• State of the Union Delivery, 2010

    Obama to Deliver New Kind of State of the Union

    WASHINGTON — With many of his policy proposals already announced ahead of tonight’s State of the Union, President Barack Obama will instead deliver a different kind of address to the nation, sources familiar with the speech said. “The President was tired of the old approach” of delivering a long laundry list of ideas, said one […]

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    Mom Says Son with Special Needs was Grabbed by Teacher

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — A Fort Dodge mother says her son with special needs was inappropriately grabbed by his teacher.  And, she says her son has the marks to prove it. In a lot of ways, Alex Estlund is like any other 10-year-old boy. He loves football, Legos, and tickle fights with his mother. But […]

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    Monica Vernon Announces 2016 Congressional Run

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Just 12 days after Republican Rod Blum took office in Washington D.C., Monica Vernon has announced she will run in an attempt to take his 1st Congressional District seat in 2016. Vernon announced her candidacy Thursday morning. The Cedar Rapids council member rose to prominence in 2014 when Jack Hatch named […]

  • Central Iowa Career Expo Today

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa’s unemployment rate has improved in recent months to 4.6 percent, but that relatively low rate can create a unique challenge for employers. Kyle Horn with the Central Iowa chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management says Iowa’s recruitment pool is small and employers need to be flexible. “Many employers […]

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    Apple’s New Security Feature Not Good Enough

    NEW YORK — After the celebrity iCloud hack last year, Apple promised to better protect customer accounts. So Apple expanded a security feature called two-step verification for users who wanted it. Under this feature, if you want to log into your iCloud account from a new device, you’ll need your phone. That’s because Apple will […]

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    Two Doused with Gas and Set on Fire, Marshalltown Man Arrested

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — A Marshalltown man is behind bars accused of intentionally setting his girlfriend and her mother on fire overnight. At about 1 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to 106 N 4th Street on a report of a domestic disturbance. While officers were on the way, a second call came in of a fire […]

  • Royal Caribbean, Oasis of the Seas

    Man Falls From One Cruise Ship, is Rescued by Another Five Hours Later

    COZUMEL, Mexico — A man who fell from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship off the coast of Cozumel, Mexico, was rescued by a Disney cruise ship after passengers spotted him on the water, Mexican authorities say. “The man was traveling in the Oasis (of the Seas). It was early in the morning. He doesn’t remember […]

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    Gov. Branstad’s State of the Union Address in Full

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Read Governor Branstad’s State of the Union Address in full: Madam Lieutenant Governor, Madam President, Mr. Speaker, leaders, justices, judges, legislators, elected officials, distinguished guests, family, friends and fellow Iowans, good morning. It is my honor to stand before you today in this great chamber – in front of a joint […]

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    New Apartments Planned at Abandoned Nursing Home

    DES MOINES, Iow — A building abandoned for more than a decade in the Martin-Hickman neighborhood of Des Moines is now getting a revival thanks to a development company’s decision to renovate the structure into a 24-unit apartment complex. Once a nursing home known as the Abbey, the building at 2501 24th Street was abandoned […]

  • Downtown Hy-Vee Proposal Gets Green Light

    DES MOINES, Iowa–The Des Moines City Council met for the first time this year and wasted no time getting to work. Public safety was top of mind when the council heard results from a special study about the Des Moines Fire Department. The report, which was presented Monday morning, identified several concerns. The $48,000 study […]

  • Iowa Straw Poll Will Continue But Possibly In New Location

    DES MOINES, Iowa — In a unanimous vote, the Republican Party of Iowa’s governing board decided to keep to continue the Iowa Straw Poll in August of this year. This comes after some republicans say it was time to end the 36 year tradition because the results were proving to no longer be useful. The […]

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    DMACC Students and Staff Excited about Obama’s Tuition Plan

    ANKENY, Iowa — The news of President Obama’s potentially free tuition plan had the students, at Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny Campus buzzing. “When I heard the news, I was really overjoyed because I was thinking about all the people that could benefit,” said Caela Price, student at DMACC. Price is like many students […]