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Jodi Arias’ Attorneys Say They Cannot Proceed in Death Penalty Phase

The death penalty phase of the Jodi Arias trial was cut short today after Arias’ defense attorneys erupted in confrontational arguments with the judge and prosecutor and said they could not continue defending ...

As more and more wind turbines pop up across the state and country, researchers at Iowa State University are studying a new way to build the towers that hold them up into the sky. Grant Schmitz, a graduate student ...

Many Iowa drivers soon will be able to go on-line to renew their license — for eight years rather than just five under a bill Governor Terry Branstad signed into law Wednesday. Drivers with vision problems or ...

Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley, a Democrat from Waterloo, says the IRS scandal has taken the focus off of its legitimate duty to investigate non-profit groups that are breaking the rules. “I have made it very clear ...

There’s not much public action so far today at the statehouse, but Senate Democratic Leader Mike Gronstal says legislators meeting in private are making progress. “All over the place,” Gronstal says, “every ...

At Least 6 Dead After Tornadoes Rip Through North Texas

At least six people were killed and dozens more injured after tornadoes ripped through parts of North Texas destroying homes, officials said. More than 100 homes suffered damage in the Rancho Brazos subdivision near ...

Susan Powell Tip Renews Search for Her Body

Cadaver dogs and cops searched an Oregon farm for a third day today on a tip that they might find the remains of missing Utah mom Susan Powell. So far the search has failed to turn up any signs of the woman who ...

Jodi Arias Hearing Awash in Tears as Travis Alexander’s Family Speaks

Jodi Arias cried through the first day of  death penalty hearing today as the siblings of her slain ex-boyfriend told the jury they didn’t want to “see (their) brother’s murderer anymore.” ...

(Courtesy Radio Iowa News) – The police departments in the state’s largest city and several of its suburbs are holding a weapons take-back program that begins today. The Urbandale Police Department is ...

Gators, Gila Monster, Snakes Pulled From Wisc. Home

Authorities and zoologists in Wisconsin removed a throng of exotic reptiles being housed in an urban residence this week — including a Gila monster, crocodiles and snakes — as shocked neighbors looked on. ...