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Federal fugitive arrested in eastern Iowa after a year on the lam

ZWINGLE, Iowa – A federal fugitive who had been on the loose for a year was finally arrested Wednesday afternoon in eastern Iowa. The U.S. Marshals Service says Untavious Davenport, 39 of Illinois, was apprehended near Zwingle, a community just south of Dubuque. Law enforcement had been looking for Davenport since he was indicted in June 2020 by a federal grand jury in Missouri for conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl.
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Changes to Iowa's gun laws take effect next week

DES MOINES, Iowa — Starting next week, Iowans will no longer need state permits to buy handguns or carry firearms in most public places. Currently, people need to get permits from their local sheriff’s office. Gun retailers say this change will result in more frequent background checks being run because...
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Audubon County man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

(Exira) An Audubon County man died in a motorcycle crash near Exira. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident happened at around 4:57 p.m. on Wednesday at Littlefield Drive and 310th Street. Authorities say 65-year old Jed Bengard Jr. died in the accident. State Police say the northbound 2020 Indian...
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Exira man killed in motorcycle crash

(Exira) -- An Exira man was killed in a motorcycle wreck Wednesday afternoon. The Iowa State Patrol says authorities responded to the wreck near the intersection of Littlefield Drive and 310th Street near Exira around 5 p.m. The patrol says 65-year-old Jed Bengard Jr. was driving a 2020 Indian Challenger north on Littlefield. As he approached a curve, the patrol says he left the roadway for unknown reasons and entered a ditch, causing the bike to overturn.
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Oregon County deputies locate car of man reported missing from Iowa

ALTON, Mo. (KY3) - Oregon County deputies located the car of a man reported missing from Iowa. Police in Cedar Rapids say Aaron Wilcox disappeared nearly two months ago. Deputies say they found Wilcox’s car at the Riverton Baptist Church near the intersection of State Highways 160 and State Highway Y on Sunday, June 20.
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Why Republicans should be worried about Iowa

Chuck Grassley has served as Iowa’s senator for a whopping seven terms, but new polling shows this tenure could be in jeopardy. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza digs into whether the Hawkeye State will actually part ways with its longstanding senator.

Hail shreds crops in northwest Iowa

KINGSLEY, Iowa — In a line from Le Mars to Kingsley, fields are filled with crops that look like they have gone through the shredder, all because of a thunderstorm Tuesday night, June 22nd, that pelted northwest Iowa with severe hail up to 1.75" in diameter. Brooke Sitzmann lives in...

Eastern Iowa judge found dead inside courthouse

BLACK HAWK COUNTY, Iowa — An eastern Iowa judge was found dead in the Black Hawk County Courthouse. Authorities said District Associate Judge Jeffrey Harris was found unresponsive in his office Tuesday night. Law enforcement said it doesn't appear to be a case of foul play. An autopsy has been...
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Iowa man arrested for OWI twice in one night

CARROLL, Iowa — A Carroll, Iowa, man was charged twice in one night for operating while intoxicated, criminal complaints show. According to court documents, 40-year-old Kenneth Kayce Harris was actually stopped by a police officer in Carroll three times. Arrest records show Harris was first pulled over by an officer...
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Federal Fugitive Arrested in Northeast Iowa

(Zwingle, IA) — An Illinois drug dealer who’s been tracked by U-S Marshals through several states is under arrest in Iowa. Thirty-nine-year-old Untavious Davenport was taken into custody on a farm near the town of Zwingle Wednesday afternoon. Davenport was indicted by a federal grand jury in Missouri for conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl. U-S Marshals were called in after he fled Missouri. Investigators identified Davenport outside a farmhouse after several days of surveillance. He’s being held in the Linn County jail in Cedar Rapids as federal agents seek extradition back to Missouri.

Gabe Burkle Commits To Iowa State

The tight end room in Ames is getting another big target. Gabe Burkle out of Cedar Rapids committed to Iowa State on Wednesday evening. He recently took a visit to Indiana over the weekend. Burkle a 3-star prospect according to 247sports, missed some time last season due to an injury...

Man who robbed Iowa woman he met on Facebook arrested in Illinois

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A man who allegedly robbed a woman he met on Facebook has been arrested in Illinois. Cedar Rapids police say the 41-year-old woman met Christopher Bullins on the social media site two to three weeks ago. She told investigators he was at her northwest Cedar Rapids...
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Iowa Man Charged With Making a Pipe Bomb Found By Child

An Iowa man has now been charged with making and placing a pipe bomb that ended up being found by a young girl. CBS2 reports that the child found the device in a suburb of Des Moines. Investigators say they do not believe that this is connected to another pipe bomb that was found back in March at a nearby polling location.
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Exira Man Killed In Motorcycle Accident Wednesday

An Exira man was killed in a motorcycle accident east of Exira near the Littlefield Recreation Area Wednesday afternoon. The Iowa State Patrol responded to the scene on Littlefield Drive near 310th Street at approximately 4:57 p.m. The initial investigation has revealed that 65-year-old Jed Bengard, Jr. was traveling northbound on Littlefield Drive and approaching the curve at 310th Street when, for unknown reasons, the 2020 Indian Challenger he was driving left the roadway to the right. The motorcycle entered the ditch and overturned, ejecting Bengard. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Iowa State Patrol was assisted by the Audubon County Sheriff’s Office.
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5 Best Mexican Restaurants in Iowa

Whatever your favorite Mexican dish is, whether it’s burritos, enchiladas, or tacos, if you happen to be in the state of Iowa, you’re bound to find what you are looking for. There are many Mexican restaurants to choose from that are spread across the state in small shops and festive atmospheres. But to get the freshest ingredients and most authentic tastes, it’s worth your time to check out these nine best Mexican Restaurants in Iowa.