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  • In Iowa, Huckabee drops few hints about 2016 WAUKEE, Iowa (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee headlined a conservative forum Tuesday in Iowa, but he dropped few clues about whether he was considering a second run for president, despite having won the state's coveted leadoff caucuses six y

    April 9, 2014

  • Military plans exercise in sky over central Iowa DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The North American Aerospace Defense Command says it will hold an exercise Wednesday in the sky over central Iowa. The flights are scheduled to take place between Fort Dodge and Waterloo. People may notice low-flying fighter j

    April 9, 2014

  • State worker emails show offer of cash for silence DES MOINES (AP) -- The director of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services has been fired after a former employee's attorney forwarded to lawmakers emails that clearly show the state paid money to the woman for secrecy. Mike Carroll, an Ottumw

    April 8, 2014

  • Woman fatally shot in western Iowa, officials say OAKLAND, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say one person has been killed and another arrested in the western Iowa town of Oakland. Officers were sent to a home on Brown Street around 3 a.m. Tuesday after someone called 911 to report that a woman had been shot

    April 8, 2014

  • Iowa House OKs bill forbidding secret settlements DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill that would open state employee records to the public and put into law Gov. Terry Branstad's executive order prohibiting confidential settlement agreements has won the support of a divided Iowa House. The Republican-cont

    April 8, 2014

  • RV to take U. Iowa 'mobile museum' on the road IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A 38-foot-long recreational vehicle sponsored by the University of Iowa will soon travel Iowa promoting the state's rich history. The Mobile Museum is expected to make its inaugural appearance in Fort Dodge this weekend, and st

    April 8, 2014

  • Woman accused in Iowa of neglecting adult MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A 54-year-old woman has been arrested, accused of neglecting or abandoning a dependent adult. The Mason City Globe Gazette says (http://bit.ly/1mU6hKH ) Debra Ihrig was jailed Sunday on six felony counts and nine misdemeanor c

    April 7, 2014

  • Capitol focus on settlement agreements continues DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Settlement agreements are likely to continue to dominate the agenda at the Iowa Capitol this week as some lawmakers remain unsatisfied with discrepancies in testimony and answers they received during hearings last week. Former

    April 7, 2014

  • E. Iowa couple happy with decision to raise bison BLUE GRASS, Iowa (AP) — Just on the outskirts of Blue Grass, a herd of buffalo care for their young, chew on grass and wait for signs of spring — which will inevitably bring a new crop of calves to nurse. Lyndall and Nancy Winter bought their first t

    April 7, 2014

  • Iowa motorcyclist after crashing during chase WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 30-year-old Cedar Falls man has died after crashing during a pursuit by an Iowa state trooper. The Iowa State Patrol says Jon Winburn tried to get away from the trooper after running a stop sign late Sunday mor

    April 7, 2014

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