Homeless services event planned for Tuesday

25 July 2014, 10:12 pm

Iowa State University has teamed up with Story County and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for Ames’ second-annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down, an event organized to provide food and other services to people in need.... Read More »

Cambridge Man Found Guilty of Wife’s Murder

25 July 2014, 1:18 pm

AMES, Iowa — A Story County jury has convicted a Cambridge man of first degree murder in the death of his wife. Forty-four-year-old Jeremy Cory was found guilty Friday afternoon. He was accused of killing his wife, 49-year-old Vallerie Cory. Her body was discovered April 14th in the home the coupl... Read More »

United Way of Story County savoring proceeds from Hoiburger campaign

24 July 2014, 10:11 pm

You can’t turn on the television without seeing commercials for the Hoiburger, and sales of the sandwich at central Iowa Applebee’s restaurants are translating into dollars raised for the United Way of Story County.... Read More »

The Brief: July 24, 2014

24 July 2014, 5:03 am

The Rick Perry Presidential Watch has revved up in a big way. The latest news there is that the Texas governor will spend another weekend in Iowa soon for a set of appearances before Republican and conservative groups.... Read More »

Bystander Stabbed During Fight in Ames

24 July 2014, 4:33 am

AMES, Iowa – A woman is behind bars after an early morning stabbing, Thursday. The Story County Sheriff’s Office was called to a mobile home at Crestview Mobile Home Park on West Lincoln Way just after 2 a.m. Authorities say an argument started between Lari-Jo Henry, 40, and Clarence Morrow, 58.... Read More »

Stabbing Investigation near Ames

24 July 2014, 2:09 am

AMES, Iowa-Story County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Crestview Mobile Home Park at 5615 Lincolnway, after 2AM Thursday. An official on the scene said one person was wounded on the forehead with a knife, not believed to be a serious injury. One other person was also injured in an altercation. ... Read More »

Texas Gov. Rick Perry taking his get-tough border credentials to Iowa next month

23 July 2014, 9:45 am

We’ll know soon enough if Rick Perry’ decision to put National Guard troops on the border will be a hit or a miss with all-important Iowa voters.... Read More »

Regional board approves Community Life Program mental health recommendations

23 July 2014, 1:11 am

The 10-county Central Iowa Community Services governance board reviewed a report Monday on how to transition Story County’s Community Life Program to a recently implemented regional mental health system by the end of the current fiscal year, approving a $30,000 contract amendment to the firm that ... Read More »

Groups prepare 100 weather radios for low income families

15 July 2014, 12:42 am

In order to help spread critical weather warnings, a number of county organizations have partnered together to distribute 100 free weather radios to low income households throughout Story County.... Read More »

Crops OK in spite of rain, flooding

6 July 2014, 3:11 am

Ames had more than twice the amount of average rainfall in the month of June, but crops are still predicted to have a good yield, experts said after torrential rains last week left many farm fields under water.... Read More »