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Man with Zebra, Parrot in Front Seat Charged with DUI

Man with Zebra, Parrot in Front Seat Charged with DUI

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DUBUQUE, Iowa) — Police in Dubuque, Iowa, responded to an unusual call this week: reports of a zebra and a parrot in the front seat of a truck parked outside a bar. The striped animal and his fine feathered friend were there to …

An Iowa Endorsement for Romney, 5 Months After Caucus

An Iowa Endorsement for Romney, 5 Months After Caucus

Office of Rep. Steve King(WASHINGTON) — Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King told reporters Mitt Romney will campaign in his state Tuesday, giving a “major policy speech on out-of-control spending and debt” at Drake University in Des Moines. He…

Iowa Double Murder: Man Confesses Three Decades Later

Iowa Double Murder: Man Confesses Three Decades Later

Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office(WATERLOO, Iowa) — The grisly murder and robbery of an elderly couple in Waterloo, Iowa, stunned the community three decades ago.  But the case remained unsolved until a 66-year-old man walked into a police stati…

Iowa Student Presents Bouncer’s Stolen ID

Iowa Student Presents Bouncer’s Stolen ID

Johnson County Sheriff’s Department(IOWA CITY, Iowa) — A 19-year-old University of Iowa student reportedly picked the wrong person to fool with a fake ID.Steven Fiorella waited in line outside of The Union Bar in Iowa City as a bouncer checked drivers…

First Lady Says Election Could Hinge on ‘Few Thousand Folks’

First Lady Says Election Could Hinge on ‘Few Thousand Folks’

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Seeking to build a sense of urgency for November, first lady Michelle Obama told a group of 400 campaign supporters in Iowa Tuesday that the election could come down to only a “few thousand folks.&r…

Iowa GOP Examines What Went Wrong with Caucuses

Iowa GOP Examines What Went Wrong with Caucuses

Hemera/Thinkstock(DES MOINES, Iowa) — It was one of the logistical lowlights of the 2012 primary.After a late night of vote counting, the Iowa GOP announced Mitt Romney as the caucuses’ tentative winner, having staved off Rick Santorum by a mere…

Tornadoes: Midwest Twisters Leave 5 Dead in Oklahoma

Tornadoes: Midwest Twisters Leave 5 Dead in Oklahoma

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — At least five people are dead after violent storms ripped through several states in the nation’s mid-section as officials work to clean up the damage this morning and brace for more violent weather. Wisconsin, Minnesota…

Forecasters Warn of Violent,’ Life-Threatening’ Storms for Midwest

Forecasters Warn of Violent,’ Life-Threatening’ Storms for Midwest

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Midwest is bracing itself for an outbreak of violent weather Saturday that could be “life-threatening,” according to forecasters. Baseball-sized hail and damaging 70 mph winds are expected to whip through a handf…

Chinese VP to Visit Iowa

Chinese VP to Visit Iowa

PAIROJ/AFP/Getty Images(MUSCATINE, Iowa) — To this day, Sarah Lande of Muscatine, Iowa remembers vividly the dinner she hosted for an ambitious young Chinese official 27 years ago.Now that visitor, Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping, is on a fast track…

Iowa Baby Weighs In at Nearly 14 Pounds

Iowa Baby Weighs In at Nearly 14 Pounds

Photodisc/Thinkstock(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Asher Stewardson was born Thursday at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, tipping the scales at nearly 14 pounds.Watch the video report below, courtesy ABC News affiliate WABC-TV.

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Obama Promotes State of the Union Message in Iowa

Obama Promotes State of the Union Message in Iowa

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa) — President Obama launched his post-State of the Union tour Wednesday in a campaign-style speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he pitched his vision for the future of American manufacturing.The president b…

Sen. Grassley’s Twitter Account Hacked by SOPA Protesters

Sen. Grassley’s Twitter Account Hacked by SOPA Protesters

SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Twitter account was hacked Monday by the group “Anonymous,” which is protesting the anti-piracy bills being considered in Congress.The Senator’s ac…

Iowa GOP to Announce Final Caucus Results

Iowa GOP to Announce Final Caucus Results

Scott Olson/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — On Thursday morning, voters will finally know who won the Iowa caucuses.Since Mitt Romney edged Rick Santorum by a mere eight votes on caucus night two weeks ago, Iowa’s counties and precincts have su…

Santorum Dismisses Story of Error that ‘Cost’ Him Iowa Victory

Santorum Dismisses Story of Error that ‘Cost’ Him Iowa Victory

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is dismissing any idea that he actually won the Iowa Caucus, an assertion some supporters are making after one caucus attendee reported an apparent clerical error that ove…

Michele Bachmann Suspends Presidential Campaign

Michele Bachmann Suspends Presidential Campaign

Scott Olson/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Rep. Michele Bachmann suspended her presidential campaign Wednesday, hours after placing sixth in Tuesday’s Iowa Republican caucuses.“Last night, the people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice…

25,000 Turn Out for Obama in Iowa

25,000 Turn Out for Obama in Iowa

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — More than 25,000 Iowa Democrats caucused Tuesday night in support of President Obama, according to his re-election campaign.The turnout — touted by Obama’s campaign strategists online and on …

Iowa Caucus Results: Romney Edges Santorum by Eight Votes

Iowa Caucus Results: Romney Edges Santorum by Eight Votes

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Mitt Romney won the first presidential preference contest of 2012 by a mere eight votes Tuesday, narrowly edging out a surging Rick Santorum in the Iowa Caucuses.The two men — neither of whom was expec…

Romney: Santorum’s Focused on Iowa, I’m Running National Campaign

Romney: Santorum’s Focused on Iowa, I’m Running National Campaign

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney, the winner of Tuesday night’s Iowa caucuses, dismissed runner-up Rick Santorum as someone who doesn’t have the organization to win the nomination or the right experience to create jobs as p…

After Iowa Loss, Santorum Taking Fight to New Hampshire

After Iowa Loss, Santorum Taking Fight to New Hampshire

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Though Rick Santorum ultimately came up short in Iowa to Mitt Romney by eight votes, he won the battle of expectations.  More important, he’s leaving his top rivals — Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich…

Romney’s Iowa Victory Map: How He Won in 2012 But Lost in ’08

Romney’s Iowa Victory Map: How He Won in 2012 But Lost in ’08

ABC News(DES MOINES, Iowa) — How did Mitt Romney win Iowa in 2012 with six fewer votes than he collected in 2008?The former Massachusetts governor saw a handful of the counties he won in 2008 slip away to his newfound rivals, but he made up the differ…

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