Sweet Surprise: Sprinter Van Donated To Krispy Kreme EntrepreneurThe surprises just keep coming for Jayson Gonzales, the young entrepreneur who drives who drives to Iowa for Krispy Kreme donuts and re-sells them in Minnesota.
After Shutting Down Jayson Gonzales, Krispy Kreme Is Now Helping The Young EntrepreneurKrispy Kreme has given its blessing to the Minnesota college student who has been driving to Iowa to buy and then re-sell donuts.
Man In Gym Program Fraud Case Must Repay Victims $8MAn Iowa health coach accused of defrauding more than 100 people out of millions of dollars by getting them to invest in a gym and fitness program has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison and must pay more than $8 million in restitution to his victims. A judge sentenced Mark Alan Blankespoor of Pella on Friday. He had pleaded guilty to wire fraud in June.
Sheriff: Iowa Gender Reveal Party Explosion Was Stunt Gone Fatally AwryAuthorities say an Iowa family's attempt at a gender reveal party for a soon-to-be-born baby went horribly wrong when a homemade device that was meant to discharge colored powder instead exploded like a pipe bomb, killing a 56-year-old relative.
Richard Dennehey Charged After Iowa Chase, Squad Car CrashA Minnesota man faces multiple charges after a weekend chase in Iowa in which he allegedly crashed into a county sheriff's squad car.
9-Year-Old Boy Dies, 4 Hurt In Crash In Northern IowaA 9-year-old boy died and four other people were hurt after a two-vehicle crash in northern Iowa over the weekend. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the crash happened in Rudd, Iowa, on Saturday morning.
New Poll Shows Most Dem Candidates Would Defeat Trump In Minnesota, Including KlobucharConsidering Klobuchar's history of landslide wins in Minnesota, her showing in this poll is not that surprising. However, Klobuchar has struggled to emerge from the bottom of most polls.
Northern Iowa Puppy Mill Owner Found Guilty Of Animal NeglectBarbara Kavars, 66, of Manly, was found guilty Friday of 14 counts of misdemeanor animal neglect in connection with the operation of a puppy mill.
'It Feels Like Things Are Completely Off The Rails': In Iowa, Sen. Klobuchar Sounds Off Against Trump"They are in the middle of a slaughter in Syria, trying to now negotiate themselves out of a problem that was entirely of their making."
Botched Miranda Warning Excludes Statements In Tibbetts CasePart of the case against a former farmhand charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts appears to be in jeopardy because of a botched Miranda warning. The Des Moines Register reports that prosecutors have agreed to exclude some statements that 25-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera reportedly made to police.
$8.5M-Plus Wagered In Iowa's First Month Of Sports BettingMore than $8.5 million was wagered at 13 participating casinos in Iowa's first month of sports betting. Ames station WOI reports that figures release by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission show the state reaped nearly $146,000 in tax revenue from the wagers on sports events.
Iowa Becomes 11th State In US To Allow Sports GamblingIowa is the only Midwestern state with legalized sports betting. Indiana is set to start next month, and Illinois has approved it but could be several months away from startup because rules are still being drafted.
Iowa Pastor Accused Of Abusing 2 Girls Arrested In Minnesota Authorities in Minnesota have arrested an Iowa pastor on charges that he sexually assaulted two girls at a home in Omaha, Nebraska.
Elizabeth Warren Wows In Iowa As Candidates' Sprint To Caucuses Begins The chant — "2 cents, 2 cents, 2 cents" — started in the back of a crowd that packed sidewalks at the Iowa State Fair. Elizabeth Warren, basking in the spontaneous adulation of her proposed wealth tax, prompted roars with her call for the ultra-wealthy to "pitch in 2 cents so everybody gets a chance to make it."
Democratic Presidential Candidates Blame Trump, NRA For Inaction On GunsDemocratic presidential candidates on Saturday placed responsibility for inaction on gun violence in the hands of President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association.