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  1. Iowa farmers markets vie to retain customers, vendorsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | KCRG

    Attendees walk past the Fleming Nursey stall at the first Downtown Farmers' Market of the season in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, June 07, 2014. The downtown farmers' market has more than 200 vendors from the region, and the next one will be June 21. DES MOINES, Iowa - With farmers markets set to begin in dozens of cities across Iowa in the coming weeks, vendors and market managers alike are pulling out all the stops to draw in consumers.

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  2. New bill will allow Iowa school workers to use EpiPens for allergic reactionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KCRG

    Connor Dietch, a 3-year-old North Liberty boy with a peanut allergy, and his mother, Stephanie Dietch, get a close look Friday at Gov. Terry Branstad signing a new law that will allow trained school personnel and volunteers to use epinephrine auto-injectors, commonly known as EpiPens, when they believe a student is experiencing anaphylaxis -- a severe allergic reaction that can cut off a person's breath. The bill-signing ceremony took place in Branstad's formal office in the Iowa Capitol Building in Des Moines.

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  3. a Layers of securitya prevented Hot Lotto fraud, Iowa Lottery chief saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | KCRG

    Did Eddie Ray Tipton just get lucky, or did the former security employee for a vendor to the Iowa Lottery somehow game the system to get the winning Hot Lotto ticket? “That is a key question,” Iowa Lottery President and CEO Terry Rich told the Iowa House Government Oversight Committee on Thursday. Rich was called to update the committee on the case that began in December 2010 when Tipton, an information technology expert for an Urbandale-based vendor that handles some day-to-day functions for multistate lotteries, including the Iowa Lottery, allegedly bought the winning Hot Lotto ticket at a Des Moines convenience store.

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  4. Emerald ash borer detected in 21st Iowa countyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | KCRG

    Larval galleries made by the emerald ash borer larvae can be seen on an ash tree near the intersection of N. Fayette St. and W. First St. in Mechanicsville, Iowa. The galleries show the pathways of the feeding larvae.

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  5. Grassley recommends two to fill openings on federal benchRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2013 | KCRG

    The office of U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley says he's recommending a U.S. magistrate and a state district court judge to fill two openings on the federal bench in Iowa. U.S. Magistrate Leonard Strand, of Sioux City, is being nominated to replace U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett for the Northern District of Iowa.

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  6. Altoona man dies after his motorcycle strikes carRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | KCRG

    An Altoona motorcyclist has died after he struck a car pulling into a Des Moines highway from a residential driveway. The Des Moines Police Department says the collision occurred just before 6 p.m. Monday on Broadway Avenue in Des Moines.

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  7. Trial delayed in mystery lottery jackpot caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | KCRG

    The fraud trial for a former lottery worker accused of fixing the Hot Lotto game, buying a winning ticket and setting up a scheme to try to cash it has been delayed. Eddie Tipton of Norwalk faces two counts of fraud.

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  8. GOP hopefuls praise, woo home school families in Des Moines appearanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | KCRG

    Former Gov. Mike Huckabee , Sen. Ted Cruz , Gov. Bobby Jindal , and former Sen. Rick Santorum after a Town Hall Panel Discussion hosted by Steve Deace at the NICHE Homeschool Iowa Capitol Day at the Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport/Conference Center in Des Moines on Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015. DES MOINES - The debate over religious liberty in Indiana spilled over into Iowa Thursday as four presidential hopefuls pledged to defend the rights of parents who home-school their children to worship as they choose and educate their children as they wish.

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  9. Des Moines man charged with manslaughter in weekend homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | KCRG

    A Des Moines man has turned himself in to authorities after a 50-year-old man's death in a weekend assault was ruled a homicide. The Des Moines Police Department says 29-year-old Daniel Patton was charged Wednesday with voluntary manslaughter in the death of Andrew Purcell.

