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  • Northwest Iowa man charged with mother’s murder
    A northwest Iowa man who’s been held as a material witness in the deaths of his parents is now charged with his mother’s murder. Jonathon Neunaber of Akron has been charged with first degree murder. Neunaber is accused of killing his mother, Esther Neunaber. Esther and her husband, Donald, were both found dead in their […]

  • July temperatures average 4.5 degrees below normal in Iowa
    State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says this month has been unusually cool for Iowa. “Not all the numbers are in yet, but it looks like it will probably finish up the fifth coolest July on record in Iowa and that’s among the last 142 years of data,” Hillaker says. “So fifth out of 142 is obviously […]

  • Omaha fundraiser helps Pilger, Nebraska
    Residents of western Iowa and eastern Nebraska gathered at a bar in Omaha last night to support a benefit concert for the tornado-ravaged town of Pilger, Nebraska. Four bands, all featuring members with ties to the small town, performed at The Waiting Room. Many residents of Pilger were in attendance, including 61-year-old Keenan Meyer, who’s […]

  • Harkin frustrated with lack of progress on unaccompanied children illegally entering country
    Many members of Congress are reportedly ready to bolt from Washington D.C. to begin their month-long August recess. Iowa Senator Tom Harkin expects both chambers will be adjourning today or tomorrow at the latest. Harkin says he’s frustrated at the lack of progress in dealing with the recent flood of undocumented children from Central America […]

  • Racing and Gaming: no new gambling licenses for now (Audio)
    The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission sent a unified message today that they are not interested in approving any new gambling licenses in the next few years. Commission chair, Jeff Lamberti of Ankeny, started the discussion today on the heels of the recent denial of a license for Linn County and approval of a license […]

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