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Prime chance in Iowa for potential 2016 candidates

August 10, 2014 AMES — The lineup of potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates courting Iowa conservatives Saturday agreed on two things: America is on the wrong track and they could move it in the right directio. more »»

6 years later, impact of Sioux City pit bull ban unclear

August 10, 2014 Sioux City — Six years after Sioux City cracked down on pit bulls and vicious dogs, fewer people are reporting cases of dog bites. more »»

Gaza talks on hold, Israeli delegation stays home

August 10, 2014 JERUSALEM — Egyptian-brokered talks between Israel and Hamas on a new border deal for Gaza were thrown into doubt Saturday after senior officials said an Israeli team would not rejoin negotiations i... more »»

Farmer powers irrigation system with solar energy

August 10, 2014 WHITING — Dolf Ivener turned to sunshine to water his corn field this growing season. Ivener became the first Siouxland farmer to power a center pivot irrigation system with solar energy. more »»

Drought lessons: Water wasters attend Water School

August 10, 2014 SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Some overindulged their zucchini patch. Others didn’t bother with that dripping kitchen sink. more »»

Killing of unarmed Mo. man draws criticism

August 10, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo. — An 18-year-old black man shot multiple times by a suburban St. more »»

Hawaii Democrats divided on Senate, governor races

August 10, 2014 HONOLULU — As the final days of campaigning drew to a close in Hawaii’s dramatic primary races, a pair of big storms thrashed toward the islands. The storms posed considerable risk, but for Go. more »»

Israel, Hamas accept second Egyptian cease-fire proposal

August 10, 2014 CAIRO — Israel and the Hamas militant group accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal Sunday, clearing the way for the resumption of talks on a long-term truce to end a month of heavy fighting in the... more »»

Iraqi PM to file complaint against new president

August 10, 2014 BAGHDAD — Iraq’s embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in a surprise speech late Sunday, resisted calls for his resignation and accused the country’s new president of violating the constitution,... more »»

Police-mayor tensions mount over chokehold death

August 10, 2014 NEW YORK — Police have become increasingly at odds with Mayor Bill de Blasio over the appearance he is taking sides against them after the chokehold death of a black suspect last month — a conflict... more »»

Ukraine rebel leader asks for aid, cease-fire

August 10, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukraine’s rebels are surrounded and ready to agree to a cease-fire to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe,” the insurgents’ new leader said Saturday as conditions deteriorated in... more »»

Women stoned to death in Syria for adultery

August 10, 2014 BEIRUT — A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garde. more »»

Kerry seeks to calm South China Sea tensions

August 10, 2014 NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday urged China and its neighbors to take new steps to ease tensions over maritime disputes that many fear could spark conflict. more »»

Getting fit at the fair?

August 9, 2014 DES MOINES — Who knew you could actually get healthy at the Iowa State Fair? Amid the sea of food-on-a-stick, caloric-overload goodness, the Healthiest State Initiative has launched Fitness on the... more »»

Marshalltonians reflect on historic event

August 9, 2014 Forty years ago on Aug. 8, at 9:01 p.m., EST, thousands of Americans watched on national television or listened to radio broadcasts as President Richard Nixon announced he would resign Aug. more »»

Back-to-back pumpkin champ at fair

August 9, 2014 DES MOINES — Something must be in the soil in southeast Iowa. Marty Schnicker, of Mount Pleasant, won his second consecutive big pumpkin contest at the Iowa State Fair Friday. more »»

Supervisors, union agree on sick leave payout issue

August 9, 2014 The Marshall County Board of Supervisors approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the Teamsters Local 238 on the issue regarding the payment of unused sick leave during a special meeting Friday. more »»

Hail storm changed lives of Eldora residents

August 9, 2014 ELDORA — Aug. 9, 2009 was a life-changing day for Eldora resident Deb Johnson and many of her fellow townspeople. more »»



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