Investigators have confirmed a fire that destroyed a school in southeast Iowa earlier this month was intentionally set. Ottumwa Fire Marshal Cory Benge say firefighters were sent to the Ottumwa Christian School on the night of August 5th. “We knew fairly early in the investigation it was an arson fire, but we were trying to […]
More Red Cross volunteers from Iowa are heading to Louisiana to help with the flood recovery. Iowa Region spokesperson Kara Kelly says 8 volunteers will join 11 Iowans who are already working there. “Most of them are working in emergency shelters, there are still thousands of people who cannot go home,” Kelly says. “We have […]
An Iowa native stars in the television drama “Halt and Catch Fire” which opens its third season tonight  on AMC. Actor Toby Huss, who grew up in Marshalltown, is in his third year on the program set in the 1980s about the early days of the personal computer industry. Huss does a lot of acting […]
The Iowa Utilities Board will hold an emergency hearing on a request by some landowners to stop the construction of the Bakken oil pipeline. The IUB also has put a temporary hold on pipeline work on those properties. A Polk County District Court judge dismissed a lawsuit Monday filed by 14 landowners who sought to […]
A man died in an overnight house fire in Cedar Rapids. Authorities say the house fire was reported shortly before 2 a.m. A neighbor with a ladder helped a 20-year-old Alize Watson escape through the roof of the house. When fire crews arrived, flames and smoke were pouring out of the side and back of […]