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Iowa man killed in ATV crash at park

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:01:32 GMT

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources Park Bureau is investigating a death at an Off-Highway Vehicle park in north central Iowa. The crash was reported around 4:30 pm, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, when a 911 call was made of an unresponsive male at the Gypsum City OHV Park near the intersection of trails 220 and 222.

Cats rescued from hoarding situation at Iowa home

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:01:31 GMT

"It's really hard to see them come in like this, it breaks our heart," said Kylie Jo Mitchell, Animal Care Taker. The cats came in covered in flees and had ear mites but the caretakers have been giving them the love and nurture they need.

Iowa Football Recruiting Positional Overview: Wide Receivers

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:34:15 GMT

Matt VandeBerg is the lone senior scheduled to depart this season, but he's also the only proven receiver on the roster. How will the Hawkeyes replace him in 2018? With no sport truly in-season, the summer is recruiting season.

South Dakota fireworks vendors not concerned about Iowa sales

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:16:27 GMT

With a new law allowing Iowans to buy and sell fireworks, South Dakota might have a little more competition than in years past, but vendors in the area say they aren't worried. Just law week, some Iowa vendors said they were having trouble getting permits because the website to obtain one was so busy, but for South Dakota's fireworks vendors, it was business as usual when things kicked off on Tuesday.

Classic Cars, Memorabilia Being Auctioned in Southeast Iowa

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:14:45 GMT

Hundreds of people are flocking to Yarmouth for a chance at more than 300 classic cars. They were collected by an Iowa business man, and following his death are being sold at auction.

Mountain Iowa Killed Near Galva

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:49 GMT

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says one of its officers killed the 88-pound female cougar Tuesday after it climbed into a tree on a farm near Galva. DNR biologist Vince Evelsizer says the cougar had been treed by dogs near the farmer's house, and the owner called 911.

Iowa veteran group to make care packages for sailors

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:38:52 GMT

A northern Iowa veteran group is assembling care packages for sailors on the USS Fitzgerald, which collided with a merchant vessel off the coast of Japan on June 17, killing seven U.S. sailors. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that nine members of the Dean Welsh Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of Britt are working on the project.

Beef feedlot assessment field days scheduled in Eastern Iowa

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:25:17 GMT

Beef producers in eastern Iowa are invited to learn about the process of completing the BQA Feedyard Assessment at one of three field days offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach this summer. The feedyard assessment is a review of employee training, standard operating procedures , record keeping, animal health protocols, handling practices, and equipment/facility maintenance, plus a tool to identify areas of potential risk or opportunities for improvement.

Former Iowa bus driver pleads not guilty in OWI case

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:07:40 GMT

Court records say 64-year-old Howard Barrett entered the plea Monday. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Aug. 25. Authorities say police stopped Barrett in a parking lot on June 15 while he was still on the clock for Sioux City Transit.

Free - Iowa Turtles' program set Thursday

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:07:39 GMT

"Iowa Turtles" will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday at Jefferson County Park's gazebo near Shelter No. 3. Fisheries biologist Chad Dolan will share his knowledge of Iowa turtles.

Iowa boy's Eagle Scout project helps neighbor battling cancer

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:07:38 GMT

A boy in West Union decides to turn his Eagle Scout project into a way to help his neighbor battling cancer. A neighbor in town named Marian Harford has a leaky roof she hasn't been able to repair because she's been battling cancer.

Iowa reports highest number of HIV cases ever

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:00:06 GMT

It is National HIV Testing Day. Local health officials are using the day to get the word out that HIV cases in Iowa are up.

Iowa Football Recruiting: Three-Star Tight End Commits to Hawkeyes

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:00:05 GMT

Monday afternoon brought on just the most recent recruiting news for its class of 2018, as Wisconsin tight end/offensive lineman Jack Plumb announced his commitment to the Hawkeyes. Couldn't be happier to announce that I'm Making the B1G Time Movement and becoming a HAWKEYE #Swarm18 Plumb is a consensus three-star recruit, though no one can be certain if he'll play on the line or at tight end at Iowa.

Iowa program aims to inspire minority teachers

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:55:38 GMT

A diverse group of high school students have spent a week living on a college campus in Iowa to learn what it's like to be an educator. Fifteen students participated in the week-long Minority Educators for Today and Tomorrow academy hosted by the University of Northern Iowa.

Iowa adds 5,500 jobs in May

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:40:32 GMT

The state's jobless rate was 3.8 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in May. "After two months of losses, Iowa businesses showed some signs of optimism in May with 5,500 jobs added," said Beth Townsend, Iowa Workforce Development director.

Iowan who shouted 'arrest me' to Illinois officer sentenced

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:31:52 GMT

A 35-year-old Iowa man who shouted "arrest me" to Illinois State Police during a traffic stop has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison on a federal gun charge. A Monday statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Springfield says Terrail Draper Lavar Dixon told a trooper to "go ahead and arrest" him after he was stopped for speeding and driving erratically.

Tiny Iowa town welcomes thousands for huge five day car auction

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:27:21 GMT

A small town with fewer than 100 residents welcomed more than five thousand visitors from all over the country today. They were there to place bids on more than 300 vehicles at the center of a massive car auction.