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Police dog sniffs up dozens of drug items at western Iowa hotel

Police in the western Iowa town of Stuart made a rather large drug bust Wednesday night. It happened at the Super 8 Hotel, just off of Interstate 80. Stuart Police Chief David Reha says more than 50 types of drug ...

Defense Secretary Hagel Says Syria Has Used Chemical Weapons

The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons in the two year civil war ravaging Syria, the White House and Pentagon chief announced today. But officials at the White House said they want ...

State Department ‘Doesn’t Agree’ with House GOP Benghazi Report

The State Department is defending its investigation of the Sept. 11, 2012 attack against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, against a ...

Barbara Bush Votes ‘No’ on Jeb Bush for President

If mother truly knows best, there will be no more additions to the Bush presidential legacy. Bush family matriarch Barbara Bush said she’s not in favor of a 2016 presidential run by her youngest son, Jeb Bush. ...

Bush Revisits His Legacy at Library Opening

George W. Bush’s legacy has officially been enshrined in Dallas. At a warm bipartisan gathering of all five living U.S. presidents, foreign dignitaries, and former administration officials at Southern ...

Ricin-Laced Letters Leading to a Miss. Mystery

Of three ricin-laced letters mailed this month to public officials, only one made it into the hands of an intended target, 80-year-old Mississippi judge Sadie Holland. Investigators are working to piece together ...

Jodi Arias Judge Sets Closing Arguments for Next Week

The end of the Jodi Arias murder trial is in sight after Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens told the jury that closing arguments in the case are scheduled for next week. After more than four months ...

Body Confirmed as Missing Brown University Student Sunil Tripathi

The Rhode Island medical examiner’s office has identified the body pulled from a river on Tuesday as missing Brown University student Sunil Tripathi. A forensic dental examination helped confirm the identity ...

Accused Bombers Plotted Attack in NYC, Officials Say

The brothers Tsarnaev had plans to drive to New York in their carjacked Mercedes and explode their remaining bombs last Thursday, but their plans went off track when the owner of the car they stole made an escape, ...

Biden: Boston Suspects ‘Twisted, Perverted, Knock-Off Jihadis’

In passionate remarks at a memorial service for slain Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier, Vice President Joe Biden called the Boston Marathon bomber suspects ”knock-off jihadis” ...

FAA Administrator Defends Furloughs, Budget Increase

With American travelers finishing up spring breaks and planning for summer vacations, the hundreds of daily flight delays that started Sunday as a result of furloughs by the Federal Aviation Administration have ...

George W. Bush — Legacy Watch

TUNE IN TONIGHT — THE BUSH INTERVIEW: Former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush speak exclusively with ABC’s DIANE SAWYER tonight on “World News.” They open up about the vision behind ...

Online driver’s license renewals in the state could be a reality, under a new bill passed by the Iowa Senate Tuesday. The Iowa Senate unanimously approved a bill that would allow Iowans to renew their driver’s ...

Lieutenant Governor Reynolds, on a race for governor: “Not ruling it out”

Kim Reynolds says she decided not to run for the U.S. Senate because she had “unfinished work to do as lieutenant governor” — but Reynolds isn’t ready to say whether she’s preparing for a campaign of her ...

Price is Right road show comes to Iowa

The nation’s number-one television game show is marking its 40th year on the air by going on the road, with one stop in Iowa. Host Pat Finn, a veteran of many game shows, says the traveling version of “The Price ...

Iowa’s status as wind energy leader played role in landing Facebook data center

A top executive with Facebook says a massive data center to be built in central Iowa will be among the most advanced and energy efficient of its kind. Jay Parikh, vice president of infrastructure engineering for ...

Jodi Arias Cries Over Picture of Travis Alexander Kissing Her

Jodi Arias cried as images of her head in the lap of ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander and Alexander kissing her were shown at her murder trial. But Arias showed no emotion Tuesday as another former girlfriend described ...

Suspected Boston Bomber Receives All-Star Defense Team

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev managed to say just one word to a federal judge when charges were filed against him in a makeshift courtroom held at the side of his hospital bed, “No.” No, he ...

5 People Shot to Death in Small Illinois Town

Five people were found shot to death Wednesday at a house in a tiny west-central Illinois town and a suspect was fatally wounded in a police chase and exchange of gunfire with officers, authorities said. Illinois ...

MIT Officer Given Long Sought City Police Appointment

Before MIT campus police officer Sean Collier was executed, allegedly shot five times by the Boston bombing suspects as they tried to flee an FBI dragnet, the 26-year-old had been striving to become a police officer ...

Governor Branstad “likes” Facebook’s decision to locate a data center in Altoona

Governor Terry Branstad traveled to Altoona today to make the official announcement that social media giant Facebook will be building a $300 million data center in the Des Moines suburb. Altoona Mayor Skip Conkling ...

Oskaloosa man charged with killing young child

(Oskaloosa) – Oskaloosa police and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation have charged an Oskaloosa man in the death of a child. DCI agent, Mike Motsinger, says Oskaloosa police were called to the Mahaska ...

April 27 – Salad Luncheon

  The American Legion Auxilary will be having a salad luncheon on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 11:00am-1:30pm Cost is $6.00 per person. Public is welcome.

April 27 – Pancake Breakfast

There will be a pancake breakfast sponsored by the three UM churches in Ottumwa on April 27th from 9am-noon at Willard Street UMC. Invite your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors to help fight malaria. The ...

April 27 – Zachary Casey Memorial Benefit

Saturday April 27th at 5 p.m, there will be a Zachary Casey Memorial benefit held at Best Western Fairfield Inn in Fairfield. It will benefit suicide awareness and prevention. Music by Pat Lanips, The War I ...