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Accused harasser removed from Iowa State events

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa State University says a former state government official who was fired for sexual harassment will no longer work at its athletic events. Iowa State University spokesman John McCarroll said Thursday night that the school has been informed by its contractor, Contemporary Service


MillerCoors CEO visits Ames during nation-wide “Toast to Farmers” tour

Beer fans and local farmers gathered at West Town Pub Friday afternoon to meet the CEO of MillerCoors who thanked farmers on behalf of the organization. MillerCoors CEO Gavin Hattersley traveled through Iowa as a part of a national “Toast to Farmers” tour.


Updated: Winter Weather Advisory issued for all of Iowa

(Des Moines) A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for all of Iowa from 6:00 p.m. this evening to 6:00 p.m. Sunday. Forecasters say moderate snow will begin to fall followed by light prolonged snow with total accumulations of 5-to7-inches. Light icing is also possible.

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Judge strikes down Iowa's "ag gag" law

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -- A United States judge for the southern district of Iowa said Friday that Iowa's law that prohibits people from going undercover at animal confinements and meat packing plants is unconstitutional. People like journalists or other groups would go undercover to investigate


New hair salon opens in Ames

Scott Ball opened SJB Hair Studio, at 827 Northwestern Ave., on Feb. 1, and he is already looking at different ways to maximize his new space. After studying cosmetology at PCI Academy in Ames, Ball began working at Hair Mechanics in West Ames. When the business closed, Ball started working at My Sa


Women's Basketball: No. 18 ISU looks to bounce back from shooting woes, avenge last year's loss

It felt a little bit like déjà vu. Iowa State, heavily reliant upon the heroics of Bridget Carleton, fought to keep pace with a Big 12 opponent, only to fall in the end. That was the case much of last year, when the Cyclones amassed a 14-17 record. It was also the case on Wednesday night when Carlet


Ames Software Company Moves Closer to Adding Hundreds of Jobs

AMES, Iowa -- Ames software company Vertex is moving forward with a plan to add 300 jobs to the city, some of which could have salaries of $100,000. The company primarily works with manufacturers to help them collaborate more efficiently.


More details released in death of Univ. of Iowa student found outside in dangerous cold

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - More details have been released about the death of a University of Iowa student found outside in record cold weather. Gerald Belz, 18, died during the early morning hours on January 30 after he was found on campus behind Halsey Hall. The Cedar Rapids-native was found outside


WHS alum explores career working with the dead

AMES, Iowa — Zory Hamblin loves to watch crime shows on television. Whether she’s watching “Forensic Files” or “The First 48 Hours,” she can’t help but be interested and intrigued what caused someone’s death.


Up to 5 inches of new snow Saturday to Sunday IOWA SNOW MAP

DES MOINES, Iowa - The National Weather Service is predicting 4-5 inches of snow for much of Iowa Saturday night into Sunday, including Des Moines, Ames, Mason City, Marshalltown, Osceola, Ottumwa in Central and South Central Iowa, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and Waterloo in Eastern Iowa. Northwest


Prep Roundup, Feb. 15

The Little Cyclones topped Des Moines, East 74-55 to improve to 15-4 this season. Ames will next play at home on Friday in the substate semifinal. Colo-NESCO was tied with Collins-Maxwell with six seconds left when Colo's Faith Vincent got a steal and passed ahead to Rylee Purvis, who finished a lay


Search is on for Iowa's best burger

AMES — Iowa’s beef producers are asking their fellow Iowans to help find Iowa’s Best Burger in 2019. In this year’s quest, the Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association are encouraging you to nominate your favorite burger, whether it’s gourmet or down-home style.


Iowa hotel settles suit with woman who was raped after staff gave abuser her room key

A hotel in Iowa settled a lawsuit with a woman who was raped and beaten in her room after the hotel’s workers gave the attacker her room key and helped him break into the room after he was struggling with the door’s engaged safety latch, The Associated Press reports.


Zombie Deer Outbreak in Northeast Iowa

24 different states including Iowa have been warned about a zombie deer outbreak. No deer aren't rising from the dead (and no they won't move their heads off your wall) but there is a disease going on that makes deer looks like zombies and it's very bad for people who eat these sick deer. The Center


Iowa man pleads not guilty to meth possession

An Iowa man found with methamphetamine after he allegedly tried to steal from the Blair Walmart pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Washington County District Court. Jamie R. Von Hagel, 37, is charged with possession of a controlled substance-meth, a Class 4 felony; and attempted theft, a Class 3 misdemea


Workiva named to top 100 places to work list

Ames-based financial software reporting company Workiva has been named one of the top 100 places to work by Fortune magazine and the research and consulting firm Great Place to Work.


'How love prevails': North Iowa community grants man's last wish, marries longtime girlfriend

ALGONA | A North Iowa man received his dying wish at Kossuth Regional Health Center – to marry his girlfriend of more than 30 years. Greg Block, 61, of Livermore came to KRHC by ambulance, and was admitted to the hospital.


Slow moving winter storm to impact Iowa this weekend

A slow-moving winter storm system will bring accumulating snowfall to all of this weekend. This comes as Eastern Iowa continues to clean up following a storm earlier this week that dumped more than 7 inches of snow.


Jury convicts man in killing of hunter in southern Iowa

CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) - A jury has convicted a man in the killing of a hunter in south-central Iowa. The Daily Iowegian reports the Appanoose County jury found Ethan Davis guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 31-year-old Curtis Ross.


Emmalee’s Law makes it out of subcommittee, full committee vote awaits

Story County Attorney Jessica Reynolds described the scene during this week’s House Transportation subcommittee for the House Study Bill 123 known Emmalee’s Law as a “powerful.”