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Some football players may be suspended after drinking party

One week after a “no-contest” decision in a high school football game between Ames High and East High, some Ames football players may be ineligible to play the final game of the season.

Longtime coach charged with crack cocaine possession

A well-respected high school softball coach was arrested Thursday night on charges of possession of crack cocaine.

Rescue crews find 4 standing on submerged car

Rescue crews were called to Water Works Park in Des Moines, where a car was found submerged in water.

Officials release name of man trapped under truck

A power company crew may have saved the life of a man trapped under a truck Thursday afternoon.

New details released in Wednesday shooting

New information has been released in a shooting that was reported in Knoxville Wednesday night.

1 charged, 1 at large in shooting

Police have arrested one person and are looking for another in a shooting.

DNR: Cougar sighting is likely a house cat

That cougar sighted in Evansdale? It's probably a house cat.

3,200 Iowa workers to get back cash for meals

The deal is expected to cost nearly $1.5 million.

Police: Coyotes help wrangle Iowa fugitive

A pack of wild coyotes has proved to be pivotal in the capture of an Iowa fugitive.

Some Mediacom customers lose Internet for 14 hours

Some customers of Mediacom had their Internet access cut for at least 14 hours after a crew encountered problems in trying to make a fiber line repair.

Iowa student will self-isolate after trip to Africa

The student will be self-isolating for 21 days after returning from the mission trip to Uganda, an African nation not affected by the Ebola outbreak.

Bullying, sexual messages found on school laptops

Ames Middle School officials said students can no longer use a chat function on their new laptops due to bullying and sexually inappropriate messages.

Driver sees school van going more than 80 mph

A school staff member was driving students to a conference in Des Moines.

Health clinics busy with what’s going around

Upper respiratory illnesses have starting making their way around workplaces and schools across the country and in central Iowa.

City approves new ordinance on hunting coyotes

The City Council voted unanimously in favor of the new ordinance Wednesday.

Woman dies from injuries in single-vehicle crash

Authorities say a 67-year-old woman has died in a single-vehicle crash

Iowa regents may freeze tuition for 3rd straight year

Key members of the governing board of Iowa's three public universities say they want to table a proposed 1.75 percent tuition increase and freeze rates for the third year.

Iowans may qualify for $122,000 in refunds from Amazon

Online retailor Amazon has agreed to refund Iowa customers over issues regarding a subscription service.

Halloween 2014: Beggars' night list

Times for trick-or-treat beggars' nights and other Halloween events.

UPDATE: 1 arrested, 1 hospitalized in shooting

Marion County authorities are on the scene of a shooting investigation in Knoxville, Iowa.

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