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  • An FBI evidence response team collects evidence at Building 197 at the Washington Navy Yard. A gunman killed 12 people at this building Sept. 16, 2013.

    FBI Struggling with Surge in Homegrown Terror Cases

    NEW YORK, New York — The New York Police Department and other law enforcement agencies around the nation are increasing their surveillance of ISIS supporters in the U.S., in part to aid the FBI which is struggling to keep up with a surge in the number of possible terror suspects, according to law enforcement officials. […]

  • Why Des Moines Took Days to Warn Residents About High E.Coli Levels

    DES MOINES, Iowa — If you went to Gray’s Lake Beach last weekend, chances are you swam in water with dangerously high levels of E. coli. The city should have known about it, but the beach wasn’t closed until several days after the city was notified. For David Cornelison, it’s more than a beach. It’s […]

  • Centennial Girl Shoots Sizzling 65 to Qualify for State

    GRANGER, Iowa – Karli Kerrigan’s up and down season hit a high point Wednesday afternoon at Jester Park. The Centennial junior won the 5A state title as a sophomore, but after falling short of her personal goals through the early part of the season Kerrigan finally found her stroke in Granger. Kerrigan birdied 17 to […]

  • Soccer's powerful, polarizing governing body found itself on the defensive on two fronts Wednesday, one a Swiss investigation into World Cup bidding and the other a sweeping, stinging U.S. indictment homing in on what America's top justice official called "corruption that is rampant, systemic and deep-rooted."

    FIFA Corruption Probe Targets ‘World Cup of Fraud,’ IRS Chief Says

    Allegations of corruption at FIFA are nothing new to those who follow the international soccer organization. But what was surprising to some on Wednesday was the sense that someone, somewhere, was finally doing something substantial about them. The U.S. Justice Department unsealed a 47-count indictment in federal court in Brooklyn that detailed charges against 14 […]

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    Taylor County Child Death Investigation Underway, 2 Arrested

    TAYLOR COUNTY, Iowa — Two people are behind bars in southwest Iowa in connection with a suspicious death of a child. On May 22, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a child not breathing at 608 Washington Street in Bedford. Upon arrival, deputies found a 3-year-old female child unresponsive. The child was […]

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    Doctors Warn About Using Wire-bristled Grill Brushes

    MERIDEN, Conn. — Doctors are warning of the dangers of improperly cleaning your grill as we head into backyard BBQ season. Two weeks ago, doctors in Connecticut performed emergency surgery on 52-year-old Cheryl Harrison after she got a metal bristle stuck in her lower intestine. “It must have been positioned in that burger just perfect. […]

  • Riley B. King, the legendary guitarist known as B.B. King, whose velvety voice and staccato picking style brought blues from the margins to the mainstream, died Thursday night, May 14, 2015, his daughter said. He was 89. King was admitted to a Las Vegas hospital earlier in May, 2015 after suffering from dehydration, his daughter, Patty King said. His dehydration was caused by Type II diabetes.

Photo: B.B. King performs at The White House on February 22, 2012, for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama during Black History Month.

    B.B. King Was Poisoned, His Daughters Claim

    CLARK COUNTY, Nev. — Two of B.B. King’s daughters are alleging that the blues legend was poisoned to death by his closest associates. But the coroner says preliminary autopsy results don’t support that contention. King’s daughters, Patty King and Karen Williams, made the accusations in separate, but identically worded, affidavits filed over the weekend. “I […]

  • Rain Leads to Slow Business on the Water

    POLK CITY, Iowa — Sunday’s forecast turned out to be bad news for businesses that depend on sunny skies to bring in customers. Big Creek Marina received an estimated three quarters of an inch of rain. The result was just three rentals going out on the water all day. Mark Crawford, the owner of the […]

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    Former Iowa Caucuses Winner Mike Huckabee to Skip Straw Poll

    WASHINGTON — Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, the 2008 Iowa caucuses winner, is running again for the GOP presidential nomination, but this time he’ll skip the state’s high profile straw poll. Huckabee, who took second place in the 2007 survey, announced Thursday morning in a Des Moines Register op-ed that he won’t compete on the Iowa […]

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    State Auditor Finds More than $130K in Misspent Funds

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A special investigation by the Iowa Auditor’s Office has identified $130,556 of improper and unsupported reimbursements at a company that receives state funding to provide treatment programs for drug and alcohol addiction. The report by the Auditor’s office says the Center for Behavioral Health contacted the Iowa Department of Public Health […]

  • Workout of the Week: The Exercise Coach

    You’ll find The Exercise Coach tucked inside a strip mall off of Mills Civic Parkway. “We are the alternative to the big box gyms,” said co-owner Brian Stodola. According to him, this is the place for people who are tired or scared of the gym. “You walk into a gym and you look at a […]

  • More Funding, Research For Iowa Prairie

    Prairie strips are the newest tool in the toolbox to keep farm inputs on the field and out of Iowa’s waterways. They’re a strip of ground seeded to a mix of native prairie plants, curbing runoff with deep root systems and providing wildlife habitats. This year 18 farmers across Iowa are working with Iowa State […]