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Police investigate fatal car vs. pedestrian accident

Police are investigating a fatal crash along the 1800 block on Oralabor Road in Ankeny.

Run planned to benefit stabbing victim

A 5k is planned to help a woman who was stabbed on a nature trail in Fort Dodge.

Man shot in abdomen by shotgun

A man was airlifted to the hospital after being shot in the abdomen while pheasant hunting Saturday morning.

Convicted county supervisor plans to resign

Woodbury County officials say a county supervisor sentenced to 30 days in jail for domestic assault has said he will resign his position.

Iowa linebacker Spearman arrested, suspended

University of Iowa football player Reggie Spearman has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

Over 300 Iowans will be laid off

Hundreds of central Iowans learned this week that they’ll be losing their jobs.

Man assaults woman, fires shot at neighbor

Police responded to a report of gunfire on Des Moines' southside just before 2 a.m. Saturday.

Store closings cuts over 5,000 jobs

Sears announced layoffs of at least 5,457 workers in addition to closing more than 100 Kmart, Sears and Sears Auto Center locations.

Officials suspect arson in vehicle fires

Police and fire department officials say they are investigating two vehicle fires as arson.

Woman sentenced for using public money

A former University of Iowa employee who bought and resold at least 567 items online using university money has been sentenced to three years of probation.

Story City residents disagree on proposed truck stop

A proposed truck stop has some Story City residents upset.

Man saved by line crew in critical condition

Rick Dawson, 60, is expected to live after he was pinned beneath a truck in Ankeny, Iowa, Thursday, according to Ankeny police.

Some football players may be suspended after drinking party

One week after a “no-contest” decision in a high school football game between Ames High and East High, some Ames football players may be ineligible to play the final game of the season.

Longtime coach charged with crack cocaine possession

A well-respected high school softball coach was arrested Thursday night on charges of possession of crack cocaine.

Rescue crews find 4 standing on submerged car

Rescue crews were called to Water Works Park in Des Moines, where a car was found submerged in water.

Officials release name of man trapped under truck

A power company crew may have saved the life of a man trapped under a truck Thursday afternoon.

New details released in Wednesday shooting

New information has been released in a shooting that was reported in Knoxville Wednesday night.

1 charged, 1 at large in shooting

Police have arrested one person and are looking for another in a shooting.

DNR: Cougar sighting is likely a house cat

That cougar sighted in Evansdale? It's probably a house cat.

3,200 Iowa workers to get back cash for meals

The deal is expected to cost nearly $1.5 million.

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