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(Radio Iowa News) – Federal budget cuts are forcing three flood gauges along three Iowa rivers to be switched off, but officials now say two of the gauges are being rescued.  Jeff Zogg, senior hydrologist at ...

(Radio Iowa News) – The former Indianola city employee who was the subject of a recent state audit is now facing formal charges. A state audit report released on May 16 showed former Indianola City Attorney ...

             (Radio Iowa News) – Some items have been found that belong to the two girls who police say were abducted by a registered sex offender in north-central Iowa. But, 15 year old Kathlynn ...

(Radio Iowa News) – A flurry of votes are likely today in the Iowa House and Senate as a key legislator says there is a “very real possibility” the 2013 legislative session may conclude today. House ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Legislators have hammered out a tentative deal on education reform, one that creates a commission to study teacher evaluation methods and grants new independence for home schoolers. ...

Lawmakers at the statehouse are rushing though a slew of bills to try to wrap up the work of the 2013 legislative session today. A bill that just cleared the Iowa House sets aside money in the state surplus to pay ...

Oklahoma Tornado: 2 Devastated Elementary Schools Had No Safe Rooms

There are reinforced tornado shelters in more than 100 schools across Oklahoma, excluding the two that were devastated by a Tornado earlier this week in Moore, Okla., an emergency-management official said. As ...

Cleveland Kidnapping Victims Grateful for Support, Privacy in Letter

The three Cleveland women rescued from the kidnappings that kept them in captivity for over a decade say they are “happy and safe” as they continue to recover from the harrowing ordeal. The attorneys for ...

Jodi Arias Feels ‘Betrayed’ By Jury, Waffles on Apology

Hours after Jodi Arias asked a jury to spare her life for killing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, the convicted killer maintained in a jailhouse interview with ABC News that it would have been ...

Florida Man Shot by FBI Was About to Sign Boston Murder Confession: Officials

The man shot dead by an FBI agent in Orlando, Florida early today was “about to sign a statement” admitting to a role, along with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, in an unsolved triple ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Iowa farmers made up a lot of time planting last week with a stretch of dry weather. The latest crop report from the U.S.D.A. shows 71-percent of the corn is now in the ground — an ...

(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 ...