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  • 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

  • Iowa court adopts new media rules for courtrooms IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A rule going into effect May 1 will allow members of the news media to use laptops and cell phones in Iowa courtrooms with permission. The Iowa Supreme Court on Wednesday approved updates to the rules governing news media cover

    April 4, 2014

  • Spring storm blamed for crashes, one death in Iowa SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A spring storm that brought a mix of rain, sleet and snow is being blamed for numerous crashes and one traffic death in Woodbury County in northwest Iowa. The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1dT6oDx ) that the fatal

    April 4, 2014

  • Davenport man convicted of arson, insurance fraud DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport man faces up to 15 years in prison when he's sentenced in May for trying to burn down his home. The Quad-City Times reports (http://bit.ly/1q5dWF0 ) that a Scott County jury convicted 47-year-old Brian Earl Lebs of

    April 4, 2014

  • Branstad signs civil containment bill into law DES MOINES (AP) — A bill meant to stop the release of sexually violent predators has been signed into law. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed the bill Thursday. The law allows those convicted of a violent sexual offense as a juvenile to be sent to a civ

    April 4, 2014

  • US labor secretary plans Iowa weekend events DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez will hold events in Des Moines and Ottumwa this weekend. U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin announced Thursday that Perez would be in Iowa on Saturday. Harkin says the labor secretary will focus on a proposed

    April 4, 2014

  • Sioux City program encourages walking to school SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Dozens of children at a Sioux City elementary aren't letting chilly weather stop the seasonal Walking School Bus program. The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1otWcpz ) 29 students participated Tuesday in Irving Eleme

    April 3, 2014

  • Tap water declared safe in Iowa city of Aplington APLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Aplington water is safe to drink. The Mason City Globe Gazette says (http://bit.ly/1k2NRY3 ) Water Supply in Butler County and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources have lifted the northern Iowa city's water advisories on We

    April 3, 2014

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