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(Radio Iowa) – Iowans are being warned about a new crop of scams where the con artists claim to be federal agents. Jim Hegarty, with the Better Business Bureau, says the victims find their computer screens ...

(Radio Iowa) – Many areas of Iowa have had flooding recently, but Iowa State University Extension Entomologist Donald Lewis says it doesn’t mean mosquitoes will be swarming immediately. “It’s not the ...

(Radio Iowa) – New projections show the water will not go over the spillway at the Coralville Dam, but the Army Corps of Engineers is dealing with a flood of people who want to see the high water. The Corps ...

(Radio Iowa) – Former U.S. Attorney and Iowa Hawkeye football player Matt Whitaker formally announced his run for the U.S. Senate today in his hometown of Ankeny. Whitaker made the announcement at Accumold ...

(Radio Iowa) – Some two-dozen Iowa counties are declared disaster areas due to storms and flooding, so the Iowa Attorney General’s office is issuing a reminder about the state’s price-gouging regulations. ...

(Radio Iowa) – Governor Terry Branstad says the bill he signed a bill into law this morning will be “transformational” for Iowa schools. With a few dozen students from Des Moines North High School ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa’s governor and lieutenant governor are touring flood-ravaged areas of the state this afternoon. “You know, we’ve dealt with flooding before and I think Iowans have done a very good ...

Death Toll in Oklahoma Storms Rises to 14

Another death is being attributed to the tornadoes and flooding last week in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma medical examiner’s office said Monday that 14 people died as a result of the powerful storms that swept ...

Person of Interest Being Questioned Amid Exclusive Images of Possibly Ricin-Laced Letter to Bloomberg

FBI agents are questioning a man they consider a person of interest in the mailing of letters possibly laced with the poison ricin to public officials, according to a source familiar with the case. The agents are ...

Containment of Calif. Fire Doubles to 40 Percent

Firefighters working in darkness doubled containment of a massive wildfire north of Los Angeles to 40 percent overnight, as cool, moist air moved in Monday to replace torrid weather. The fire expanded to more than ...

New Al Qaeda Video Urges Boston-Like Homeland Attacks

Al Qaeda’s most dangerous franchise is threatening the U.S. with renewed attempts at homeland terror attacks, while urging radicalized Americans to launch strikes like the Boston bombings and poison mail cases ...

(Radio Iowa News) – The Minnesotan who won the 2011 Iowa Republican Party Straw Poll, but finished last in the 2012 Iowa Caucuses is not seeking reelection to congress. Michele Bachmann made the announcement ...

(Radio Iowa News) – A final version of the state’s latest strategy to reduce nitrogen run-off into Iowa lakes, streams and rivers has been released. Supporters like Iowa Department of Natural Resources ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Iowa’s secretary of agriculture says some Iowa farmers face tough decisions because of the wet weather. Secretary Bill Northey says some farmers may have to shift to seeding soybeans in ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Police officers entered floodwater in central Iowa early this morning to rescue a truck driver trapped inside his cab. Jasper County Sheriff John Halferty says a motorist on Interstate 80 ...

(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 ...