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    Father Charged with Murder in Baby Daughter’s Death

    LOUISA COUNTY, Iowa — More charges have been filed against a Columbus Junction father who allegedly caused severe head trauma to his baby daughter, who has since died from her injuries. Twenty-year-old Oscar Jimenez is now charged with first degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. His previous charge was one count of multiple […]

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    Johnston Native to Perform at Super Bowl with Katy Perry

    JOHNSTON, Iowa–An Iowan will be on the field for Sunday’s Super Bowl but he doesn’t play for the Seahawks or the Patriots. Johnston, Iowa native Casey Hooper will be playing lead guitar during the super bowl half time show as part of Katy Perry’s band. “I auditioned for her 5 years back and got the […]

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    Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Keokuk County

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in the city of Hedrick in Keokuk County. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America. An ash tree with evidence of recent woodpecker activity was observed by […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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. […]