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Police continue search for escaped inmate

Kenny Bevard was being taken to Dallas County when he escaped.

Man shot, killed in driveway during standoff

Authorities say the man pulled a gun from his pants, raised it and pointed it at officers.

Board president says he felt like he had a gun to his head

The chair of PERB says aids to the governor pressured the board to hire a friend of the administration.

Attorney calls for mistrial after witness says this ...

Dr. Daniel Baldi is charged with nine counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Man from speeding car throws knife at people on porch

They yelled at the driver to slow down ...

More arrests reported in VEISHEA disturbance

Three more people were charged with criminal mischief.

Singer's lost songs on Iowa radio station being released

The recordings will be released next month.

Active meth lab found in hospital parking lot

Police found not only drug making materials, but say meth was being made in the car.

Vote just happened on new Iowa casino proposal

Two new casinos are being proposed.

Message on bathroom wall leads to criminal charges

The message was found at a high school.

20 named to task force to decide VEISHEA's future

The annual ISU event was cancelled last week after a student was seriously hurt during a riot.

Experts: Teen competent for murder trial

Two psychiatric experts say an 18-year-old suspect is competent to stand trial on a charge that he killed his 5-year-old foster brother in western Iowa's Harrison County.

Exclusive: Inside the burned-out Younkers building

The Des Moines police chief got a firsthand look at the damage inside the burned out Younkers building.

School apologizes for 'inaccurate' bullying flyer

Parents from an elementary school were astounded when their children came home with a flyer about how to handle bullies.

Iowa insurance agency probed for overbilling

The Iowa Insurance Division is investigating an insurance agency that's accused of overbilling thousands of government employees for health care coverage.

4 women charged in child sex abuse case

Authorities say they have arrested four women in connection to possible child sex abuse and pornography.

Iowa board boss cites pressure from Branstad Administration

The chairman of the state's Public Employment Relations Board says aides to Gov. Terry Branstad pressured the board to hire a friend of the administration.

70-year-old runner won’t let age slow him down

At the age of 70, he's run more than 100 races around the world, but the next one will be one of the biggest and most memorable races of his life. He’ll be running in the Boston Marathon.

Confirmed: Iowa suspect is longtime fugitive

Authorities say a man being held in Iowa is a fugitive of more than 40 years from North Carolina.

Woman finds birth mother through social media

A picture and social media help a Des Moines woman find her birth mother.

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