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(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 ...

Eighteen pieces of art were installed this week in downtown Mason City as part of River City Sculptures on Parade. Gregory Mendez, a sculptor from Fort Wayne, Indiana, watched as one of his works was set in place. ...

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says he’ll decide in “about a year” whether to run for president in 2016. Paul is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at an Iowa Republican Party fundraiser in Cedar Rapids Friday ...

(Iowa Radio News) – There’s a new wrinkle in on-going statehouse discusses over how best to provide health care coverage to low-income Iowans who are uninsured today. Democrats in the legislature who simply ...

Former Iowa Governor Robert Ray is releasing a book today that chronicles his globe-trotting life in pictures — most of them photos he took himself. Proceeds from the sale of the 160-page coffee table book will ...

(Radio Iowa News) – A Des Moines man has been sentenced to just over one year in prison for stealing trees from federal land. A U.S. District Court judge sentenced 50-year-old Randall Todd Walker to 15 months ...

Tiny Wire From BBQ Brush Lands Teen in Surgery

A Washington state teen is recovering after a “violent” stomach ache landed him in a hospital where doctors performed exploratory surgery only to discover his problems stemmed from a BBQ brush wire that he ...

Cleveland Kidnap Victim Michelle Knight Leaves Hospital for Seclusion

Cleveland kidnap victim Michelle Knight, who may have had the most harrowing ordeal in Ariel Castro’s house, quietly slipped away today from the hospital where she has been staying since being freed from a ...