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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, ...

Michigan Mother Disappears From Late Night Shift at Gas Station

The disappearance of a Michigan mother who was last seen working the late shift at a gas station was reclassified today as an abduction, as the woman’s family pleaded for her safe return. Jessica Heeringa, 25, ...

Boston Bombing Brings Twist to Cold Murder Case

The stalled investigation into a gruesome 2011 triple murder in the leafy suburb of Waltham, Mass., has taken a dramatic turn in the days since two explosions ripped through the crowd during the final stretch of the ...

The President of the National Rifle Association made a stop at the Iowa State Capitol Thursday. While speaking with Republican lawmakers and NRA supporters, David Keene was critical of President Barack Obama and his ...

It has been a very unusual spring of extra moisture and, at times, snow. So is that extra moisture helping the state’s drought conditions? The latest U-S Drought Monitor report shows half of the state is still ...

Iowa ranks toward the top of a new national study that grades the 50 states based on the information available on its government websites. Kristin McMurray, editor of the Sunshine Review, says the criteria involve ...

A Webster City hog production facility shut down by the economy is back in operation and is now a model for a new agriculture market. The owners of the farm called “Iowa’s First” are now raising striped bass ...