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Iowa GOP accepts campaign fund of disgraced ex-Senate leader

The abrupt downfall of Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix became a cash windfall for the Republican Party of Iowa.

Authorities say Iowa mom pulled son into path of train

Authorities have concluded that a woman pulled her son onto tracks at a railroad crossing in eastern Iowa, into the path of a train that killed them both.

Man pronounced dead at hospital after being found in creek

Authorities say a man was pronounced dead at a hospital after being pulled from a creek in northwest Iowa.

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A 20-year-old man has been accused of stealing around 150 pigs from a confinement near Lake Mills in northern Iowa. Winnebago County Court records say Robert Morales is charged with theft and burglary. The Associated Press...

Man accused of stealing around 150 pigs from confinement

A 20-year-old man has been accused of stealing around 150 pigs from a confinement near Lake Mills in northern Iowa.

Man accused of killing teen expected to change plea

A man accused of killing an Ottumwa teenager is expected to change his plea.

Iowa native Maddie Poppe wins 'American Idol'

Iowa native Maddie Poppe has won "American Idol."

Man gets 5 years for injuring camping bicyclist in Iowa

A Louisiana man has been given five years in prison for injuring a bicyclist who was camping after a ride in Iowa.

Waterloo man accused of firing at officer gets 10-year term

A Waterloo man accused of firing a shot at a police officer has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a firearms charge.

Hubbell raises more than Reynolds with donations to himself

A Democratic candidate for governor has topped Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds in fundraising by giving $2.1 million to his own campaign.

Waukee reaches 2nd settlement over officials' actions

The Waukee school district has reached another settlement with an employee who filed a lawsuit claiming he was forced to resign after reporting improper conduct by the chief operating officer.

Iowa agency selects 3rd insurer to run Medicaid program

A state agency has selected a private insurance company to join two others in providing health coverage under Iowa's privatized Medicaid program.

Prosecutor says Iowa trooper's shooting of man justified

A prosecutor says an Iowa state trooper was justified in fatally shooting a man during a gunbattle.

Father, young son drown while kayaking in northern Minnesota

Authorities say a father and his 4-year-old son drowned in a kayaking accident on a northern Minnesota lake.

Council OKs outside law firm to defend Iowa in abortion suit

Officials have approved using a conservative law firm to defend the state in a lawsuit challenging a law that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Mother convicted of endangerment in death of toddler

A woman has been convicted of child endangerment resulting in the death of her 17-month-old daughter in southeast Iowa.

Des Moines officials to consider downtown developments

Plans going before the Des Moines City Council include turning an empty downtown lot into expanded corporate offices and demolishing a nearby building to make room for a residential tower.

Investigators looking for links to Waterloo shootings

Investigators have been looking for links between the fatal shooting of a man in Waterloo to two other shootings.

Body of university student recovered from Iowa lake

Authorities have recovered the body of a university student from a central Iowa lake.

Iowa man gets 250 days for vehicular homicide in Nebraska

An Iowa man has been sentenced to jail for his role in a fatal traffic accident in eastern Nebraska.

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