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(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 ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News) – Quad Cities-based Deere and Company set another earnings record in the second quarter, and it’s also an all-time high for any quarter. Deere says net income totaled nearly ...

A Democrat in the Iowa Senate has filed the paperwork to form an exploratory committee for a campaign for governor. Jack Hatch of Des Moines served 12 years in the Iowa House and is currently in his 11th year in the ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News) – Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says two big stories out of Washington, D.C. in the past few days show the federal government is becoming “a threat to freedom and liberties.” In ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News) – Time is running out at the statehouse to extend a state tax break which makes ethanol-blended gasoline cheaper than pure petroleum. Jim McNulty at the Iowa Department of Revenue ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News) – The Iowa Senate Ways and Means Committee this morning passed legislation that preserves the current price advantage for ethanol-blended gasoline. The state tax on a gallon of ...

Philly Abortion Doc Guilty in 3 Babies’ Deaths

A Philadelphia doctor accused of performing illegal, late-term abortions in a filthy clinic has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies born alive but acquitted in the death of a ...

(Courtesy Radio Iowa) – A first look at a new state requirement finds only two of Iowa’s 99 counties have achieved gender balance on their appointed boards and commissions. Diane Bystrom is the director of ...

(Courtesy Radio Iowa) – Two people called 911 this past Saturday to say they saw a mountain lion in Oskaloosa. The Oskaloosa Police Department received a report of a mountain lion sighting on the northeast ...

(Courtesy Radio Iowa) – A woman from rural Ames who is a certified public accountant was sworn in this morning as Iowa’s new state auditor. Governor Terry Branstad chose Mary Mosiman, a fellow Republican, to ...

(Courtesy Radio Iowa) – Governor Branstad is suggesting critics of the Iowa Veterans Home’s commandant are engaged in a political witch hunt. Branstad has repeatedly defended the way Commandant David Worley ...

(Courtesy Radio Iowa) – Iowa’s largest utility hopes to raise its electric rates. MidAmerican Energy is asking the state utilities board for its first base-rate increase since 1995. If approved, residential ...

(Courtesy Radio Iowa) – Two kayakers had to be rescued from a central Iowa river over this weekend. The Boone County search and rescue squad plucked a husband and wife kayaking team out of the Des Moines River ...

Home sales and prices rose in Iowa last month. Don Marple is president of the Iowa Association of Realtors, which tracks the numbers. “We’ve seen a 6.1 percent increase in sales from April of last year to this ...

OJ Returns to Las Vegas Court in Bid for New Trial

O.J. Simpson was back in a Las Vegas courtroom on Monday to ask for a new trial in the armed robbery-kidnapping case that sent him to prison in 2008. The former football hero and a new set of lawyers hope to ...

News of the Obama Administration’s role in the extensive editing of CIA talking points on Benghazi rocked the political world last week and prompted a demand from Speaker of the House John Boehner for the release ...

Gosnell Jury Deadlocked on Two Counts in Controversial Abortion Case

The jury considering the murder case against controversial Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell is deadlocked on two charges. The jurors alerted the judge today, their tenth day of deliberations. Gosnell is ...

Ariel Castro’s Brothers Say He’s a ‘Monster,’ Hopes He ‘Rots’ in Jail for Alleged Kidnaps

The two brothers of accused kidnapper Ariel Castro — who is charged with kidnapping and raping three women for more than 10 years — described him as a “monster” and distanced themselves from ...

Indiana Farmer Loses Battle Against Monsanto

The Supreme Court ruled today against a 76-year-old Indiana farmer who had taken on Monsanto in a patent dispute over a genetically modified soybean seed. “The question in this case,” Justice Elena Kagan wrote ...