Local News Headlines
- Iowa City lawyer appointed eastern Iowa judge
A private practice lawyer in Iowa City who also works as an adjunct professor at University of Iowa has been appointed a district court judge by Gov. Terry Branstad.
- Clinton mayor walks out of closed council sessions
The mayor of Clinton has refused to attend two closed sessions of the City Council saying a recent lawsuit over open meetings which the city lost has taught him a valuable lesson.
- 2012 fatal boat pilot offers insurance money
A man facing lawsuits involving a jon boat crash that killed four people and injured six others on the Mississippi River in 2012 has agreed to hand over $300,000 from an insurance policy, but he wants a judge to absolve...
- News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
Cedar Rapids fire officials say a blaze at a local bar was caused by spontaneous combustion of rags and towels containing animal fat. The fire this morning at the Chrome Horse Saloon and Slop House damaged the first and...
- Spontaneous combustion causes Cedar Rapids fire
Cedar Rapids fire officials say a fire at a local bar was caused by spontaneous combustion of rags and towels containing animal fat.
- Tripoli says no to backyard chickens
Officials in the northeast Iowa city of Tripoli have rejected a request to allow backyard chickens in the community.
- Report says Prairie Pothole region losing wetlands
Federal officials and conservationists say a recent report detailing annual wetland losses in the five-state Prairie Pothole Region highlights the need for increased protection for birds.
- Attorney: Iowa man's sobs on 911 calls were real
An attorney for an Iowa man charged with killing his pregnant wife is asking jurors to consider sobbing 911 calls he made as proof that he's not guilty.
- Agent claiming wrongful dismissal goes to court
The veteran Iowa criminal investigator fired after reporting Gov. Terry Branstad's speeding SUV appeared in court over his wrongful dismissal lawsuit.
- Fired Iowa editor claims religious discrimination
The former editor of the Newton Daily News has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claiming he was fired for expressing his religious beliefs.
National News Headline
- Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record
His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his...
- Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling
A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional Wednesday, but he temporarily put the ruling on hold to give the state until next month to seek an appeal.
- Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.
- Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders
New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help...
- Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody
An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.
- Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis
Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars' work in his thesis to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College was an...
- Seattle police: Homeless ticketed most for pot
An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African-American males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than anyone else.
- Document: Man tied to gun said 'bomber' his friend
Details emerged Wednesday on another friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who may have been linked to events surrounding the deadly attack, this one a high school classmate tied to a gun used to kill...
- Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach
It isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations.
- NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts
Some of the hottest tickets in town - to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game - were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than...
- Westerners & Wildcats prepare for state softball semifinals
Akron-Westfield and Woodbury Central won close games on Tuesday and are now getting ready for Thursday's semifinals at the state softball tournament in Fort Dodge.
- Hinton, MVAO & Gehlen Catholic qualify for state baseball tourney
Hinton, Gehlen Catholic and Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto all qualified for the state baseball tournament with wins in the substate finals. See the highlights and scores.
- Akron-Westfield stays perfect; W'bury Central edges MVAO
Akron-Westfield stayed undefeated with a 5-1 win in the Class 1A state softball tournament while Woodbury Central edged Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto 4-3. See the highlights and the state softball scores.
- Musketeers open training camp to prepare for Russian trip
The Musketeers training camp is underway, more than two months before the regular season begins. Sioux City has a big event to get ready for.The Musketeers have been selected to represent the United States Hockey League at the Junior Club World Cup in Russia in August.
- Wood steps down as softball coach at Wayne State
Wayne State College Director of Athletics Mike Powicki announced Tuesday that head softball coach Krista Wood has stepped down to take the head coaching position at South Dakota State University.
- SBL & Heelan advance to 3A substate final
Bishop Heelan beat MOC-Floyd Valley, 11-7, in the district 1 final in Class 3A. Heelan (30-7) will now play Sgt. Bluff-Luton in the substate final.SB-L (23-11) beat Le Mars, 4-0, to win the district 2 title.
- Spirit Lake drops 13-0 decision in state softball opener
Rankings aren't always accurate when it comes to predicting games but ranked teams fared well on the opening day of the Iowa girls state softball tournament.In Class 3A, third-ranked Clarke beat unranked Spirit Lake 13-0 in three innings a first round game on Monday.
- Le Mars falls in first state softball appearance
Le Mars dropped a 12-2 decision to #1 Dallas Center-Grimes in the opening round of the Class 4A state softball tournament in Fort Dodge on Monday.
- Le Mars faces #1 Dallas Center-Grimes in first state tournament appearance
For the first time in school history, Le Mars is making an appearance at the state softball tournament in Fort Dodge.The unranked Bulldogs shocked 2nd ranked Fort Dodge, rightfully earning their place at Rogers Park.
- No. 1 Akron-Westfield begins quest for 6th state title
If there is a team that should take up permanent residency in Fort Dodge, it's Akron-Westfield. The defending Class 1A champs, the Westerners will be making their 11th appearance at the state softball tournament this week.
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