(Radio Iowa) – Three luxury hotels in Iowa are being recognized with top designations by the continent’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization. Gail Weinholzer, at Triple-A-Iowa, says the three ...

(Radio Iowa) – The deadline is approaching for Iowa high school students who want to apply for a seat on the State Board of Education. The department’s Mike Cormack says the student must be a 10th or 11th ...

(Radio Iowa) – If you can’t devote a full week of your life to riding a bicycle across Iowa on RAGBRAI, you can get a taste of the long-distance biking festival — and more than a taste of bacon — during ...

(Radio Iowa) – Curiosity may have killed the cat, but curiosity could also lead to an expensive cellular phone bill. Iowans are being warned about a new scam that targets cell phone users. Jim Hegarty, at the ...

Deadly Batch of Heroin Has Already Killed 17

(ABC News) – A tainted batch of deadly heroin is suspected of causing more than a dozen overdoses in central Pennsylvania and has officials begging drug users to be extra cautious. The Allegheny County, Pa., ...

To Anguished Husband of World Traveler Who Vanished Near Home, ‘Feels Like 1,000 Years’

They had just fulfilled a dream, traveling the world together for two years from Egypt to Cambodia. Now, Leanne Hecht Bearden’s husband Josh is living a nightmare. “It’s been nine nights and feels ...

Colorado High School Student Sets Self on Fire in Cafeteria

(ABC News) – A student at a suburban Denver high school set himself on fire in the school’s cafeteria today and is in critical condition, authorities said. A female teacher was treated for minor cuts ...

Why Norovirus Is So Nasty and Terrifying to Travelers

(ABC News) – A nasty sickness has struck again aboard a cruise ship, sending more than 600 passengers and crew on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas to their sick beds with vomiting and diarrhea. The ...

(Radio Iowa) – Supporters of ethanol are encouraging Iowans to speak out in the final week of the comment period on the proposed new EPA rule that would drastically cut the amount of the corn-based product ...

(Radio Iowa) – Home sales and prices rose in Iowa last year compared to 2012, according to a report released Tuesday by the Iowa Association of Realtors. IAR president Kathy Miller says the number of homes ...

(Radio Iowa) – The director of the Iowa Department of Education has appointed a new 21-member commission to help schools with what are called the “core” academic standards. Department spokesperson, Staci ...

(Radio Iowa) – Hundreds of veterans have gathered at the statehouse today to lobby legislators on veterans issues.  Their top agenda item: passage of legislation that would end state income tax charges on ...

(Ultimate Classic Rock) - A Nashville Opera Company singer is suing the federal government over a childbirth operation at a military post, which she says caused problems that threaten her career. Amy Herbst and her ...

(Ultimate Classic Rock) – An 86-year-old Nevada woman shot by her husband while hospitalized died Wednesday, and her husband of more than six decades was charged with murder, authorities said. Francis Dresser ...

(Ultimate Classic Rock) – States from Rhode Island to Hawaii are considering requiring labels on food items containing genetically modified ingredients, which account for two-thirds of the processed foods on ...

University of Oklahoma Says Reports of Shots Fired Were False

(ABC News) – Reports of a shooting and a gunman on the campus of the University of Oklahoma today were false, the school’s president said this afternoon. The school was placed on lockdown around 12:30 ...

(Radio Iowa) – With last week’s extremely cold weather, more than 300 blood drives across the region were canceled and the American Red Cross missed out on collecting some nine-thousand units of blood. April ...

(ABC 5/WOI-TV) – IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An appeals court is set to hear arguments involving the death penalty retrial of Angela Johnson, the Iowa woman convicted of five drug-related slayings in 1993. ...

(ABC 5/WOI-TV) – DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Hormel Foods has chosen its Dubuque plant for the first phase of a major expansion project. Hormel will add a new line for bacon toppings at its Progressive ...

Confessions of a Real-Life Bank of America Junior Banker

(ABC News) – So how bad is it really for interns and junior bankers at investment banks that are putting limits on work hours? While working until 2 a.m. and on weekends isn’t unusual, many junior ...

Teacher Hailed for Persuading School Shooting Suspect to Drop Gun

(ABC News) – A New Mexico middle school teacher has been credited with saving many lives when he persuaded a 12-year-old boy into dropping his shotgun after he had wounded two students, according to ...

(Radio Iowa)  -The Iowa Department of Public Health has confirmed the death of a child from the flu. Department medical director, Patricia Quinlisk, says the child did not appear to have any other medical problems ...

(Radio Iowa) – Large portions of Iowa are under two weather advisories through late this afternoon. A Wind Advisory covers the southern and western sections of the state while a Winter Weather Advisory is ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowans who heat their homes with liquid propane and producers who depend on it to warm their livestock facilities will be paying more for the fuel in the coming weeks. State Agriculture ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Iowa Board of Education has  authorized a  task force to study  how to beef up standards in the state’s teacher preparation  programs. The department’s Lawrence Bice says they’re ...