Iowa Reports New Bird Flu Turkey Case In Pocahontas CountyIowa agriculture officials say an additional turkey farm in Pocahontas County has tested positive for bird flu. If confirmed, the case will be the third in that county. The case brings the Iowa total to 64 farms with bird flu.
$1M Powerball Prize Claimed In Iowa With Taped-Back-Together TicketA Des Moines man has claimed his $1 million Powerball prize with a taped-back-together ticket. Iowa Lottery officials say Pete Kemp showed up Monday to claim his prize. Five numbers on his repaired ticket matched five numbers drawn Saturday night: 24, 29, 38, 48 and 52.
Iowa Governor Declares State Of Emergency In Response To Bird FluA state of emergency was declared Friday by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with nearly 17 million chickens and turkeys dead, dying or scheduled to be euthanized due to a widening bird flu outbreak.
Bird Flu Confirmed At Iowa Farm With 5.3 Million ChickensUp to 5.3 million hens at an Iowa farm must be destroyed after the highly infectious and deadly bird flu virus was confirmed, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.
Police: Iowa Man's Stolen Bag Of Dog Poop Was Worth $1Police say someone who attempted to steal a truck parked outside a Des Moines home instead took a bag of dog poop. The Des Moines Police Department responded to a report of an attempted burglary around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Water, Air Quality Concerns Heighten Conflict With Pig FarmsFrom Washington state to North Carolina, federal lawsuits are challenging the efficient, profitable livestock industry to change its ways. The arguments found in the suits are based on studies that increasingly show the impact phosphorous, nitrate and bacteria from fertilizer and accumulated manure have on lakes and rivers as well as air pollution that may be harmful to respiratory health.
Being Uninsured In America Will Cost You MoreBeing uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015. It's the first year all taxpayers have to report to the Internal Revenue Service whether they had health insurance for the previous year, as required under President Barack Obama's law. Those who were uninsured face fines, unless they qualify for one of about 30 exemptions, most of which involve financial hardships.
Iowa Man Fired After Filming Speeding School VanAn Iowa man who says he caught a Dubuque school van speeding while transporting students has been fired by a lawn care company.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar To Address Iowa Democrats Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar will give the keynote address at the Iowa Democratic Party's annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner, the state party organization announced Tuesday.
Mom Clobbers Man In Iowa Following Toaster Pastry IncidentA woman has assaulted a Des Moines man who tossed a toaster pastry and wrapper onto the woman's 2-year-old child in her car. The Des Moines Register reports the incident occurred around 8:25 p.m. Tuesday at a Des Moines convenience store.
5 Free Things To Do In Des MoinesNestled in the middle of Iowa, surrounded by miles of rolling hills green with corn and soybeans, is the capital city of Des Moines. A metropolis that's experienced a popularity surge in recent years thanks to new businesses and housing opportunities, Des Moines has plenty of activities that will be kind to your wallet.
Fire Claims Former Iowa Department Store Building A massive fire swept through a more than century-old building that was being renovated in downtown Des Moines early Saturday morning, causing its upper floors to collapse and authorities to close down numerous streets. No one was injured, but Assistant City Manager Matt Anderson told the Des Moines Register that the former Younkers department store building, which dates to 1899, cannot be salvaged and will have to be demolished.
Jim Mill Straddles Two 'Wild' TeamsIt's three-plus hours south of the Xcel Energy Center. Des Moines Iowa hardly strikes you as a hockey hot bed, but it's the ideal partner for the Minnesota Wild.
Minnesota Man Wins New Trial In Sex Abuse Case The Iowa Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for a Minnesota man who had been convicted of sexual abuse of a girl in Knoxville in 2012.
Former Gopher Matson Keeps NHL Dream AliveTyler Matson spent some golden years as a Golden Gopher. "Unbelievable experience," Matson said. "Playing for Don Lucia, the Gophers and being in Minnesota and being a Minnesota kid … you want to play there." His current residence is just over three hours south in Des Moines, where he plays for the Wild's AHL team – the Iowa Wild. Interstate 35W and a whole bunch of players are between him and the big club.