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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Blake family shows Logan Blake, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Police have released the audio of a 911 call on June 30, 2014, that sparked an intense search for Blake and another Iowa teenager who were swept through an open storm drain during a flash flood, killing Blake. A female motorist flagged down by a friend of Blake called 911 on the evening of June 30 to report that “a boy went in the sewer.” (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Logan Blake family, File))

Iowa flooding 911 call: ‘A boy went in the sewer’

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A passing motorist tells authorities a “boy went in the sewer” and “his mother is yelling for him” during a 911 call that prompted a frantic search for two Iowa […]

07/10/2014

In this Jan. 12, 2011, photo, former Iowa State coach Johnny Orr gestures to the crowd before an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File_

Iowa State, Michigan coach Johnny Orr dies at 86

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Johnny Orr, the fist-pumping basketball coach who led Michigan to the national title game and Iowa State into national prominence, has died. He was 86. His death was confirmed Tuesday […]

12/31/2013

Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, in Dubuque, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Campaigning Dems careful not to overplay shutdown

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Outside a state-of-the-art grain elevator, Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley talks of how Republicans and Democrats in Congress need to overcome differences that scuttled farm legislation last summer. A day later, […]

10/31/2013

This image provided by the U.S. Navy shows Navy Vice Adm. Tim Giardina in a Nov. 11, 2011, photo.  (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)

3-star admiral fired as No. 2 nuclear commander

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deputy commander of U.S. nuclear forces, Vice Adm. Tim Giardina, was notified Wednesday that he has been relieved of duty amid a military investigation of allegations that he used counterfeit chips […]

10/09/2013

Major roads are plowed, but piles of snow are melting causing potential flood hazards in Rapid City, S.D., Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, Benjamin Brayfield)

Early snow kills thousands of cattle in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A record-breaking storm that dumped 4 feet of snow in parts of western South Dakota left ranchers dealing with heavy losses, in some cases perhaps up to half their herds, as […]

10/07/2013

A US Park Police officer ties police tape to a hand rail closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Veterans pass barriers at closed WWII memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of veterans walked past barriers at the closed World War II memorial with help from members of Congress. Hundreds of veterans arrived for a previously scheduled visit to the memorial […]

10/01/2013

Actor Hugh Jackman. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Renovated opera house in northern Iowa to get touch of Hollywood with visit from Hugh Jackman

IOWA FALLS, Iowa – When word got out that actor Hugh Jackman was going to visit a small northern Iowa city for the reopening of its old movie theatre, John Whitesell didn’t think it was […]

09/14/2013

(AP Photo)

Iowa board votes to bar abortion pill system

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Board of Medicine voted Friday to end a unique system in which doctors use the Internet to distribute abortion-inducing pills remotely to patients at clinics across the state. […]

08/30/2013

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, center, gets ready to speak at the family leadership summit in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

Summer burst in Iowa belies little 2016 groundwork

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Potential presidential candidates’ recent burst of summertime Iowa visits belies this reality: No one has started to do the serious spadework of preparing for a 2016 White House run in […]

08/19/2013

Laddy, a border collie, was found Sunday stuck up in a tree two blocks from his Davenport home, Iowa. (AP Photo/Ron Stevenson)

Missing border collie found stuck in a tree

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A 7-year-old border collie who was missing from his Iowa home for a few days didn’t get very far — he only went up. Laddy the dog was found Sunday morning […]

08/13/2013

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