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The head of a national advocacy group for foster children is urging Iowa legislators to consider extending the foster care program from age 18 to 21. Gary Stangler, director of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News – Dar Danielson) – Monday’s U.S.D.A. crop report showed only eight-percent of the corn crop has been planted in Iowa, the slowest start to the planting season since 1995. The ...

Two southwestern Iowa men are charged in connection with a shooting incident last night that followed a confrontation between two groups of outdoor enthusiasts. Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker says the ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News – O. Kay Henderson) – About a dozen former employees and members from the Marshalltown community aired their concerns about the manager of the Iowa Veterans Home during a ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News – O. Kay Henderson) – The Iowa House has voted to require Iowa schools to conduct limited background checks on school employees. If the bill becomes law, school officials would ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News – Matt Kelley) – Legislation that would force all internet-based businesses to collect local and state sales taxes passed the U.S. Senate on Monday, a bill that could bring Iowa ...

Limo Fire Survivor Says Driver ‘Didn’t Do Anything’ to Help

One of the women who survived a weekend limousine fire, killing a bride and four of her friends celebrating her wedding, says the driver did too little to save her friends, which he has denied. “When he get ...

Job Outlook Modestly Brighter For New Grads

The employment outlook for new grads is sunny—without being what you’d call exactly blinding. So say companies that responded to a spring survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), ...

Cleveland Kidnap Suspect Was ‘Charismatic’ Guy, ‘Ashamed’ Neighbor Said

A neighbor described one of the men arrested in connection to the disappearance of three Cleveland women as a “charismatic” guy and said there was no indication that the women ever lived in the ...

Kidnap Victim Amanda Berry Hailed as ‘Real Hero’ in Rescue of Three Women

Police today lauded Amanda Berry as a “real hero” for breaking free after 10 years of captivity and rescuing herself and two other women held as prisoners in a Cleveland house. Berry’s bolt to ...