Iowa State’s Jarvis West is being honored by the Big 12 Conference. The kick returner was named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday for his efforts in the Cyclones’ 42-35 loss to Texas Tech on Saturday. West took a kickoff back 95 yards for a touchdown. ISU plays at Baylor this Saturday.
U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.
The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.
Iowa Policy Project, written by Colin Gordon, finds that Iowa's wage structure is weak compared to the growing economy.
State Climatologist, Harry Hillaker, says the winters ahead could be colder than normal.