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Branstad declares state of emergency is response to bird flu

May 1, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has declared a state of emergency due to a bird flu outbreak that's forcing farms to kill more than 17 million chickens and turkeys. more »»

Iowa Ag Department says bird flu found at 4 more sites

May 1, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Agriculture Department is announcing four more bird flu cases, including at a chicken operation with an estimated 1 million bird. more »»

Branstad signs 14 bills, 1 to expunge dismissed charges

May 1, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has signed 14 bills into law, including a measure that would expunge the records of people with not-guilty verdicts and dismissed criminal charges. more »»

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Midday' game

May 1, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the Iowa Lottery's "Pick 3 Midday" game were:


(two, six,... more »»

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Midday' game

May 1, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the Iowa Lottery's "Pick 4 Midday" game were:


(one, zero, eight,... more »»

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Midday' game

May 1, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the Iowa Lottery's "All or Nothing Midday" game were:


(one, two, three... more »»

Judge tosses statements made by Iowa man charged with murder

May 1, 2015

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — A judge ruled that statements made by a man charged with killing his mother can't be used as evidence.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit. more »»


May 1, 2015

ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, MAY 2 - In this phototaken Friday, April 24, 2015, Scott County Iowa Sheriff reservists Troy Sullivan checks his electroshock weapon before leaving Patrol Headquarters ... more »»

Iowa court throws out fraud conviction of ex-city attorney

May 1, 2015

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court is throwing out the conviction of a former city attorney who had faced prison time for submitting fraudulent bills. more »»

Iowa community coalition aims to reduce teen pregnancy rates

May 1, 2015

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — A coalition of entities serving youth and families in Marshall and Hardin counties has been meeting in response to 2012 public health data indicating that both counties... more »»

Man escapes fire with only hamper full of laundry

May 1, 2015

OTHO, Iowa (AP) — A Webster County man escaped a mobile home fire but was only able to carry out a hamper full of clothing.

The Fort Dodge Messenger reports (http://bit. more »»

Midwest economy: April state-by-state glance

May 1, 2015

The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. more »»

In shift, Taser vows to wait to contract with former chiefs

May 1, 2015

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Abandoning a business practice that has faced criticism, Taser International says it will no longer hire police chiefs with whom it has relationships within weeks or months... more »»

MidAmerican plans 2 Iowa wind farms costing $900 million

May 1, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — MidAmerican Energy says it plans to build two new wind farms in Iowa at a cost of about $900 million. more »»

Trial set for Sioux City man charged in hit-and-run case

May 1, 2015

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A trial has been scheduled next month for a 74-year-old Sioux City man charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident. more »»

Iowa college to offer LGBT student housing

May 1, 2015

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Western Community College will offer lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students a new community housing option this fall. more »»

Woman with rare cancer dies before teaching career can start

May 1, 2015

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — A 25-year-old Iowa woman who was diagnosed with a rare cancer has died, her pursuit of a teaching career and her life cut short. more »»

Deputy: Yard waste fire spread to barn when man left to eat

May 1, 2015

SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say flames from a northwest Iowa yard waste fire spread to a barn after the man tending the fire went inside for suppe. more »»

Cedar Rapids school closes after students, teachers get sick

May 1, 2015

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Officials at a Cedar Rapids school have decided to cancel Friday classes as a precaution after almost 100 students and several teachers reported having a stomach illness. more »»

Ex-aide at Davenport facility sentenced in sex abuse case

May 1, 2015

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A former aide at the Handicapped Development Center in Davenport has been sentenced for sexually abusing a resident last year.

The Quad-City Times (http://bit. more »»



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