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Iowa Bill Allows Military Members To Buy Handguns Without Permit

An Iowa legislative panel unanimously approved a measure Monday that would let active duty members of the military buy handguns without going through the usual permit process.

01/27/2014

File photo of barge on Mississippi River.

Once Sunken Towboat Ready to Move to Repair Docks

A Mississippi River towboat that partially sank just over two weeks ago is nearly ready to begin its 350-mile trip to a St. Louis-area repair facility.

12/11/2013

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Towboat Leaking Oil in Mississippi River Near Quad Cities

The 144-foot Stephen L. Colby towboat struck something below the water near LeClaire, Iowa Monday afternoon causing it to sink.

11/26/2013

St. Louis Circuit Court (KMOX/file photo)

The Curious Case of Same-Sex Divorces in Missouri Courts

Columbia Attorney Christine Kiefer got married to her same-sex partner in Iowa and is now seeking a divorce. She says there appears to be just one option.

11/12/2013

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Police: Man Shot At Iowa State University Dies

A man who led police Monday on a car chase through Iowa State University that ended with multiple gunshots on campus has died.

11/05/2013

An Iowa college student was amazed when he got back his wallet with an extra $10 and a note. (Getty Images)

Iowa Student Loses Wallet, Gets It Back With Encouraging Note And $10

Iowa State student loses his wallet, a nice woman finds it, sends it back with an encouraging note and $10.

10/17/2013

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Storm Brings Snow, Tornadoes To Great Plains

A storm system that buried parts of Wyoming and South Dakota in heavy, wet snow on Friday also brought powerful thunderstorms packing tornadoes to the Great Plains.

10/05/2013

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Illinois Gaming Board Considers 24-Hour Casinos

The Illinois Gaming Board currently requires casinos to close for at least two hours a day but is considering a plan that would allow owners the option to operate around the clock.

09/10/2013

Iowa law enforcement officials are debating the wisdom of granting gun permits to blind people. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Blind People Granted Gun Permits In Iowa

Iowa law enforcement officials are debating the wisdom of granting gun permits to blind people.

09/09/2013

U.S. Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL), campaigns near cow sculpted in butter at the Iowa State Fair August 7, 2003 in Des Moines, Iowa. Thousands of people attend the annual fair, which has become one of the largest agriculture events in the country. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Animal Welfare Group Vandalizes Iowa Butter Cow

An animal welfare group intent on sending a message in support of veganism hid until closing time then poured red paint over the Iowa State Fair’s butter cow. But the damage was quickly scraped away and visitors never knew the iconic sculpture had been damaged.

08/12/2013

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