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(Radio Iowa News) – The Army Corps of Engineers now expects water to go over the spillway at the Coralville Reservoir on Tuesday. Water output at the dam is being incrementally increased to a maximum of 20,000 ...

The Chicago Sun-Times has laid off its entire full-time photography staff. Sun-Times Media released a statement Thursday to The Associated Press confirming “the very difficult decision” to do away with ...

Ex-Cop Who Wanted ‘Suicide By Cop’ Killed By Police Barrage

Heavily-armed U.S. Marshals and Pennsylvania state police opened fire on a wanted ex-cop on the run for attempted murder, breaking open a hotel room door and firing 52 shots as the man stood in the corner holding a ...

Teen Allegedly Killed by Kidnapper Seeking to Be a Hero in Her ‘Rescue’

A man’s bizarre plot to be a hero by kidnapping and then “rescuing” a teenage girl who had rebuffed his advances resulted in her death, according to an indictment charging him with murder. Kyle ...

Inside One of the Country’s Most Dangerous Schools, There Are Fights, Threats and Hope

School police officers at Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia begin every morning with a prayer. “We must save the children,” one of them said, head bowed. The officers then take their posts ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Many tall office buildings have “lightning protection equipment” — but the state capitol doesn’t — yet. “It is common for the capitol building to get struck during a lightning ...

(Radio Iowa News) – A state senator from central Iowa has set the goal of raising a million dollars by year’s end for a run for governor. However, State Senator Jack Hatch, a Democrat from Des Moines, said ...

(Radio Iowa News) – The Iowa Democratic Party’s chairman is embarking on a three-day tour of the state to tout the compromises Democrats and Republicans struck to end the 2013 legislative session. Party ...

(Radio Iowa News) – With more rain in the forecast — flooding or the potential for flooding — continues to be an issue across the state. In eastern Iowa, the University of Iowa is taking some of the most ...

(Radio Iowa News) – The weather has impacted the search for Kathlynn Shepard, the 15-year-old north-central Iowa girl who’s been missing since last Monday. Part of the search for Shepard had involved patrols ...

(Radio Iowa News) – As many Iowans are seeing flooded streets, wet basements and farmland underwater, more heavy rain is expected to fall on much of Iowa later today and into Thursday. Meteorologist Jim Lee, ...

(Radio Iowa News) – The pedestrian bridge that links Council Bluffs and Omaha was the scene of a triple-shooting early this morning. Police say three people were shot on the Omaha side of the Bob Kerrey ...

Churches to Cut Ties With Boy Scouts

A number of churches that previously sponsored Boy Scout troops have said they plan to sever ties to the organization following its decision to lift a longtime national ban on admitting openly gay Scouts. Openly gay ...

Mich. Authorities Await Autopsy Results for Ex-QB

A three-day search for one of the winningest college quarterbacks ever ended in a remote wooded area in Michigan, where authorities found his body and were left with a mystery of how he died. Authorities were hoping ...

Michele Bachmann’s Exit Strategy

EIGHT IS ENOUGH: In an e-mail message to supporters and a video posted online early this morning Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., announced she would not seek a fifth term in Congress in 2014. “Be assured, my ...

Train Camera Will Help Explain Maryland Derailment

Authorities investigating a train derailment in Maryland that caused an explosion and left one person in serious condition are hoping that a camera on the front of the train will be able to help them answer ...

(Radio Iowa News) – The Iowa Transportation Museum is now open in Grinnell. The museum is at the site where Spaulding cars were once manufactured. Executive director, Chuck Brooke, says the Spaulding history ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Gardening is being promoted to Iowans through a new statewide initiative that’s designed to reach out to people who’ve never grown anything as well as current gardeners who might be ...

Residents of New Hartford in north-central Iowa are bracing for more flooding with heavy rain remaining in the forecast. Beaver Creek has risen to a depth of 12.3 feet in New Hartford, which is slightly above flood ...

Heavy weekend rains caused both the Floyd River and Willow Creek to crest above flood stage Monday, creating numerous problems for residents, and city officials in Le Mars. The Floyd River rose to nearly 24 feet ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Cell phone owners will pay more to support the networks that handle emergency 911 calls as a result of legislation Governor Terry Branstad has signed into law. Iowans who have a land line ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Flash flooding forced officials to issue a voluntary evacuation order Monday for the northeast Iowa town of New Hartford, but very few people fled their homes. The area’s most famous ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Its first set of Iowa polls were released late last week, with favorability ratings for the candidates who’ve said they will or may run for Iowa’s U.S. Senate seat in 2014. Peter Brown ...

(Radio Iowa News) – If the governor approves, a new state “autism support fund” will be created. Representative Dave Heaton is a Republican from Mount Pleasant who worked on the proposal in the ...

Before residents of Moore can rebuild, they’ll have to deal with the debris from the deadly tornado that devastated the Oklahoma City suburb: crushed wood, mangled siding and battered belongings that could ...