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Teacher Hailed for Persuading School Shooting Suspect to Drop Gun

(ABC News) – A New Mexico middle school teacher has been credited with saving many lives when he persuaded a 12-year-old boy into dropping his shotgun after he had wounded two students, according to ...

(Radio Iowa)  -The Iowa Department of Public Health has confirmed the death of a child from the flu. Department medical director, Patricia Quinlisk, says the child did not appear to have any other medical problems ...

(Radio Iowa) – Large portions of Iowa are under two weather advisories through late this afternoon. A Wind Advisory covers the southern and western sections of the state while a Winter Weather Advisory is ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowans who heat their homes with liquid propane and producers who depend on it to warm their livestock facilities will be paying more for the fuel in the coming weeks. State Agriculture ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Iowa Board of Education has  authorized a  task force to study  how to beef up standards in the state’s teacher preparation  programs. The department’s Lawrence Bice says they’re ...

Judge Sets New Trial Date for Jodi Arias

(ABC News) – A judge has set a March 17 trial date to decide whether Jodi Arias should be sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty. The 33-year-old Arias was convicted of murder last year, but the jury ...

Feds Investigating Christie’s Use of Sandy Relief Funds

(ABC News) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, viewed by many as a hero of Superstorm Sandy, is now facing a federal investigation into his use of millions in money his administration received as part of a ...

Cellphone Falls Into Icy Chicago River, Deadly End as 3 Go in After It

(ABC News) – One young man is dead, and a woman is missing  and presumed dead after both fell into the freezing Chicago River trying to find a dropped cellphone early this morning. A third man, who also ended ...

Texting Triggers Movie Theater Shooting by Retired Cop

(ABC News) – An argument between a retired police officer and a couple who was texting inside of a Florida movie theater erupted into gunfire today that left one man dead and a woman wounded. Police said that ...

  (Radio Iowa) – A 25-year-old man who spent time in prison for an escape has walked away from his work release program. Derrick Dejuan Hoover was sent to the Fort Des Moines Work Release Center as a ...