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Photos: Beard growing contest at 2018 Iowa State Fair

2018 Iowa State Fair Queen Haily Swan admires Ankney’s Ric Kennedy beard during the Iowa State Fair Beard Growing Contest at Pioneer Hall Tuesday, …

Iowa

Iowa official defends ban on Democratic veterans group from parade, says decision 'is not about politics'

CLOSE<p>Reynolds addresses accusations from Democrats who served in the military saying they were barred from the veterans' parade at the Iowa State …

Iowa

Podcast: Bote-mania has helped save Cubs’ season

If you didn’t know who David Bote was before Sunday night’s Cubs-Nationals game, you probably do now.<p>The unthinkable happened Sunday night when the …

Chicago Cubs

Creston police officer fatally shoots man in park

An officer with the Creston Police Department shot and killed a man overnight Monday after the man “advanced quickly” toward officers, the Iowa …

Iowa

'It's heart-wrenching': People are dumping unwanted dogs in an Iowa forest

CLOSE<p>A security camera caught someone dumping their dog just east of Springfield.<p>When Amy Heinz looked into the depths of an eastern Iowa forest, she …

Iowa

Des Moines Roosevelt football is pumped for the 2018 season

Get the news<p>Subscribe Today<p>Log In<p>Subscribed, but don't have a login?<p>Activate your digital access.<p>CLOSE<p>Desmond Alexander and Jamie Spinks discuss why …

Iowa

AeromatiCo Machine Aims To Take Composting Mainstream

Maybe more people would compost if it wasn’t so dirty and smelly. Maybe they’d be interested in a compost machine called AeromatiCo. It looks like a blue rain barrel. But the “life-giving liquid” it makes is great for all kinds of plants, says co-creator Ann Paxton.<p>Paxton’s husband Dan Scott came …

Composting

Alien abduction: 45 years after alleged UFO encounter, Mississippi man breaks his silence

CLOSE<p>On October 11, 1973, Calvin Parker, Jr and Charles Hickson reported being abducted by aliens in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Decades later, in a …

Paranormal

Avenatti's 'swagger' stirs Iowa Democrats

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — The man known to most Americans as a porn star's lawyer may never formally enter the presidential race. But as he dipped his toe into the 2020 waters here this weekend, Michael Avenatti may have at least jump-started a debate that could prove critical to the party: To beat Trump, …

Politics

Michael Avenatti Releases Political Platform for Possible 2020 Run

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer wants to run as a Democrat, supports Medicare for All, but does not want to see ICE abolished.<p>Michael Avenatti, attorney for …

Michael Avenatti

Leistikow: Iowa's backup QB derby is competitive, complex ... and comical

CLOSE<p>Iowa redshirt freshman Peyton Mansell tells the story of the first time he tried to take a snap under center during a live 9-on-7 drill last …

Iowa

Watch this puppet rock out to Cannibal Corpse

Have you ever seen a death metal puppet show? A viral video showing a headbanging, guitar-playing puppet rocking out to Florida-based gore-core …

Death Metal

Maryland officials take responsibility for Jordan McNair's death, say trainers made mistakes

CLOSE<p>USA TODAY Sports' Dan Wolken on the allegations that head coach DJ Durkin created a toxic culture at Maryland that led to a player's …

University of Maryland

YouTube TV now available in 100 markets across the U.S.

Launched in early 2017, YouTube TV in the past year has added more channels and premium add-ons, while dealing with notable outages. Google today announced that its cord-cutting solution is now available in 100 cities across the country.<p>Today’s three launches that bring YouTube TV to its 100th …

YouTube TV

Want to broadcast Iowa high school sports postseason events? Here’s how.

CLOSE<p>In 2018, 34 Iowa high school wrestlers earned All-American honors at the Cadet and Junior Freestyle and Greco-Roman National Championships in …

High School Sports

Teens used fishing line, tree limbs to block bikers on Wabash trail, officials say

Pottawattamie County officials have arrested three teenagers who they say placed debris on the Wabash bike trail and strung fishing line across the …

Iowa

Linn County, Polk County lead Iowa in traffic deaths

Just Now<p>DES MOINES, Iowa- There have been 185 fatalities on Iowa roads so far this year. The Iowa State Patrol has a map on display at the Iowa State …

Iowa

These are the abandoned dogs that lived in an Iowa forest

Get the news<p>Subscribe Today<p>Log In<p>Subscribed, but don't have a login?<p>Activate your digital access.<p>CLOSE<p>AHeinz57 rescued seven dogs who were dumped by …

Iowa

Libertarian Porter hopes 2018 solidifies party's major status

(Des Moines) -- While saying it's unlikely he will win, the Libertarian candidate for governor in Iowa hopes the 2018 election helps his party gain …

Government

Toddler dies after mom leaves him alone in bathtub, sheriff's office says

Authorities said a toddler died after his mother left him alone in a bathtub last week in Guthrie County.<p>In a news release, the Guthrie County …

Iowa

Iowa State Fair displays 600-pound butter cow

Running from August 9 through August 19 this year, the Iowa State Fair is full of fascinating food, including the completely ridiculous salad on a …

Iowa

Mollie Tibbetts is still missing after nearly 4 weeks; investigators hope a website will help in the search

<b>(CNN) —</b> Investigators on Monday rolled out an interactive website to help in the search for a missing Iowa college student who disappeared nearly four weeks ago.<p>Mollie Tibbetts, 20, was last seen jogging on the evening of July 18 in the small community of Brooklyn, Iowa, an hour east of Des Moines, …

Iowa

Nebraska’s first execution by lethal injection to use opioid fentanyl to kill Carey Dean Moore

Nebraska plans to execute Carey Dean Moore on Tuesday in the state’s first death by lethal injection.<p>Moore, 60, has served 38 years on death row for …

Death Row

Iowa News Headlines Tuesday, August 14, 2018

(Des Moines, IA) -- The acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency met privately with Iowa commodity group leaders at the Iowa State …

Iowa

Here's Best, Worst Cities In VA, DC For Raising A Family

The apartment-finding service Zumper ranked the largest cities based on 10 key factors. See how Virginia's cities and DC fared.<p>VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — A …

Virginia Beach

Iowa Eight football: Waverly-Shell Rock DE Mosai Newsom

Get the news<p>Subscribe Today<p>Log In<p>Subscribed, but don't have a login?<p>Activate your digital access.<p>CLOSE<p>Iowa Eight football: Waverly-Shell Rock …

Iowa

IOWA FOOTBALL POSITION PREVIEWS: LINEBACKER

The Hawkeyes are replacing 3 starters, including an All-American. What can Iowa fans expect?Linebacker is one of those position groups under the Kirk …

College Football

Paul Manafort bank and tax fraud trial moves to final arguments as defense lawyers rest

CLOSE<p>The defense in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's tax and fraud trial has rested its case without calling any witnesses. AP's Chad …

Paul Manafort

7 Ways the Senate Can Spend the Rest of August

A few real problems have bubbled up while senators were away<p>OPINION — Welcome back to the grind, senators and staff. If you were only watching cable …

Politics

The Most Insane State Fair Foods

Aug 14, 2018<p>It is Fair season, and it is the yearly competition among States to come up with the craziest foods they can. Here are a few</b> …

Deep Frying