Iowa

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

Getty/William Thomas Cain

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

File photo of tornado damage. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Iowa Set To Break Record For Longest Stretch Without Tornado

Iowa is about to tie a state record for the longest stretch without a reported tornado.

05/14/2013

Large timber floats down the Mississippi River, collecting near the Eads Bridge on the St. Louis riverfront in St. Louis on April 23, 2013. Forcasters expect the river to rise to about 35 feet at St. Louis, 15 feet over flood stage with a crest expected on April 24. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

May Forecast Calls for Rain, Below-Average Temperatures

As we look forward to warming up and drying out, Mother Nature may not be on the same page.

05/06/2013

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

More Rain, Snow Could Lead to More Flooding

Some towns in the stretch of river from Quincy, Ill., to Grafton, Ill., reached 10-12 feet above flood stage.

04/22/2013

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