Month: October 2019

A prominent Des Moines attorney who was the Democratic Party’s first female candidate for governor has endorsed Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar’s bid for the White House. Roxanne Conlin was also the first woman president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and one of the first two women in the country to be appointed […]

A man is now charged in the Christopher Bagley murder case in Linn County. Thirty-two-year-old Drew Blahnik was indicted by a Linn County grand jury on the charges of first-degree murder, obstructing prosecution and abuse of a corpse. Bagley went missing from his home in Walker last December. His body was discovered by authorities in […]

Iowans who have diabetes are waging a campaign with emails, calls and letters to members of Congress, urging them to pass what’s called the Special Diabetes Program. Aryn Lloyd, a volunteer advocate for the Eastern Iowa Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, says the program pumps $150 million each year into vital research at […]

The death of a former Sioux City realtor has turned into a homicide investigation. Woodbury County Sheriff Dave Drew says they were called out last Thursday to the home of David Davenport on the report of a man down. The found Davenport, and he died the next day. Sheriff Drew says a fire at the […]

As expected, Iowa’s congressional delegation has split along party lines in the vote on procedures for the next phase of the House impeachment inquiry. Republican Steve King voted no. Democrats Dave Loebsack, Abby Finkenauer and Cindy Axne voted yes. In a written statement, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer, a Democrat from Dubuque, said recent testimony from Trump […]

A fire Wednesday in a homeless camp damaged a downtown Interstate 29 bridge in Sioux City. DOT spokesman, Dakin Schultz, says traffic on the mainline bridge over Perry Creek has been cut to one lane. “The fire occurred toward the outside of the structure or toward the outside shoulder of the structure. So, we have […]

A panel of lawmakers met yesterday to review the dozens of state tax credits that are available. Republican Representative Pat Grassley of New Hartford, a member of the committee, is also Speaker-Select of the Iowa House. He said some credits are decades old and it’s hard to know how they’ll impact the budget from year […]

The bobcat comeback in Iowa continues and that’s led the Iowa DNR to raise the trapping limit in the area where they are most prevalent in the state. DNR wildlife biologist Vince Evelsizer, says they are moving from a one bobcat limit up to three across the southern three tiers of counties in southern Iowa. […]

An event designed to “perk” up the spirits of coffee lovers in northwest Iowa is planned for this weekend. The Siouxland Coffee Festival allows coffee drinkers to sample a host of hot and iced varieties of the beverage from all over the country. Ryan Martinez is organizing the second annual event in Sioux City. “We […]

Fourteen presidential candidates are scheduled to address a crowd of more than 13,000 at the Iowa Democratic Party’s “Liberty and Justice Celebration” in Des Moines Friday night. For decades, the state party’s annual fall fundraiser was known as the Jefferson-Jackson Day or “JJ” Dinner. Tommy Vietor was the communications director for Barack Obama’s 2008 Iowa […]

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