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Auto dealer involved with car fire has OWI history

A Des Moines auto dealer is facing multiple charges after a crash on I-235 Saturday night and then later an OWI charge in a different town.

As livestock prices rise, thieves take notice

The price of livestock is on the rise in Iowa, but experts said that means livestock is a growing target for thieves.

Man who used dog in hate crime could face federal charges

A Des Moines man who allegedly unleashed his pit bull on another man during a hate crime could be in even more trouble.

2 seriously injured in 2-car accident

One of the two cars ended up in the ditch.

Sexual assault reported at CyHawk game

The University of Iowa announced two new cases of sexual assault Monday, one of which happened at Kinnick Stadium during the CyHawk game Saturday.

Deaths in storm drains raise safety issue

The death of a teenager who was sucked into a storm drain during flash flooding this summer has focused attention on the dangers of the large flood-control pipes and culverts used all over the country.

Officials ID man found dead at golf course

The man was identified in part due to his tattoos.

Woman faces charges in infant’s death

A woman faces child endangerment and neglect charges in connection to the April death of her infant son, according to authorities.

African coffin artist brings his talent to Iowa

One man makes coffins that are less about death and more about the life that was lived by the person inside.

Site of fatal accident the source of safety debate

A Des Moines woman was hit and killed by a vehicle early Monday at an intersection that has been the source of debate within the past year.

Get sneak peek inside new Iowa casino

The sketches show you the casino, sports bar, restaurant and more.

As auctioneer says 'Going, going,' woman's hand shoots into air

Some wanted to turn it into a dance hall or a motorcycle repair shop ...

Controversy raises question -- should you spank your kids?

Minnesota Vikings player Adrian Peterson is being criticized after photos showed he spanked his son.

Auto dealer charged in crash, OWI incidents on same day

After a fiery crash Saturday evening, the man was charged in an OWI case in another town.

Fundraiser underway to build Iowa 'beer rocket'

Several Iowa businesses have joined forces for the project.

Drivers, the 3 worst months for crashes just ahead ...

State Farm just released it's annual list and Iowa dropped one place.

UPDATED: Names, details released in fatal AM crash

Police said the woman was killed Monday morning.

Birth rate in Iowa still not back to prerecession numbers

Here's a closer look at the new numbers.

3 teens riding with teen driver hurt in rollover crash

The crash was reported on a gravel road.

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