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Cilantro contaminated by human waste sickens hundreds

It's the fourth consecutive summer in which an intestinal infection has been reported in the United States.

Realtors looking to fill numerous vacant skywalk spaces

Commercial realtors and Des Moines leaders are trying to change the number of open spaces in downtown skywalks.

Woman, teen charged in child abuse case

Police said a child abuse investigation that started in July resulted in an arrest Tuesday.

Students led push to bring Uber to Ames

Uber is now in Ames. The popular ride sharing service launched Tuesday afternoon.

Businesses learn they have 2 months to move out

Two weeks ago, shops in the lower level were notified they had to be out by September 30th.

2 arrested after meth lab remnants found in Taco Bell

Authorities say two men have been arrested after the remnants of a methamphetamine lab were found inside a Taco Bell in Iowa.

Funeral service set for airman who drowned

A funeral service has been scheduled for an airman of the Iowa Air National Guard who drowned while stationed for duty in Guam.

First riders get a lift with Uber Tuesday

The private transportation service Uber is expanding in Iowa.

Authorities investigating sexual assault at camp

Authorities are investigating an alleged sexual abuse incident that took place between two camp employees.

Bird flu quarantine to be lifted on most Iowa farms

Iowa agriculture officials say a majority of the quarantine zones set up around poultry farms infected with bird flu are being lifted.

Knoxville Raceway GM resigns over expansion delays

The general manager of Knoxville Raceway has reportedly resigned from his position.

UPDATE: Woman charged with attempted murder in shooting

Story County authorities have arrested a woman they believe shot her uncle in the ankle with a shotgun.

Voters to decide on $16.8 million public safety building

A $16.8 million public safety building is designed for the west side of Adel. 

125-year-old mansion will be demolished, council decides

The council voted 4-1 on Monday to move ahead with plans to raze the mansion. 

Law enforcement student accidentally shoots herself

An official says a student has accidentally shot herself in a leg during a drill at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.

Former Iowa wrestler takes deal in burglaries case

A former University of Iowa wrestler has taken a plea deal in his Linn County burglaries case.

Iowan charged in crash that killed University of Nebraska coach

A 49-year-old man has been charged for the western Iowa crash death of a University of Nebraska assistant soccer coach.

Meet Iowa's 97-year-old tornado survivor

Lola Blazek made it to safety just before the tornado struck her family’s century-old farmstead.

Man facing felony charge for leaving infant in hot car

Police said if a citizen walking by hadn't called 911, the baby girl could have died.

13 people receive live-saving awards, reunited with Matt Shaver

The group was recognized for helping save the life of a Johnston High School baseball player who collapsed during a game in June.

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