A person trying to thaw pipes in the cold weather ended up starting a fire in Independence, causing major damage to a home Thursday night.
Fire crews were called to 500 Third Ave. SE around 10:30 p.m. Thursday.
Independence Fire Chief Doug Cook says the owner of the home used a propane torch to thaw water pipes in a part of the residence going under remodeling.
Loras officials announcing the launch of the Francis J. Noonan School of Business.
Police in central Iowa say an Ames man has died after two masked men burst into his apartment and a shot was fired.
A spokesman for Tillis, Don Murry Grubbs, said Tillis died early Sunday at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. He was 85.
Trader Joe's is recalling several packaged salads after a supplier said there may be shards of glass or hard plastic inside.
An elementary school in eastern Iowa is using a therapy pig to help special education students manage emotions and focus on learning.
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