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  • Police: girl did not have cancer, mother charged in hoax
    An Atlantic woman is facing charges after police say she claimed her five-year-old daughter had terminal cancer in a scheme to collect cash from local residents. Cass County Attorney Dan Feistner says 30-year old Leatha Kaye Slauson was arrested early Friday morning. “We are confident, at least from the information that we’ve received, that the […]

  • Frontier to suspend flights from Denver to Sioux City
    Frontier Airlines is suspending its Denver/Sioux City passenger service later this fall. The airline has notified officials at the Sioux Gateway Airport that a “seasonal shut down” of flights to Denver will take effect October 24. Service to Denver won’t resume until sometime in 2015, meaning holiday travelers won’t be able to make connections out […]

  • Jim Webb says it’s time to ‘rejoin debate’ & he’s not ruling out 2016 run
    Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb says he’s concerned about the future of the country — and he’s not ruling out a bid for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. “I am curious and it’s been good to meet with different people here and listen to how things are in Iowa,” Webb said late this morning. Webb […]

  • Singer Tony Orlando to open U-of-I diabetes research center (AUDIO)
    A singing superstar from the 1970s will be among the dignitaries in Iowa City tomorrow  for the dedication of a new diabetes research center at the University of Iowa. Tony Orlando is a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, which raised $25-million for the high-tech facility. In a phone interview with Radio Iowa from […]

  • Record enrollment at ISU, more students expected at UI
    Iowa State University has record-high enrollment of more than 34,000 students for the fall semester, which starts next week. Annette Hacker, a spokeswoman for the university, says ISU officials have leased additional living space off-campus for over 1,000 students because the residence halls are jam-packed, with some students living in the dens in the dorms. “They’re […]

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