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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 ...

The New York City chief medical examiner’s office says the remains of Sept. 11 World Trade Center victims will be kept at a forensic laboratory building because the previous location was damaged by Superstorm ...

Trayvon Martin Drug Photos Can’t Be Mentioned, Says Judge

Lawyers for George Zimmerman will not be permitted to mention pictures of drugs and guns found on Trayvon Martin‘s cell phone during opening statements in Zimmerman’s trial for murder next month, a judge ...

Train Derails in Maryland Causing Explosion, Buildings Collapse

A freight train derailed in an industrial area of Maryland causing an explosion and the collapse of several surrounding buildings. The CSX train derailed in the White Marsh area at around 2 p.m., according to ...

Hillary Clinton sits at the top of the pack in a new poll of Iowa voters, but her closest competition is firebrand Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a new poll found. Clinton would beat rising-star Sen. Marco ...

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker fueled speculation about his presidential aspirations with a speech in Iowa tonight. Walker spoke of his childhood years in Iowa: “Between July 1st of 1970 and March 15th of 1977 I ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Republican Congressman Tom Latham says the U.S. Senate is making a “good start” on an immigration reform plan, but Latham would like to see changes in the proposal. “I’m very ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Ceremonies in Mississippi this weekend mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Vicksburg and a monument to Iowa soldiers who died there will be rededicated. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad ...

(Radio Iowa News) – One of the oldest Boy Scout camps in the Midwest is celebrating its 90th anniversary next month and its leaders are searching for long-ago campers. Todd Eipperle is director of Camp Mitigwa ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Dozens of people who reserved campsites or other facilities at a popular state park in northeast Iowa are making new plans for this holiday weekend. George Wyth State Park in Waterloo/Cedar ...

Iowa’s high land values are having an impact who owns farmland in the state. Iowa State University agricultural economist Mike Duffy is releasing the results from the 2012 Farmland Ownership Survey and says it ...

McDonald’s CEO Responds to 9-Year-Old Girl Who Claims Kids Are Being Tricked

Don Thompson, CEO of McDonald’s Corp., found himself on the grill after a 9-year-old girl accused the fast food giant of trying to “trick kids into eating food that isn’t good for them.” ...

3 Injured After I-5 Bridge Collapse Sends Cars Into Water

Three people were sent to the hospital after a portion of an Interstate 5 highway bridge in Mount Vernon, Wash., collapsed Thursday, dumping two vehicles and a travel trailer into the icy water, authorities said. ...

No ‘Manifesto’ But New Clues to ‘Frustrated’ Boston Suspect: Sources

Just over a month after Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed during a standoff with police, investigators said they have begun to piece together a picture of what he did during a six-month ...

Jodi Arias Jury Foreman: ’18 Days of Testimony Hurt Her’

The man in charge of the jury that convicted Jodi Arias of murder but could not reach agreement on whether her life should be spared described the process as “gut-wrenching” and said he and his fellow ...

Two Davenport men were charged by the Iowa DNR for having 332 fish in excess of their limit. The DNR says Jeremy Nguyen and Chi Hue Tran were fishing the Mississippi in downtown Davenport on May 17th. An informant ...

(Radio Iowa News) – The end of the 2013 legislative session was complicated by a group of 11 Republicans who had hoped to ban all taxpayer-funded abortions in the Medicaid program, including abortions for poor ...

(Radio Iowa News) – The 2013 Iowa legislative session is history, with high-profile actions on education reform and property tax relief. Legislators took other steps that will change the everyday lives of ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Legislators have voted to create a new “Iowa Healthy and Well Plan” that meets the governor’s demand for an “Iowa solution” to providing some sort of insurance coverage to up to ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Governor Terry Branstad made a rare appearance in the Iowa House this morning to watch as legislators took the final votes on a plan supporters say will cut taxes by at least $400 ...