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Truck smashes into Iowa Wal-Mart store killing 3 people

A pickup truck smashed through the front doors of an Iowa Wal-Mart store on Thursday, killing three people and scattering merchandise on the floor before it came to a stop …


Odd pattern brings rare November tornadoes to Iowa, Nebraska

Meteorologists say warmer weather has brought unusual November weather to Iowa and Nebraska: tornadoes.


Police find gun believed used in Iowa officers’ deaths

A gun found by a search dog in a wooded area is believed to be the weapon used in the fatal ambush shootings of two Iowa police officers, police said …


Suspect in Iowa police officer deaths has history of racial provocations

A white man with a history of racial provocations and confrontations with police ambushed and fatally shot two white officers Wednesday in separate attacks as they sat in their patrol …


Trump jokes about people who are not conservative Christians: ‘Should we keep them?’

Donald Trump singled out people who were not Christian conservatives at a campaign rally in Iowa on Wednesday afternoon, jokingly asking the audience, “should we keep them in the room?”


Cedar Rapids, Iowa, pins hope on 10 miles of quickly erected flood barriers

Facing their second-largest flood in city history, Cedar Rapids leaders and residents pinned their hopes Monday on a 10-mile system of quickly erected flood barriers to protect government buildings, homes …


Residents evacuate Cedar Rapids homes ahead of flooding

Residents are leaving low-lying areas of Cedar Rapids, adhering to a request by authorities to clear out by 8 p.m. Sunday due to the risk of flooding from the rising …


More Iowa cities mobilizing for flooding along Cedar River

Authorities in several Iowa cities were mobilizing resources Friday to handle flooding from a rain-swollen river that has forced evacuations in several communities upstream, while a Wisconsin town was recovering …


Top 25: North Dakota State stuns No. 13 Iowa

With the biggest win in school history less than 3 yards away, North Dakota State went for two and failed. The Bison earned the ball back though – and they …


Digest: Kaiden Dinh hits walk-off single, Iowa beats Rhode Island in LLWS

Kaiden Dinh hit a walk-off single and Johnston, Iowa rallied past Warwick, Rhode Island 3-2 on Tuesday in an elimination game of the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, …


Lawsuits show tense relations between police, blacks in Iowa

The city with Iowa’s highest African-American population has settled lawsuits against white police officers who roughed up three black residents, including a 13-year-old girl who was handcuffed after yelling at …


Train car derails in Iowa, hits bar called DeRailed

Police say a freight train car that derailed in northern Iowa rolled into and damaged a trackside tavern called DeRailed.


Court backs jail time for egg executives in salmonella case

A federal appeals court has upheld jail sentences for two egg industry executives whose Iowa company caused a nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010.


Iowa woman dies when homemade cannon explodes at house party

Authorities say an eastern Iowa woman was killed when a homemade cannon exploded at a backyard gathering.


Iowa Supreme Court bans life without parole for teen killers

A divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday banned judges from imposing life prison sentences without the possibility of parole on juveniles convicted of first-degree murder.


World’s first surviving septuplets graduate high school

The world’s first surviving septuplets have graduated from their Iowa high school.


Naked chimney man rescued at Iowa business

Carrie Sapp teased her husband, Brad, about being afraid of ghosts when he said he heard someone whisper “get out of here” while he was sorting cans at his Iowa …


Sentence prohibiting woman who shook baby from getting pregnant thrown out

The Iowa Court of Appeals has thrown out the sentence for a Mason City woman which prohibited her from becoming pregnant while on probation for a child endangerment conviction.


Jury convicts Ron Paul aides of campaign finance violations

A federal jury in Iowa has convicted campaign advisers to 2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul on charges they conspired to cover up campaign payments to a former state senator.


Principal won’t punish ninth-graders who hired male stripper

A Des Moines, Iowa, principal has decided not to punish the ninth-grade girls who arranged for a male stripper to perform at their high school’s synchronized swimming club banquet.


Girls swim team members hire male stripper as a joke; school unamused

A Des Moines school district spokesman has confirmed that ninth-grade girls hired a male stripper to perform at their school’s synchronized swimming club’s annual banquet.


Empire put emphasis on eliminating turnovers for Iowa game

The Spokane Empire went from scoring 60 and 66 points in their first two games to 22 in the third.


Spokane Empire say bye-bye to bye weeks

The last thing a football team wants to do is lose a game before entering a bye week. Players and coaches get a week respite and all they can think …


Obama said to be considering Iowa judge for Supreme Court

President Barack Obama is considering a federal judge in Iowa to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, a person familiar with the matter said.


Iowa caucuses: Is a voting audit on the way?

Iowa Democrats are facing increased pressure to re-examine Monday’s incredibly close and uncomfortably messy vote, especially after the Des Moines Register called for “a complete audit of results.”


Trump wants Iowa election do-over

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is accusing rival Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucuses and is demanding a do-over.


Iowa Democrats face criticism over missteps at caucus sites

Four years after the Iowa Republican Party was criticized for mishandling an extremely close caucus, Democratic Party leaders faced similar scrutiny Tuesday over how they and their volunteers handled the …


No. 5 Michigan State edges No. 4 Iowa for Big Ten title

L.J. Scott’s late lunge did more than put the ball across the goal line – it all but certainly put No. 5 Michigan State in the College Football Playoff.


Big Ten championship could be start for Iowa or Michigan State

Mark Dantonio and Kirk Ferentz kept the discussion on point Friday. The Michigan State and Iowa coaches are in Indianapolis to win a Big Ten championship. Nothing more.


For GOP, fear and anxiety in the heartland

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Sometimes this fall, it feels as if the contours of a familiar world for Republicans are under assault. They worry that immigrants here illegally are gobbling …