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Mount Pleasant Prison Investigating Threat

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — The Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility went under restricted movement status Wednesday as corrections officials investigate a potential threat.

Executive Officer Andrea Wright says the status was made for the safety Read More »

CRST Building Latest Plans For Cedar Rapids Skyline

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — For a company that has made a deep imprint in Cedar Rapids for decades, CRST International will shift to a more visible downtown presence by 2016.

“We achieved the impossible, so to speak,” said John Smith, Chairman of t Read More »

Dubuque Warns of Alliant Energy Imposter

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Police in Dubuque are warning residents of a scammer posing as a debt collector with Alliant Energy.

Police say the scammer is calling people claiming they have an outstanding bill with Alliant Energy and threatens to cut off Read More »

Group Pedals on RAGBRAI for 9-Year-Old With Fatal Condition

MASON CITY, Iowa — Michael Staley and Wes Bates aren’t thinking of themselves as they work their way through RAGBRAI 42’s northerly route across our state.

Instead, they’re going across Iowa and the country for 9-year-old Gabe Griffin. He’s Read More »

DCI Agent Claiming Wrongful Dismissal Goes to Court

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The veteran Iowa criminal investigator fired after reporting Gov. Terry Branstad’s speeding SUV appeared in court over his wrongful dismissal lawsuit.

Larry Hedlund was in Polk County District Court on Wednesday as a Read More »

Propane Suppliers: Buy Ahead to Avoid Price Spikes

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — State officials and propane suppliers are advising consumers to fill their tanks before cold weather arrives because prices could climb again this winter.
The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1obSe2U ) price Read More »

Woman Convicted of Murder for Des Moines Stabbing

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A woman has been convicted of stabbing to death a 28-year-old man in Des Moines last year.

The Des Moines Register says 22-year-old Miranda Rose Petithory Metcalf was found guilty of second-degree murder on Mo Read More »

Former Fort Dodge Landfill Director Charged

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — The former director of the Fort Dodge landfill has been arrested on a felony theft charge.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says Michael Dean Grell, former co-director of the North Central Iowa Regional Sol Read More »

Van Hollen: Gay Marriage Isn’t a Fundamental Right

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause doesn’t cover sexual orientation the same way it does gender discrimination and there’s no fundamental right for gay couples to marry. Read More »

Feds Propose New Rules for Trains Carrying Flammable Liquids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Outdated train cars carrying flammable liquids across Iowa and the rest of the country would be phased out within two years under a new proposal from the U.S. Transportation Department.

During the phaseout, trains carryi Read More »

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