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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. ...

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says he’ll decide in “about a year” whether to run for president in 2016. Paul is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at an Iowa Republican Party fundraiser in Cedar Rapids Friday ...

(Iowa Radio News) – There’s a new wrinkle in on-going statehouse discusses over how best to provide health care coverage to low-income Iowans who are uninsured today. Democrats in the legislature who simply ...

Former Iowa Governor Robert Ray is releasing a book today that chronicles his globe-trotting life in pictures — most of them photos he took himself. Proceeds from the sale of the 160-page coffee table book will ...

(Radio Iowa News) – A Des Moines man has been sentenced to just over one year in prison for stealing trees from federal land. A U.S. District Court judge sentenced 50-year-old Randall Todd Walker to 15 months ...

Tiny Wire From BBQ Brush Lands Teen in Surgery

A Washington state teen is recovering after a “violent” stomach ache landed him in a hospital where doctors performed exploratory surgery only to discover his problems stemmed from a BBQ brush wire that he ...

Cleveland Kidnap Victim Michelle Knight Leaves Hospital for Seclusion

Cleveland kidnap victim Michelle Knight, who may have had the most harrowing ordeal in Ariel Castro’s house, quietly slipped away today from the hospital where she has been staying since being freed from a ...

Kidnap Suspect Ariel Castro is Father of Girl, DNA Confirms

A DNA analysis of Cleveland kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro confirmed today that he is the father of a 6-year-old girl born in captivity at his home, police said today. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation ...

‘Mounting Evidence’ Boston Bombers Involved in 2011 Triple Murder

Massachusetts investigators have developed what they call “mounting evidence,” bolstered by “forensic hits,” that point to the possible involvement of both Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger ...

Work is set to begin on a new farm bill in both chambers of Congress next week. Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, who serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee, says they’ll take up the legislation on Tuesday. Harkin, a ...