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AP Newsminute 1-17-14

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Weather officials are monitoring roads as blizzard conditions hit a portion of Iowa. The National Weather Service says snow showers and strong winds are expected to cause blowing snow that will reduce visibility to whiteout conditions. Officials are warning drivers of hazardous travel conditions. WAUKEE, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa

AP Newsminute 1-17-14

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Governor Terry Branstad says he is “energized” and ready to run for an unprecedented sixth term in office. The 67-year-old Republican governor announced his bid for re-election last night before several hundred supporters at a conference center in West Des

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Traffic fatalities Down In 2013

One month ago, law enforcement officials had high hopes that the state would post fewer than 300 traffic fatalities in a single year for the first time in over seven decades. Unfortunately, that won’t happen. Iowa State Patrol spokesperson Sergeant Scott Bright says the traffic death toll for the year rose to 315 last week.

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Iowa Red Cross Volunteers Kept Busy In 2013

The Iowa chapter of the American Red Cross is wrapping up a busy 2013. It was a year of deadly tornadoes, fierce wildfires, and destructive floods around the United States. The regional communication officer for the Red Cross, Kara Kelly, says nearly 16-hundred (1,600) Iowans volunteered to help recovery efforts. However, most of the volunteer

Ames clinic gives injured animals new purpose

AMES, Iowa (AP) — A clinic at Iowa State University is working to help injured wildlife animals and give others new purpose through education. The Wildlife Care Clinic at Iowa State University’s Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center takes in injured animals and helps them get well enough for release. If a creature’s injuries are too severe,

Iowa car crash sends several people to hospital

DUNKERTON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a two-vehicle crash in Black Hawk County has sent several people to the hospital. The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened Friday night at an intersection near Dunkerton. Authorities say one of the vehicles failed to obey a traffic control device and struck the other vehicle.

GOP governors defend edge over Democrats in 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans swept into governorships on a tea-party fueled wave of discontent four years ago, taking over statehouses long governed by Democrats with promises of conservative economic and social policy makeovers. In states across the Midwest and Southwest, GOP governors followed through on those promises, winning far-reaching changes in labor, budget

Iowa pharmacist tackles suspect in store robbery

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A Council Bluffs pharmacist has been credited with tackling a man accused of trying to steal prescription painkillers. The Council Bluffs Police Department says Bill Shipley tackled 33-year-old Kelton Houts Friday afternoon after Houts entered Union Pharmacy and demanded OxyContin. At some point Shipley tackled Houts, and the pair scuffled

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