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(Radio Iowa) – Attendance at the 2013 Iowa State Fair was down compared to the previous two years, despite nearly ideal temperatures and no rain during the fair’s open hours. Fair CEO Gary Slater ...

Ga. Widow to Serve About 4 Years in Prison

A judge has sentenced the Georgia woman convicted of lying to investigators about the shooting death of her husband outside a preschool to spend the next four years in prison. The judge handed down a five-year ...

Man Committed Suicide at Olivia Newton-John’s House, Police Say

(ABC News) – The middle-aged man found dead at Olivia Newton-John’s home in Jupiter, Fla., committed suicide, police said. “Subsequent to an autopsy this morning, conducted by the Palm Beach County ...

Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Was Shot in Face, Say Doctors

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received multiple life-threatening injuries, including a gunshot to the face before his capture, doctors revealed in grisly detail in newly unsealed court documents. ...

Suspect in Custody at Ga. School; Reports of Shots

A suspect was in custody after reports of gunfire at an Atlanta-area elementary school Tuesday, the school chief said, with television footage showing young students running out the school being escorted by teachers ...

(Radio Iowa) – Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar became the first of a likely parade of potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidates to visit Iowa, but she downplayed the speculation during her speech ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission this week approved a $20,000 fine for a violation at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona. Commission administrator, Brian Ohorilko, explains ...

(Radio Iowa) – An Iowa student won first place in her age division at this summer’s National Braille Challenge. Fourteen-year-old Lauren Thomson of Adel was one of over a thousand students who participated ...

(Radio Iowa) – Many of us spend long hours staring at computer screens, tablets, TVs and our tiny telephones. It can lead to vision problems, headaches and worse. Iowa optometrist Dr. Beth Triebel calls it ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa Agriculture Secretary, Bill Northey, is looking for farmers to participate in water quality programs. One program provides funding to help share the cost of nutrient reduction practices. ...

(Radio Iowa) – After four months of either dropping or holding steady, the state unemployment rate inched up slightly in July to 4.8-percent. Iowa Workforce Development spokesperson, Kerry Koonce, says the ...

(Radio Iowa) – Registration for the second “Governor’s Bullying Preventing Summit” opens next Monday, August 26. Governor Terry Branstad says bullying is a “pervasive problem” and he’s encouraging ...

(Radio Iowa) – A state senator who represents Toledo is asking for the legislature’s Government Oversight Committee to investigate the Toledo home for female delinquents where some teens were kept in ...

Oscar Pistorius Tears Up Before He’s Formally Charged With Murder

Olympian Oscar Pistorius wiped away tears today shortly before a South African court formally indicted him on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva ...

Couple Turns to Internet to Finance Fertility

ABC News’ Melissa Lustrin reports: After getting married in 2012, Kripa and Erin Pizzorno knew they wanted to have a child but had difficulty getting pregnant. “At first I did start to feel ...

Researcher Hacks Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Timeline to Report Bug

If you want to let Facebook know that there is a security bug that allows anyone to post on your Timeline, then demonstrating it on Mark Zuckerberg’s Timeline seems like a surefire way to get the social ...

12-Year-Old Girl Thought She Was a ‘Goner’ in Bear Attack

A 12-year-old Michigan girl thought she was “a goner” after a black bear attacked her twice as she jogged near her grandparents’ home last week. Abby Wetherell was jogging on a trail in ...

(Radio Iowa) – Governor Terry Branstad is suggesting the state should consider having a private organization take over the management of the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo. The home’s superintendent quit ...

(Radio Iowa) – A traveling memorial honoring Iowa’s fallen veterans is at the Iowa State Fair this week. “Remembering Our Fallen” is a 40-by-10-foot display with pictures of Iowa veterans who died in the ...

(Radio Iowa) – The outbreak of cryptosporidiosis or “crypto” continues as many kids are returning or getting ready to go back to school. State medical director, Patti Quinlisk says the believe the cases of ...

(Radio Iowa) – A fighter jet is making its way from western to central Iowa this morning, but there’s no afterburners or supersonic flight involved. Iowa National Guard spokesman, Colonel Greg Hapgood, says ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa’s Republican secretary of state has been granted access to a federal database which he’ll use in his ongoing voter fraud investigation. “This is a common sense approach,” says ...

(Radio Iowa) – Congressman Bruce Braley has just returned from a trip to the Middle East where he met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders who’ve agreed to resume peace talks. “The thing that was most ...

(Radio Iowa) – The new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spoke at the Iowa State Fair today, promising to improve the agency’s “relationship” with the nation’s farmers. Gina ...

Paralyzed Swimmer Banned From Paralympics Elicits Outrage

Victoria Arlen slipped into a three-year coma after experiencing flu-like symptoms at age 11. When she awoke, she was paralyzed from the waist down because of an autoimmune disorder that attacks the nerves in the ...