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The Iowa Department of Natural Resoruces is requesting help with information into the shooting death of a mature bald eagle in Ankeny earlier this month.

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resoruces is requesting help with information into the shooting death of a mature bald eagle in Ankeny earlier this month.

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Last year, more than 7,200 Iowa taxpayers helped boost wildlife conservation with donations to the Fish and Wildlife Fund on their state tax form, which is roughly 300 fewer donors than in 201…

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DES MOINES -- Senate Republicans, on a party-line committee vote, approved a resolution Thursday giving Iowa voters a chance to amend the state constitution to specify there is no fundamental right to abortion or public funding of the procedure.


EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Chris Duarte had 30 points and 11 rebounds, Payton Pritchard reached a Pac-12 milestone for career points, rebounds and assists, and No. 12 Oregon outlasted Southern California 79-70 in double overtime Thursday night.


SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colbey Ross scored seven of his 24 points in overtime as Pepperdine narrowly beat Santa Clara 90-86 on Thursday night. Kameron Edwards added 21 points for the Waves.


AUDUBON - Judge Jeffrey Larson has sentenced Jacky Walters to an indeterminate prison term not to exceed seven years. Walters was found in possession of methamphetamine and was originally charged with intent to deliver. In a separate incident, he assaulted a female, which was his second dome…

Almost immediately after birth a child begins to imitate their parents. They mimic mannerisms and behaviors such as smiling when their parents smile, make similar noises and, when they are old enough to talk, they repeat what parents say.

Vaping controversy has been front and center lately, with the recent news that the CEO of Juul, Kevin Burns, had resigned in September, as an increasing number of deaths related to vaping and threats of federal regulation are presenting a massive challenge for the e-cigarette company.

Whether it’s by car, train or plane, it can sometimes be tough to get a good night’s sleep when traveling. You’re away from the comfort of your own bed, and you could be traveling with people who cry, sneeze, talk loudly or watch a movie without headphones. But you can still sleep well while traveling. Learn how traveling across time zones impacts your sleep, what causes jet lag, and how you can feel rested the next time you travel across the country.

The American Society for the Positive Care of Children estimates that child abuse reports involve 7.5 million children, and child abuse crosses all socioeconomic and educational levels, religions, ethnic and cultural groups. The National Children’s Alliance has reported that nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S annually., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse, found that a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds.

It is healthy for the bodies to take probiotics. They cleanse the body and the gut system. The “good bacteria” helps keep the gut healthy. Instead of buying expensive probiotic products, nature offers some organic choices for you that you can use daily for a better gut health. The name itself is derived from the Latin 'pro-' 'for' and the Greek '-biotic' 'life. The discovery of the probiotics came in the early 20th century and was found in Bulgaria where the bacteria Bacillus Bulgarikus was found in milk.

The Exira Masons, Exodus Lodge #342, will be hosting a midwinter breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, Jan. 26, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The breakfast will be held at the Elk Horn Fire Hall for a free will donation, all you can eat. The Masons will be serving pancakes, waffles, French toast, baco…

The Exira-EHK Schools hosted the 9th Annual School Spelling Bee Contest for 1st-8th grades. Students were given the opportunity to compete in the school spelling bee contest by obtaining one of the top 5 scores on our Spartan Fundraiser Spelling test of 50 words. We had 40 students participa…

AUDUBON — Currently there is a ban on ATVs on city streets, but after a permit request from a resident so he could utilize his ATV to plow snow, council members agreed to take another look at the current rules.

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was just four years ago that a political committee supporting one of Donald Trump's Republican rivals unveiled an ad slamming his views on abortion, complete with footage from a 1999 interview in which he declared, “I am pro-choice in every respect."

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House prosecutors made an expansive case Thursday at Donald Trump's impeachment trial that he abused power like no other president in history, swept up by a “completely bogus” Ukraine theory pushed by attorney Rudy Giuliani.

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the otherwise scripted impeachment trial, it was a rare spontaneous moment: Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of President Donald Trump's chief defenders, stopped Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead prosecutor, to shake his hand and compliment him on his arguments for Trump’s removal.

BEIJING (AP) — China broadened its unprecedented, open-ended lockdowns to encompass more than 20.5 million people Friday to try to contain a deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds, even though the measures' potential for success is uncertain.

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Transportation Safety Board said Thursday it has been invited by Iran to participate in the download and analysis of the flight recorders from the downing of a Ukraine International Airlines jet “whenever and wherever” that takes place.

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Muslim religious leaders joined members of a U.S. Jewish group at Auschwitz on Thursday for what organizers described as “the most senior Islamic leadership delegation" to visit the site of a Nazi German death camp.

This year through the Audubon County Christmas program at New Opportunities they were able to provide gifts to a total of 139 children in 51 different families in Audubon County. All the families involved were so very grateful for the items they received that helped them to brighten Christma…

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A few thoughts on Tom Brady, the legendary – depending on how you view him – quarterback for the New England Patriots, whose team was shown an uncharacteristic early exit in this year’s AFC playoffs.