May 21, 2013 12:15 PM
LAKEWOOD - Members of the Colorado Department of Agriculture's State Veterinarian's Office are investigating whether cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus have turned up in our state. The investigation follows the discovery of the virus last week in pigs in Iowa by the National Veterinary Service Laboratories.
While... more »
November 10, 2012 1:08 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Four days after the election, President Barack Obama can finally claim victory in Florida. The state finished counting its votes Saturday. Obama was declared the, giving him a 332 to 206 final margin in the Electoral College. Florida officials said Obama had 50 percent of... more »
October 29, 2012 7:56 PM
AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) - Mitt Romney is urging supporters to donate to the Red Cross or other relief agencies gearing up to help storm victims. In one of his last campaign appearances before suspending those events as Hurricane Sandy comes ashore, Romney also called on supporters in the path... more »
September 4, 2012 7:22 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - State officials say five deer at a breeding center in southwest Iowa have tested positive for chronic wasting disease, prompting the facility to be quarantine. Three of the deer at the center in Pottawattamie County and a deer at a hunting preserve in Davis County... more »
September 2, 2012 3:13 PM
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Authorities have identified the pilot who was killed when his plane crashed during an air show in eastern Iowa. The Quad-City Times reported that Glenn A. Smith, of Frisco, Texas, was the pilot killed in the crash. Smith was CEO of the Warbird Educational Foundation that... more »
August 26, 2012 10:59 AM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - With the Republican convention beginning tomorrow and the Democrats kicking off a week later, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are still looking to lock up states that could get them to the 270 electoral votes needed to win in November. An Associated Press analysis of... more »
July 16, 2012 7:57 PM
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Federal officials are expanding access to an immigration database so that several states can use it to cleanse voter rolls. The Homeland Security Department first notified Florida officials last week that they could check to see if registered voters are actually noncitizens who should not be... more »
June 6, 2012 8:05 PM
OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) - An unusual discovery of mammoth bones on a rural Oskaloosa farm has experts studying prehistoric life excited about scientific discoveries that may lie with the massive beast. The find is rare because it appears to include much of the animal's skeleton undisturbed. That allows scientists to... more »
May 22, 2012 8:23 PM
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa man stopped outside a Dubuque bar with a small zebra and a parrot in his truck has been charged with drunken driving. A local station reports that officers arrested 56-year-old Jerald Reiter of Cascade on Sunday in the parking lot of the Dog House... more »
April 15, 2012 11:03 AM
WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) - Residents are scouring through damaged homes in western Oklahoma and Iowa after overnight tornadoes swept through the nation's midsection, killing at least five people and injuring dozens. The National Weather Service says more than 100 tornadoes had been reported across the Midwest and Plains by early... more »
January 19, 2012 8:06 AM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Republican officials say the final count of the Iowa caucuses puts Rick Santorum ahead of Mitt Romney by 34 votes, but no winner will be declared because votes from eight precincts are missing. Romney, the front-runner in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, initially had... more »
December 20, 2011 7:12 PM
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Iowa residents flipping their TV channels this season aren't finding a whole lot of Christmas cheer. A barrage of negative campaign ads is flooding the airwaves, with ghoulish images of Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi crowding Santa and doomsday music drowning out holiday song. Mitt Romney... more »
November 29, 2011 12:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials are awarding more money to help states carry out President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The surprise? The list includes seven states suing to overturn the landmark law.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday that 13 states will split grants totaling... more »
October 30, 2011 3:49 PM
DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) - The eastern Iowa site made famous by the movie "Field of Dreams" has been sold. The owners of the property near Dyersville announced Sunday that they had accepted an offer from Go the Distance Baseball LLC that would preserve the site and develop a baseball and... more »
October 9, 2011 5:39 PM
ORANGE CITY, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has lost some of his swagger. The Texas governor is campaigning in a more subdued and cautious tone after falling in polls in the wake of poor debate performances last month. The campaign's next debate is Tuesday. Perry stuck carefully... more »
September 15, 2011 6:06 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - A JetBlue pilot is facing a weapons possession charge after a gun was found in his bag during a screening at New York's LaGuardia Airport.
A criminal complaint says Robert Paulson of Ankeny, Iowa, was going through screening procedures Sept. 8 when the screener saw... more »
September 9, 2011 5:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Social Security has become a major divide in the contest between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination.
The votes of seniors - in aging Iowa, the retiree haven of Florida and elsewhere - could be at stake.... more »
September 9, 2011 3:54 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republican Michele Bachmann is focusing her presidential campaign on Iowa, having dipped in national polls since Texas Gov. Rick Perry entered the race last month.
