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  • ‘Nationwide investigation’ now into lottery fraud
    The insider convicted of tampering with lottery equipment to try to win a $16 million Hot Lotto jackpot five years ago is now accused of helping his brother and his best friend win jackpots from other state lotteries. “It truly was a breach of trust and all roads seem to lead to Eddie Tipton,” says Iowa […]

  • Second man sentenced in Iowa City synthetic marijuana sales
    A man originally from Peoria, Illinois has admitted to helping an Iowa City pipe shop owner sell synthetic marijuana. Forty-year-old Christopher Watkins pled guilty to conspiring to manufacture and distribute synthetic marijuana. Court records indicate Watkins worked for Robert Sharp, who owned the Pipe Dreamz shop in Iowa City. He admitted to working with Sharp […]

  • Wild horses up for adoption in Decorah
    You’ve heard of adopting a pet, like a cat or dog, but tomorrow in Decorah about 40 wild horses are up for adoption. “Each animal has their own personality. They have their own character,” says Martha Malik of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management. The bureau is trying to thin the wild […]

  • Belmond Drive-in wins top pork tenderloin contest
    A restaurant in northern Iowa’s Wright County serves up the state “Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin.” The Belmond Drive-in is the winner of the annual contest presented by the Iowa Pork Producer’s Association (IPPA). Joe McFarland and his wife, Jewel, took over ownership of the Belmond Drive-in one year ago. “It’s kind of an iconic place […]

  • Man convicted of ex-girlfriend’s 1989 murder dies in prison
    An 80-year-old man convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend nearly three decades ago has died in prison. In the spring of 1989 police got a call from the home of 49-year-old Victoria Graham in Urbandale. A man with a gun was there. When police arrived, Graham and her ex-boyfriend, Harvey Spencer of Des Moines, were standing […]

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