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Deputy says he will never forget what he saw that day

Testimony continues in the trial for a man accused of killing his former girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter.

ISU Study: Couples more likely to divorce when wives get sick

A new Iowa State University study analyzed the divorce rate for couples in which either spouse was diagnosed with a serious illness.

City voters agree to keep paying mystery levy

Residents approved the levy Tuesday by a vote of 146 to 70.

University of Iowa proposes $75 million power plant

University of Iowa officials are ready to begin planning a steam production plant on the west side of the school's campus.

Another sure sign that spring is near

Another sure sign that spring is near; a downtown winter staple will be closing for the season.

Religious bias suit against church school system tossed

The judge says the system's actions were protected under a federal law exemption.

Man sentenced after admitting he illegally entered US

A 44-year-old man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison after admitting he illegally entered the U.S.

Mom accused of exposing children to meth

An Iowa woman is charged with child endangerment following accusations she exposed two 7-year-old children to methamphetamine inside her residence.

Researchers work to eliminate the snow shovel

University students and staff are developing new technologies to help melt away ice and snow.

5 charged in multistate sex trafficking ring

Prosecutors have charged five St. Paul residents in what authorities allege was a multistate sex-trafficking ring.

Crash knocks out power to 1,500

More than 1,500 people were reportedly without power.

Social media giant steps in to help prevent suicides

Suicide is one of the leading causes of deaths among teens.

Iowa mother pregnant with rare set of twins

The woman said she never expected she'd be spending eight weeks of her pregnancy in the hospital.

Man who rescued veteran from fire: 'It was a call of duty'

A man who helped rescue a Vietnam veteran from a fire Monday said he’s not a hero.

Senate committee OKs bill on texting while driving

A Senate committee has approved a bill that would expand language on a texting while driving ban.

Panel OKs bill giving parents control over kids' gun access

Younger children could use guns with their parents' approval under a bill approved by a House panel.

Longtime owner sells iconic restaurant

The longtime owner of an iconic restaurant has sold the eatery after nearly 40 years of it being in the family name.  

Iowa DOT pushing to change dangerous intersection

The Iowa DOT says that new video shows exactly why a divisive interchange is necessary.

What state leaders are saying about proposed cannabis oil bill

The battle to expand Iowa's cannabis oil program continues at the Iowa Capitol.

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