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She was writing book reviews for a Sioux City newspaper, which even 10 years ago wasn’t considered eye-grabbing material for the masses. An editor asked her to take on a series of cold cases — unsolved murders — the kind you see on TV shows. People love that stuff.
  • West Des Moines police no closer to arrest in Okland case
    West Des Moines police say they are no closer today to solving the mysterious slaying of Ashley Okland, a 27-year-old real-estate agent whose shooting death four years ago in a model townhouse made national news. 
  • Tammy Zywicki investigation nears 23 years
    Twenty-three years after Tammy Jo Zywicki’s death, her mother is trying to stay optimistic that investigators will solve the case. 
  • Burlington’s oldest cold case continues to baffle investigators
    Burlington’s oldest cold case continues to baffle investigators. 
  • Iowa minister’s murder gathers dust, not clues
    He was an Iowa minister heading to fish on the banks of the Missouri River after running an errand for a mental health care facility. But the Rev. Kevin Lane Morse’s life came to a sudden, tragic end on June 20, 2002 — mysteriously shot and left to die. 
  • Who killed Leota Camp?
    It was a typical summer day in 1967. Leota Camp kissed a goodbye to her husband, Ray, as he went off to his job at the Iowa Employment Security Commission. 
  • ‘We’d really like to have some answers’
    The theories have been plenty. Most lead to nothing. 
  • In its three years in operation, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s Cold Case Unit brought to close two unsolved homicide cases dating as far back as the 1970s. 
  • Roughly a third of homicides in the U.S. go unsolved. 
  • Woman crusades to publicize Iowa’s unsolved murders
    She was writing book reviews for a Sioux City newspaper, which even 10 years ago wasn’t considered eye-grabbing material for the masses. An editor asked her to take on a series of cold cases — unsolved murders — the kind you see on TV shows. People love that stuff. 
  • Students leave courtyard ‘masterpieces’
    It will pay to watch your step the next few days when walking through the courtyard between the Carroll County Courthouse and Farner Government Building. 
  • The Future of Everything
    It’s one of those movie scenes you know even if you’ve never actually seen the movie — a young Dustin Hoffman is taken aside in “The Graduate” and given some career advice by a middle-aged man in a business suit. 
  • Badding leaves ‘indelible footprint’

    Badding Construction CEO and founder Bob Badding, a businessman-philanthropist whose family firm built much of Carroll, passed away late Monday morning at St. Anthony Regional Hospital — a medical center Badding guided — wing by wing, renovated floor by new section — through dramatic structural growth over decades.

     
  • To protect and to preserve
    After 23 years of being a cop at the halfway point between New York City and Boston, there’s something therapeutic about affixing glass eyes to a dead deer or air-brushing a little natural green back onto the head of a decapitated alligator. 
  • Oklahoma!

    OK! Let the wind come sweepin’ down the plain — and across the Carroll Recreation Center stage as Kuemper Catholic High School this weekend presents the classical musical “Oklahoma!”

     
  • An insider’s look at the old Cuba before it becomes a new nation
    Getting to Cuba before the island nation is totally open to all the United States is special to me as the landscape of this fascinating, colorful and controversial geography will be changed by investments from our country. 
 
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