old Christopher Showalter was inside a home along Highway 149 north of Ottumwa. Deputies searched the […]

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    Donald Trump Leads New National Poll

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Businessman Donald Trump leads a new Republican presidential nationwide poll released Tuesday, marking the first time he’s held the top spot since announcing his candidacy. Trump secured 17% support, according to the Suffolk University/USA Today survey. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush garnered 14%, while the rest of the 2016 field remained in […]

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    Facebook is Trying to be the Next YouTube

    NEW YORK, New York — Facebook has an aggressive plan to become a major YouTube-alternative. Steadily over the past two years, the social network has dribbled out new features to make it a more appealing place for people to watch videos. Along the way, Facebook has changed its News Feed algorithms to reward users who post […]

  • Iowa Senator Says Assistance Denial is Final

    After President Obama denied Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s request for assistance with the bird flu. Senator Ernst hosted a conference call saying she’s very disappointed disaster assistance was not granted. Nearly two-thirds of all birds infected and destroyed because of bird flu are from Iowa. She says there is some help for producers though, “We […]

  • Waukee Schools Superintendent Has Message for Governor, Legislature

    WAUKEE, Iowa — Waukee Schools Superintendent David Wilkerson has a message for Governor Branstad. “I would say please stop looking at education as just a cost, and start looking at education as the investment that it is; the investment in the human capital and really the future of our state,” Wilkerson said. Wilkerson says the […]

  • The Suffolk County Massachusetts District Attorney's Office has released a computer-generated composite image depicting the possible likeness of a young girl whose body was found on the shore of Deer Island in Boston Harbor on June 25, 2015.

    Image of ‘Baby Doe’ Found Dead Near Boston Moves Millions

    Nearly two weeks after the remains of a young girl were found along the rocky shoreline of Boston Harbor, more than 45 million people have seen or shared a computer-generated image of what she may have looked like in life. But authorities are no closer to identifying her. She is known only as “Baby Doe” […]

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    Viral Facebook Post About Veteran And Service Dog May Not Be Completely True

    LISBON, Iowa — A Facebook post about a Lisbon veteran who was attacked because he brought his service dog into a local bar has gone viral. But police say it just proves you can’t believe everything you see on social media. Lisbon resident Kellee Warren posted on Facebook that she and her boyfriend, Chazz Russell, […]