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Mexico deports more Central Americans than the US

June 19, 2015 MEXICO CITY — Mexico now deports more Central American migrants than the United States, a dramatic shift since the U.S. more »»

UNICEF: 129 children killed in South Sudan fighting in May

June 19, 2015 JUBA, South Sudan — At least 129 children were killed, with boys castrated and girls raped, during a government offensive against rebels last month in South Sudan, according to the U.N. more »»

Hospital continues growing amid changing landscape

June 18, 2015 Central Iowa Healthcare CEO John Hughes said despite talk of budget shortages, the organization’s investments and revenue are “not only growing ... “We’re exploding,” he said. more »»

Former city clerk charged

June 18, 2015 GARWIN — The former city clerk of Garwin is facing felony charges after being accused of stealing more than $560,000 from the city. more »»

Corn Carnival to feature new events and old traditions

June 18, 2015 GLADBROOK — Fireworks, arm wrestling and a Grand Parade are among the many events scheduled for the 2015 Corn Carnival next week. The Corn Carnival is the annual festival in Gladbrook. more »»

Woman raising awareness about Alzheimer’s

June 18, 2015 TOLEDO — Picture this. It’s a Saturday morning. You get in your car to go visit your favorite aunt. You arrive at your her house, get out of your car, walk up the sidewalk and ring the doorbel. more »»

Movies in the Park offers free family fun

June 18, 2015 For people who remember the tradition of going to drive-in movies, the third annual “Movies in the Park” is styled in much the same way. more »»

USDA program promotes plant-based products

June 18, 2015 DES MOINES — A program designed to promote ethanol and biodiesel fuels will be expanded to companies using plant-based plastic, rubber and fiber in manufacturing products such as bottles and... more »»

Grassley sends Iowa police shooting complaint to US attorney

June 18, 2015 BURLINGTON — Sen. Chuck Grassley has asked a U.S. attorney to consider whether the federal government should investigate an Iowa police officer’s accidental killing of a woman. more »»

Camp for people with special needs opens after May fire

June 18, 2015 SHERRILL — An eastern Iowa camp for those with special needs has opened despite a fire last month that caused extensive damage to a main building. more »»

Bush in Iowa: ‘I don’t think we should politicize our faith’

June 18, 2015 WASHINGTON — Jeb Bush cautioned against blending politics and religion Wednesday, signaling he will not necessarily heed the pope or pander to social conservatives on policy in his campaign for the... more »»

Syrian rebels advance near Golan; Damascus shelling kills 33

June 18, 2015 BEIRUT — Syrian rebels launched a wide-ranging offensive against government positions near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday, after shelling in and around Damascus killed at least 33... more »»

Runaway tiger kills man in Tbilisi after flood damages zoo

June 18, 2015 TBILISI, Georgia — A tiger that broke loose after severe flooding at the Tbilisi Zoo mauled a man to death in the Georgian capital before being shot by police Wednesday, a day after officials said... more »»

Garwin audit: More than $500K improperly spent

June 17, 2015 GARWIN — A report released Tuesday afternoon by the state auditor says a special investigation of the City of Garwin shows $562,090 of improper or unsupported disbursements have been found over the... more »»

Helpful safety tips for the great outdoors

June 17, 2015 With the first day of summer arriving on Sunday, warmer weather and school being out until the fall increases the number of people out enjoying the great outdoors. more »»

Sexual assault prevention the focus of ACCESS

June 17, 2015 Sexual assault prevention is the message of a four-day program by Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and Support, which will take place next month Sexual assault is defined by Iowa law as “any se... more »»



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