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Man dies on RAGBRAI ride across Iowa

It's the first time a RAGBRAI rider has died since 2010.

122 children who entered country illegally in Iowa

More than 57,000 youths, mostly from Central America, have crossed into the U.S. illegally since October.

Iowans are losing thousands answering the phone

Police give advice on how you can avoid losing money too.

Iowa jumps to No. 3 in nation for well-being of children

It says Iowa has made some of the biggest improvements among states.

Jailer says he lied about having affair with Lisa Techel

The man says he denied having an affair when asked by an investigator because he didn't want his wife to know.

Car flipped onto top during metro crash

The road is closed while crews clean up the scene.

Family with 3 kids, no insurance loses everything in fire

A mother and three children were home when the fire broke out.

Thick black smoke north of downtown from this fire ...

The cause remains under investigation.

Expanded metro bike trail to link two popular trails

You can't miss the work going on now along 56th Street.

Police searching area find single drop of blood on leaf

No arrests have yet been reported in the case.

Iowa man convicted of growing pot heads to Oregon

An Iowa man who was convicted of growing marijuana is heading to Oregon to purchase the drug legally.

Dad, daughter charged in Iowa bank robbery

Police say the two robbed a U.S. Bank branch on July 11.

Demoted police chief wants to be reinstated

The former chief has filed a civil rights complaint and hopes to sue the city for wrongful dismissal.

Deputies find body of Iowan

A man was found dead with a gunshot wound.

Iowans willing to get arrested for deportation protests

A group of Iowans are planning a deportation protest at the White House soon, and they're prepared to get arrested for civil disobedience.

Despite recent hot weather, overall city pool attendance is down

The recent hot weather is good news for Des Moines pools where attendance has been down by about 10,000 people compared to last summer.

Border official points gun at Boy Scout

A central Iowa Boy Scout troop just returned from a three-week trip they will likely never forget.

Stationed solider seeks public's help on missing dog

An Iowa soldier is seeking the public’s help to find his missing dog.

Attempted murder charged in stabbing

A man accused of stabbing a 19-year-old last week now faces an attempted murder charge.

Iowa zoo owners seek lawsuit dismissal

The owners of a zoo, sued for allegedly mistreating animals, have asked a judge to dismiss the case.

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