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(Courtesy Radio Iowa) – Governor Branstad is suggesting critics of the Iowa Veterans Home’s commandant are engaged in a political witch hunt. Branstad has repeatedly defended the way Commandant David Worley ...

(Courtesy Radio Iowa) – Iowa’s largest utility hopes to raise its electric rates. MidAmerican Energy is asking the state utilities board for its first base-rate increase since 1995. If approved, residential ...

(Courtesy Radio Iowa) – Two kayakers had to be rescued from a central Iowa river over this weekend. The Boone County search and rescue squad plucked a husband and wife kayaking team out of the Des Moines River ...

Home sales and prices rose in Iowa last month. Don Marple is president of the Iowa Association of Realtors, which tracks the numbers. “We’ve seen a 6.1 percent increase in sales from April of last year to this ...

OJ Returns to Las Vegas Court in Bid for New Trial

O.J. Simpson was back in a Las Vegas courtroom on Monday to ask for a new trial in the armed robbery-kidnapping case that sent him to prison in 2008. The former football hero and a new set of lawyers hope to ...

News of the Obama Administration’s role in the extensive editing of CIA talking points on Benghazi rocked the political world last week and prompted a demand from Speaker of the House John Boehner for the release ...

Gosnell Jury Deadlocked on Two Counts in Controversial Abortion Case

The jury considering the murder case against controversial Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell is deadlocked on two charges. The jurors alerted the judge today, their tenth day of deliberations. Gosnell is ...

Ariel Castro’s Brothers Say He’s a ‘Monster,’ Hopes He ‘Rots’ in Jail for Alleged Kidnaps

The two brothers of accused kidnapper Ariel Castro — who is charged with kidnapping and raping three women for more than 10 years — described him as a “monster” and distanced themselves from ...

Indiana Farmer Loses Battle Against Monsanto

The Supreme Court ruled today against a 76-year-old Indiana farmer who had taken on Monsanto in a patent dispute over a genetically modified soybean seed. “The question in this case,” Justice Elena Kagan wrote ...

Eighteen pieces of art were installed this week in downtown Mason City as part of River City Sculptures on Parade. Gregory Mendez, a sculptor from Fort Wayne, Indiana, watched as one of his works was set in place. ...