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A report by Connect Iowa shows broadband access for the state has increased by six-percent in six months beginning in October of last year. Connect Iowa Program Manager, Amy Kuhlers, says 93.7-percent of the state ...

(Radio Iowa) – Governor Terry Branstad has turned down applications from seven Iowa inmates to commute their prison sentences — including three who are serving life. The governor turned down the request to ...

(Radio Iowa) – The U.S. Senate passed a five-year, 500-billion dollar farm bill last night and forwarded the legislation on to the House. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says the wide-ranging bill is “a step in ...

(Radio Iowa) – After nearly four-and-a-half months in the role, the chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party is stepping down and is expected to step forward soon as a candidate for higher office. Tyler Olson ...

Wedding Ring Lost in Chicago, Found in Arkansas

A wedding ring lost in Chicago turned up 600 miles away in Arkansas. Steve Anderson, 63, of North Little Rock, Ark., was unloading packages in the warehouse of Applied Industrial Technologies when he noticed ...

Princeton University Evacuated for Bomb Threat, Suspicious Package

Princeton University was evacuated today after a bomb threat was called into the school and a suspicious package was found on campus. The phone threat was made to the university around 9 a.m. and threatened ...

Hero. Traitor. Whistle-Blower. Spy. What to Call NSA Leaker Ed Snowden?

Before he was labeled a “hero” or a “traitor,” Ed Snowden, the intelligence contractor who leaked the details of a secret domestic data mining program, was called a ...

(Radio Iowa) – The search for a missing north central Iowa teenager is over. A fisherman found her body Friday near Boone and an autopsy this past weekend confirmed Kathlynn Shepherd died of blunt force ...

(Radio Iowa) – Two of Iowa’s oldest highways are enjoying more attention as groups work to preserve their past history. The 100-year-old Lincoln Highway was the nation’s first coast-to-coast roadway. The ...

(Radio Iowa) – Inspecting the inside of a water tower may not sound very exotic, but the procedure is going high tech in an eastern Iowa city. When a water tower’s interior paint is nearing the end of its ...

(Radio Iowa) – Three state-licensed casinos were fined for three different offenses at the recent meeting of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. The largest fine of $20,000 was levied against the Diamond Jo ...

(Radio Iowa) – Governor Terry Branstad is joining key legislators in promising to review the 1992 sentencing of a man who hung himself after kidnapping two girls in May. “I think it is appropriate that we ...

(Radio Iowa) – Governor Branstad’s campaign team is touting the 58 percent job approval rating Branstad recorded in the recent Des Moines Register “Iowa Poll.” His campaign sent an email to supporters ...

(Radio Iowa) – Governor Terry Branstad rejected the idea of sending state tax dollars to the Food Bank of Iowa last year, but Branstad says he is “much more likely” to approve a $1 million state ...

(Radio Iowa) – On Wednesday Governor Terry Branstad will hold a ceremony in Hiawatha to sign into law the package of property tax breaks that cleared the 2013 Iowa legislature, but Branstad’s already ...

Houston Woman Allegedly Stabs Boyfriend to Death With Stiletto Heel

A Houston woman was charged with murder after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend to death with a stiletto heel at a luxury high-rise condominium. Ana Trujillo, 44, was arrested and charged this weekend when police ...

George Zimmerman Judge Rejects Bid to Delay Trial, Jury Selection Begins

The judge in the George Zimmerman murder trial denied a last minute attempt by his defense attorneys today to delay the start of one of the most controversial cases in recent years. It took Judge Debra Nelson ...

Edward Snowden’s Father Worried Over Son’s NSA Leak Confession

The father of Edward Snowden told ABC News he’s concerned for his son since Edward revealed himself to be the source of a series of top secret leaks from the National Security Agency. Lonnie Snowden, who spoke ...

Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley is expecting a federal disaster proclamation will be issued soon for the recent flooding in the state. Braley, a Democrat, spent part of last week touring some of the damage around ...

Officials say the University of Iowa’s flood preparations are “effective” and “no water” has seeped into any of the buildings on campus. University president Sally Mason briefed members of the Board of ...

About 1,100 “military federal technicians” who are part of the Iowa National Guard soon will be furloughed one day a week for 11 consecutive weeks, because of the so-called “sequester” cuts in the federal ...

Remember the partisan bickering in Congress last summer over student loan interest rates? Both parties accused the other of wanting to make college more expensive and lawmakers eventually chose to freeze everything ...

For the third time in a week, a suspicious package has been found at an office that serves the public in Council Bluffs. Fire Chief Alan Beyers says the latest questionable envelope was found on Wednesday at the ...

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission voted today to set September 3rd as the deadline for applications for new casino proposals in Linn County, while also moving to study the statewide gambling market. Commission ...

The University of Northern Iowa’s new president has been on the job for almost a week. William Ruud started at the Cedar Falls school on Friday, May 31st and yesterday he met with the board that governs the ...