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  10. Medical marijuana advocates march at Iowa CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | KCRG

    Amber Balek-Lenius, of Mason City, marches at the Iowa Capitol on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Des Moines with her daughter, Eden, 6. Daughter Norah, 2, is in the stroller. Balek-Lenius was among a crowd marching in support of expanding Iowa's medical cannabis law.

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  11. Man says he was shot in car at Des Moines intersectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 4 | KCRG

    The Des Moines Register reports that the shooting happened just after 12 a.m. Friday. Officers were called to the Iowa Lutheran Hospital for a report of a shooting victim who was brought in by a private vehicle.

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  12. Funnel deadline narrows to-do list for Iowa LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | KCRG

    Bills dealing with raising the state's minimum wage and establishing a pre-abortion ultrasound requirement for women were among scores of issues that reached the end of their 2015 legislative life at the state Capitol on Thursday. Friday marks a self-imposed deadline for policy measures to pass through one legislative chamber and a standing committee of the other house to remain eligible for consideration in the split-control Legislature's session, which is expected to shut down in May. However, the Iowa House and Iowa Senate will not be in session again until Monday following an Easter-weekend break.

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  13. Police: Iowa man dies after losing control of motorcycleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | KCRG

    The Des Moines Police Department received reports of the collision a little before 9 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of East 27th Street and Hubbell Avenue in Des Moines. Officers arrived at the scene to find a man unresponsive and bleeding in the street.

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  14. Prison contractor seeking extra $18.1 million lays blame elsewhereRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | KCRG

    The contractor seeking an additional $18.1 million for work on the still-empty Fort Madison prison blames repeated changes, conflicting directives and defective designs. The Des Moines Register reports that it reviewed documents filed by Walsh Construction, of Chicago, and responses by Shive-Hattery Architecture Engineering, of Des Moines, which also worked on the prison project.

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  15. Women sue city of Des Moines over traffic camerasRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2015 | KCRG

    Speed enforcement cameras are seen installed on overhead sign support over northbound Interstate 380 near J Avenue NE in northeast Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. The Iowa Department of Transportation ordered the city to cease operation of the cameras and and ones located in the southbound lanes at First Avenue W as motorists have already made their way through the S-curve through downtown Cedar Rapids.

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  16. Crowd advocates sales tax boost for Iowa natural resourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | KCRG

    A standing-room crowd gathered at a Statehouse committee room Tuesday to advocate for a state sales tax boost of 3/8 of one cent to raise money for soil and water conservation, parks, REAP, county conservation projects, watershed improvements and water quality programs in Iowa. DES MOINES - Representatives of conservation, environmental and outdoor recreation groups turned out in force Tuesday to support a state sales tax increase that would be earmarked for enhancing Iowa's natural resources, an effort designed to keep future generations from leaving for other places that have invested in those amenities.

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  17. Worker accused of stealing more than $54K from Iowa storeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | KCRG

    An 18-year-old has been accused of stealing more than $54,000 from a Dahl's grocery store in Des Moines when she worked there. Authorities say Selma Suljic is charged with theft.

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  18. Grassley, Ernst defend letter to IranRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | KCRG

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie greets U.S. Senators Joni Ernst and Charles Grassley during the inauguration ceremony for Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa.

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  19. Raccoon falls into Des Moines substation, causes boomRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | KCRG

    Fire officials say a raccoon fell into an electric substation in downtown Des Moines, causing a loud boom and then a large but brief cloud of black smoke. The Des Moines Fire Department says the raccoon toppled into MidAmerican Energy's River Hills substation at second and Center streets, shorting out some transformers.

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  20. Bills live and die in face of Iowa Legislative funnelRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | KCRG

    The State of Iowa Law Library at the State Capitol Building in Des Moines on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. DES MOINES - Plans to ban cellphone use while driving, make children attend school until age 18, require Iowans to show a photo ID to vote and offer gamblers a smoke-free casino experience fell victim Thursday to a deadline requiring committee approval to remain alive for more work this legislative session.

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