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    Iowa State University to Participate in National Sexual Assault Survey

    AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University will be one of 28 universities to take part in a national survey on sexual assault climate in April. Conducted by the Association of American Universities, a collective of 60 U.S. and two Canadian research universities, the survey will be “among largest ever” on sexual assault, according to the […]

  • Avian Influenza Likely Transferred From Asia Flyways

    Since December, there have been highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmations in migratory wild birds, backyard flocks, and commercial poultry in several states across the U.S. Minnesota is the largest turkey producer in the nation and has had the most outbreaks so far in the Midwest. Its state veterinarian, Dr. Bill Hartmann, says the bird flu […]

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    Jones County Jail Inmate Died from Asphyxiation

    ANAMOSA, Iowa — An inmate in the Jones County Jail died over the weekend from asphyxiation. The Jones County Sheriff’s Office says 41-year-old Tana Lekin, of Arkansas, was found unconscious in a cell at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Attempts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful and she was pronounced dead. An autopsy performed by the Iowa […]

  • Pleasant Hill Motorcycle Pursuit Results in Crash

    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa – A late Monday evening motorcycle pursuit left a cyclist in the hospital with serious injuries. The driver was identified as 36-year-old Michael Frees of Des Moines.  At approximately 7:40 p.m., Frees lead Pleasant Hill Police through the city on a high-speed chase while riding a sports bike, according to the Pleasant Hill […]

  • STEM Summit Held in Downtown Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A statewide STEM Summit is being held on Monday at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in downtown Des Moines. The state of Iowa is known for preparing their students for 21st century careers through various fields, including science, technology, engineering and math education. “This would not be possible without bipartisan […]

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    U.S. Ends Boston Marathon Bomb Case with Grisly Photos and Testimony

    BOSTON, Massachusetts — Martin Richard, an 8-year-boy who once urged people in a school project to “stop hurting each other,” was literally blown apart by a homemade bomb as he watched the 2013 Boston Marathon with his family, jurors heard Monday. Federal prosecutors rested their case with grisly testimony about how the bomb Dzhokar Tsarnaev […]

  • Police said Dynel Lane, 34, a former nurse aid, stabbed Michelle Wilkins, 26, and removed a female fetus from her womb on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (CNN)

    Woman Charged with Attempted Murder in Colorado Craigslist Fetal Abduction

    BOULDER, Colorado — Dynel Lane, a former nurse’s aide accused of stabbing a pregnant Colorado woman, was charged Friday with criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder, unlawful termination of pregnancy, and other crimes for allegedly cutting a fetus from the womb. Boulder County District Attorney Stanley L. Garnett was unable to file a murder charge […]

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    Police Make Arrest in Repeated Business Vandalism

    OTTUMWA, Iowa — An Ottumwa man was arrested for damaging a local business on multiple occasions. Officers from the Ottumwa Police Department executed a search warrant at 406 N. Adella, in Ottumwa, on Friday.  The search warrant was a result of an investigation into repeated damage to the Hawkeye Auto Credit business located at 302 […]

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    Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader, to Retire

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Friday he won’t seek reelection in 2016, a surprise move that’s certain to open a fierce battle for his seat as well as a fight to lead the Democratic party in the chamber. The fifth-term Nevada Democrat had denied retirement rumors for months, which grew louder […]

  • Educators: Bullying Must Be Addressed at Elementary Grade Level

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Educators from across the state met to discuss the issue of bullying prevention and resolution on Thursday. The second annual Conference on Bullying: Investigation and Resolution hosted at Drake University focused on addressing bullying at the elementary grade level. Educators, administrators and education graduate students discussed ways to change the environment […]

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    United Way Creates Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Jobs Training Academy

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Central Iowans seeking a career in the transportation, distribution and logistics industries will have the opportunity to get free, professional training thanks to a new grant awarded to the United Way of Central Iowa. The two-year $220,000 workforce grant, from Jobs for the Future and the Walmart Foundation will allow for the […]

  • Farmers Pessimistic of Future Farm Economy

    Farmers have never been quite this pessimistic about the direction of the farm economy. The DTN/Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index quantifies that uncertainty by surveying 500 farmers around the country between February and March. With a measurement of 100 being neutral, producer confidence this time around was rated at 98.8, well below the most recent […]