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  • Floodwaters continue to recede ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mississippi River floodwaters continue to recede, but it will be some time before the river is fully within its banks. The river rose sharply in late June and early July due to heavy rains in the upper Midwest. The flood was among th

    July 15, 2014

  • Brothers arrested in Cedar Rapids bank robberies CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Two brothers have been arrested in robberies at two Cedar Rapids banks. A Cedar Rapids Police Department news release says 25-year-old Damion Broderick and 22-year-old Timothy Broderick were arrested after search warrants we

    July 15, 2014

  • Man convicted of Mason City arson MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A 57-year-old man has been convicted of setting fire to a house across a street from his in Mason City. On Monday Roger Kuck entered an Alford plea to an arson charge. An Alford plea means Kuck doesn't admit to the crime but d

    July 15, 2014

  • Branstad does not want to host immigrant children DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday that he does not want Iowa to host any of the thousands of children from Central America who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border alone. During a news conference, Branstad said he was not aware o

    July 14, 2014

  • Iowan says he's not guilty in harassment case IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa man accused of sending accusatory letters about major high school football program says he's pleading not guilty. Iowa City police say Daniel Stone, of Solon, was arrested Wednesday after DNA evidence linked him

    July 14, 2014

  • U. Iowa ad campaign seeks more students, and money IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowans are going to hear, read and see a lot about the University of Iowa in the coming weeks. The university is launching a marketing blitz Monday that will blanket the state with ads designed to reach potential in-state stude

    July 14, 2014

  • Another abduction attempt fails in eastern Iowa DONAHUE, Iowa (AP) — The mother of a 15-year-old boy says he fought off an abduction attempt near their home in eastern Iowa's Scott County. Heather Gress says her son was riding his bike home from his job in Donahue around 9:30 p.m. Friday when a va

    July 14, 2014

  • State Patrol says two killed when tree falls on ATV FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State Patrol says a man and woman from Fort Dodge were killed when a tree fell and hit their all-terrain vehicle. District Commander Lieutenant Kelly Hindman said in a press release that the two were riding on the ATV

    July 14, 2014

  • Iowa court gives green light to solar energy deals IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court says a solar energy company can sell electricity directly to businesses and governments, giving a boost to the burgeoning form of renewable energy. The 4-2 ruling in favor of Eagle Point Solar could exped

    July 11, 2014

  • Officials find emerald ash borer in Henry County MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — Officials say larva found on a tree in Henry County has been identified as an emerald ash borer. A team that includes officials from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship said in a news release Friday tha

    July 11, 2014

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