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  • Blacklisted workers

    March 31, 2014 7:11 PM

    IOWA CITY, IOWA- The Governor of Iowa's staff maintains a "do not rehire" list that's grown by more than 250 names since Terry Branstad returned to office in 2011. The list now has more than 1,400 names of people who were previously fired. The list is more than... more »
  • Iowa governor donates food over Outback Bowl wager

    January 8, 2014 7:38 PM

    DES MOINES, Ia. - Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is following up on a friendly wager with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal over the outcome of the Outback Bowl. LSU beat Iowa 21-14 on Jan. 1 in the Outback Bowl. Branstad says he is donating 100 pounds of Iowa ham to a... more »
  • Hill runs wild, Tigers win 21-14

    January 1, 2014 12:24 PM

    TAMPA - The Tigers drove down the field on their first possession of the game, behind eight straight runs(most of them to sophomore running back Jeremy Hill) to eventually score on a two-yard quarterback keeper with freshman Anthony Jennings. Jennings is in his first start as a Tiger QB.... more »
  • LSU DT Ferguson will not play in Outback Play Video

    December 31, 2013 4:02 PM

    TAMPA - Junior defensive lineman Ego Ferguson did not make the trip with his LSU teammates to the Outback Bowl, according to multiple media reports. Ferguson was an All-SEC Honorable Mention after starting all 12 games at defensive tackle for the Tigers. The six-foot-three, 309-pound tackle registered five tackles... more »
  • Freshman QB leads LSU into Outback against Iowa

    December 31, 2013 3:01 PM

    TAMPA, Fla.- No. 14 LSU has no qualms about Anthony Jennings making his first college start against Iowa in the Outback Bowl. The true freshman quarterback came off the bench to lead a 99-yard drive in the closing minutes of the Tigers' regular season finale to beat Arkansas, so LSU... more »
  • Tigers new leader to get first start at Outback Play Video

    December 30, 2013 7:12 PM

    TAMPA - It's always tough breaking in a new quarterback, but thankfully for the LSU Tigers, they've had the bowl practice period to get Anthony Jennings accustomed to leading the Bayou Bengals onto the field. The freshman from Marietta, Ga., is taking over at the signal caller spot in... more »
  • Young Hawkeyes using bowl practice to prep for 2014

    December 23, 2013 5:33 PM

    IOWA CITY, Ia. - Iowa's preparation for the Outback Bowl against LSU is as much about the team's youngsters as it is about the Tigers. The Hawkeyes should be one of the most experienced teams in the Big Ten next season. But they'll still need three new starting linebackers, a... more »
  • LSU selling tickets to Outback Bowl

    December 9, 2013 6:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tickets for LSU's first appearance in the Outback Bowl in 25 years are currently on sale to the general public, LSU associate athletic director for tickets Brian Broussard said. Tickets in the LSU sections of Raymond James Stadium start at $80. To order, visit www.LSUtix.net or... more »
  • Ranked title showdown for Black Friday

    November 29, 2013 10:32 AM

    UNDATED - Those shopping for Black Friday college basketball have plenty to choose from including a top-25 showdown in New York. No. 4 Arizona and sixth-ranked Duke face off for the title in the NIT Season Tipoff in New York. Arizona goes into the championship game with a 20-2 mark... more »
  • Towboat sinks into Mississippi River

    November 26, 2013 8:08 AM

    LECLAIRE, Iowa - The Coast Guard says a towboat sank in the Mississippi River near the Quad Cities-area community of LeClaire, releasing oil into the water. The Stephen L. Colby struck a submerged object Monday afternoon, which caused the vessel to sink. The Coast Guard says the nine members... more »
  • Stewart breaks right leg in Iowa crash

    August 6, 2013 10:15 AM

    OSKALOOSA, Iowa - Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart has broken his right leg and had surgery following a crash in a sprint car race at Southern Iowa Speedway Monday night. A spokesman for Stewart said the 42-year-old driver broke his right tibia and fibula. A scheduled test for... more »
  • Tailing a speeding governor leads to firing

    July 17, 2013 8:04 PM

    IOWA CITY, IOWA- A top investigator who complained about the Iowa Governor's speeding SUV was fired following a disciplinary review. Special Agent in Charge Larry Hedlund of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation got the axe on Wednesday. Last April, he pursued a SUV that was doing 90 miles per... more »
  • Body found in river is abducted Iowa teen's

