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Parents thank customer who protected child during armed robbery

Surveillance video shows how an act of heroism helped protect a 7-year-old girl during an armed robbery at Amazing Styles Beauty Supply.

Man charged with enticing minors under age 13

Police say he was contacting girls via social media.

Multiple-vehicle crash reported I-35 southbound

Traffic is backed up for miles.

Man charged with 18 counts of sexual abuse

While investigating another case, police say they found a video that launched a new investigation.

Layoffs at home care business raided by federal agents in Oct.

The company declined to say home many employees are being let go.

Guns confiscated at Des Moines Airport double over last year

More than 2,100 guns were confiscated nationwide at airports this year.

Des Moines police chief candidates named in city document

Eight candidates have passed examinations to be considered for the job.

Here's when trash will be collected around Christmas

 -- and when you can start throwing away your Christmas tree.

Iowa's unemployment rate dropped in November

The national rate remained at 5.8 percent.

Police say woman confessed to bank robbery

Police say they were acting on an anonymous tip and located Anderson.

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

More than two dozen illnesses have also been reported.

White Christmas? Large storm system forecast next week

Here's what the latest forecast models are showing ...

Board: Superintendent failed 'reasonable effort' to protect students

The superintendent's attorney says there's no evidence to the claims against his client.

12,000 Iowans to get refunds in cellphone co. settlement

The $90 million settlement was over "cramming."

Two Iowa newspapers to close Christmas week

The newspapers say the reason is declining revenue.

7 Iowa colleges, universities on best values list

The list started with nearly 1,200 public and private four-year schools.

Someone dropped strange donation in Red Kettle

It could be worth about $100.

Iowa woman pleads guilty in $100K fake birth

Authorities said she collected more than $100,000 over six years.

Iowa candidate faces sexual assault charge

Police say the man also threatened to choke the woman.

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