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Candidates focus on undecided voters in Granite State

Candidates have packed schedules, and they're holding back-to-back events while time is running out.

Police rule out anything criminal in business leader's death

Police said they are investigating David Hurd's death as a suicide. 

NFL to review concussion protocol

The league announced it will re-examine it at this year's combine later this month.

County convention delegates shift after caucus review

The Iowa Democratic Party is shifting its count of county convention delegates after a review of Monday night's caucusing.

Body found after firefighters extinguish fire Saturday

The fire was reported shortly after 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Documents show Iowa has backlog of criminal appeal cases

The agency has warned the state about staffing issues for years.

Prominent Des Moines businessman dies, officials confirm

Des Moines police said the incident appears to be a suicide.

Small town general store in jeopardy after owner dies of cancer

The tight-knit community is pitching in to help save the store. 

Metro economy benefits from annual state bowling tournament

Thousands of bowlers from across the state are raking in big dollars to help the Des Moines economy.

Dem Party chairwoman receives flack for 'hypocritical' tweet

The Democrats have received a lot of criticism for their debate schedule. 

Study to look at effects of Iowa sand mine expansion

One study will look at the effects of Iowa sand mine expansion. 

Westerfield man pleads guilty to sexually abusing girl

A Westfield man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a young girl.

Water in southwestern Iowa town of Elliott declared safe

Officials have declared the water in the southwest Iowa town of Elliott safe to drink.

Man returned to Iowa after 16 years on lam sent to prison

A man who fled the country 16 years ago to avoid prosecution for sexually abusing two girls has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Iowa man accused of tossing tomatoes at Trump to stand trial

An Iowa City man accused of throwing two tomatoes at GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump will stand trial in the case.

Police seek suspect in Des Moines stabbing, robbery

Des Moines police are still searching for a suspect in the stabbing of a man during a robbery.

Association honors work by Iowa newspapers

The award was announced at the association's Awards Banquet during the INA 2016 Convention and Trade Show held Feb. 3-5 in Des Moines.

Iowa couple celebrates 80 years of marriage

The couple started dating when they were high school students. 

New security coming to downtown's Court Avenue District

The announcements were made Friday.

Former Gov. Culver convenes Medicaid privatization meetings

Culver's meetings are scheduled for Tuesday in Coralville and Cedar Rapids.

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