Ames clinic gives injured animals new purpose

AMES, Iowa (AP) — A clinic at Iowa State University is working to help injured wildlife animals and give others new purpose through education. The Wildlife Care Clinic at Iowa State University’s Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center takes in injured animals and helps them get well enough for release. If a creature’s injuries are too severe, […]

Iowa car crash sends several people to hospital

DUNKERTON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a two-vehicle crash in Black Hawk County has sent several people to the hospital. The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened Friday night at an intersection near Dunkerton. Authorities say one of the vehicles failed to obey a traffic control device and struck the other vehicle. […]

GOP governors defend edge over Democrats in 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans swept into governorships on a tea-party fueled wave of discontent four years ago, taking over statehouses long governed by Democrats with promises of conservative economic and social policy makeovers. In states across the Midwest and Southwest, GOP governors followed through on those promises, winning far-reaching changes in labor, budget […]

Iowa pharmacist tackles suspect in store robbery

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A Council Bluffs pharmacist has been credited with tackling a man accused of trying to steal prescription painkillers. The Council Bluffs Police Department says Bill Shipley tackled 33-year-old Kelton Houts Friday afternoon after Houts entered Union Pharmacy and demanded OxyContin. At some point Shipley tackled Houts, and the pair scuffled […]

US judge in Iowa dismisses ‘popcorn lung’ lawsuit

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge in Iowa has dismissed a Michigan couple’s lawsuit that claimed butter flavorings in microwave popcorn left the husband with lung disease. U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett ruled Tuesday that Michigan’s three-year statute of limitations barred the lawsuit brought by David and Barbara Stults of Grand Rapids. The […]