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Past articles by Ellen:

Final beam placed on Iowa City high rise

Chauncey will feature apartments, condominiums, a bowling alley, and two movie theaters. → Read More

Governor to sign tax reform bill Wednesday

The bill includes a major income tax cut which would eliminate $2 billion in revenue over the next six years. Democrats say this is irresponsible at a time when the state is facing a budget crisis. → Read More

Update: National Weather Service: Olin has brief EF-0 tornado

The National Weather Service has determined an EF-0 tornado touched down in Olin at 11:15 p.m. May 3. → Read More

Eyes, tissue, organs: Only 70% of Iowans are ready to donate

To encourage more Iowans to donate, Mercy Medical Center held an event Monday where people could sign up. → Read More

Dentist buys city hall building

A Farley dentist will now be filling the town hall. → Read More

Iowa lawmakers discuss traffic cameras, tenure and privatized medicaid in second week of session

Lawmakers are trying to make strides early on as the second week of the legislative session ends. → Read More

Cyclists take rainy ride across Iowa in 24 hours

A little over a dozen cyclists finished a ride across the state early Sunday morning. And they did it in just 24 hours. → Read More

Crash near Dyersville kills motorcyclist

The crash happened one mile south of Dyersville on Highway 136 at 11:10 a.m. Thursday. → Read More

Crash with combine results in arrest

The Jones County Sheriff's Office says Highway 151 was down to one lane after a vehicle crashed into the back of a combine Thursday night. → Read More

School district sending out monthly reports on seclusion room use

New special education director Lisa Glen told the school board on Tuesday she is creating an electronic system to monitor seclusion room use. The district will issue a monthly report from that data. → Read More

OUR TOWN: Quasqueton: a celebration 175 years in the making

Quasqueton is the second oldest town in Iowa. At 554 people, the town may be small, but it has a loyal population. → Read More

93-year-old gets dream hot air balloon ride

A Robins woman had her dream come true. → Read More

Liberty High School principal cleared of wrongdoing

A state board has ruled the principal of the new Liberty High School in North Liberty did nothing wrong when he wrote an email to parents, an email that contained information about an upcoming vote on a bond issue. → Read More

Federal drug enforcement authorities search homes in Iowa

Authorities have uncovered a marijuana operation at a home in Asbury. → Read More

Crash injures two motorcyclists

Marion Police tell TV9 the crash happened at the intersection of East Post Road and Highway 100 at 9:07 p.m. Thursday. → Read More

UPDATE: Dubuque Police identify motorcyclist in fatal crash

Dubuque police say a motorcyclist has died after a crash Monday afternoon. → Read More

Bikers band together to support fallen motorcyclist

A group of up to 50 motorcyclists gathered Sunday night to ride for one of their own who died in a crash last weekend. → Read More

Family loses home, three pets in fire

A friend of the family tells TV9 the fire started at 1 p.m. at 305 Grant Street in Dysart. Firefighters don't have a cause yet. → Read More

Petition turned in, equipment purchase approved for special election

A petition drive is forcing Linn County to hold a special election to determine the new districts for electing county supervisors. → Read More

UPDATE: Both Eastern Iowa girls eliminated from Scripps National Spelling Bee

Two eastern Iowa girls were hoping to become the next Scripps National Spelling Bee champion. But Lydia Bitterman and Haebin Han will have to wait for another year. → Read More