Burned mac and cheese causes evacuation of Iowa Capitol

DES MOINES — A burned bowl of macaroni and cheese caused an evacuation of the Iowa Capitol on Monday morning.

At roughly 11 a.m., Capi ... »

Luerkens makes initial appearance in Marion Hy-Vee stabbing death

CEDAR RAPIDS — Police have surveillance video that shows Nicholas Luerkens stabbing Lynnsey Donald in a Marion grocery store parking lot las ... »

Grassley wants ‘spirit’ of whistleblower laws followed

CEDAR RAPIDS — Sen. Chuck Grassley gave a vigorous defense of whistleblower protections he has championed, including legislation that would ... »

Ground Floor: Marion woman wants to share her Disney dreams with others

Nicole Riley long has been enchanted by the vacation experience that Walt Disney World provides.

Riley first visited Walt Disney World more t ... »

Third suspect arrested in University of Iowa dorm burglaries

IOWA CITY — The third suspect is a rash of dorm room burglaries on the University of Iowa campus has been arrested.

According to jail ... »

Scottie Pippen’s daughter arrested for urinating in Iowa City hotel lobby

IOWA CITY — The daughter of former Chicago Bulls all-star Scottie Pippen was arrested Sunday morning for urinating in a hotel lobby.

A ... »

Time Machine: The Majestic

CEDAR RAPIDS — In April 1908, Alice M. Faulkes, widow of Gazette owner and editor Fred W. Faulkes, and Malcolm V. Bolton, a real estate brok ... »

In Iowa: Too much stuff

My co-worker Liz Zabel reported a story in last Sunday’s Gazette on ... »

‘Schoolhouse brew’ teaches bevy of lessons

MARION — Once a week, the staff at Oak Ridge Middle School is treated to drinks and baked goods, courtesy of about 12 students in the school ... »

Man arrested, charged with Hiawatha stabbing

HIAWATHA — A Cedar Rapids man has been charged in connection with a stabbing earlier this month.

Police say 23-year-old Jesse Davis is ... »

Central Iowa school getting ‘positive vibes’ from teacher leadership changes

PLEASANT HILL — Teachers and administrators at Southeast Polk School District told Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday a $2.2 million state grant ... »

UI Libraries restoring thousands of flood-damaged relics

Employees with the National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids expected to get up to a couple feet of water during the flood of 2008 ... »

Newstrack: Shining a brighter light on city streets


Alliant Energy had been studying replacing the high-pressure sodium light bulb casting a yellowish-orange glow on downtowns and re ... »

Express bus service between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City planned for 2017

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Department of Transportation has announced provisional plans for express bus service between Cedar Rapids and Iowa C ... »

Capitol Ideas: Neighboring states leaving Iowa in the slow lane

DES MOINES — Iowa is at risk of getting left in the dust, but lawmakers aren’t showing much concern.

Nebraska has raised its in ... »