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Grocery store reopens after attempted armed robbery

Police said holdups at four local businesses since late November are likely connected.

Crash into store, chase, house fire are all 1 case, police say

The crash was caught on store surveillance video.

Here's what you need to know about surge in phone scams

That's not the IRS, local authorities or consumer officials calling you.

Arrest made in series of robberies on Thursday

The robberies were reported in Humboldt and Fort Dodge.

East Village is getting a new locally-owned coffee shop

Look for the new store to open in March.

Even 'Frozen' dolls on discount as Christmas sales fizzle

Stores are planning big sales and clearance to supercharge the final Christmas shopping week.

7 Iowa colleges, universities on best values list

The list started with nearly 1,200 public and private four-year schools.

New report outlines how to boost Iowa's economy

One recommendation is to simplify the state tax code.

New reward offered in string of business robberies

In the most recent robbery, two store clerks were shot.

IRS head says your tax refund could be delayed next year

He said about half the people who call the agency for assistance won't be able to get through to a person.

Cardboard boats race across school pool

Teams of students build boats from just cardboard and duct tape.

New Iowa Land Value Survey shows drop from last year

The survey is conducted annually.

This Bacon Bacon milestone will blow you away

Jethro's new BBQ n' Bacon Bacon is located in West Des Moines.

Another automaker expands air bag recall nationwide

The move adds another 447,000 vehicles to the list.

Mortgage rates hit new low for the year

It's the weekly check on mortgage rates.

Thursday morning house fire deemed suspicious

Fire crews in Nevada were called to a house fire Thursday morning.

Firefighter descends abandoned well to rescue dog

Authorities in northeast Iowa have rescued a dog that fell into an abandoned well.

Officers responding to medical call collide

Two police officers were responding to a medical call when they collided.

He keeps the trails clean and now he's Citizen of the Year

The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Parks and Recreation and the Police Department named Monte Halferty as Urbandale Citizen of the Year.

Local Cuban-Americans react to new shift in policy

Transitioning from isolation to what President Barack Obama described as normalization of ties with Cuba means Cuban-Americans will have the opportunity to visit loved ones.

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