Obama Declares Disaster for 26 Iowa Counties

DES MOINES, Iowa — President Barack Obama on Thursday approved Iowa’s request for a presidential disaster declaration for 26 counties that were adversely impacted by severe weather in June, according to Gov. Terry Branstad’s office.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Builds Signature Home in Buchanan County

BUCHANAN COUNTY, Iowa — There’s a special house in Buchanan County that welcomes visitors and fans of modern architecture. It’s a treasure just minutes away from Our Town Independence.

The Walter House at Cedar Rock is one of Frank Ll Read More »

RAGBRAI 2014: Recovery Important for Bike and Body

WAVERLY, Iowa - After a long day RAGBRAI riders said there’s definitely a tune up process.

“After the bike gets cleaned it comes to me and what I do is clean the chain off,” said bicycle technician Eric Faifer.

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Hearing set for Iowan held as Deaths Case Witness

AKRON, Iowa (AP) — A detention hearing has been scheduled Aug. 4 for a 44-year-old man held as a material witness in the deaths of an elderly couple.

The man has been held since he was taken into custody in La Crosse, Wisconsin, on J Read More »

Longtime Downtown Independence Shoppe Provides Customers with Unique Gifts

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa - Laree’s Shoppe of Favorites has satisfied the pickiest of shoppers for 20 years in Our Town Independence.

Customers can find just about anything inside Laree’s shop, and most items are made in America. There are candles Read More »

Supporters Celebrate the Return of Lake Darling State Park

BRIGHTON, Iowa — A lakeside oasis in southern Washington County is back up and running after six long years of restoration. And community members and lake supporters who gathered for an informal celebration Thursday couldn’t be happier.

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Sheriff: Pursuit That Ended in Playhouse Crash Justified

LINN COUNTY, Iowa — Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner says a pursuit that ended in crash in a Solon backyard Wednesday night was justified.

“It looked like a clean pursuit,” Gardner said. “It was clear why [the deputy] was chasing this perso Read More »

One Person Drowned in Upper Iowa River in Decorah

DECORAH, Iowa — The Decorah Police Department responded to a 911 call from a woman reporting her friend, 25-year-old Matthew Lundt went under the water in the Upper Iowa River and did not resurface around 8:12 p.m. Wednesday. Police arrived at the Read More »

UPDATE: Jury Convicts Seth Techel of Murder

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Jury convicts Iowa man of killing pregnant wife in 2012 after 3rd trial in the case.

More details to come.

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Police Looking for Second Vehicle Involved in Wednesday Night Shooting

SOLON, Iowa - Cedar Rapids police said they are looking for a second vehicle allegedly involved in a shooting that preceded a high-speed chase.

Public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said police received a report of shots fired at 5565 C St. SW Read More »

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