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Marion County authorities on scene of shooting in Knoxville

Marion County authorities are on the scene of a shooting investigation in Knoxville, Iowa.

Crash victim's mother says vehicular homicide charges are step toward closure

A grieving mother is speaking out in hopes her tragedy teaches others a lesson.

Democrats say Gov. Terry Branstad failed to keep promises

Gov. Terry Branstad said he kept his promises to voters, but Democrats disagree.

Two arrested in connection with child's death

Authorities with the Des Moines Police Department said Brian Lee Garrett, 26, and Deanthony Luther Clark, 33, were arrested in connection with the August death of a 4-month-old child.

Effort to remove homeless camps puts people on streets

Two months ago, city of Des Moines bulldozers roared through the homeless camps that were set up along the Raccoon River.

Ordinance would ban 'aggressive' panhandling

Rights to free speech make it difficult to prohibit all panhandling.

Anyone can ride with new cycling innovation

At All Ability Cycles in Jefferson, they pride themselves in getting everyone on a bike.

Iowa company swamped with orders for pandemic survival kits

An Iowa company can't keep up with orders for pandemic survival kits since they released them at the beginning of October.

Major commuter route to close for construction

A major gas line project in Urbandale Thursday means some traffic headaches for drivers.

Halloween 2014: Beggars' night list

Times for trick-or-treat beggars' nights and other Halloween events.

Iowa man warned to stop saying he's a doctor

Health officials are telling a Des Moines man to stop telling people he's a doctor or he could face jail time.

Villa Lodge forced to close for repairs

The city is condemning the motel and ordering residents out.

Officials: Construction of Iowa casino on track

Officials say the construction of a casino in Jefferson remains on schedule despite some unfavorable weather.

School bus collides with SUV

Officials say a school bus carrying dozens of schoolchildren has collided with an SUV, but there are no serious injuries.

Middle school dismissed after small fire

A small fire at a middle school has led to an early dismissal for students and staff.

Alert Iowa System to warn of tornadoes, other dangers

About one-third of Iowa's counties will initially be served by the notification system.

Iowa man accused of sexually assaulting wife

An Iowa man has been accused of sexually abusing his wife and of forcing her to take pills that resulted in the termination of two pregnancies.

Teen claims man tried to kidnap her from her home

Police are investigating an attempted abduction report where a man tried to carry a 13-year-old of her house.

Farmer reports $18,000 in stolen soybeans

An Iowa farmer says someone has stolen about $18,000 worth of soybeans from 18 acres

Iowa man pleads guilty in 'money tree' bank robbery

An Iowa man has pleaded guilty to his part in a Missouri bank robbery after which the suspects left their loot in a tree.

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