Store’s Interest in Buying Land Stirs Opposition

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — Some preservationists plan to oppose plans to build a Dollar General store in Fort Madison near where a battle occurred in the War of 1812.

The Burlington Hawk Eye reports the national chain store wants to buy the p Read More »

Eastern Iowa Artist Overcomes Accident to Create Superheroes

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A recent University of Iowa graduate has a new art show that is attracting some attention.

“I’m just setting an example that the sky is not the limit, outer space is the limit,” said Tony Ramos, the man behind the show.

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DNR Warns Swimmers to Watch for Blue-Green Algae Blooms

JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa — Trista Lynner of Mount Vernon sat on the sand at Lake Macbride beach as her 3 kids played in the water nearby. She brings them here often during the summer.

“Probably once every other week, a couple times a month,” Lyn Read More »

Domestic Dispute Leads to Stabbing at Waterloo Hotel

WATERLOO, Iowa — Waterloo Police say a domestic dispute led one person to be hospitalized with stab wounds early Wednesday morning. Officers responded to the Motel 6 at 2343 Logan Avenue around midnight.

Police say an Illinois woman stabbed Read More »

Hot Air Balloon Brushes Power Lines in Indianola

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — A hot-air balloon brushed a power line and caused an outage at the National Balloon Classic near Indianola.

An event official, Bill Clemons, says the balloon was on the ground Tuesday night when it touched the Read More »

Divers Find Jeep Submerged for 16 Years in Des Moines Lake

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Member of a police dive team have discovered a stolen vehicle apparently submerged in a Des Moines lake for 16 years.

KCCI-TV reports the Metro Area Dive Team was practicing Wednesday at Easter Lake when they found th Read More »

Kristen Smith Takes Stand in Her Kidnapping Trial

MADISON, Wis. (WKOW) — The Colorado woman charged with kidnapping a newborn in Beloit and then abandoning the infant near an I Read More »

Officials: Goat Experiment An Early Success

CLAYTON COUNTY, Iowa - The state’s experiment with using goats to manage unwanted vegetation on recreational land is being called an initial success.

Two weeks after being turned loose in Ensign Hollow state wildlife area near Strawberry Poi Read More »

Agribusiness Report: July 30

DES MOINES, Iowa — On the July 30 Agribusiness Report: Statewide temperatures were about a half a degree below normal last week. Some areas of the state, including Cedar Rapids, haven’t reached temperatures of 90 degrees yet this year. On top of t Read More »

Options of Linn County Workers Have Questions About the Future

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa- Federal rules aimed at ending the practice of “sheltered” workshops for the disabled could mean big changes for one well-known Linn County program. But on Wednesday, Linn County Supervisors still couldn’t tell workers at Option Read More »

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