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(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 ...

Susan Powell Tip Renews Search for Her Body

Cadaver dogs and cops searched an Oregon farm for a third day today on a tip that they might find the remains of missing Utah mom Susan Powell. So far the search has failed to turn up any signs of the woman who ...

Jodi Arias Hearing Awash in Tears as Travis Alexander’s Family Speaks

Jodi Arias cried through the first day of  death penalty hearing today as the siblings of her slain ex-boyfriend told the jury they didn’t want to “see (their) brother’s murderer anymore.” ...

(Courtesy Radio Iowa News) – The police departments in the state’s largest city and several of its suburbs are holding a weapons take-back program that begins today. The Urbandale Police Department is ...

Gators, Gila Monster, Snakes Pulled From Wisc. Home

Authorities and zoologists in Wisconsin removed a throng of exotic reptiles being housed in an urban residence this week — including a Gila monster, crocodiles and snakes — as shocked neighbors looked on. ...

Leila Fowler 911 Call Released; Brother Appears in Court

In the 911 call from the day 8-year-old Leila Fowler was stabbed to death, her father’s girlfriend, who was not home, didn’t appear to know that Leila had been hurt. She told the operator Leila was ...

O.J. Simpson Cheerfully Takes the Stand in Bid For New Trial

More than four years after he choked back tears at his sentencing, O.J. Simpson addressed a Las Vegas court today sounding cheerful and confident in his bid to a win a new trial. He bantered with bailiffs during ...

Jodi Arias Victim ‘Suffered Enough for Two Lifetimes,’ Prosecutor Argues

(ABC News) – Jodi Arias was “especially cruel” when she stabbed, slashed, and shot her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, prosecutor Juan Martinez argued in court today as he asked the jury to move the ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News) – New records were set for high temperatures across Iowa on Tuesday afternoon. Meteorologist Kenny Podrazik, at the National Weather Service, says it was exceptionally hot across ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News) – Iowa is about to send a new crop of job-hunting high school and college graduates into the marketplace, and some will find success much faster than others. Susan McBroom, a ...