The Minnesota congresswoman has struggled since winning the Iowa straw poll in August. This week she reshuffled her campaign's... more »
August 10, 2011 3:53 PM
ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says President Barack Obama's previous job as a community organizer didn't prepare him for the job. And the Republican presidential candidate says Iowa shouldn't repeat the mistake of voting for another charismatic politician who lacks experience. That was an obvious reference... more »
August 7, 2011 4:02 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Three important markers in the coming days could fundamentally alter the 2012 Republican presidential campaign, including whether Texas Gov. Rick Perry enters the race.
A nationally televised debate and a straw poll in Iowa will give declared candidates their last chances to stand out... more »
August 6, 2011 3:50 PM
TIFFIN, Iowa (AP) - GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is criticizing President Barack Obama's plan to take a three-day bus tour through the Midwest to discuss the economy.
The former House speaker told a Republican Party dinner in Iowa on Friday that Obama should act like a president and... more »
August 6, 2011 3:49 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - White House officials say President Barack Obama will host a rural economic forum on August 16 at a community college in northeast Iowa.
The Democratic president and members of his cabinet plan to visit Northeast Iowa Area Community College in Peosta, as part of... more »
August 6, 2011 1:11 AM
LUSK, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a motorcyclist is dead after a crash on U.S. 85 about 50 miles north of Lusk.
The patrol says 46-year-old Jefferson L. Adams of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, was riding his motorcycle Thursday afternoon behind a vehicle pulling a 28-foot camper... more »
July 23, 2011 7:00 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Nine Republican presidential candidates will appear on the ballot for the Iowa Straw Poll, a party fundraiser where thousands of GOP activists weigh in on the presidential field.
It's considered an early indicator of support in the state with the nation's leadoff presidential caucuses.... more »
July 16, 2011 6:30 PM
PELLA, Iowa (AP) - It's no wonder that Republican presidential candidates are divided over whether to increase the federal borrowing limit.
GOP voters are, too.
Fiscal hard-liners in early-voting states say they won't back someone who supports raising the debt ceiling under any condition. They say the debate... more »
July 11, 2011 6:21 PM
INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she's not worried about the nation defaulting if the debt ceiling isn't increased.
The Minnesota congresswoman says there are several options to keep the government running if the debt ceiling isn't raised by August. She says members of Congress... more »
July 10, 2011 5:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican-leaning fundraising group with ties to GOP strategist Karl Rove has launched a new phase of its $20 million ad campaign attacking Democrats.
Crossroads GPS is running television ads targeting five Democratic senators up for re-election in 2012. They are Bill Nelson of Florida, Claire... more »
June 19, 2011 3:49 PM
ALBIA, Iowa (AP) - The pilot of a single-engine plane has been hurt in a crash near the Albia airport.
Albia police told WHO-TV that Robert Bult was standing near the plane when rescuers arrived at the crash site Saturday afternoon. He was taken to a hospital with cuts... more »
June 10, 2011 7:33 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Aides to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney say he won't compete in the Iowa Republican Straw Poll in August, an event he spent more than $1 million to win four years ago.
Gearing up for the straw poll would divert time and money from... more »
June 4, 2011 5:11 PM
GORHAM, N.H. (AP) - Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is mapping out a 2012 presidential campaign that skips early-voting Iowa to focus on New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida.
He's not yet an announced GOP candidate for 2012, but he sure sounded like it in an Associated Press interview... more »
April 10, 2011 1:58 PM
MAPLETON, Iowa (AP) - The small western Iowa town of Mapleton has been reopened following a tornado that the mayor estimates damaged 60 percent of the town.
Mayor Fred Standa says officials began allowing people back in about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. They had barricaded the town because of safety... more »
January 10, 2011 9:25 PM
The NBC affiliate in Waterloo, Iowa reports a plane found crashed in Southern Colorado belongs to a Waterloo urologist.
The small Piper Malibou went down Sunday afternoon in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. The wreckage was found Monday afternoon by Civil Air Patrol aircraft and Blackhawks. The plane was... more »
October 19, 2010 9:10 AM
The Food and Drug Administration is warning an Iowa egg company that it could be shut down if it doesn't clean up its act after recalling hundreds of millions of eggs this summer.
This month, the FDA sent a letter to the owner of Iowa's Wright County Egg, urging... more »
September 10, 2010 5:49 PM
The Colorado Department of Health and Environment has announced a recall for eggs produced in Iowa.
Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling eggs produced by its farms on specific dates because of possible contamination with Salmonella enteritidis, a foodborne bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes... more »
August 30, 2010 4:34 PM
Food and Drug Administration investigators have found rodents, seeping manure and even maggots at the Iowa egg farms believed to be responsible for as many as 1,500 cases of salmonella poisoning.
FDA officials released their initial observations of the ongoing investigations at Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms on... more »
August 26, 2010 3:20 PM
Food and Drug Administration officials says they have found positive samples of salmonella at the two Iowa farms involved in a massive egg recall.
The officials said investigators found salmonella in chicken feed that was sold to both Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms.
More than 550 million... more »
August 23, 2010 10:37 AM
An over-easy egg should make you uneasy -- according to the head of the Food and Drug Administration.
