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Frederiksen stoic through emotional testimony

Testimony continues in the trial for a man accused of killing his former girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter.

Students look to replace VEISHEA

Iowa State University President Steven Leath decided to end VEISHEA, the annual campus celebration, after the latest incident of violence during VEISHEA week last year.

Are state employees required to use official email?

Do state workers and officials use their government accounts, or do they use their own personal accounts for government business?

Sex charges against school employee dropped

Charges against a Des Moines school employee for sexual exploitation have been dropped.

Change of plea scheduled for man accused of posing as actor

A change of plea hearing has been scheduled for a California man accused of posing as an actor from the "Twilight" series who previously pleaded guilty to federal pornography charges.

Senate panel approves bill on minors using guns

A Senate panel has approved a bill that would lower the age at which children in Iowa could use guns with a parent's supervision.

Counties hire engineers to oversee proposed pipeline

At least three Iowa counties have hired engineers to oversee the installation of a proposed underground oil pipeline, pending its approval.

Panel approves plan for more radon prevention in new homes

Builders in Iowa would be required to install radon mitigation systems in new homes under legislation that has won approval in an Iowa Senate committee.

House panel OKs bill on ultrasound before abortion

A House panel has approved a bill that would require a physician to offer an ultrasound image to a woman seeking an abortion in Iowa.

ISU Study: Couples more likely to divorce when wives get sick

A new Iowa State University study analyzed the divorce rate for couples in which either spouse was diagnosed with a serious illness.

City voters agree to keep paying mystery levy

Residents approved the levy Tuesday by a vote of 146 to 70.

University of Iowa proposes $75 million power plant

University of Iowa officials are ready to begin planning a steam production plant on the west side of the school's campus.

Another sure sign that spring is near

Another sure sign that spring is near; a downtown winter staple will be closing for the season.

Religious bias suit against church school system tossed

The judge says the system's actions were protected under a federal law exemption.

Man sentenced after admitting he illegally entered US

A 44-year-old man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison after admitting he illegally entered the U.S.

Mom accused of exposing children to meth

An Iowa woman is charged with child endangerment following accusations she exposed two 7-year-old children to methamphetamine inside her residence.

Researchers work to eliminate the snow shovel

University students and staff are developing new technologies to help melt away ice and snow.

5 charged in multistate sex trafficking ring

Prosecutors have charged five St. Paul residents in what authorities allege was a multistate sex-trafficking ring.

Crash knocks out power to 1,500

More than 1,500 people were reportedly without power.

Social media giant steps in to help prevent suicides

Suicide is one of the leading causes of deaths among teens.

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Iconic movie soundtracks being reissued on vinyl


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Leonardo DiCaprio is not dating Rihanna


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