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Update: Teen with inspirational story has died

A group of teenagers created a special prom for her while she was too sick to attend the school dance.

Alcohol on school grounds not mandatory reporting requirement

Marshalltown teacher Carissa Bryant was arrested and charged with public intoxication on Wednesday.

Troopers: 2x4 slams through windshield on I-35

State troopers said a woman was very lucky to suffer only minor injuries when a piece of lumber crashed through her windshield Thursday afternoon.

Mother of Evelyn Miller testifies in Casey Frederiksen trial

Testimony continues in the trial for a man accused of killing his former girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter.

Iowa girl sews shirts for rescue dogs

An eight-year-old in Blairsburg, Iowa is getting national attention.

Deputies: Teacher in class had 0.19 blood alcohol content

An Iowa teacher has been arrested and charged with public intoxication after she was allegedly drunk while teaching students earlier this week.

Fire officials: Cause of fire that killed 3 undetermined

Iowa fire officials have concluded the cause of a house fire in Fort Dodge that killed a woman and two young children cannot be determined.

Parents seek $1.1M in Iowa patrol detainee's death

The parents of a detainee killed after escaping from an Iowa State Patrol car have filed a legal claim alleging a trooper violated policy in leaving him unattended.

Workers at state mental health facility get layoff notices

Layoff notices are going out to employees at a state mental health institution in Mount Pleasant that is slated for closure.

Ernst: Federal review of Iowa veteran health services begins

Ernst issued a request on Feb. 23 following the death of 41-year-old Richard Miles.

Police report 5 burglaries in a week in metro suburb

A metro suburb is reporting a wave of burglaries that are happening while residents are in their homes.

Iowa man pleads guilty in care facility sex abuse case

An Iowa man has made a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to accusations that he sexually abused a mentally disabled person at a residential care facility.

Woman survives impalement in traffic crash

A pipe went through the grill, radiator, battery and firewall of the car before going through her pelvis area and into the back seat.

House committee OKs broadband bill with key changes

A House committee has approved Gov. Terry Branstad's broadband bill, but made several key changes in how the legislation will support expanding high-speed Internet in Iowa.

Medical examiner: Man's death unrelated to scuffle with police

His family had asked for an autopsy to ensure officers didn't play a role in his death.

Bill would strike age requirement to fire handguns

An Iowa State House of Representatives committee has approved a bill that would lower the age at which children in Iowa could use guns with a parent’s supervision.

College asks for federal help on rape cases

Grinnell College is facing scrutiny in the national news for how it handles sexual assault cases on campus.

Students look to replace VEISHEA

Iowa State University President Steven Leath decided to end VEISHEA, the annual campus celebration, after the latest incident of violence during VEISHEA week last year.

Are state employees required to use official email?

Do state workers and officials use their government accounts, or do they use their own personal accounts for government business?

Sex charges against school employee dropped

Charges against a Des Moines school employee for sexual exploitation have been dropped.

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