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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 ...

Limo Fire Survivor Says Driver ‘Didn’t Do Anything’ to Help

One of the women who survived a weekend limousine fire, killing a bride and four of her friends celebrating her wedding, says the driver did too little to save her friends, which he has denied. “When he get ...

Job Outlook Modestly Brighter For New Grads

The employment outlook for new grads is sunny—without being what you’d call exactly blinding. So say companies that responded to a spring survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), ...

Cleveland Kidnap Suspect Was ‘Charismatic’ Guy, ‘Ashamed’ Neighbor Said

A neighbor described one of the men arrested in connection to the disappearance of three Cleveland women as a “charismatic” guy and said there was no indication that the women ever lived in the ...

Kidnap Victim Amanda Berry Hailed as ‘Real Hero’ in Rescue of Three Women

Police today lauded Amanda Berry as a “real hero” for breaking free after 10 years of captivity and rescuing herself and two other women held as prisoners in a Cleveland house. Berry’s bolt to ...

Domestic Terror Attack Thwarted in Minnesota: FBI

Authorities thwarted what could have been a deadly domestic terror attack last week when they raided the home of a militia-linked Minnesota man, law enforcement sources told ABC News today. Buford ...

The conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation is out with a new report today predicting sky-high costs – to the tune of $6.3 trillion – associated with the legalization of about 11 million undocumented ...

It was among the first states to legalize gay marriage and served as the 2008 campaign liftoff site for the first black president, but in other arenas Iowa isn’t quite so progressive — it’s also one of ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News O. Kay Henderson) – Legislators return to the statehouse today with all the major issues they’ve faced since January unresolved. Ten-member negotiating committees have been assigned ...

Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds says she is encouraging the woman who took her seat in the Iowa Senate to consider running for the U.S. Senate. “I’ve always been involved in encouraging and strengthening the ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News Pat Curtis) – The number of cows being raised for beef in Iowa is at its lowest level in 60 years, but producers are expecting to add to their herds as the drought eases. Iowa beef ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News) – Iowa’s youngest mayor says he’s loving his job and he plans to run for another term. Jeremy Minnier was 18 in November of 2011 when he won a write-in campaign to become the ...