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Recent articles by Anna:

Court grants second trial delay for the murder suspect of Mollie Tibbetts

The Court approved Christhian Bahena Rivera's request for a second trial delay on Friday. → Read More

Iowa Supreme Court rules crimes on Meskwaki Settlement not involving tribe members should be prosecuted by state

Crimes committed on Iowa's Meskwaki Settlement not involving tribe members should be prosecuted by the state, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. → Read More

Authorities: Polk County Courthouse burglary similar to break-in by men hired by judicial branch to test security in neighboring county

The historic Polk County Courthouse was burglarized Monday in an incident similar to that in Dallas County involving men hired by the state's judicial branch. → Read More

Men arrested for breaking into Dallas County Courthouse after judicial branch hires them to test 'vulnerability' of court records

Two men arrested for breaking into the Dallas County Courthouse on Wednesday told law enforcement that the state judicial branch had sent them. → Read More

Meet Blank Park Zoo's slick new addition, then help name her

Blank Park Zoo just welcomed a new pup into its seal family. → Read More

Man who admitted to fatally stabbing Iowa State golfer sentenced to life in prison

Collin Richards, who pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing Iowa State University golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena, has been sentenced to life in prison. → Read More

Ames Boys and Girls Club staff member charged with showing porn to children at work

A staff member at the Ames Boys and Girls Club has been arrested after allegedly showing pornography to children while at work, police said. → Read More

Iowa Lottery: $50,000 Powerball prize from Pleasant Hill purchase expires soon

The winner of a $50,000 lottery prize purchased in Polk County has until Sept. 3 to claim their money, lottery officials said. → Read More

Ames police search for armed robbery suspect who tied up store clerk

Ames police are searching for a man they believe robbed and fled a convenience store in Ames early Monday after tying up the clerk on duty. → Read More

Iowa Lottery closes recent fiscal year with record $390.9 million in sales

The Iowa Lottery totaled a record $390.9 million in annual sales in the lottery's 2019 fiscal year, up 5.4 percent from last year. → Read More

Man tries to abduct teen running in Council Bluffs, police say

A 15-year-old girl told police in western Iowa that a man tried to abduct her while she was running. → Read More

Urbandale police investigating shooting that injured man

Urbandale police are investigating a weekend shooting that injured a 21-year-old man, officials said. → Read More

Illinois woman charged with human trafficking, pimping at Des Moines-area hotel

An Illinois woman has been arrested for allegedly setting up prostitution meet-ups at a Des Moines area hotel. → Read More

Man charged in weekend crash that killed Des Moines motorcyclist

A 23-year-old from Des Moines has been charged in a motorcycle crash that killed one man over the weekend, police said. → Read More

Rollover crash leaves 2 dead just south of UNI campus

Two people were killed in rural Black Hawk County after the vehicle they were in rolled multiple times, officials report. → Read More

Clinton boy dies after thrown from off-road vehicle driven by 15-year-old

A 12-year-old Clinton boy was killed over the weekend after the off-road vehicle he was riding in flipped over, officials say. → Read More

Iowa couple accused of keeping boy under staircase, subjecting him to 'torture,' pleads guilty to child endangerment

Traci Tyler had previously been convicted of false imprisonment. Alex Shadlow had not yet faced trial related to his treatment of a boy. → Read More

Iowa woman accused in the killing, burning of Fort Dodge woman sentenced to 40 years in prison

Mackenzie Knigge, charged in the death and burning of an Iowa woman, was sentenced Monday to up to 40 years in prison. → Read More

'My son was blue': Clive parents recall son's near-drowning, thank nurse who helped save him

Bauer Rosenberg, 5, was unresponsive when he was rescued from the bottom of a pool in Waukee. He's alive thanks to his parents and a Des Moines nurse. → Read More

Eastern Iowa man dies when lawnmower rolls on top of him

A Fayette County man died Tuesday afternoon while mowing, officials said. → Read More