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Senate renews effort to legalize medical marijuana

A renewed effort to legalize the use of marijuana to treat chronic epilepsy has won the support of a legislative panel.

Expert calls Baldi's treatment 'reckless, extreme'

Testimony continues Wednesday in the trial of Dr. Daniel Baldi of Des Moines.

Former Veterans Home worker details sexual harassment, intimidation, threats

A former Iowa Veterans Home worker has come forward with details of sexual harassment, intimidation, and threats from the former head of the home.

Police identify girl killed in Monday shooting

Police have identified a 4-year-old girl who was killed in a shooting at her home Monday evening.

Police: Street sweeper shot near school

Police in Marshalltown said someone shot a BB gun at a street sweeper near a school Wednesday morning.

Carjacker testifies in Cheeks trial

Testimony continues Wednesday in the trial of Terrance Cheeks.

UPDATE: Father charged in baby death

Police in Des Moines are investigating a baby's death.

New restaurant settles into old Blockbuster store

It's Des Moines newest restaurant, but it's more than just a place to eat.

Trial begins for man accused of sexual abuse at day care

The trial of David Glenn Smith of Des Moines is set to begin Wednesday.

State delays plan to move inmates out of old prison

The Iowa Department of Corrections is delaying plans to close the 175-year-old Iowa State Penitentiary.

Officials ID body found in field fire

Officials have released the name of a 78-year-old woman whose body was found by firefighters battling a blaze in a field.

Chinese man accused of stealing seed released

More than four months after his arrest, one of six men from China charged with conspiring to steal valuable seed corn from U.S. companies has been has been released.

Officer wounded in gun range accident

A northern Iowa police officer is recovering from hand surgery following an accidental shooting at a gun range.

Interim police chief swears in son

The interim police chief in Council Bluffs has been given a unique opportunity to formally welcome his son as an officer.

Family, friends honor teen killed in train accident

Dozens of people gathered near the train tracks at 2000 Des Moines Street to light candles in memory of 18-year-old Phillip Simmons.

EPA scales back biofuel mandate

The Obama administration is significantly reducing the amount of cellulosic biofuels refiners will have to prove they blended into gasoline.

Recyclers still seeing the wrong items in bins

Mini-blinds, laundry baskets and plastic bags are showing up in metro recycling bins and officials say it is not helping the recycling effort.

ISU: 29,000 may be exposed in data breach

Iowa State University officials said they have discovered a data breach that could affect more than 29,000 former and current students.

Trial begins for man accused of robbing Mike Wasike

Opening statements are scheduled to begin Tuesday in the trial of Terrance Cheeks.

Police wait to release new information in shooting

Des Moines police say they'll let the family grieve before they release any more information about what led to the shooting death of a 4-year-old girl Monday night.

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April 23, 2014