Iowa Includes Chronic Pain As Condition For Legal MarijuanaA state board has approved a measure that expands the number of medical conditions that can legally be treated by medical marijuana in Iowa, but rejected several other conditions. The Des Moines Register reports that the Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Board voted Friday to allow those with chronic pain to have legal access to medical marijuana.
Heavy Rains Cause Flash Flooding In Des Moines AreaRescuers had to help several people who became stuck in their cars after the water rose around them, and at least one car caught fire after an electrical wire fell on it.
Homicides In Des Moines At Highest Rate Since 1978The 25 homicides last year in Iowa's largest city is the greatest amount since 1978, when 27 people were killed.
Man Accused Of Killing Girlfriend In Iowa Arrested Near Canadian BorderAuthorities say customs officials near the Canadian border have taken into custody a man suspected of fatally shooting his girlfriend in a suburb of Des Moines.
Iowa Mom Charged After Baby Dies On Changing TableAuthorities have charged the mother of an infant who died on a changing table in Des Moines.
Iowa Man Praised Police Before Fatally Shooting 2Days before he allegedly killed two Iowa police officers, Scott Michael Greene sent a note to one of their departments apologizing for prior run-ins, saying his "dark days" were over and praising police as "absolute heroes."
Iowa Boy, 14, Shot In The HeadPolice are investigating the shooting of a 14-year-old boy in Des Moines.
Des Moines Airport To Spend $100K On Potty Room For Service DogsDes Moines airport officials will have to spend up to $100,000 to build a room for service dogs to relieve themselves inside the terminal.
1 Dead, 1 Injured In Car Crash In Des MoinesAuthorities say an Iowa man was killed and another was injured in an early morning car crash. Des Moines police say they were called to the single vehicle crash around 2:40 a.m. Sunday.
Report: Des Moines Gay Bar VandalizedA gay bar has been vandalized again in Des Moines' East Village district. The Blazing Saddle co-owner Chris Bullen says a security recording shows a man tossing rocks and breaking a window a little after 4 a.m. Thursday. No injuries have been reported. The replacement window will cost a little under $200.
Iowa High School Opens 2 Gender-Neutral Bathrooms For Students, StaffA Des Moines public high school has opened two gender-neutral bathrooms for students and staffers. Theodore Roosevelt High School principal Kevin Biggs said Tuesday that two staff-only, single-toilet bathrooms no longer have symbols for males or females.
First Case Of Zika Virus Reported In IowaThe Department of Public Health announced Friday that the female victim, who wasn't named, tested positive for the virus. The agency says she's between 61 and 80 years old and had traveled in Central America, where the disease is being transmitted.
Iowa Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting 2-Month-OldA man in southern Iowa has been charged with sexually assaulting a 2-month-old girl.
Clinton, Sanders Have Tight Race In Iowa; O'Malley OutHillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were locked in a tight battle in Iowa's leadoff presidential caucuses Monday as the two rivals offered Americans a stark choice between political pragmatism and revolution. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, unable to turn it into a three-way race, ended his quest for the nomination.
Election 2016 Gets Underway With Iowa's Kick Off CaucusesAfter a long year of campaigning, Republican and Democratic presidential candidates face voters for the first time, battling in Iowa Monday for a boost toward the White House — or in many cases, simply a reason to stay in the race.