Margaret Hamburg says consumers should strictly avoid runny yolks, as investigators continue their probe of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 1,300 people.
About a half billion eggs have been... more »
August 11, 2010 8:55 AM
Dive teams are searching for two or three people whose cars were swept away in raging floodwaters from a storm-swollen creek in central Iowa.
Polk County spokesman A.J. Munn says the search began around 5 a.m. Wednesday after the vehicles were swept away overnight between Altoona and Mitchellville, about... more »
July 26, 2010 9:19 AM
Flooding from the Maquoketa River after an eastern Iowa dam failed has damaged dozens of homes and businesses, causing millions of dollars in damage in Monticello, a city official said Sunday.
The Lake Delhi dam failed Saturday as rising floodwater from the Maquoketa River ate a 30-foot-wide hole in... more »
July 5, 2010 5:00 PM
The mayor of Bellevue, Iowa, where a Fourth of July parade turned into a terrifying rampage by a pair of runaway horses, says officials are working to reconstruct exactly what happened.
The rampage ended when the horses crashed into a parade float and collapsed. They had run about six... more »
July 2, 2010 2:44 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Des Moines River in Iowa is now expected to crest this afternoon at about 3.5 feet above flood stage -- but still five feet lower than it was when a levee protecting a neighborhood in Des Moines failed two years ago.
Officials spotted... more »
May 26, 2010 3:54 PM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance has named its 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade-with a focus on innovative thinking. The list includes Boulder, at #4.
Kiplinger's teamed with Martin Prosperity Institute, a think tank that studies economic prosperity. "New ideas generate new businesses," says Stolarick, who this year evaluated U.S.... more »
April 13, 2010 10:01 AM
An Iowa teen is all bubbly over her one-of-a-kind high school prom dress she made out of gum wrappers. Elizabeth Rasmuson made her dress - and matching vest for her date - out of blue and white wrappers from Wrigley's "5 gum." The high school junior says she got the... more »
April 6, 2010 12:07 PM
More than two dozen communities have been named finalists for the National Civic League's 2010 All-America City Awards.
The Denver-based organization says the cities were selected for addressing such issues as diversifying the labor force and funding services during the recession.
Finalists are Chandler, Ariz., Bentonville, Ark., Dublin,... more »
March 26, 2010 12:02 PM
Nebraska and Iowa have figured out how to plug budget shortfalls--seize money from alleged drug runners.
This week, law officers seized a total of $3.2 million. The Iowa Department of Transportation seized $2 million during a truck inspection near Council Bluffs. A Douglas County, Nebraska sheriff's deputy seized another... more »
March 17, 2010 8:52 AM
Iowa communities along the Des Moines River are getting ready for flooding as the water level of a reservoir north of the capital rises.
The Army Corps of Engineers says the water could start flowing over the spillway by Monday. Corps of Engineers' spokesman Ron Fournier says the reservoir's... more »
March 7, 2010 10:03 AM
It's not often that a horse gets called the family pet, but when that horse is just 18-and-a-half inches tall, it's only natural.
2-year-old Lizzy is a dwarf miniature horse and one of the smallest in the world. "She is just a wonderful little girl. She kind of runs... more »
February 25, 2010 1:17 PM
A jury has viewed a video showing the police interrogation of an Iowa man accused of fatally shooting his high school football coach.
The 40-second portion of the video was reviewed by jurors Thursday morning. It shows 24-year-old Mark Becker's interview with Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation agent Chris... more »
February 22, 2010 12:26 PM
Wednesday night millions of people watched USA snowboarder Shaun White take home a gold medal in the half pipe. White started snowboarding at age 7 and has since trained with the worlds best. But one young boy in Dubuque is learning to navigate the slopes at a much younger age.... more »
February 11, 2010 1:21 PM
Senators have released a bipartisan jobs bill that includes a tax break for companies that hire unemployed workers, money for highway construction, relief for private pensions and a short-term extension of the Patriot Act used to combat terrorism.
The bill would also extend unemployment payments for those whose benefits... more »
February 9, 2010 11:10 AM
Dozens of amateur duffers donned their cold weather gear to tee up on Iowa's frozen Black Hawk Lake.
The 21st annual Arctic Open tournament hosted 50 teams. Two nine hole courses were laid out on the ice.
The event was organized by Black Hawk Men's Club and all... more »
January 25, 2010 6:26 PM
A winter storm moving across several Midwestern states has brought dangerously strong winds but little snow.
The storm Monday left travelers stranded and closed some schools and businesses.
Heavy snowfall was not expected, but strong winds were blowing around what was falling - or had already fallen in... more »
December 28, 2009 2:49 PM
At least one case of e. Coli in Colorado has been linked to beef that is being recalled. Cases in five other states have also been reported.
The recall was anounced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which reports that the steaks and other beef products were districuted to... more »