Iowa

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

Iowa Library Finds World War I Posters In Attic

A northwest Iowa library is displaying what staff believe are original World War I-era posters hidden for decades in the building’s attic.

08/11/2013

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Mysterious Stomach Bug Hits Illinois

The mysterious stomach bug that has come up in a dozen states has spread to Illinois, but has yet to make it to Missouri.

07/26/2013

Governor of Iowa Terry Branstad speaks during the 2011 Governors Summit of U.S. Chamber of Commerce June 20, 2011 in Washington, DC.   (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Iowa Fires Agent Who Pursued Gov’s Speeding SUV

A veteran Iowa criminal investigator said he was fired Wednesday in retaliation for complaining about the governor’s vehicle speeding through highway traffic, an assertion state officials rejected.

07/18/2013

Sculptor Jim Victor sculpts bikini-clad model Talia Sloboda out of 200 pounds of butter  (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Iowa State Fair Plans Butter Sculpture Of Lincoln

A butter sculpture of President Abraham Lincoln will share the dairy-centric spotlight this year with the world-famous butter cow at the Iowa State Fair.

07/15/2013

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People on April 15, 2013 in Beijing, China. (credit: Andy Wong - Pool/Getty Images)

Trooper Declines To Pull Over Car Going 90 MPH With Iowa Governor As Passenger

A trooper pursued an SUV that was speeding on a highway at 90 mph with Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad inside, but declined to pull the driver over after realizing who was inside, audio recordings released Tuesday indicate.

07/02/2013

TO GO WITH AFP STORY by JOE RAY - FILES

Horse Slaughterhouse Coming to Missouri

The USDA is expected to issue permits for horse-slaughtering facilities in Gallatin, Mo., and in Iowa this week.

07/02/2013

File photo of a coffin.  (credit: Steve McAlister/Getty Images)

Iowa Man Selling Coffin Gets Questions About Bones

An Iowa man’s online classified ad offering an oak coffin for sale neglected to mention the full skeleton inside, so police interrupted the deal and seized the bones.

06/24/2013

The Mississippi River is expected to crest Monday night at 39.8 feet, which is nearly 10 feet above flood stage. (KMOX/ Tanya Sinkovits)

Mississippi River Crests in Midwest As More Rain Looms

The National Weather Service said the river had crested in the St. Louis area and the Illinois towns of Grafton and Alton further north.

06/06/2013

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Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $550 Million

The new jackpot has a $350.1 million cash option. The next drawing is scheduled for Saturday.

05/16/2013

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