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FBI Divers Search Lake for Missing Iowa Girls; No Clues Yet

FBI Divers Search Lake for Missing Iowa Girls; No Clues Yet

8-year-old Elizabeth Collins (L) and her cousin, 10-year-old Lyric Cook (R). (ABC News) (EVANSDALE, Iowa) — A week has now passed since two young cousins, Elizabeth Collins, 8, and Lyric Cook, 10, were last seen in the small northeastern Iowa town of …

Cops Suspect Dad in Missing Iowa Girls Case, Family Member Says

Cops Suspect Dad in Missing Iowa Girls Case, Family Member Says

8-year-old Elizabeth Collins (L) and her cousin, 10-year-old Lyric Cook (R). (ABC News)(EVANSDALE, Iowa) — The aunt of the two missing Iowa cousins said on Thursday that authorities have accused a family member of involvement with the girls’ disappear…

Missing Iowa Girl’s Parents Have Criminal Pasts

Missing Iowa Girl’s Parents Have Criminal Pasts

8-year-old Elizabeth Collins (L) and her cousin, 10-year-old Lyric Cook (R). (ABC News)(EVANSDALE, Iowa) — In the six days since Misty and Daniel Morrissey’s 10-year old daughter Lyric Cook and her 8-year old cousin Elizabeth Collins disappeared last …

Missing Iowa Girl’s Dad Feels ‘Like a Suspect’

Missing Iowa Girl’s Dad Feels ‘Like a Suspect’

8-year-old Elizabeth Collins (L) and her cousin, 10-year-old Lyric Cook (R). (ABC News)(EVANSDALE, Iowa) — With frustrations building amid six days of searching for a pair of missing girls in Iowa, the father of one of the missing cousins has voiced d…

Scent of Missing Iowa Cousins Picked Up by FBI Dogs Near Lake

Scent of Missing Iowa Cousins Picked Up by FBI Dogs Near Lake

8-year-old Elizabeth Collins (L) and her cousin, 10-year-old Lyric Cook (R). (ABC News)(EVANSDALE, Iowa) — On the morning of Friday, July 13, Elizabeth Collins, 8, woke up around 6 a.m. when her father Drew left for work and she quickly hopped into he…

Missing Iowa Cousins: Cops Begin Draining Lake in Search for Girls

Missing Iowa Cousins: Cops Begin Draining Lake in Search for Girls

8-year-old Elizabeth Collins and her cousin, 10-year-old Lyric Cook, were last seen Friday, July 13, 2012, around the noon hour riding their bikes in Evansdale, Iowa. (ABC News)(EVANSDALE, Iowa) — Police searching for missing Iowa cousins Elizabeth C…

Massive Search for Two Missing Iowa Girls

Massive Search for Two Missing Iowa Girls

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Police and hundreds of volunteers are dragging a lake and fanning out across the Evansdale, Iowa, area, searching for two Iowa girls who haven’t been seen for two days.Elizabeth Collins, 8, and her cousin, Lyric Cook, 10, we…

RNC Chair Heads to Iowa to Push Message Where Obama’s Campaigning

RNC Chair Heads to Iowa to Push Message Where Obama’s Campaigning

Alex Wong/Getty Images(CEDAR FALLS, Iowa) — President Obama is going to have some company Tuesday in Iowa, and it’s not a welcome guest.  Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is also heading to Cedar Falls to push his messa…

Rick Santorum Heads to Iowa to Thank Supporters

Rick Santorum Heads to Iowa to Thank Supporters

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Iowa brought Rick Santorum glory — belated glory, but glory nonetheless — when he was finally proclaimed the winner of January’s Iowa caucuses.  Now, he’s heading back to thank those w…

Rick Santorum Heads Back to Iowa on ‘Thank You’ Tour

Rick Santorum Heads Back to Iowa on ‘Thank You’ Tour

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Rick Santorum is heading back to Iowa, but it’s not to campaign for presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney.  Instead, Santorum is traveling there to thank Hawkeye State voters for his belated caucus vict…

Biden: Economy a ‘Depression for Millions and Millions of Americans’

Biden: Economy a ‘Depression for Millions and Millions of Americans’

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(DUBUQUE, Iowa) — Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday offered a blunt assessment of the plight of the unemployed, telling supporters at a campaign rally in Iowa that the economy remains “a depression for millions and millio…

Santorum Heads Back to Iowa to Say ‘Thank You’

Santorum Heads Back to Iowa to Say ‘Thank You’

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Rick Santorum, the belated winner of this year’s Iowa caucuses, will be traveling back to Iowa next month to thank the voters who vaulted him to the top of the GOP primaries.Santorum will host two …

Obama TV Ads in Ohio, Iowa, Virginia Label Romney ‘Outsourcer-in-Chief’

Obama TV Ads in Ohio, Iowa, Virginia Label Romney ‘Outsourcer-in-Chief’

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Continuing to capitalize on a Washington Post report on Mitt Romney’s ties to outsourcing, the Obama campaign is launching state-specific TV ads in Ohio, Iowa and Virginia on Tuesday that accuse the presumptive …

Romney Tailors ‘First 100 Days’ Ads to Swing States

Romney Tailors ‘First 100 Days’ Ads to Swing States

Darren McCollester/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney’s campaign released four ads Friday morning specifically tailored to the battleground states of Iowa, Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia.The 30-second ads, each titled, “100 Days&rdq…

Iowa Quaker Oats Workers Get $241 Million Powerball Jackpot

Iowa Quaker Oats Workers Get $241 Million Powerball Jackpot

William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Twenty happy workers stepped off a chartered bus in Des Moines Wednesday to claim their $241 million Powerball jackpot. The new millionaires, who call themselves the “Shipping 20 Trust,” work togeth…

Democrats Hit Mitt Romney for Comment on Teachers, First Responders

Democrats Hit Mitt Romney for Comment on Teachers, First Responders

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Amid swirling criticism from Republicans over President Obama’s characterization of the private sector as doing “fine,” Democrats are seizing on Mitt Romney’s suggestion that the country…

Iowa Man Trapped by Tree Rescued Just in Time

Iowa Man Trapped by Tree Rescued Just in Time

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(LUCAS, Iowa) — An Iowa man is expected to make a full recovery after a giant pine tree fell on him in an isolated part of a forest.David Blair, a lumberjack, was trimming trees near Lucas, Iowa, in Stephens State Forest when a…

Mammoth Bones Discovered in Iowa Family’s Backyard

Mammoth Bones Discovered in Iowa Family’s Backyard

WOI/ABC News(DES MOINES, Iowa) — An excavation is underway thanks to bones of a prehistoric mammoth discovered in a Oskaloosa, Iowa family’s backyard.According to ABC’s affiliate ABC5-WOI in Des Moines, the bones were discovered in July 20…

President Obama Accuses Mitt Romney of ‘Cow-Pie Distortion’ on Debt, Deficits

President Obama Accuses Mitt Romney of ‘Cow-Pie Distortion’ on Debt, Deficits

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(DES MOINES, Iowa) — On his first visit back to the Iowa state fairgrounds since the 2008 campaign, President Obama Thursday night used a grassroots rally to launch sharp new attacks against rival Mitt Romney over the debt a…

President Obama Touts Clean Energy Agenda in Iowa

President Obama Touts Clean Energy Agenda in Iowa

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(NEWTON, Iowa) — Visiting the critical battleground state of Iowa Thursday, President Obama touted his election-year energy agenda and urged Republican lawmakers to put politics aside and back his proposals to boost the eco…

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