Dead body found in run-down shack in central Iowa

AMES, Iowa — Authorities are investigating after a man’s decomposed body was found in a run-down shack in Ames on Friday, police said. The Ames Police Department said a citizen found the dead body in a shack located in the 900 block of South Duff Avenue on the north side of Ioway Creek.
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Arrest made for death of northwest Iowa woman

LAKE PARK, Iowa (AP) — A 23-year-old man has been charged with the death of a Lake Park woman in December. Justice Bernston is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Angel Bastman. He was arrested Thursday at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility. His bond is set at $1 million. Twenty-six-year-old Allison Decker was charged earlier this week with first-degree murder in Bastman's death.

Missing Person investigation in SE Iowa

OTTUMWA, Iowa — The Ottumwa Police Department is asking for assistance locating Helen Elizabeth Showalter. The 60-year-old Ottumwa resident is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs about 115 pounds. She was last seen walking away from a vehicle near the Garrison Rock Park in Wapello County. Showalter has preexisting medical condition and doesn’t have her medications on her. Her family reported her missing on Saturday. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Ottumwa Police Department at 641-683-0661.
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Northwest Iowa man arrested after allegedly using counterfeit money at IC live music club

A northwest Iowa man faces charges that he tried to use counterfeit money at a downtown Iowa City live music club. Iowa City Police received a report of a man passing counterfeit currency at El Ray’s Live and Dive on Iowa Avenue just before 12:15 Saturday morning. Bar staff gave investigators a fake $100 bill and a driver’s license belonging to 19-year-old Mason Harms of Estherville. They also pointed out Harms as he was walking away, heading towards Joe’s Place. Police say the bill was an obvious fake.

Iowa State Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for the 2021 Season

Well it’s been a wild couple of weeks for the Big 12 Conference, but thankfully we can get back to talking about what’s going to happen on the field with fall camp is right around the corner. The Iowa State Cyclones broke through in 2020 reaching the Big 12 Championship game, and now they go from being the hunter to the hunted. Can they handle it? Let’s dive into our game-by-game predictions for the Cyclones.
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Iowa Casino Re-Imposes Mask Mandate to Slow COVID Spread

ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa casino has re-imposed a mask mandate for its guests to slow the spread of COVID-19. The mask mandate went into effect at 8 a.m. Sunday, according to the Des Moines Register. The Polk County-owned casino, horsed racing track and hotel was closed for three...
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Lost on 9/11, found on RAGBRAI: How riding through Iowa memorializes this N.Y.C. firefighter’s fallen brother

The airplane’s engine wailed, a high-pitched scream out of place even in the din of New York City traffic. On the ground below, John Moran and a small crew of firemen were speeding toward the World Trade Center, toward the “small plane” that hit the North Tower about 20 minutes earlier. John was off duty, but he hopped in the truck anyway, responding to what most assumed was a terrible, unexplainable accident.

Air Quality Alert for all of Iowa until Noon on Monday

…Air Quality Alert for all of Iowa until 12 PM Monday…. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has issued an Air Quality Advisory until noon Monday for all of Iowa. The smoke plume from the Canadian wildfires that entered Iowa last Thursday afternoon, continues to impact the state. The most persistent smoke had been in northwest portions of the state. Until the plume clears around noon on Monday, fine particulate levels over the EPA health standard are expected, and sensitive groups should take precautions.