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Man sentenced in shooting death of ex-girlfriend's fiance

A 27-year-old Pleasant Hill man has been sentenced in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend's fiance.

Canadian man pleads guilty to smuggling tons of pot

A Canadian man has pleaded guilty in Iowa to helping smuggle thousands of pounds of marijuana into the United States.

Teen pleads not guilty to kidnapping

He's charged with two counts of kidnapping and two counts of willful injury.

Iowans rally after 3rd Planned Parenthood video released

A third uncover video was leaked Tuesday that critics say shows Planned Parenthood officials selling aborted fetal tissue.

Online tool helps fight crime, build stronger neighborhoods

An online tool designed to connect neighbors is now helping Polk County fight crime.

UI officials ask for $35M-$45M stadium upgrade

From fan amenities to adding new stadium plazas and patios, University of Iowa officials are planning multi-million dollar projects for Kinnick Stadium.

Man accused of torturing cat for hours not going to prison

Authorities called it a "horrific" case of animal torture.

Soaring traffic numbers on I-235 may force changes

Traffic has already reached levels expected for the year 2020.

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Prepared for worst, here's bird flu economic impact on Iowa

It's not just the farms impacted by the bird flu outbreak.

Driver in handcuffs breaks free, runs from deputy

A deputy says he spotted the SUV speeding before the crash.

Do you recognize this woman?

Police are asking for your help with this case.

Counting up the costs of bird flu outbreak

The ripple effect of the bird flu outbreak to the economic hit is ongoing.

Iowa planning $45M Kinnick upgrade, $85M for housing

Here's how the upgrades would change the popular stadium ...

Minnesota man at heart of controversy over popular lion killing

The lion was a well-known animal that was being studied.

Police: Man stabs neighbor with kitchen knife over loud TV

After making the request to turn down the TV, the man showed back up with a knife.

Iowans protest Planned Parenthood funding after videos

More than 100 people rallied near an office on Tuesday.

Clinton says she won't take a position on this issue

Environmental organizations have spent years urging regulators to deny it.

Hospital just announced $13 million expansion

Construction will start in October.

Police release name of woman hit crossing the street

Police said the driver of the pickup truck is the one who called 911.

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