    June 9, 2013 4:17 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa authorities have identified a body found in a river as that of a 15-year-old girl who was abducted with another girl after getting off a school bus last month. Officials said Sunday that an autopsy confirms the body found Friday night in the Des Moines... more »
  • 4 Louisiana men convicted of deer poaching in Iowa

    May 18, 2013 5:17 PM

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - Four men from Louisiana men have been found guilty of poaching deer in southwest Iowa. The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports that Michael Fralick, of Ponchatoula, La., was recently convicted of 32 counts of deer hunting violations in four southwest Iowa counties. Fralick was ordered to... more »
  • Victim identified in Iowa Street murder

    May 13, 2013 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the victim in a murder that took place on Iowa Street yesterday afternoon in Baton Rouge. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said 31-year-old Amanda McCullough was found shot to death in her home. Investigators said the shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. on Mother's Day. ... more »
  • Woman found dead on Mother's Day

    May 12, 2013 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 31-year-old woman was found shot inside her home in the 2300 block of Iowa Street around 3:30 p.m. today, according to Baton Rouge Police Cpl. L'Jean McKneely. Police are currently investigating the shooting. The victim's identity has not been released at this time. Neighbors... more »
  • Stolen tortoise took elevator ride

    April 4, 2013 7:48 PM

    DUBUQUE, IOWA- An 18-pound tortoise that vanished from the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium was found alive in an elevator of the building. Administrators at the facility believe it was stolen and the thief quietly returned it after publicity about the theft. The tortoise is named Cashew and was... more »
  • Paying the Piper

    January 31, 2013 7:21 PM

    The founder of a brokerage house in Iowa got 50-years in federal prison for a scam that bilked 13,000 investors out of $215 million dollars over 20 years. Russ Wasendorf Sr. headed Peregrine Financial Group and caused what a judge called "staggering losses" to investors, employees and creditors. Judge Linda... more »
  • U. Iowa adds optional LGBT question to application

    December 12, 2012 11:35 AM

    IOWA CITY, Iowa- The University of Iowa has become the nation's first public university to include optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity on its admissions application. The university announced Wednesday that its new application asks students whether they identify with the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer community. The... more »
  • Record Powerball jackpot boosted to $500M

    November 27, 2012 12:55 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The record Powerball jackpot is now even bigger. Powerball officials say they've boosted the jackpot for Wednesday's drawing to $500 million from the previously posted $425 million. Huge ticket sales nationally are pushing the payout higher. A single winner choosing the cash payout will take home... more »
  • Record Powerball result of changes to boost sales

    November 27, 2012 11:00 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The historic $425 million Powerball jackpot was all part of a plan lottery officials put in place early this year to build jackpots faster, drive sales and generate more money for states that play the game. Their plan appears to be working. Powerball tickets doubled in... more »
  • Powerball jackpot builds to $325M for Saturday

    November 23, 2012 11:57 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The jackpot for Powerball's Saturday drawing has climbed to $325 million, the fourth-largest in the game's history. A single winner's cash payout would be nearly $213 million before taxes. Powerball organizers say this is the first run-up to a large jackpot that's fallen over a major... more »
  • Jack Taylor scores 138 points for Grinnell

    November 21, 2012 10:40 AM

    GRINNELL, Iowa - Jack Taylor scored 138 points to shatter the NCAA scoring record in Division III Grinnell's 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible Tuesday night. Taylor made 27 of 71 3-point attempts, was 52 of 108 overall from the field and added seven free throws on 10 attempts... more »
  • School aide fired after call about '65 killing

    October 24, 2012 12:30 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa teacher's aide has been fired after school officials learned she was the member of an Indianapolis family who tortured and killed a girl in the basement of their home in 1965. BCLUW school district superintendent Ben Petty says Paula Pace was fired by the... more »
  • Shotgun wedding? Jeweler offers rifles with rings

    October 16, 2012 2:56 PM

    NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa - Have you spent your life hunting for the perfect wife? Maybe you have met the one but are feeling gun shy? An Iowa jeweler is offering free rifles for husbands-to-be who spend at least $1,999 on an engagement ring at his store near Iowa City. Jeweler... more »
  • Romney scratching his head over Obama, Big Bird

    October 9, 2012 5:01 PM

    VAN METER, Iowa - Mitt Romney says he's scratching his head over President Barack Obama's focus on Big Bird. The president is featuring the "Sesame Street" star in a new campaign ad mocking Romney's vow to end federal funding for public broadcasting. Campaigning in Iowa Tuesday, Romney said "you have... more »
  • Biden: Romney changed his position on tax cut

