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Trump aims to expand US offshore drilling, despite low industry demand

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday to extend offshore oil and gas drilling to areas that have been off limit ...

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Iowa Hawkeye head football coach Kirk Ferentz takes the stand in Jane Meyer trial

DES MOINES - Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz often talks about #x201c;doing your job#x201d; when it comes to his football players and coaching s ...

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Farmers market season returns in Eastern Iowa

Farmers market season is back, and Cedar Rapids and Iowa City markets are aiming for greater social responsibility. The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers ...

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Cedar Rapids firefighters rescue man from smoke-filled home

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids firefighters came to the rescue of an 80-year-old man trapped in a smoke-filled house Thursday after a kitchen fire was #x ...

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Xavier determined to return to state soccer

CEDAR RAPIDS - The journey is underway, a trek that the Xavier boys' soccer team hopes leads to the state tournament.The Saints have been putting in t ...

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Camping World-led group wins bankruptcy auction for Gander Mountain

Camping World Holdings Inc and a group of liquidators won a bankruptcy auction for Gander Mountain Co on Friday, according to bankruptcy court filing. ...

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Panel: Autonomous cars will change insurance sooner, not later

DES MOINES - As his vehicle took a turn in "aggressive mode," Josh Whitley's hands hovered near the steering wheel but never touched it. The car, an a ...

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Drake Relays: Friday's schedule, live updates

The Drake Relays continue Friday in Des Moines with a full day of prelims and finals in high school and college, plus the start of Rio Rematches in th ...

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Buchanan County creek an outdoorsman’s paradise

There is a creek in south Buchanan County, along whose banks I have enjoyed some of my finer days, including two this week.It's just a little farm cou ...

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Cedar Rapids bowling tournaments growing

Editor's note: Lane Lafler is a director with the Cedar Rapids USBC Bowling Association board.  The Cedar Rapids USBC Bowling Association had a coupl ...

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Friday Morning Read: Traffic Camera lawsuit, Soules statement, Jane Meyer Trial

Soules Statement - Attorneys for reality TV star Chris Soules, who faces a felony charge of fleeing a deadly Monday night crash, issued a statement Th ...

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U.S. Congress passes short-term bill to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON - The Republican-led Congress averted a U.S. government shutdown on Friday and gave lawmakers another week to work out federal spending thr ...

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Federal judge sentences Dubuque man for selling drugs near school

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Dubuque man was sentenced Wednesday to more than two years in federal prison on a drug charge.Frank D. Washington Jr., 22, was convic ...

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Letter: New restrictions will reduce abortion

New abortion restrictions approved by the Iowa Legislature are in the best interest of women and will significantly reduce abortion.It is beautiful to ...

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Tobacco settlement still paying Iowa

DES MOINES - Iowa's share of a 1998 landmark tobacco settlement now tops $1.1 billion.Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced Friday that tobacco c ...

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