Iowa

Iowa amusement park became a political force before accident

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa amusement park where a ride accident killed one boy and critically injured another has become increasingly influential in...

Eyeing another run, Grassley shows Iowans he’s keeping up

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SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — In dress shirts and pants, Chuck Grassley and Tom Cotton dropped to their knees on stage at a recent Iowa...

USDA unveils plan to help build small meat processing plants

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The federal government promised Friday to spend $500 million to encourage the construction of smaller meat processing plants located closer...

Teen on life support after deadly Iowa water ride accident

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — A teenager injured in an accident on an Iowa amusement ride that killed his younger brother remained on life support...

Father recounts Iowa amusement ride accident that killed son

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ALTOONA, Iowa — The father of an 11-year-old boy who died following an accident on a popular boat ride at an Iowa amusement park...

Iowa man held for weapons found at Chicago hotel near beach

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CHICAGO — An Iowa man was in custody in Chicago on Tuesday after police found a rifle with a laser sight in a hotel...

Des Moines faces extreme measures to find clean water

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DES MOINES, Iowa — In the dim light just after dawn, Bill Blubaugh parks his Des Moines Water Works pickup truck, grabs a dipper...

Court strikes Trump EPA rule for full-year 15% ethanol sales

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DES MOINES, Iowa — A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a Trump-era Environmental Protection Agency rule change that allowed for the sale...

Death hearing begins for Nebraska woman convicted of murder

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WILBER, Neb. — A three-judge panel began hearing evidence Wednesday to decide whether a woman should become the first female sentenced to death in...

US judge apologizes for ‘partisan’ comments on Trump pardons

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — A federal judge in Iowa admitted wrongdoing and publicly apologized for comments ridiculing former President Donald Trump for issuing a...