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Volunteers Needed for 3rd Annual Iowa College Application Campaign

Volunteers Needed for 3rd Annual Iowa College Application Campaign

The Iowa College Student Aid Commission (Iowa College Aid) announced today that it has partnered with the Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling (Iowa ACAC) to sponsor and coordinate the 2014 Iowa College Application Campaign. The goal of the statewide campaign, which will run throughout the month of October, is to increase the number of

Chinese woman seeks December trade secrets trial

A Chinese woman charged in what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed corn companies is seeking to separate her case from her brother’s and she wants a trial held as quickly as possible. The attorney for Mo Yun filed documents in federal court in Des Moines on Thursday

Iowa Police Say Fast-Food Laced with THC

Police in southeast Iowa say lab tests have confirmed the presence of THC, the intoxicating chemical found in marijuana, in a burger bought last April at a local fast-food restaurant. An Ottumwa couple reported to police on April 26th that they believed the food they received from the restaurant on April 26 contained marijuana. Police

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5 Firefighters Hurt in Downtown Des Moines Fire

Five firefighters have been treated for injuries they received fighting a fire in a downtown Des Moines building. Officials say the firefighters’ injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The fire was reported shortly after 12 a.m. Saturday in the 19-story Equitable Building. Fire Chief John TeKippe said that two firefighters were hurt by falling debris,

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Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Awarded Grant for Lakes Survey

The Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) was awarded a $130,750 grant by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to renew a study that helped shed light on the use of recreational lakes. “Collecting information on how, where and when Iowans use the state’s recreational lakes allows us to properly analyze and evaluate the return on investment for water quality improvement projects,”

Vaccinations

Officials Worry Over Rise in Unvaccinated Children

Iowa officials are concerned over the increase in parents choosing not to vaccinate their children. The parents received vaccination exemptions in the 2012-13 school year for nearly 8,000 children. That’s more than triple the number from 12 years ago. While the figure represents less than 2 percent of all Iowa children, health leaders say they’re

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Officials: Iowa Motorcyclist Hit Squad Car

A motorcyclist in northeast Iowa faces several charges in connection to a speeding pursuit that ended with a damaged squad car. The Bremer County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that 20-year-old Alexander Carl Buss, of Tripoli, has been charged with several counts including eluding police, excessive speed and driving on the wrong side of the highway.

49-year-old Stephen Jonas

UPDATE: Clive Man Charged With Murder in Trail Death

A Clive man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 21-year-old whose body was found near a recreational trail. Police say 49-year-old Stephen Jonas was arrested Sunday night following a second interview about the death of Zachary Michael Paulsen. Paulsen’s body was found Saturday morning near the Clive Greenbelt Trail, lying

Owner, Company Plead Guilty to U. S. Contract Fraud

A Nebraska businessman and two construction companies he controlled have pleaded guilty to criminal charges, admitting to a scheme to obtain millions in contracts intended for disabled veterans. Ram Hingorani pleaded guilty to major program fraud Friday, under a plea agreement expected to resolve a long-running case in federal court in Des Moines. Midwest Paving

Gov. Martin O'Malley

O’Malley PAC Sending Staffers to Other States

A spokeswoman for Maryland Govenor Martin O’Malley’s political action committee says about two dozen staffers are being sent to several states, including New Hampshire and Iowa. Lis Smith, a spokeswoman for O’Malley’s PAC, said Monday the move is part of the Democratic governor’s push to elect more Democrats this year. She says they will be

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