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Parents of Alleged Cyberbully Blame Facebook Hack

(ABC News) – The parents of one of the teenage girls accused of bullying Rebecca Sedwick to suicide said they monitored their daughter’s Facebook activities nightly and saw no signs of bullying, ...

Soldier’s ‘Salute Seen Around the World’ Brought Men to Tears

(ABC News) – U.S. Army Ranger Cpl. Josh Hargis was lying on a hospital bed in Afghanistan, hooked up to a breathing tube with his right hand heavily bandaged when he was awarded a Purple Heart for his valor in ...

Senate Leaders’ Agreement Extends Debt Limit to Feb. 7

(ABC News) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have reached an agreement on a compromise that would fund the government until Jan. 15 and extend the debt limit until Feb. 7. ...

(Courtesy of WOI) - IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy hired an instructor last year even though he’d been demoted from his previous job for harassing a female cadet. The Ankeny ...

(Courtesy of WOI) - WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A joint drug task force in Iowa says it has seized more than 15 pounds of methamphetamine worth more than $1 million. The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Task Force ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Iowa Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) today rejected a call for enacting stricter water quality standards for 159 Iowa lakes. The Iowa Environmental Council (IEC) was among the ...

(Radio Iowa) – The wide variety of weather this spring and summer caused stress for many plants — but not pumpkins. Diane Ten Napel, along with her husband, has operated Diane’s Pumpkin Patch in Plymouth ...

(Radio Iowa) – A former Iowa congressman who worked behind the scenes on embassy security issues says moving U.S. embassies out of urban areas may be the best option for security. Former Congressman Neal ...

(Radio Iowa) – Farmers across the region who’ve seen crops and livestock wiped out in recent tornadoes, floods and blizzards can’t get official damage assessments done as Farm Service Agency offices are ...

Medal of Honor Recipient Asks to Return to Duty

(ABC News) – The former Army captain who received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday has asked to return to active duty in the Army, a rare move by an officer who has lived to wear the military’s highest ...

Splintered House GOP Undermines Senate Progress on Shutdown

(ABC News) – House GOP leaders are struggling to settle on a plan to open the federal government and raise the country’s debt ceiling that would placate the most conservative members of their rank and ...

John Edwards’ Mistress Rielle Hunter Now Apologizes for Affair

(ABC News) – The mistress of disgraced vice presidential candidate John Edwards has come forward with a public apology for “wrong, selfish behavior” that stemmed from falling in love with the married ...

‘Neighbor from Hell’ Sentenced to Five Years’ Probation

(ABC News) – Lori Christensen, a woman described as the “neighbor from hell,” has been sentenced to five years probation for harassing a family in her neighborhood for years. “That sentence ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Honor Flight from central Iowa earlier this month made national news as aging World War Two veterans bypassed barricades and visited Washington D.C. monuments that were “closed” by the ...

(Radio Iowa) – The cool, dry weather is helping Iowa farmers bring in their corn and soybean harvests quickly, but there won’t be an official U.S.D.A. report on progress due to the federal government ...

(Radio Iowa) – The head of the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement says larger quantities of purer methamphetamine produced by Mexican drug cartels and trafficking organizations have been showing up in ...

State Auditor Mary Mosiman has uncovered more alleged improper payments to a former DOT employee.  Mosiman says new auditing done since April found  $195,350 of improper disbursements, disability benefits and ...

(Radio Iowa) – The State of Iowa will use a $250,000 federal grant to bolster a program that pays gas stations to install “blender” pumps that incorporate a higher percentage of corn-based ethanol in motor ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa’s Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge was set to be closed due to the federal government shut-down. The salaries of the state employees who work at the museum are paid with federal ...

(Radio Iowa) – Governor Terry Branstad says there’s no need to call legislators back into special session to make new spending plans to deal with the loss of federal funds due to the federal government ...

Maddy McCann Cops Make TV Appeal in Four Countries for Help

(ABC News) – British police are making a televised appeal today for help in solving the disappearance six years ago of Madeleine McCann and the appeal will be broadcast in four countries. The appeal, which ...

Walmart Shelves Emptied in Food Stamp Shopping Spree

(ABC News) – Louisiana officials are trying to decide what to do about a massive shopping spree by families on food stamps when a power outage lifted the caps on their spending cards. Police were called ...

Columbus Day 2013: Hero, Villain or Both?

(ABC News) – “In fourteen hundred ninety-two/ Columbus sailed the ocean blue. “He had three ships and left from Spain/ He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain.” – Source Unknown Time ...

VP Shies From Debt Fight Spotlight

(ABC News) – The last time Washington flirted with default, in 2011, Vice President Joe Biden rode to the rescue as the Great Dealmaker with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Dispatched to the Hill, ...

(Radio Iowa) – The three-member Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) predicts that state tax receipts will grow this fiscal year by less than 2-percent — which the panel calls “steady but not exuberant.” ...