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(Radio Iowa News) – The company that runs the Argosy Riverboat Casino in Sioux City has filed a court action asking a judge to overturn the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission’s decision to grant a license for ...

(Radio Iowa News) – A group of southern Iowa landowners is hoping a last-minute effort from lawmakers could roll-back construction plans for a lake near Osceola. Doug Robins of Osceola says the farm ground ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Two eastern Iowa lawmakers — one Democrat and one Republican — are trying to insert a last-minute deal into a catch-all budget bill that will be among the last items to be voted upon in ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Key legislators suggest private deal-making sessions at the statehouse today are producing results. House Speaker Kraig Paulsen, a Republican from Hiawatha, has been meeting with top ...

Oklahoma Tornado Deaths Revised Down to 24, Including 9 Children

First responders are in a race against time in the search for any survivors of a devastating tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., while the medical examiner’s office has revised the death toll from 51 to ...

Terrified Children Asked Oklahoma Teacher, ‘Is This Really Happening?’

As the terrified tornado-whipped students of Briarwood Elementary School in Moore, Okla., cowered on their hands and knees with backpacks over their heads, tearfully pleading for their parents, they asked their ...

Jodi Arias Shows Art and Photos in Final Plea to Jury for Her Life

In her final words to jurors today before they decide her punishment for murder, Jodi Arias clicked through a photo slideshow, quoted Dickens and used props as she begged them to spare her life for her ...

Lawmakers Traveling to Russia to Investigate Boston Bombing

MOSCOW – A delegation of American lawmakers will travel to Russia next week in part to investigate last month’s Boston Marathon bombings, ABC News has learned. The group, led by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., ...

(Radio Iowa News) – An Iowa farmer and a country music artist have teamed up to raise money for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines. Dick Barkema and Tom Wurth’s ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Iowa State University’s Extension entomologists are asking you to be careful about harming honeybees as you get out an about in the warm weather and tend to your plants. Entomologist, ...

(Radio Iowa News) – A ticket purchased in Florida won this weekend’s record Powerball jackpot, but 77,640 tickets sold in Iowa won other prizes. The final jackpot amount was $590.5 million annuity. The ...

(Radio Iowa News) – At least 19 tornadoes hit three states Sunday — Oklahoma, Kansas and Iowa. Officials say the three likely twisters that touched down in the Hawkeye State struck near Earlham and Huxley in ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Key legislators say there could be a breakthrough in negotiations over exactly how the state may ensure more low-income working Iowans get health care coverage. Representative Dave Heaton, ...

(Radio Iowa News) – State legislators haven’t taken votes on a $400 million tax package. They haven’t made final decisions about the $6.5 billion state budget plan and there’s no agreement yet on an ...

(Radio Iowa News) – A woman who was fired Friday after working five years for Republicans in the Iowa Senate this morning said her statehouse workplace was “toxic.” Kirsten Anderson went on a Des Moines ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Republican Governor Terry Branstad is opening the door to a compromise health care plan that might merge his “Healthy Iowa Plan” with Senate Democrats’ plan to expand Medicaid to ...

Powerball Winner a Welcome Mystery for Zephyrhills, Fla., Residents

The search is on in Zephyrhills, Fla., for the lucky person who entered a Publix supermarket in recent days and purchased the winning Powerball ticket worth $590.5 million. Today is the earliest the ticketholder can ...

Yahoo Buys Tumblr Social Network Service for $1.1 Billion

Yahoo is investing big-time in the social media. The company announced today that it has purchased Tumblr, the popular blogging and social media network, for $1.1 billion. “I’m delighted to announce that ...

Tornadoes in Midwest Kill 1 With More Severe Weather Due Today

At least one person died after a series of tornadoes ripped across the Midwest Sunday, injuring dozens while leaving a path of devastation in a region that is expected to see more severe weather later today. A ...

Jodi Arias’ Attorneys Say They Cannot Proceed in Death Penalty Phase

The death penalty phase of the Jodi Arias trial was cut short today after Arias’ defense attorneys erupted in confrontational arguments with the judge and prosecutor and said they could not continue defending ...

As more and more wind turbines pop up across the state and country, researchers at Iowa State University are studying a new way to build the towers that hold them up into the sky. Grant Schmitz, a graduate student ...

Many Iowa drivers soon will be able to go on-line to renew their license — for eight years rather than just five under a bill Governor Terry Branstad signed into law Wednesday. Drivers with vision problems or ...

Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley, a Democrat from Waterloo, says the IRS scandal has taken the focus off of its legitimate duty to investigate non-profit groups that are breaking the rules. “I have made it very clear ...

There’s not much public action so far today at the statehouse, but Senate Democratic Leader Mike Gronstal says legislators meeting in private are making progress. “All over the place,” Gronstal says, “every ...

At Least 6 Dead After Tornadoes Rip Through North Texas

At least six people were killed and dozens more injured after tornadoes ripped through parts of North Texas destroying homes, officials said. More than 100 homes suffered damage in the Rancho Brazos subdivision near ...