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Authorities: Student Shoots Self in Ohio Classroom

An honors student at an all-male Catholic high school tried to commit suicide in his first-period classroom Monday, police said, critically wounding himself with a gunshot and sending other students scrambling for ...

4 Choir Members Stabbed During New Mexico Church Service

Four members of an Albuquerque church choir were stabbed today when a man rushed them at the end of mass, police said. Witnesses at the 11 a.m. mass at St. Jude Thaddeus Church said the choir had begun their closing ...

Branstad defends management of Iowa Veterans Home

Governor Terry Branstad says he “has heard some concerns” about management of the Iowa Veterans Home, but the governor is expressing confidence in the leadership that’s in place. “We’re very proud of the ...

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has identified 18 businesses that’ll be participating in this year’s Pollution Prevention intern program. DNR spokesperson, Danielle Dilks, says the program is part of ...

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 ...