    October 4, 2012 4:14 PM

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - Vice President Joe Biden says Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney renounced his own tax cut during Wednesday's presidential debate. While campaigning in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Biden said a $5 trillion tax cut is the "centerpiece" of Romney's campaign for president. But Biden said that during the... more »
  • Outrage over mandatory child visitation

    September 13, 2012 7:42 PM

    A father was ordered to take his two children cross-country from California to visit their mother who's in prison for killing a man in Iowa. A judge ordered Michael Roberts to take the kids to see Tracey Richter in prison while she appeals her conviction. The judge says the children... more »
  • Too much evidence, charges dropped

    August 15, 2012 7:48 PM

    A doctor on the lamb got off on charges in nation's largest Internet pharmacy prosecution because, in part, there's too much evidence. Armando Angulo was indicted in 2007 but fled to his native Panama. He was accused of selling prescription drugs to patients who were never examined or even interviewed... more »
  • Obama attacks Romney on wind-power in Iowa

    August 14, 2012 3:09 PM

    OSKALOOSA, Iowa - President Barack Obama is blasting Mitt Romney for opposing tax supports for wind power. At a campaign stop in Iowa, Obama accused his Republican challenger of wanting to maintain billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies for oil companies rather than investing in what he describes as promising... more »
  • Quaker Oats workers from Iowa claim $241M Powerball pot

    June 20, 2012 12:32 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - A group of 20 workers at the Quaker Oats plant in Cedar Rapids have stepped forward as winners of a $241 million Powerball jackpot. Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer says one of the workers bought the winning ticket for the group for the June 13 drawing and... more »
  • Nuns start tour protesting Republican positions

    June 18, 2012 10:45 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - A group of Roman Catholic nuns have left Des Moines on a two-week bus tour of nine states to protest Republican federal budget proposals that the group believes hurt the poor and vulnerable. The Nuns on the Bus tour left Monday for Ames. It is scheduled... more »
  • 'Pink slime' maker halts some plants

    March 26, 2012 12:24 PM

    LUBBOCK, Texas - The company that makes "pink slime" is suspending operations at three of four plants where the low-cost beef filler is made amid a public outcry over concern about the ingredient. Beef Products Inc. spokesman Craig Letch on Monday told The Associated Press about the operations suspensions at... more »
  • Perry tweets, 'Here we come South Carolina'

    January 4, 2012 10:39 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is staying in the presidential race despite a fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. He's written on his official Twitter account that the "the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State. ... Here we come South Carolina!!!" He's attached a photo... more »
  • Romney grinning on way to NH after narrow Iowa win

    January 4, 2012 9:51 AM

    WASHINGTON - A smiling Mitt Romney making his way to New Hampshire told reporters that he spoke with all his GOP rivals except Newt Gingrich on Tuesday night. Romney says he only got about two hours of sleep as the wait for final Iowa caucus results stretched into the early... more »
  • Paul: Iowa showing good enough to keep him in race

    January 4, 2012 9:46 AM

    WASHINGTON - Texas Congressman Ron Paul says he's happy with his "good showing" in Iowa, where he finished third in the Republican presidential caucuses. The Republican with a libertarian bent tells NBC's "Today" show he felt it was a sound performance, and "it's doing very well to be in the... more »
  • Analyst: Jindal helping Perry, self in Iowa Play Video

    January 3, 2012 10:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Political analysts say even though Governor Bobby Jindal is supporting a candidate for president that Iowans didn't Tuesday night, it's not work for nothing for Louisiana's leader. Roy Fletcher said despite being paired with Texas Governor Rick Perry, and his poor showing in Iowa, sticking with a... more »
  • Herman Cain: No endorsement before Iowa caucus

    December 30, 2011 4:14 PM

    DES MOINES - Don't expect Herman Cain to endorse any of the Republican presidential candidates before Tuesday's Iowa caucuses Cain's campaign manager Mark Block told The Associated Press in an e-mail on Friday that the former GOP candidate is not prepared to endorse anyone. He did not elaborate. Cain enjoyed... more »
  • Romney casts Ron Paul as fringe candidate

    December 30, 2011 3:17 PM

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - The polls suggest that Ron Paul could be the only Republican who could cost Mitt Romney a victory in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses. And Romney is setting out to make sure that doesn't happen. During TV interviews today, Romney said he doesn't think that Paul "represents... more »
  • All eyes on Iowa ahead of Tuesday caucuses

