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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.

See how new melting technologies work

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

Iowa mother pregnant with rare set of twins

The woman said she never expected she'd be spending eight weeks of her pregnancy in the hospital.

Man who rescued veteran from fire: 'It was a call of duty'

A man who helped rescue a Vietnam veteran from a fire Monday said he’s not a hero.

Senate committee OKs bill on texting while driving

A Senate committee has approved a bill that would expand language on a texting while driving ban.

Panel OKs bill giving parents control over kids' gun access

Younger children could use guns with their parents' approval under a bill approved by a House panel.

Longtime owner sells iconic restaurant

The longtime owner of an iconic restaurant has sold the eatery after nearly 40 years of it being in the family name.  

Witness recalls finding child’s body in Casey Frederiksen’s trial

Opening statements started Tuesday in the trial for a man accused of killing his former girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter.

Iowa DOT pushing to change dangerous intersection

The Iowa DOT says that new video shows exactly why a divisive interchange is necessary.

What state leaders are saying about proposed cannabis oil bill

The battle to expand Iowa's cannabis oil program continues at the Iowa Capitol.

Bill would expand medical marijuana in Iowa

The legislation would make medical marijuana available to people with a number of chronic diseases, including cancer, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

Tesla to open 8 electric charging stations in Iowa

Tesla officials say the Supercharger stations are the first of its kind in Iowa.

Transportation board considering reopening Buddy Holly crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has agreed to consider reopening the investigation into the Iowa plane crash that killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, and pilot Roger Peterson.

New Microsoft data center taking shape in Iowa

For commuters on Highway 5, it's impossible to miss.

Man accused of killing 97-year-old will use insanity defense

The attorney for a 19-year-old accused of fatally beating a 97-year-old Des Moines man says his client will use an insanity defense.

Kindergarten teacher accused of improperly touching child

An Iowa kindergarten teacher is facing a criminal charge following accusations he inappropriately touched a child under the age of 14.

Detective: Emotional toll outweighs monetary value in adoption scams

Police said this isn't the first time the woman is accused of scamming prospective adoptive parents.

Small Iowa town attracts major music gigs

Big names are stopping by Iowa this summer.

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