Evansdale http://iowapublicradio.org en Top Iowa News Stories of 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/top-iowa-news-stories-2012 <p>2012 was another big year for news in Iowa. &nbsp;The headlines ranged from pink slime and spaceships, to the presidential election and financial scandal.&nbsp; Ben Kieffer counts down the top 10 news stories of the past year, plus some honorable mentions.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 20:29:28 +0000 Ben Kieffer 12522 at http://iowapublicradio.org Top Iowa News Stories of 2012 Parents of Murdered Children Push Death Penalty http://iowapublicradio.org/post/parents-murdered-children-push-death-penalty <p></p><p>In the wake of the discovery the bodies of two northeastern Iowa girls earlier this month, the talk of reinstating the death penalty is back at the state capitol. But proponents of capital punishment know they face a tough fight.</p><p>Iowa parents who have lost children due to kidnapping and murder met with Governor Branstad Monday morning to talk about reinstating the death penalty. Afterwards at a press conference, the parents told their stories.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 23:50:27 +0000 Clay Masters 12160 at http://iowapublicradio.org Parents of Murdered Children Push Death Penalty Police Confident Bodies are Missing Cousins http://iowapublicradio.org/post/police-confident-bodies-are-missing-cousins <p></p><p>12/6/12 &nbsp;4:30 PM UPDATE:&nbsp;</p><p>The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Department says they're confident that two bodies discovered Wednesday by hunters in a Bremer County wildlife area are those of Elizabeth Collins and her cousin Lyric Cook-Morrissey.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 01:26:03 +0000 Clay Masters & Rob Dillard 11653 at http://iowapublicradio.org Police Confident Bodies are Missing Cousins