Branstad names Wise new Iowa Department of Education director

DES MOINES — The man second-in-charge of the Iowa Department of Education was promoted Tuesday to replace former director Brad Buck, who bec ... »

Shigella cases rise to 190 in Linn County

The number of shigella cases are still rising in Linn County. But public health officials said new cases are appearing at a slower pace.

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Survey: Nearly one in three Americans owns a gun

By Kathryn Doyle, Reuters Health

Almost a third of American adults own a gun, but the rate varies widely by state and tops out at almost 62 p ... »

Kernels knock off Wisconsin

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. — The Cedar Rapids Kernels got strong starting pitching from Sam Gibbons and went on to top the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, ... »

Host of new Iowa laws taking effect Wednesday

DES MOINES — Iowa cities will have liability protection against sledding accidents on municipal property and Iowans who drink alcoholic beve ... »

Johnson County Attorney: Turning over Shao case to Chinese was difficult, but necessary

IOWA CITY — Earlier this month, Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness and law enforcement had to turn over the evidence they had gathered in ... »

Republican Christie launches 2016 bid, promises straight talk

LIVINGSTON, N.J., — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie formally launched his 2016 presidential run on Tuesday, vowing to bridge the partisan ... »

Department of Justice report cites missteps by police during Ferguson unrest

Police responding to race-related protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer made a series of missteps, including antagonizing crowds wi ... »

Sinkhole into I-380 beer cave widens to 5’ after recent storms

CEDAR RAPIDS — Mother Nature thwarted plans to probe into a beer cave near Interstate 380 on Monday.

Eroding ground near the cave from ... »

A year after son’s death in C.R. flash flooding, father seeks to prevent future tragedies

CEDAR RAPIDS — Today marks the last of a year of firsts for Mark Blake that no one would wish on any parent.

A first Thanksgiving and ... »

Free summer meals available to Iowa kids in need

CEDAR RAPIDS — By the end of this summer, the Iowa Department of Education expects to distribute a million meals and snacks to kids in Iowa ... »

Battle of prep baseball unbeatens could take place Tuesday

Lisbon and Van Buren, both in Class 1A, are the final two undefeated prep baseball teams in the state this season.

At least one will go down ... »

Kennedy, Linn-Mar battle to a draw

MARION — A coach ejected. A 2-hour-plus opener, in regulation, even. A lightning-shortened nightcap.

Just another wild, wacky n ... »

Springville student heads to Naval Academy

The moment Andrew Lorimer found out he was accepted into his dream college wasn’t exactly what he had imagined.

Instead of celebrating ... »

Jason Day added to Zach Johnson Foundation Classic

Next Monday’s Zach Johnson Foundation Classic will have the deepest and most-decorated field in its 5-year history.

Jason Day, ... »