    December 29, 2011 2:32 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Five days before the Iowa caucus, Republican candidates are traveling the state, playing up their conservative credentials and questioning those of their rivals. And they're trying to tamp down support for the newest front-runners, Ron Paul and Mitt Romney. Romney, who began his campaign by... more »
  • Jindal campaigning for Perry in Iowa this week

    December 20, 2011 3:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is in Iowa this week to help Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign in the last push before the first-in-the-nation Jan. 3 caucuses. Jindal spokesman Frank Collins says the Louisiana governor will be campaigning Tuesday and Wednesday in Iowa for Perry, who... more »
  • Hackers threaten to interrupt Iowa caucus voting

    December 19, 2011 7:26 AM

    IOWA CITY - Republican Party officials in Iowa are taking new steps to secure their vote counting systems after an anonymous threat suggested computer hackers could attempt to disrupt next month's presidential nominating caucuses. A video uploaded to YouTube features a computer-generated voice denouncing a corrupt political system and calls... more »
  • Mystery Statue

    September 13, 2011 7:39 PM

    A statue of a Hot Dog Man suddenly appears in various parts of Council Bluffs, Iowa and police would relish information about it. The latest sighting was after a call about a man in a hot dog costume near a bus stop where children gather. It turned out to be... more »
  • Pawlenty Pulls the Trigger on Ads

    June 21, 2011 7:33 PM

    Republican hopeful Tim Pawlenty plans to run the first TV ad of the 2012 presidential campaign season in Iowa on Wednesday. The former governor of Minnesota is using the commercial to build support for Iowa's leadoff caucuses next winter as well as the state Republican party straw poll, an... more »
  • Political analysts say Roemer has chance at presidency

    March 3, 2011 9:53 PM

    Former Governor Buddy Roemer is getting a favorable chance from political analysts after announcing today he's running a grassroots campaign for president with little money. Those experts say Roemer's biggest challenge won't be the people, but rather, the Republican Party. National Democratic Analyst Donna Brazile said, "The field... more »
  • Iowa wrestler defaults rather than face girl

    February 17, 2011 12:58 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa high school wrestler who was among the favorites to win his weight class has defaulted on his first-round state tournament match rather than face a girl. Joel Northup, a home-schooled sophomore who was 35-4 wrestling for Linn-Mar High this season, said in a... more »
  • Footlong Fight

    February 14, 2011 7:24 PM

    There's a fight brewing over the use of the word "footlong" by Subway Sandwiches. A convenience store chain in Iowa wants a federal court to rule the word belongs in the general English vocabulary and is not the special property of Subway and its 12-inch long sandwiches. Casey's General Stores... more »
  • Drunk driver reports himself to police in Iowa

    December 28, 2010 12:41 PM

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa City police say a 25-year-old man called 911 to report a drunken driver: himself. According to the Iowa City Press-Citizen, police say Francisco Castro called the emergency number around 8:30 on Christmas morning. Officers found Castro sitting in the driver's seat of a... more »
  • Jindal travels to Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois

    October 27, 2010 2:24 PM

    Gov. Bobby Jindal's making another trip to Iowa, a state pivotal in presidential elections, as part of a multistate tour to campaign for GOP gubernatorial candidates. Jindal's office says the governor was traveling to Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois on Wednesday, all stops in a Republican Governors Association tour of states... more »
  • Three La. men accused of poaching deer in Iowa

    October 12, 2010 3:06 PM

    Three men from Louisiana are facing thousands of dollars in fines after Iowa authorities say they used illegal tags and permits to hunt deer in the state. Wildlife officers filed multiple charges against Jamie Rogers of Angie, Jeffrey Talley of Baton Rouge and Michael Talley of Jennings, after several tips... more »
  • Lawmaker: A 'disturbing picture' of egg production

    September 22, 2010 11:49 AM

    The chairman of a House subcommittee says a recent outbreak of salmonella in eggs paints, in his words, "a very disturbing picture of egg production in America." During a hearing Wednesday, Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan showed photos of dead chickens, bugs and holes in hen houses at... more »
  • Iowa egg farm tied to "habitual" environmental offender

    August 27, 2010 2:52 PM

    The owner of an egg farm at the center of a massive salmonella recall was able to expand his egg empire despite being branded a "habitual violator" of Iowa's environmental laws - a label that was supposed to ban him from building any more farms. Documents reviewed by The Associated... more »
  • FDA warns consumers about runny eggs

