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Man Scammed Banks Out of $11M to Fund Rock Star Fantasy

(ABC News) – When one man apparently didn’t have the talent he needed to become a famous rock star, he resorted to crime. As the lead singer for his band, Lights Over Paris, Robert Mawhinney’s ...

Ship Stuck in Antarctic Ice Blinded by Blizzard

(ABC News) – Passengers aboard a ship stuck in the Antarctic ice are being blinded by a howling blizzard and the only sound outside the ship is the whine of winds at 50 mph — which is considered not such a ...

McDonald’s Controversial Employee Website Finally Taken Down

(ABC News) – After a series of postings that caused embarrassment for the company, McDonald’s said it will close its employee assistance website. In the latest gaffe, earlier this week McDonald’s ...

600 People Involved in Movie Theater Brawl, 5 Arrested

(Radio Iowa) – Five teenagers were arrested when a 600-person brawl broke out in a Florida movie theater’s parking lot on Christmas night. Described by police as a “melee,” the fight occurred around 8:30 ...

Leukemia Girl’s Death Leaves Parents With ‘Emptiness’ and Her Unopened Presents

(ABC News) – The parents of a young leukemia patient who inspired a town to serenade her with Christmas carols are struggling today to cope with her Christmas Day death and her unopened holiday presents. ...

(Radio Iowa) – Farmland prices in Iowa hit a record high for the fourth straight year in the Iowa State University survey released earlier this month. ISU economics professor Mike Duffy, who conducts the ...

(Radio Iowa) – A real-life Grinch wrecked a Des Moines couple’s Christmas. According to a police report, a couple returned from a family gathering on Christmas Eve to find someone had broken into their home. ...

(Radio Iowa) – Researchers in Iowa City are exploring the possibility of turning the state’s threatened ash trees into biomass fuel. A tiny insect that kills ash trees may present an opportunity for the ...

(Radio Iowa) – One estimate finds it will cost more than $3-billion to eliminate all ash trees from Iowa’s communities as the infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer marches forward. The estimate comes from ...

(Radio Iowa) – Home prices in Iowa were up, but overall sales were down in November, compared to a year ago. That’s according to a new report from the Iowa Association of Realtors. The incoming IAR president ...