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(Radio Iowa) – The Des Moines Police Museum has added a one-of-a-kind and controversial new exhibit to the other items that tell the history of the capitol city’s police department. A 100-pound mountain lion ...

(Radio Iowa) – A new report finds policymakers in Iowa used a “cost-benefit analysis” just five times in a recent four-year period to make budget decisions about state government operations. Gary ...

(Radio Iowa) – The latest U.S.D.A. crop report out Monday said cooler weather last week helped the corn and soybeans progress, but even with the help, the condition of the crop can very widely. Riley Lewis ...

(Radio Iowa) – The coast-to-coast fundraising marathon that passed through Iowa earlier this month is nearing the finish line and more Iowans are joining the effort. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he’ll ...

(Radio Iowa) – The top Democrat in the Iowa legislature has ruled out running for governor in 2014. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs said this morning he thought “long and hard” ...

Dad Dies After Drinking Poison in Assisted Living

George McAfee, a former running back for the Chicago Bears who developed dementia in his twilight years, died an excruciating and humiliating death in 2009 while in the care of an Atlanta assisted-living facility. ...

Doc Pleads Not Guilty in Wife’s Cyanide Death

A University of Pittsburgh medical researcher who allegedly poisoned his neurologist wife by lacing an energy drink with cyanide pleaded not guilty Tuesday to criminal homicide. Dr. Robert Ferrante, 64, was ...

Anthony Weiner Dodges Question About Whether He’s Still Sexting

In an interview unlikely to lay to rest concerns that his online titillations are behind him, Anthony Weiner evaded a question about whether he is still sexting women in an interview with the New York Daily News ...

Bradley Manning Guilty on Most Charges, But Not Aiding Enemy

Bradley Manning, the source of one of WikiLeak’s largest disclosures of U.S. secrets, was found guilty of most of the charges against him today, but not the most serious charge of aiding the enemy. Manning had ...

(Radio Iowa) – High levels of nitrogen and phosphorus reached many of Iowa’s lakes this spring after heavy rains caused significant runoff from farmland. Those chemicals, in combination with the recent ...

(Radio Iowa) – U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the ag industry will suffer if congress fails to enact some sort of immigration reforms. “If you know what I know about the impact of the immigrant workforce ...

(Radio Iowa) – Summertime is one of the hardest times of the year for food banks as donations drop off dramatically. Brian Barks, spokesman for the Food Bank for the Heartland, says they’re launching a new ...

(Radio Iowa)  - A Minnesota Congressman who is playing a key role in enacting a new Farm Bill was in Iowa City over the weekend for a forum on the issue. Collin Peterson met with farmers and advocates for providing ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Iowa Department of Education has come up with new proposed rules for when schools can start classes in the fall. Current law says schools can start no earlier than the week in which ...

  (Radio Iowa) – A public memorial service is being planned to honor Sioux City native and war hero Bud Day who died Saturday at his home in Florida at the age of 88. Day was awarded the Medal of Honor for ...

Ahead of Obama’s Visit, Amazon Announces 7,000 New Jobs

On Tuesday President Obama will visit Amazon.com’s warehouse in Chattanooga, Tenn., to talk about job growth, but Amazon already has something to say. The online shopping giant announced this morning that ...

Pittsburgh Husband Charged in Cyanide-Poisoning Death to Appear in Court Today

A University of Pittsburgh researcher accused of fatally poisoning his neurologist wife with cyanide will appear in a West Virginia court later today. An extradition hearing will be held for Dr. Robert Ferrante, 64, ...

Pope Shifts Church’s Tone on Gay People

Pope Francis departed from his predecessors’ remarks on gay people, telling reporters today that he was not in a position to judge people based on their sexuality. “If someone is gay and he searches for ...

FBI Rescues 105 Kids From Forced Prostitution

A nationwide effort over the weekend, led by the FBI, has rescued more than 100 children–some as young as 13–from forced prostitution, according to the FBI. “It would be easy enough to look through ...

(Radio Iowa) – U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said today farmers should not accept another one-year extension of the Farm Bill. Congress was unable to pass a new Farm Bill last year and the legislation’s ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is introducing legislation designed to stop pharmaceutical companies from blocking cheaper, generic forms of popular prescription drugs from reaching the market. ...

(Radio Iowa) – Rain fell in parts of Iowa this weekend providing some much needed moisture to Iowa corn and soybean fields, but the showers were isolated, for soil that has been drying back out. Iowa State ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa students who will be starting seventh grade next month have to be vaccinated for whooping cough, or pertussis. Dr. Patty Quinlisk, the state’s chief epidemiologist, says it’s a new ...

(Radio Iowa) – The USDA is enrolling another 1.7 million acres in the Conservation Reserve Program, including just over 47,000 acres in Iowa. U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says about 12-million acres has been ...

(Radio Iowa) – A climatologist with Iowa State University Extension says regional weather patterns have entered an erratic period, but farmers can reap high rewards if they play the markets right. ...