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Owners of cars that run solely on electricity would no longer get a big break on their registration fees under a proposal that’s been revived at the statehouse. Currently there’s a flat, $25 annual registration ...

Jodi Arias Found Guilty of First Degree Murder, Would Rather ‘Get Death Than Life’

Shortly after Jodi Arias was found guilty today of the first-degree murder of her ex-boyfriend, she told a local TV station that she would “rather get death than life” in prison. “I said years ago ...

Body of Boston Bombing Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev Buried

The body of Boston marathon bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed during a standoff with police on April 19, has been buried after an unnamed individual came forward to assist police. Worcester Police ...

FBI Under Fire, Didn’t Tell Boston PD About Marathon Bombing Suspects

The FBI never told the Boston police or the Massachusetts State Police about possible Russian terror connections of the suspected Marathon bombers until three and half days after the attack, law enforcement ...

Ariel Castro’s Bond Set at $8M in Cleveland Kidnapping

Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man accused of abducting three young women and keeping them as sex slaves in his home for a decade, appeared in court today charged with rape and kidnapping. Castro was charged with four ...

Jodi Arias Found Guilty of First Degree Murder, Will Face Death Penalty

Jodi Arias was found guilty today of first-degree premeditated murder, leaving open the possibility that she could be sentenced to death. Defendant Jodi Arias listens to prosecutor Juan Martinez makes his closing ...

The Iowa Speedway in Newton would get $8 million in state taxpayer support over the next four years under a proposal approved by the Iowa Senate tonight. Senator Bill Dotzler, a Democrat from Waterloo, said the ...

The area of Iowa where last year’s drought was most severe has gotten welcome moisture in recent weeks. Iowa State University’s spring survey in northwest Iowa found subsoil moisture levels rose five inches ...

A southwest Iowa woman, who was the subject of a regional “Attempt to Locate” search on Tuesday, turned herself in to authorities early this morning. The Council Bluffs Police Department says through a joint ...

Picketers are marching around construction sites in Iowa’s second-largest city, which is still recovering from the devastating flood of 2008. On Tuesday, a carpenter’s union in Cedar Rapids voted down a wage ...

Legislators in both the House and Senate agree all school employees should be subject to background checks. The House approved a bill on Tuesday to accomplish that goal. Senate Democrats tacked the same proposal ...

The discovery of three missing women in Cleveland, Ohio Monday is giving hope to family and friends of missing persons from Iowa. Erin Pospisil of Cedar Rapids was 15 when she disappeared in June 2001. Twelve years ...

Groups offer critique of governor’s “Healthy Iowa Plan”

Three groups that have been lobbying for Iowa Democrats’ plan to expand Medicaid to cover up to 150,000 more uninsured Iowans are re-focusing their message. The groups released a map today showing how much Iowans ...

Jodi Arias Jury Reaches Verdict in Murder Case

The jury deliberating in the murder trial of Jodi Arias has reached a verdict, court officials said. The verdict will be announced in court at 4:30 p.m. EST. Arias, 32, is charged with first-degree murder for ...

Tsarnaev Family Fears Russia Would Even Reject Boston Suspect’s Ashes

If burying the dead Boston bombing suspect in the United States is proving difficult, his family is finding it might be impossible in their native Russia. That is because, according to legal experts here, Russia has ...

The stock market continued a remarkable four-year run with the Dow Jones Index leaping over 15,000 for the first time on Tuesday. The Dow has gained 130 percent since March, 2009. But the recovery has come at a time ...

New Terrorist Magazine Targets Obama, Drones

President Barack Obama appears with a bull’s-eye on his head in a new English-language magazine published online apparently by Islamist militants, who also urge Muslims around the world to try to hack and ...

Cleveland Kidnapping House Had Chains, Ropes, Locks

Chains, locks and lengths of rope were discovered inside the Cleveland home where three kidnapped woman were held in captivity for 10 years, as police indicated for the first time today that the women were sexually ...

Kidnapped Woman Amanda Berry, Daughter Return Home to Sister’s Residence

Cheers greeted a motorcade that escorted Amanda Berry and her daughter today as the woman returned to home after enduring a decade of captivity in a Cleveland house. Berry and her 6-year-old daughter, Jocelyn, were ...

The head of a national advocacy group for foster children is urging Iowa legislators to consider extending the foster care program from age 18 to 21. Gary Stangler, director of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News – Dar Danielson) – Monday’s U.S.D.A. crop report showed only eight-percent of the corn crop has been planted in Iowa, the slowest start to the planting season since 1995. The ...

Two southwestern Iowa men are charged in connection with a shooting incident last night that followed a confrontation between two groups of outdoor enthusiasts. Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker says the ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News – O. Kay Henderson) – About a dozen former employees and members from the Marshalltown community aired their concerns about the manager of the Iowa Veterans Home during a ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News – O. Kay Henderson) – The Iowa House has voted to require Iowa schools to conduct limited background checks on school employees. If the bill becomes law, school officials would ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News – Matt Kelley) – Legislation that would force all internet-based businesses to collect local and state sales taxes passed the U.S. Senate on Monday, a bill that could bring Iowa ...