The State Ombudsman said in a report released on Tuesday the horrific abuse and starvation of a 16-year-old girl in 2017 may have been avoided if the Iowa Department of Human Services had been more diligent and communicated better with each other.
The Pine Gulch Fire is gradually increasing in acreage as it churns through dry fuels just east of Highway 139 in Garfield County. The fire is now at 134,999 acres, just a few thousand acres smaller than the Hayman Fire in 2002, the largest wildfire in state history at 137,706 acres.
Amidst roughly 94 percent of Colorado experiencing drought conditions, four wildfires spread across the state have burned at least 180,000 acres. This figure will continue to grow as containment levels remain low and unfavorable conditions are being forecasted across the fire zones.
Kansas schools will be allowed to reopen in mid-August. Republican officials on Wednesday again thwarted a plan from Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly aimed at reversing a resurgence in reported coronavirus cases.
The University of Iowa is spending $1 million to remove spray-painted messages Black Lives Matter protesters left on campus buildings earlier this summer. But not before documenting and preserving the images for future generations.
The U.S. energy boom and strong backing from President Donald Trump propelled a major expansion of the nation’s sprawling oil and gas pipeline network in the past decade. But mounting political pressure and legal setbacks have put its future growth in doubt - even as the pandemic saps demand for fuel.
Recently reopened Kansas restaurants are closing, AMC Theaters is pushing back its plans to reopen and the state is planning to require masks anywhere that social distancing is impossible as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases rises.
A group still plans to hold a three-day motorcycle rally in northern Iowa that's expected to attract thousands of bikers despite the concerns of local officials that the event could spread the coronavirus.
The families of three workers who died after contracting coronavirus in an Iowa meat plant outbreak are suing Tyson Foods and its top executives, saying the company knowingly put employees at risk and lied to keep them on the job.
An Iowa inmate was charged with murder Tuesday for the June 14 death of a fellow inmate who was serving a 45-year sentence for sexually abusing a child, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety.
Regrouping after a humbling weekend rally, President Donald Trump faces another test of his ability to draw a crowd during a pandemic Tuesday as he visits Arizona and tries to remind voters of one of his key 2016 campaign promises.
More than 200 Sprint employees in Overland Park, Kansas, have been laid off since the company merged with T-Mobile The Kansas City Star reports a June 17 notification to state regulators shows T-Mobile cut 241 positions at the former Sprint headquarters.