Month: April 2019

Page: 76

An Ames man will serve 30 years in prison for sexual exploitation and child pornography charges. Twenty-eight-year-old Tyler Harris pleaded guilty in November to six counts of sexual exploitation of a child, one count of distribution of child pornography, and two counts of possession of child pornography. Harris admitted between December 2016 and April 2018, […]

As floodwaters in southwest Iowa slowly recede, forecasters fear large storms could develop soon that would make a bad situation worse. Kevin Low, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Missouri Basin Forecast Center, says they’re watching the development of a potentially large storm system that could arrive late next week, roughly April 10th through […]

A Senate-passed bill that’s now part of the abortion debate is now in limbo in the House. The bill would establish a life prison sentence for someone convicted of intentionally or accidentally causing the termination of “an unborn person” against the mother’s wishes. Chuck Hurley, legal counsel for The Family Leader, today urged House members […]

Rain in March added to the snowmelt and caused flooding in the state — but state climatologist Justin Glisan says there wasn’t anything out of the ordinary in the overall weather picture. “Typically we expect about 2.15 inches — and we were right around 2.05 inches — so almost average,” Glisan says. “Snow wise, we […]

A House-endorsed plan to make a few adjustments to Iowa’s medical marijuana law has cleared its first hurdle in the Iowa Senate. Senator Rich Taylor, a Democrat from Mount Pleasant, said he’d like to do more, but it’s as far as the House seems willing to go. “I really hate to muck it up with […]

One of Governor Kim Reynolds’ top policy priorities faces an important legislative deadline this week. A bill that would let women who are at least 18 get some forms of birth control from a pharmacist without first going to a doctor has to clear a committee in the Iowa House by this Friday or it’s […]

The leader of the Iowa National Guard has announced plans to retire on May 1st. Major General Tim Orr was appointed to the job by then Governor Chet Culver in March of 2009. “I’ve been serving for 40 years in the Iowa National Guard and 10 years as the Adjutant General. You reach a point […]

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar visited flooded areas of southwest and northwest Iowa this weekend, emphasizing the need to improve flood protection measures and make “climate smart” infrastructure choices. Klobuchar, a U.S. Senate from Minnesota, has unveiled a $1 trillion plan to improve the nation’s infrastructure. It includes expanding rural broadband service and Klobuchar went […]

As floodwaters slowly fall in many parts of the state, Iowa farmers are getting back onto their properties to survey the damage and to prepare for spring planting, if possible. Iowa State University Extension farm management field specialist Steve Johnson says farmers who had grain in bins will need to see if that grain got […]

WABC-TV(JERSEY CITY, N.J.) —  A man was arrested early Sunday and charged with murder in the strangulation killing of a 45-year-old nanny, whose body was discovered a week ago floating in the lake of a New Jersey park where she went jogging, authorities said. Jorge Rios, 33, of Jersey City, was taken into custody by […]

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