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Officials find bullying, inappropriate messages on school laptops

Ames Middle School officials said students can no longer use a chat function on their new laptops due to bullying and sexually inappropriate messages.

Driver sees school van going more than 80 mph

A school staff member was driving students to a conference in Des Moines.

Witness: MidAmerican crew helps lift truck off trapped man

A power company crew may have saved the life of a man trapped under a truck Thursday afternoon.

Health clinics busy with what’s going around

Upper respiratory illnesses have starting making their way around workplaces and schools across the country and in central Iowa.

City approves new ordinance on hunting coyotes

The City Council voted unanimously in favor of the new ordinance Wednesday.

Woman dies from injuries in single-vehicle crash

Authorities say a 67-year-old woman has died in a single-vehicle crash

Iowa regents may freeze tuition for 3rd straight year

Key members of the governing board of Iowa's three public universities say they want to table a proposed 1.75 percent tuition increase and freeze rates for the third year.

Iowans may qualify for $122,000 in refunds from Amazon

Online retailor Amazon has agreed to refund Iowa customers over issues regarding a subscription service.

Halloween 2014: Beggars' night list

Times for trick-or-treat beggars' nights and other Halloween events.

UPDATE: 1 arrested, 1 hospitalized in shooting

Marion County authorities are on the scene of a shooting investigation in Knoxville, Iowa.

East High to honor students on delayed Senior Night

East High School has rescheduled Senior Night after the school was forced to cancel the football game last Friday night.

Iowan cleared of theft charge files libel suit

An Iowa woman whose theft case was dismissed has filed a lawsuit against her former employer, alleging libel and slander.

Raygun gets royal treatment from baseball fans

Raygun, the popular T-shirt shop in Des Moines, is seeing a ton of new business in Kansas City.

Man in standoff sentenced for 10th drug conviction

A 44-year-old man involved in an Iowa standoff has been given nearly 32 years in prison for his 10th federal drug conviction.

Owners of closed group home arrested

The owners of a closed elder group home have been arrested on several charges, including neglect and abandonment of a dependent person.

Iowa regents to discuss 1.75% tuition, fee hike

The governing board for Iowa's three public universities will discuss a plan that would raise tuition and fees by 1.75 percent next school year.

Democrats say Gov. Terry Branstad failed to keep promises

Gov. Terry Branstad said he kept his promises to voters, but Democrats disagree.

Woman walks off more than 200 pounds at the airport

A Des Moines airport employee has been struggling with her health for years, but now she's turning it all around one step at a time.

Iowa DNR investigates mountain lion sighting

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is warning people to stay away from potentially dangerous wildlife after a woman said she spotted a cougar.

Two arrested in connection with child's death

Authorities with the Des Moines Police Department said Brian Lee Garrett, 26, and Deanthony Luther Clark, 33, were arrested in connection with the August death of a 4-month-old child.

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