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Iowa man pleads guilty to fraud, identity theft

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:02:42 GMT

Prosecutors say a northeast Iowa businessman already convicted of failing to pay employment taxes has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an ethanol plant scam. Darrell Smith, of Forest City, entered the pleas Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids to charges of wire fraud and identity theft.

RAGBRAI rolls on through North Iowa

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:00:59 GMT

The Dysart resident and RAGBRAI veteran -- he keeps track of his tours by counting the bands on his bike's crossbar -- found shelter under a tree just long enough to check the forecast on his phone.

3 Ways You Can Lead Like Wonder Woman

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:27:27 GMT

"Star Trek" can't be Star Trek without Captain James T. Kirk , played here by Chris Pine. As the kid from Iowa who becomes captain of starship USS Enterprise, Captain Kirk inspired his crew to go above and beyond.

Volunteers muscle 28 tons of trash from Upper Cedar River

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:45:43 GMT

The upper stretch of the Cedar River in north-central Iowa is now 28 tons of trash lighter, thanks to the efforts of 469 volunteers. This July, 469 volunteers took part in the 15th annual Project AWARE, paddling 55 miles of the Cedar River through Mitchell and Floyd counties from the Iowa-Minnesota state line to Howard's Woods Rec Area near Nashua.

Former baseball player wants to challenge US Rep. King

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:29:17 GMT

J.D. Scholten announced his candidacy Tuesday for the Democratic nomination. He says he wants to put "Iowa values back at the center of public service, create new opportunities for Iowa's middle class, and ensure that Iowans never again need to worry about health care as a barrier to living free, productive, and successful lives."

Back to School: New vaccine requirement for Iowa students

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:12:55 GMT

Iowa students will not be able to attend classes this coming school year without first having the meningococcal vaccine for meningitis. "7th graders need to have at least one dose, 12th graders need two doses unless they received that first dose after the age of 16, if it's after the age of 16 they just need the one dose," says Heather Meador, Sr. Public Health Nurse at Linn County Public Health.

Man accused of snapping puppy's neck during argument over Wi-Fi

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 03:10:25 GMT

One police sergeant called it the worst case of animal abuse he's seen in the last five years - Iowa officers are looking for a man accused of brutally killing a puppy, according to WHO-TV. Police were called to the Oakview Terrace Apartments in Des Moines on July 6th after a man allegedly snapped the neck of a 3-month-old puppy, following an argument with its owners.

High heat, little rain stresses Iowa crops

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:04:07 GMT


Animal Torture, Shots Fired, Illegal Netting: Iowa DNR Reports

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:33:51 GMT

Acting on a tip from last month, officers charged two men for illegal netting in the Cedar River, located in Muscatine County. Cody Frye, 31, of Nichols, Iowa, and Derek Brase, 30, of Wilton, Iowa, were both fined $792.

Pate submits election commission correspondence

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:21:04 GMT

In response to an open-records request, Secretary of State Paul Pate has turned over the "sum total" of correspondence between his office and the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity - two emails. The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa requested the correspondence as part of its nationwide effort to gather all communications between the commission and state election officials.

Trial set for Iowa man accused of abusing 5-month-old baby

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:55:20 GMT

A September trial has been scheduled for a Mason City man accused of abusing a 5-month-old baby in his care. Court records say 27-year-old Jeremy Rose filed a written plea of not guilty last week to one count of child endangerment resulting in serious injury.

Author Laura Ingalls Wilder will be carved out of butter

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:55:19 GMT

The Iowa State Fair's famous butter sculptures will celebrate "Little House on the Prairie" this year. The Des Moines Register reports Laura Ingalls Wilder will be sculpted out of butter and displayed next to the butter cow when the fair begins on Aug. 10. Wilder wrote the series of books that formed the basis for a long-running television show, and she spent part of her childhood in Burr Oak, Iowa.

World Food Prize Foundation Opens Annual Iowa Hunger Summit Registration

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:52:39 GMT

WORLD FOOD PRIZE FOUNDATION OPENS ANNUAL IOWA HUNGER SUMMIT REGISTRATION Jul. 25, 2017 Source: World Food Prize Foundation news release The World Food Prize has opened registration for the 11th annual Iowa Hunger Summit today. The event will take place in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, October 16, at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott Hotel.

2017 Boys Nation - Day 4

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:00:36 GMT

Jeff Kendrick, Executive Director of the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training speaks to senators on Monday, July 24, 2017. Photo by Clay Lomneth / The American Legion.

Democrat Fred Hubbell raises $1 million for Iowa gubernatorial campaign

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:58:51 GMT

A week after entering the race for the Democratic nomination for governor, Fred Hubbell says his campaign has raised more than $1 million.

Charlie Gard parents drop legal fight, agree to let him die

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:47:29 GMT

A British court is giving the ... The small Iowa trucking company linked to the deadly case of immigrant smuggling in Texas has a history of safety and tax violations and financial problems. A helicopter rescued hikers clinging to tree branches and perched on boulders as fast-moving floodwaters tore through a normally quiet creek in Arizona.

Sorry Planned Parenthood, Iowa's abortion waiting period is a boon for moms and babies

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:18:48 GMT

Iowa lawmakers passed a bill requiring a woman seeking an abortion to wait 72 hours and to get an ultrasound. Iowa is the latest state to add restrictive abortion laws, and to cause a stir doing so.