Month: October 2018

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Former Vice President Joe Biden urged a crowd of more than a thousand in Cedar Rapids tonight to help reset the country’s “moral compass” and choose candidates this November who will “dial down the temperature” in politics. “Before we are Democrats and Republicans and independents, we are Americans — for real,” Biden said, to cheers. “Folks, […]

A man and woman are facing child endangerment and drug charges in northeast Iowa’s Fayette County. Twenty-five-year-old Ryan James Smith and 30-year-old Erika Pipkin, both of West Union, were arrested Monday at an apartment where police say they uncovered a drug trafficking operation. Police say meth was in reach of Pipkin’s two-year-old child. Officials with […]

The chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee has taken to Twitter to chastise Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King. King has responded by saying the attack is “orchestrated” by those who seek to impeach the president. Steve Stivers is the Ohio congressman who leads the committee directing campaign cash and resources to other Republicans seeking re-election […]

A guard was assaulted by an inmate at a prison in southwest Iowa Monday night. It happened just after 6:30 p.m. at the Clarinda Correctional Facility. State prison officials, in a news release, say the correctional officer was performing his routine duties at his station when he was confronted by the inmate, who “unexpectedly” began […]

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he supports the troop buildup on the U.S. border with Mexico as a caravan of several thousand Central American migrants approaches. Initially, 800 active duty soldiers were going to be dispatched to the border. Now, the number is over five-thousand troops, combined with another two-thousand-plus National Guard members who were […]

A threat that prompted increased security at the I-35 school in Truro has been found to be not credible. Madison County Sheriff Jason Barnes says his department’s investigation found that an on-site construction worker at the school made a comment recent synagogue shooting that took place in Pittsburgh. The sheriff says a school employee heard […]

Farmers made a lot of progress in the harvest with a rare dry week to work in. The U.S.D.A. crop report says farmers had nearly six good days for field work last week — which is the most dry days they’ve had in weeks. That allowed for a lot of combine time and the corn […]

Officials in a northwest Iowa public library have not yet decided how to respond after someone checked four LGBTQ books out of the library and burned them during the recent Orange City Pride Festival. Paul Dorr, leader of a religious group called Rescue the Perishing, burned the books in a live post on Facebook to […]

Environmentalists are working to protect 500 acres of southwest Iowa’s Loess Hills prairie from future development by turning it into a public area for hiking and birding. A campaign is underway to raise $3 million to buy the piece of prairie, called Green Hill Ranch. Graham McGaffin, with the Nature Conservancy of Iowa, says with multiple […]

One law enforcement group saw a near record in the amount of prescription drugs turned in during the weekend National Drug Take Back Day. The Dubuque Drug Task Force — a collaboration between the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office and the Dubuque Police Department — opened a temporary drive-thru drop off in the parking lot of […]

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