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Backers of a plan to build a large sports park in the town of Pella landed a one-million dollar state grant today. The Vision Iowa Board approved the Community Attraction and Tourism grant toward the construction of ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Farm Bill now has a major backer, one who can clear the way for a vote in the U.S. House. House Speaker John Boehner  announced on Wednesday that he would support the legislation when it ...

(Radio Iowa) – The head of the National Security Agency told members of a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday the agency’s in-depth surveillance of American citizens has stopped dozens of terrorist attacks. ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa’s governor and lieutenant governor met this morning in Des Moines with the prime minister of Kosovo. More than 700 Iowa National Guard troops have performed peacekeeping missions in ...

(Radio Iowa) – Two men riding jet skis had to be rescued from the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids last night. The incident happened shortly after seven o’clock Wednesday night, near the Ellis Boat Harbor which ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa home sales and prices rose again in the month of May. Don Marple is president of the Iowa Association of Realtors, which released its latest housing trends report Wednesday at a board of ...

(Radio Iowa) – A construction equipment giant has formed a partnership with the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, aiming to inspire young people to pursue careers in science and engineering. Caterpillar has ...

Hundreds gathered in a north central Iowa school early this afternoon for the funeral of Kathlynn Shephard, the 15-year-old who was kidnapped in May after she got off a school bus in Dayton. Her body was found in ...

(Radio Iowa) – Dakota Dunes-based Beef Products Incorporated won a victory in court Wednesday when a federal judge moved the company’s defamation lawsuit against ABC News back to state court. BPI sued the ...

1 Dead, 73 Hurt in La. Plant Explosion

A ground-rattling explosion at a chemical plant in Louisiana ignited a blaze that killed at least one person and injured dozens of others. Louisiana’s health department says 73 people were treated at hospitals ...

Massive Storm System Surges Toward Mid-Atlantic

A massive storm system originally forecast to affect one in five Americans from Iowa to Maryland surged Thursday toward the Mid-Atlantic after largely failing to live up to its billing in ferocity through the Upper ...

Supreme Court Strikes Down BRCA Gene Patent

The Supreme Court ruled today that isolated human genes cannot be patented, a partial defeat for Myriad Genetics, a company that had been awarded patents on the so-called BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in the 1990s. But the ...

George Zimmerman Judge Orders Jury to Be Sequestered During Trial

The Florida judge presiding over George Zimmerman’s murder trial reversed herself today and announced that the jurors will be sequestered for the trial. “The parties have, both sides have, stipulated ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa Republican governor and legislators from both parties will gather later today to witness the signing of legislation that cuts taxes for property owners and income taxpayers. The bill ...

(Radio Iowa) – A series of electrical explosions knocked out power to part of downtown Des Moines, including the Federal Building, early this morning. Three explosions in the Court Avenue District blew manhole ...

(Radio Iowa) – Many new cars on Iowa’s roads are packed with high-tech gadgets that let us make phone calls, change radio stations and even turn on the wipers with voice commands. A new report finds those ...

Much of the country will see severe thunderstorms today and parts could even see a storm called a derecho. But National Weather Service meteorologist, Frank Boksa, says don’t expect to see it here. “It would not ...

Authorities in central Iowa believe a fatal car crash Tuesday involved a horse. Polk County Sheriff’s deputies say the crash happened early Tuesday morning north of Bondurant. The driver of the car, 53-year-old ...

(Radio Iowa) – A retired Republican political consultant from California was in Des Moines today to file an ethics complaint against a national group that helped bankroll campaigns against four Iowa Supreme ...

Edward Snowden Claims NSA Documents Show U.S. Hacks China: Report

Alleged NSA leaker Edward Snowden claimed today to have evidence that the U.S. government has been hacking into Chinese computer networks since at least 2009 – an effort he said is part of the tens of thousands of ...

Girl to Get Lung Transplant From Adult Donor Amid Controversy

The 10-year-old girl whose family fought the so-called Under 12 Rule for the last several weeks will receive a lung transplant today from an adult donor, her aunt told ABC News. Sarah Murnaghan, 10, of Newtown ...

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger Was a ‘Hands on Killer,’ Prosecutor Tells Jury

Arthur “Bucky” Barrett was a small-time jewel thief in 1983 when he was lured to a meeting with alleged Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, chained to a chair and tortured for hours, a ...

Ariel Castro Pleads Not Guilty to Imprisoning Three Women for a Decade

Ariel Castro, the Ohio man accused of keeping three kidnapped women captive in his home for a decade, pleaded not guilty today to 329 counts of rape, torture and murder. A bearded Castro remained silent during his ...

(Radio Iowa) – The latest U.S.D.A. crop report shows a statewide average of less than two suitable days for field work last week due to wet conditions. Corn planting advanced only four percent to 92-percent ...

(Radio Iowa) – More than a quarter of the Iowa business owners who took part in a new survey plan to boost employment between the months of July and September. The third quarter Manpower Employment Outlook ...