Iowa

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

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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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More Rain Causes Rivers To Rise

Combined with heavy rain the previous weekend and two big snows in the weeks before that, all the water is causing rivers to rise.

03/18/2013

File photo of an Emergency sign at a hospital.  (Credit: Thinkstock)

Iowa City Police Officer Helps Deliver Baby After Pulling Over Speeding Vehicle

An Iowa City police officer pulled over a speeding SUV – then helped the driver and his passenger deliver a baby.

03/15/2013

File photo of some of the damage left by a recent tornado. (credit: Getty Images)

Study: Tornado Survivors More Optimistic, Less Prepared For Future Storms

Though a person’s optimism following a natural disaster doesn’t tend to wane, a person’s ability to improve emergency preparedness efforts is still weak in the wake of a disaster.

03/07/2013

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Bacon Enthusiasts To Converge In Iowa For Festival

Thousands of people are gathering in Des Moines to celebrate all things bacon.

02/09/2013

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Mo. Lawmaker Draws Support For Drone Spy Ban

A House committee heard testimony on legislation by Rep. Casey Guernsey that would outlaw the use of unmanned aircraft to conduct surveillance.

02/05/2013

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Iowa Brokerage Head Gets 50 Years For $215M Theft

A judge sentenced Peregrine Financial Group Inc. founder Russ Wasendorf Sr. to 50 years in prison on Thursday for stealing $215 million from investors over 20 years in what a prosecutor called the biggest fraud in Iowa history.

01/31/2013

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USDA: Illinois Drops To No. 4 in Corn Production

Iowa still solidly led the pack with 1.87 billion bushels, followed by Minnesota’s 1.37 billion and Nebraska’s 1.29 billion.

01/11/2013

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