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Driver, Student Injured in Iowa Collision of School Buses

LONG GROVE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a driver and a student were injured in a collision of two school buses in eastern Iowa's Scott County. The accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, about two…
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Emergency Alert Reached Some Wrong Phones, Officials Say

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say an emergency alert mistakenly was sent to some wireless phones in eastern Iowa and Polk County. The message sent around 7:30 p.m. Monday read, "Civil Emergency in this…
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Threatening Note Sent to Muslims at Des Moines Center

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A leader of the Islamic Center of Des Moines plans to meet with authorities to discuss a threatening note found in the center's mail. Dr. Samir Shams is president of…
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JC Penney Closing Shop In Oskaloosa & Ottumwa

Oskaloosa and Ottumwa will lose major stores this summer as the JCPenney stores at Penn Central Mall in Oskaloosa and the Quincy Place Mall in Ottumwa will close in June. J.C. Penney announced earlier this…
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West Des Moines Parks Plan Calls For Linking Waterways

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — West Des Moines has unveiled a $32 million parks plan that calls for linking city waterways with a trail loop and include features such an outdoor ice rink and…
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Manhole Covers Sent Flying by Explosions Caused by Fire

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say manhole covers were sent flying by explosions resulting from an underground electrical fire in Sioux City. Firefighters were sent to the scene around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Assistant Fire…
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GOP-led Iowa Senate Approves 20-week Abortion Ban

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Republican-controlled Iowa Senate has approved a bill that would ban most abortions in the state after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The chamber passed the bill Tuesday night and it…
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Former Officer Reaches Plea Deal in Domestic Assault Case

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Court records say a former police officer in northern Iowa has reached a plea deal in his domestic abuse case and wants to change his plea. Thirty-six-year-old Ryan Eskildsen pleaded…
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GOP Lawmakers in Iowa Advance Conservative Wish List

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — About two month into the session, Republicans have moved quickly to capitalize on their control of both legislative chambers, but plenty of work remains as they push through a conservative…
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E.B.F.H.S. Jazz Band Wins Districts

On Saturday, March 4th, the Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont High School Jazz Band placed 1st in class 2A at the South East Iowa Bandmasters Association District Jazz Contest in Iowa City. The 1st and 2nd place…
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