Month: January 2019

Keokuk welcomes in Fairfield for a doubleheader on Friday night in girls and boys basketball. The girls team has an opportunity to sweep the season series against the Trojans and finish the conference season undefeated for the first time since the 2015-16 season. They defeated Fairfield 60-47 back on Dec. 20, led by 27 points […]

Three members of the Iowa House have just voted to advance a plan to automatically restore voting rights to felons who’ve completed their sentences. “The first legislative hurdle has (been) passed unanimously,”  Representative Bobby Kaufmann said after he and the other two lawmakers signed onto the resolution — and the audience in a state capitol […]

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst today remembered Sarah Root of Council Bluffs on the third anniversary of her death. “Sarah, who was 21 years old at the time. Was struck and killed on the night of her graduation by an illegal immigrant who was drag racing and driving drunk, three times over the legal limit,” Ernst […]

Agencies that help Iowa’s homeless populations are making accommodations to help the less fortunate survive this week’s extreme cold. John DeTaeye works for Humility Homes and Services in Davenport and was very concerned about people who might have to walk from that 70-bed shelter to the Kings Harvest Emergency Overflow Shelter several blocks away.  “We […]

The University of Iowa women’s basketball team’s road game with Michigan, originally scheduled for today, has been rescheduled for Friday at 11:00a.m., Iowa time. The game will no longer air on the Big Ten Network. The postponement was due to continuing inclement weather and the University of Michigan remaining closed until early Friday morning. The […]

The sub-zero temperatures and wind chills have made it tough on firefighters as they got sent out to fight fires Wednesday. Sergeant Bluff fire chief Anthony Gaul says his department had issues after being called out to a fire at the Gelita Plant in the Port Neal industrial area at 2:15 A.M. “We had hydraulic […]

The University of Iowa women’s basketball team’s game at Michigan, tonight, has been postponed. The postponement is due to continuing inclement weather and the University of Michigan remaining closed until early Friday morning. The game will be rescheduled at a future date. The 13th ranked Hawkeyes are 7-2 in the Big Ten and will take […]

The state’s Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the governor the names of three judges as candidates to fill an opening on the Iowa Supreme Court. Governor Reynolds now has 30 days to name a replacement for Justice Daryl Hecht. He resigned in mid-December, for health reasons. Kellyann Lekar of Waterloo is the chief judge in […]

A good Samaritan is credited with saving a mother cat and her litter of six kittens from certain death. Deann Nelson, spokeswoman for the Midlands Humane Society in Council Bluffs, says they got the call Wednesday as temperatures were plummeting. “Someone had found a box of kittens in a dumpster at an apartment complex,” Nelson […]

The Iowa Insurance Division says it now overseeing a program that will help the roughly 500,000 Iowa Medicare users. The director of Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), Kris Gross, explains the program. “Senior Medicare Patrol or SMP is a program to help Medicare beneficiaries prevent and detect fraud, errors and abuse,” Gross says. […]

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