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{FD} Iowa mother, infant seriously injured in fireworks incident

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A mother and her newborn baby were seriously injured over the weekend after a faulty firework struck the two at a party in eastern Iowa. Continue reading

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{FD} Man pleads not guilty in deadly Iowa jail escape

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A man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed a sheriff’s deputy and wounded another while escaping from an Iowa jail. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman who ran Super Bowl ticket scam gets 51 months

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An Iowa woman has been imprisoned for duping dozens of people into buying nonexistent tickets to the Super Bowl and other big events. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man unlocked shackles, cuffs in deadly jail escape

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Investigators say an inmate accused of shooting two deputies, killing one, in an Iowa jail escape somehow managed to unlock his shackles inside a transport van. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused in deadly jail break returned to Iowa

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A man accused of shooting two sheriff’s deputies, one fatally, in an Iowa jail escape has been returned to that state to face charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Senate committee approves Trump’s pick for US envoy to China

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A Senate panel has approved Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as U.S. ambassador to China. Continue reading

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{FD} Children share stories of Iowa dad, a deputy slain on duty

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The western Iowa sheriff’s deputy who authorities say was killed by an inmate during a jail escape was remembered Monday for the way he treated everyone with respect. Continue reading

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{FD} Huge sinkholes are now appearing in the wrong places

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Dora Linda Nishihara, 68, was driving in San Antonio one dark evening in early December when she suddenly disappeared from sight. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused in deadly Iowa jail escape agrees to extradition

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A man accused of shooting two deputies, one fatally, while escaping from jail in western Iowa before being recaptured in Nebraska will head back to Iowa to face charges in the case. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutor: Escape suspect won’t fight extradition to Iowa

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An inmate accused of shooting two Iowa deputies and escaping from jail before being recaptured a short time later in Nebraska will likely be returned quickly to Iowa to face charges, the Omaha area’s top prosecutor said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Jail escape shootings suspect to be extradited

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The Latest on a man accused of shooting two western Iowa sheriff’s deputies, killing one, before stealing a jail transport van to escape. Continue reading

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{FD} Escaped inmate faces kidnapping, fleeing charges in Nebraska

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An inmate accused of killing a sheriff’s deputy and injuring another during his western Iowa jail escape faces a hearing in Nebraska, where he was captured. Continue reading

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{FD} China envoy pick pledges to confront Beijing on tough issues

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The Midwestern governor President Donald Trump picked to be his ambassador to China pledged on Tuesday to confront Beijing on a range of contentious issues, including human rights and trade, and assured lawmakers he’ll push the Chinese to act more aggr… Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa deputy dies after shooting at jail; escaped inmate in custody

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A Nebraska sheriff’s deputy died from his injuries Monday after being shot by an inmate who escaped from county jail, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Inmate crashes out of Iowa jail in stolen transport van

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An inmate who escaped from a western Iowa jail has been captured after crashing a stolen vehicle during a police chase in neighboring Nebraska. Continue reading

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{FD} Uncle accused of chaining boy to weight pleads not guilty

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An eastern Iowa man accused of padlocking a weighted chain around his 14-year-old nephew’s waist has pleaded not guilty. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Iowa fire academy manager pleads guilty in test scandal

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A former Iowa fire academy administrator has pleaded guilty to falsifying test scores that were used to improperly certify thousands of firefighters. Continue reading

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{FD} Athletic Director says complaints led to Iowa coach’s firing

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University of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said Monday that three rounds of complaints from parents and field hockey players prompted an investigation into the program that ultimately led to the firing of coach Tracey Griesbaum in 2014. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa man gets life for hacking 3 to death with machete

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A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for hacking to death his girlfriend, her teenage daughter and their landlord with a machete in central Iowa. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Iowa official says she took “don’t ask, don’t tell” stand

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The former top female athletic administrator at the University of Iowa says she functioned with a “don’t ask, don’t tell” mentality while maintaining a decade-long relationship with the Hawkeyes’ field hockey coach that ultimately led to her dismissal … Continue reading

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{FD} Documents: Uncle chained up teenage runaway to keep him home

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The parents and uncle of a 13-year-old Iowa boy and frequent runaway are accused of chaining a weight to him to keep him home. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa man charged after 4-year-old boy kills self with gun

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The owner of a gun that a 4-year-old boy used to kill himself in Iowa last summer has been charged with illegally owning the firearm after telling police he uses marijuana. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa man charged with killing mother, father and sister

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A 20-year-old man has been charged in the killing of his mother, father and sister in their suburban Des Moines home. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-fire training official could avoid jail in Iowa scandal

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A former Iowa fire academy administrator could avoid jail time after falsifying test scores that were used to improperly certify hundreds of firefighters. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge moves trial of Iowa man charged with killing officers

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An Iowa judge has moved the murder trial of a man charged in the killing of two police officers to another part of the state. Continue reading

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{FD} US marshals arrest fugitive on Army’s ‘most wanted’ list

