Judge Sets New Trial Date for Jodi Arias

(ABC News) – A judge has set a March 17 trial date to decide whether Jodi Arias should be sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty. The 33-year-old Arias was convicted of murder last year, but the jury ...

Feds Investigating Christie’s Use of Sandy Relief Funds

(ABC News) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, viewed by many as a hero of Superstorm Sandy, is now facing a federal investigation into his use of millions in money his administration received as part of a ...

Cellphone Falls Into Icy Chicago River, Deadly End as 3 Go in After It

(ABC News) – One young man is dead, and a woman is missing  and presumed dead after both fell into the freezing Chicago River trying to find a dropped cellphone early this morning. A third man, who also ended ...

Texting Triggers Movie Theater Shooting by Retired Cop

(ABC News) – An argument between a retired police officer and a couple who was texting inside of a Florida movie theater erupted into gunfire today that left one man dead and a woman wounded. Police said that ...

  (Radio Iowa) – A 25-year-old man who spent time in prison for an escape has walked away from his work release program. Derrick Dejuan Hoover was sent to the Fort Des Moines Work Release Center as a ...

(Radio Iowa) – In the past few days, Iowa’s had the coldest weather since February of 1996 and many of our furnaces have been working overtime to hold off the deep freeze outside. Natural gas usage across ...

(Radio Iowa) – Cedar Rapids mayor, Ron Corbett, led the delegation as supporters of a new casino in the city spoke to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission today.  Corbett called Cedar Rapids the state’s ...

Chris Christie Fires Top Aide, Apologizes for Bridge Scandal

(ABC News) – One day after bombshell revelations implicated his top aides in a political revenge plot, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fired a top aide and apologized for his staffers’ part in ...

‘White Knuckle Time’ for Radiation Hurtling From the Sun

(ABC News) – ABC News’ Gina Sunseri reports: Hold on, our communications devices and airline flights aren’t quite safe yet. Just as we Earthlings were trying to adjust to the polar vortex, now comes a CME ...

Scourge of Heroin Abuse in Vermont Mirrors National Epidemic

(ABC News) – The governor of Vermont devoted his entire State of the State speech on Wednesday to address the scourge of heroin abuse, a problem he described as a “full blown… crisis” in his state, but ...

Mystery Bodies, Explosives Discovered Near Winter Olympics Site

(ABC News) – Russian security forces launched an aggressive “anti-terrorism sweep” today after coming across multiple unexplained deaths and explosive devices in a region near Sochi, where the ...

(Radio Iowa) – Something farmers often called “trash” could be a new cash crop in 2014 as ethanol plants near Nevada and in Emmetsburg that use the leaves, stalks and cobs of the corn plant will begin ...

(Radio Iowa) – Fourteen communities across the state were awarded grants Tuesday to complete downtown or main street business projects. Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) spokesperson Tina Hoffman says ...

Iowa State Fair to go “cashless” in 2014 for all food sales, attractions

(Radio Iowa) – If you want to buy a corn dog or take a ride on the Sky Glider at the Iowa State Fair this summer, you’ll have to buy tickets at the fairgrounds first, as cash will no longer be accepted on ...

(ABC News) – The White House is planning to make a major play to sign up young and healthy Americans for Obamacare when the Winter Olympics open next month. The Department of Health and Human Services will ...

(ABC News) -A man being held on $1 million bond in Ohio after police say they found bombs and other weapons in his vehicle has been identified as an Indiana National Guardsman. The Columbus Dispatch reports that ...

(ABC News) – Authorities say a smuggling attempt at the U.S.-Mexico border was thwarted when inspectors found a woman from Thailand inside a suitcase. Customs and Border Protection agents discovered ...

(ABC News) – A Navy helicopter with five aboard went down in the Atlantic 18 miles off Virginia on Wednesday. All but one of those aboard was rescued at sea, the Coast Guard said. The search continued for the ...

Alternative Breast Cancer Treatment Cited in Woman’s Death

(ABC News) – A Colorado woman died after injecting the supplement cesium chloride into her breast as an alternative treatment for breast cancer, according to a new case study published in The Journal of ...

  (Radio Iowa) – The director of the Iowa Department of Transportation plans to spend up to $100,000 over the next five years to imprint a new agency logo on DOT signs, stationery and other materials, but a ...

(Radio Iowa) – The University of Iowa will be the first state supported school to pass a significant milestone in student retention. A little more than 51-percent of U-Iowa students who graduated last year ...

(Radio Iowa) – An Iowa teacher and his students are drawing international attention for their so-called “McDonald’s Diet” that helped the teacher lose 37 pounds in three months. Science teacher John ...

(Radio Iowa) – A public policy research group has ranked Iowa 35th in the nation for job creation in 2014. The analysis, released by Pew Charitable Trusts, estimates Iowa will add just over 21,000 jobs this ...

Frigid ‘Polar Vortex’ Cripples US for Second Straight Day

(ABC News) - Deadly cold temperatures refused to loosen their grip on much of the country for a second straight day, spreading the bone-chilling weather this time to the Northeast and South. Wind chill advisories ...

Hundreds of Passengers Rescued After Night on Frozen Amtrak Trains

(ABC News) – Hundreds of Amtrak passengers were rescued today after spending a bone-chilling cold night stranded on board three Amtrak trains that were crippled by snow and ice outside of Chicago. More than ...