    August 23, 2010 1:01 PM

    An over-easy egg should make you un-easy -- according to the head of the Food and Drug Administration. Margaret Hamburg says consumers should strictly avoid runny yolks, as investigators continue their probe of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened about 1,300 people. About a half billion eggs have... more »
  • Second Iowa farm recalls eggs

    August 20, 2010 2:20 PM

    A second Iowa farm is recalling eggs due to salmonella poisoning. The FDA says the recall is related to an ongoing investigation of an outbreak that has caused more than 1,000 people to get sick. Eggs were distributed under the brand names Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms, Sunny Meadow,... more »
  • Water, Water All Around but None to Drink

    August 13, 2010 8:27 PM

    A water emergency exists in Ames, Iowa after record flooding and eight water main breaks. The breaks allowed tainted water to infiltrate the system. The city's water towers have enough water to start flushing the system but residents were warned to conserve so the city can return to normal. A... more »
  • Home Computers aid in Discovery of Star

    August 12, 2010 7:53 PM

    Ordinary home computers helped find a previously unknown neutron star. They belong to the nearly quarter million people around the world who take part in a program known as Einstein(at)Home, which uses idle time on computers to analyze masses of scientific data. The neutron star named J2007+2722 was first recorded... more »
  • Woman dead, dozens injured after spooked horses take off during parade

    July 5, 2010 7:23 AM

    Police say a 60-year-old Iowa woman has died of her injuries after two startled horses bolted during a Fourth of July parade and galloped through the streets pulling a wagon for several blocks. Bellevue police say the woman died Sunday evening at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.... more »
  • Iowa parade accident

    July 4, 2010 3:21 PM

    Hospital officials say more than a dozen people have been injured at a Fourth of July parade in eastern Iowa after two horses pulling a carriage got spooked and ran out of control along the parade route. Carol Dietzel, house supervisor at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque, says 10 patients were... more »
  • Marriage in a tree wearing camouflage

    June 28, 2010 8:28 PM

    A couple wearing camouflage said their "I Do's" atop a tree stand hunting platform at the Anamosa Bowhunters Archery Club in northeast Iowa this weekend. The bride and groom occasionally punctuated the ceremony by firing arrows at targets. Kim Silver was dressed in a silk gown made by camouflage specialist... more »
  • Iowa aquarium highlights Gulf oil spill

    June 23, 2010 1:16 PM

    The National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa, is underlining a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico by displaying a giant tank, void of life and adorned with representations of globs of crude. The 40,000-gallon aquarium was initially intended to be packed with sharks, rays... more »
  • Hungry burglar left the money

    May 24, 2010 8:26 PM

    Police in Des Moines, Iowa are on the hunt for a hungry burglar who broke into a Subway sandwich shop and made off with loads of cold cuts and cookies after he made sandwiches for the journey home. Police say he didn't get any cash because it was hidden. They... more »
  • 9 indicted for prying into Obama's student loans

    May 12, 2010 8:53 PM

    Nine people were indicted on federal charges of accessing President Obama's student loan files while they worked for a Department of Education contractor in Iowa. Prosecutors say the files were looked at while the President was a candidate, president-elect and while in office. Court records did not name the contractor... more »
  • Child Labor case begins

    May 10, 2010 8:16 PM

    Lawyers in a child labor case in Iowa dispute what the manager of a slaughterhouse knew about kids working at the plant. Former manager Sholom Rubashkin faces 83 counts of child labor violation charges. Prosecutor Laura Roan showed the jury pictures of 31 kids who worked at the former Agriprocessors... more »
  • Children find body during Easter egg hunt

    April 3, 2010 3:00 PM

    Two children found more than just candy-filled eggs during an annual East egg hunt in Des Moines, Iowa. Des Moines Police say the children came across a man's body in a wooded area of a city park this morning. Police do not suspect foul play, and an autopsy... more »
  • Coaching carousel continues in college basketball

    March 29, 2010 9:55 AM

    The coaching carousel continued in college basketball, with Iowa luring Fran McCaffery from Siena after he went 112-and-51 in five seasons. McCaffery replaced Todd Lickliter, who was fired after Iowa went 10-22 this year. In other moves, Kevin Willard is leaving Iona to become Seton Hall's new coach.... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Jan. 19

    January 19, 2010 5:40 PM

    A crib recall, an effort to fight childhood obesity in Louisiana, the benefit of umbilical cord blood in the fight against cancer, and artificial muscles are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »

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