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  • Medical marijuana bill may surface in Senate DES MOINES (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal says he will sponsor a bill legalizing the sale of medical marijuana in Iowa, reviving an issue once thought dead this year. The persistent efforts of woman who have children with epilepsy chang

    April 15, 2014

  • Branstad: Action needed to protect Iowa students DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has called on the Legislature to take action following an Iowa Supreme Court ruling that found school coaches cannot be convicted of sexual exploitation by a school employee under current law. The Iowa Supr

    April 15, 2014

  • Troy Rider.jpg State responds to gag order request

    Marion County Attorney Ed Bull has filed a resistance, on behalf of the State of Iowa, to a motion made by Troy Neil Rider's defense attorney to restrict law enforcement's ability to comment on the pending case. 

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen shot 2014-04-11 at 4.49.09 PM.png Train, entertain your pets with these 3 smartphone apps

    While they may not have thumbs to use the phone, pets can benefit from smartphone apps designed specifically for them.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • 041414 Trees Photo Trees Forever to work on levee pocket park

    Centerville is branching out with new trees thanks to a $1,440 grant from Alliant Energy. Joyce E. Thomas, president of the local Trees Forever said the money will go toward planting more trees in Centerville and the group will begin in the levee are

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Motorist dies in one-vehicle accident Sunday

    The crash involved a single vehicle on 170th Street.

    April 14, 2014

  • Iowa finds 12 votes were wrongly rejected in 2012 IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — At least 12 Iowa residents wrongly had their ballots rejected in the 2012 presidential election because of inaccuracies in the state's list of ineligible felons, a review found Friday. Secretary of State Matt Schultz announced

    April 11, 2014

  • DayCareCosts.jpg Day care's cost can exceed college tuition in some states

    Most parents will deal with an even larger kid-related expense long before college, and it's a cost that very few of them are as prepared for: day care.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0412 OTT Train safety logo Train collision spike worries experts

    OTTUMWA — In April 2013 there was a crash at a rail crossing near Batavia. Two children died. Another was injured, along with the children’s mother. Less than a month later, in Ottumwa, a train struck a pickup that apparently tried to slip through th

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • School Board, OEA agree to new contract

    OSKALOOSA -- The Oskaloosa School Board agreed to a tentative agreement with the Oskaloosa Education Association at Tuesday's regular session. The agreement, which will be voted on the by the association later this week, will be a 3.6 percent increa

    April 11, 2014

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