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    Deal would end greyhound racing in Council Bluffs
    A deal has likely emerged that would end greyhound racing in Council Bluffs by the end of 2015. Dog racing would continue at the track in Dubuque, but it would no longer be bankrolled by the casino there.  The Iowa Greyhound Association would lease that track and run it as their own “racino” in Dubuque. Senator […]
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    DOT says PETA can’t build monument to dead turkeys in Sioux City
    The animal rights group “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals” or PETA, wants to erect a 10-foot tall monument near a Sioux City highway where several hundred turkeys died in a truck rollover earlier this month. Alex Moore of PETA sent a letter to the DOT requesting permission to put a 10-foot tombstone along […]
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    Limited medical marijuana bill advances in Iowa Senate
    A senate subcommittee has approved a bill that would let the parents of children with a severe form of epilepsy go out of state to get an oil-based form of medical marijuana for their children. The bill will be considered by a full senate committee sometime after five o’clock today. Sally Gaer has a 24-year-old […]
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    Iowa football coaches talk about staff and red zone offense
    Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz says he will wait until spring practice has concluded to begin a search for a new assistant coach. Long time recruiting coordinator Eric Johnson is leaving the staff to enter the restaurant business in Tennessee. “We were all surprised a little bit on one hand, but also understand totally, he’s […]
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    Des Moines teen charged in death of infant son
    A Des Moines teenager is facing charges following the suspicious death of his 4-month-old son. Police Sergeant Jason Halifax says the mother of the child had left the infant in his father’s care last night as she ran some errands. “However, when she returned the baby was alone in the apartment and unresponsive,” Halifax said. […]
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