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Two people were injured in a fire at a Cedar Rapids condominium complex Sunday. Firefighters were called to the Shamrock Condominiums on the southwest side of the city around 7;30 Sunday evening. Firefighters ...

Branstad on Senate race: “The last thing we need is another congressman”

Republican Governor Terry Branstad seems to be suggesting Republican Congressman Steve King either is not running or should not run for the U.S. Senate. “I really believe that Iowans want somebody that will serve ...

Biden: Economic Collapse Led to McCain Loss in 2008

Vice President Joe Biden says that if the economy hadn’t collapsed in 2008, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., would have won the presidential election instead of President Barack Obama. “The truth of the matter is, ...

Justice Breyer Hospitalized After Accident

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has been hospitalized following a bicycle accident yesterday in Washington, D.C., a court spokesperson said today. “Associate Justice Stephen Breyer underwent reverse ...

A spokesman for blind Iowans is urging the governor and legislators to boost the budget for the Iowa Department for the Blind by half a million dollars. Michael Barber — president of the National Federation of the ...

Mother Nature cooperating with Pella Tulip Festival

The annual Pella Tulip Festival begins next Thursday (May 2) and organizers believe the headliner guest will actually be there this time. Susan Canfield of the festival’s steering committee say the unseasonably ...

Branstad grants Rasberry Williams’ commutation request

For only the third time in his 18 years in office, Governor Branstad is commuting the life sentence of a prison inmate. Branstad today granted the request of 67-year-old Rasberry Williams – who was convicted in ...

Obama Mixes Serious Tone with Humor at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Amid the glitz and glamour, humor and levity normally surrounding the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Obama injected a somber tone to the annual soiree as he invoked the memories of those affected by ...

Bridging the Divide: Wilcox County High School Students Hold First Integrated Prom

For any teenager, prom is a monumental night, but for students at a Georgia high school, it has been more than 40 years in the making. For the first time ever, students at Wilcox County High School, in Rochelle, Ga. ...

Jodi Arias Jury Never Saw This Police Complaint About Tire Slashing

Just four months before he was found dead in his Arizona home, Travis Alexander called police and reported that his car tires had been slashed, according to records obtained exclusively by ABC News.  The incident, ...