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A fugitive who’s on a list of the “most wanted” by the U.S. Army has been captured in Iowa. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Exclusive: Iowa regulator keeps busy private law practice

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A powerful Iowa regulator has maintained a busy and profitable private legal practice even though law requires her to devote her “whole time” to state business. Continue reading

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{FD} 9/11 from terrorist’s perspective basis for Iowa State assignment

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‘Write a paper that gives a historical account of 911 from the perspective of the terrorist network,’ the project rundown stated. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa State class assignment: Imagine 9/11 from terrorist’s perspective

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‘Write a paper that gives a historical account of 911 from the perspective of the terrorist network,’ the project rundown stated. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa man convicted of hacking 3 people to death with machete

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A 25-year-old man has been convicted of hacking to death his girlfriend, her teenage daughter and their landlord in central Iowa. Continue reading

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{FD} Dakota Access pipeline vandalism highlights sabotage risks

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The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has reported “recent coordinated physical attacks” on the much-protested line, just as it’s almost ready to carry oil. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa mosque gets threatening note calling Muslims ‘vile’

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A leader of the Islamic Center of Des Moines plans to meet with authorities to discuss a threatening note found in the center’s mail. Continue reading

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{FD} Wearing red, white and blue lands high school students in hot water

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Every heart beats true ‘neath the red, white and blue – although some people apparently see overt displays of patriotism as offensive to immigrants and refugees. Continue reading

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{FD} Homes damaged as severe storms, tornadoes hit Midwest

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A severe storm system pummeled parts of the Midwest overnight with tornadoes, huge hailstones and powerful winds, damaging dozens of buildings and injuring at least 10 people in Missouri. Continue reading

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{FD} Storm that spawned 24 tornado reports barrels east; 3 dead

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A powerful and wide-reaching line of severe storms barreled east on Wednesday threatening new damage, after spinning off as many as 24 tornadoes across the central U.S., killing at least three people. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 24 reports of tornadoes across central US; 3 killed

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A powerful and wide-reaching line of severe storms barreled east on Wednesday threatening new damage, after spinning off as many as 24 tornadoes across the central U.S., killing at least three people. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa State could lose thousands on sale of president’s plane

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Iowa State University expects to lose tens of thousands of dollars unloading an airplane it purchased 2 ½ years ago for his President Steven Leath’s travel. Continue reading

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{FD} FedEx investigates after driver saves Old Glory from being torched in viral video

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FedEx is investigating after one of its drivers in Iowa stopped flag-burning protesters from desecrating American flags during a confrontation captured on video that went viral, according to a report Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 arrested in flag burning protest in Iowa

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Officials arrest two people on Thursday after a group of protesters set several American flags on fire at a rally at an Iowa City pedestrian mall. Continue reading

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{FD} Bald eagle found shot dead, dismembered in Iowa

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Authorities are investigating the shooting and dismemberment of a bald eagle in Iowa. Continue reading

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{FD} Parents accused of starving teen daughter plead not guilty

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An Iowa man and woman accused of starving and torturing their 16-year-old daughter have pleaded not guilty in her October death. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge rejects plea deal in Iowa teen’s sex abuse case

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A judge has rejected a plea deal for a teenager accused of sexually abusing a mentally disabled woman in suburban Des Moines. Continue reading

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{FD} Cops say man, 22, killed missing Iowa woman, hid body in her home

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A missing 49-year-old woman was killed and her body hidden in her home where no one could see it, police said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Regent: Response to ISU plane scandal was ‘slap in the face’

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The Board of Regents’ decision to take no action against Iowa State University President Steven Leath for misusing university airplanes was “a slap in the face” to taxpayers, a regent later complained to his colleagues. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas man pleads guilty to fraud in lottery scandal case

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A Texas businessman has pleaded guilty to fraud and admitted to helping lottery computer technician Eddie Tipton cash jackpots in a multi-state number-fixing scheme that netted $2 million. Continue reading

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{FD} World travelers, social butterfly among Fla. airport victims

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At least four of the five people killed in the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting were on vacation, headed for cruises that promised sun, sand and fun. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit: Lottery players should get refund for rigged games

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Hundreds of thousands of lottery players who were allegedly cheated by an insider’s long-running scheme to rig jackpots should be reimbursed for their losing tickets, according a lawsuit filed Wednesday that seeks class action certification. Continue reading

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{FD} Inmate was beaten to death in rare Iowa prison homicide

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Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that an inmate died after he was beaten by a fellow prisoner at Iowa’s maximum-security penitentiary. Continue reading

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{FD} Trial set for mom accused of putting tot’s arm in hot coffee

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A February trial is scheduled for an Iowa woman accused of placing her infant son’s arm in a mug of coffee to prove to him that it was hot. Continue reading

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{FD} Video shows suspect in pain after Iowa trooper’s gun strike

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Police video shows an Iowa trooper jammed the barrel of his loaded rifle into the shoulder of a suspect at the end of a police chase, leaving the man injured. Continue reading

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