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Learn about Iowa's black history at the African American Museum of Iowa

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 04:13:45 GMT

February is Black History Month and the African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids is a great place to learn about Iowa's black history. Displays also include Iowa's underground railroad and civil rights including a life-sized cafe area to show where sit-ins would have taken place.




'George Zimmerman 2.0' Guilty Of Black Man's Murder ...

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:33:47 GMT

It took a jury less than two hours to decide to publicly declare Chad Copley, 40, responsible for the premeditated death of Kouren-Rodney Thomas , 20. The verdict was surprising and unusual for cases involving Stand Your Ground laws and Black shooting victims, especially those drawing similarities to that of Trayvon Martin , who was killed by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida, in 2012. In case that drew comparisons to George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, North Carolina jury finds white neighborhood watch member Chad Copley - who complained of "hoodlums" - guilty of murder in the death of 20-year-old unarmed black youth Kouren Thomas.




Iowa man's death ruled a homicide; no arrests reported

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:44:36 GMT

The Iowa Department of Public Safety said in a news release Friday that an autopsy on the body of Paul Scheel is finished, but the cause of death is not being released for now. Creston police officers sent Feb. 14 to a Creston residence for a welfare check found Scheel's body.




School shooting threats reported in NY, Penn., Iowa, more after Fla. massacre

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:18:39 GMT

Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy Lisa Jansen sets up a picture At the Hall of Justice in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, showing AR-15 type weapons and ammunition found at a student's home after he threatened a school shooting at El Camino High School in Whittier, Calif.( In the wake of a Florida school shooting that left 17 dead, multiple schools in other states are seeing similar threats. The Tribune reports two juveniles were arrested Thursday for alleged threats to the Port Jervis High School in Hudson Valley.




Iowa has highest percentage of speeding tickets in U.S.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:54:32 GMT

A new survey conducted by insurance comparison shopping website Insurify shows 23.2 percent of Iowa drivers report having had a speeding violation in the past seven years. "Despite the fact that it has the lowest per-capita number of police officers on the list, Iowa ranked first in speeding tickets," according to the Insurify report released on February 15. Insurify notes that speeding in Iowa can be especially expensive as the state adds a 35 percent surcharge "to nearly all enforcement-related fines, including speeding violations.




Dubuque man pleads guilty to heroin distribution charge

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:16:48 GMT

Gregory Fugi Anderson, Jr., 31, admitted to authorities that he was going to sell heroin and cocaine near Orange Park in Dubuque on November 17, 2017. According to the United States attorney's office, Northern District of Iowa, he was stopped by police while walking down the street.




Iowans flood hospital rooms with ice-related injuries

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:53:30 GMT

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2 New York men sentenced to prison for robbing Iowa bank

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:39:03 GMT

Two New York men have each been sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for robbing a rural eastern Iowa bank. Federal prosecutors in Iowa say 28-year-old Daniel Jackson and 22-year-old Jason Centeno, both of Yonkers, New York, were sentenced Thursday in a federal court in Cedar Rapids.




Iowa Drying and Processing Taking Town Of Sibley To Federal Court

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:54:10 GMT

The Iowa Drying and Processing is taking the town of Sibley to federal court over damages the company says it has received due to the actions of city in enforcing an odor ordinance. Sibley officials accused IDP of emitting odors from their processing plant which is located in the center of the town around two years ago.




Rochester man accused of soliciting nude photos from underage girls

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:11:12 GMT

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Iowa Republicans Call for End to Northey Hold

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:29:15 GMT

Iowa Republicans are frustrated with Texas Senator Ted Cruz's hold on Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey's nomination to be an Under Secretary at the USDA. Chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa Jeffrey Kaufmann wrote, "We understand that you have given your justification for this hold and claim that this move is not political.




Drive to ban library books with LGBTQ content erupts in Iowa

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:01:06 GMT

More than 300 people have signed a petition to either ban or label and group materials related to homosexual and transgender content in the Orange City Public Library. The Outreach Services Section of the Atlantic County Library System will present two programs, open to adults and teens, at the Buena Community Reading Center on Sept.




Iowa House bill clarifies electronic pay statements are legal

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:01:05 GMT

The Iowa House approved legislation Wednesday making clear a practice used by many Iowa businesses to deliver pay statements to employees is indeed legal.




Deportation Forcing Iowa Couple to Close Decade-Old Restaurant in...

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:47:14 GMT

Speaking about her parents, 22-year-old Marisa Barco said, "They wake up thinking of the restaurant, they go to sleep thinking of the restaurant. They are here from eight in the morning until ten at night."




Iowa's universities compete on same side in fight for more funding

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:29:53 GMT

WEBVTT STACEY: GOOD EVENING.THE PRESIDENTS OF IOWA'S THREESTEVE: FUNDING FORREPORTER CYNTHIA FODOR IS LIVEAND CYNTHIA YOU FOUND OUT HOWRIGHT?CYNTHI STEVE, AND THE STACEY,HIKE THIS YEAR.>> WE RECOGNIZE THE STATE ISCYNTHIA: IT'S NOT OFTEN THEY SIT>> THE BUDGET CUTS WOULD BECYNTHIA: RIGHT NOW THE HOUSE ANDTHE REGENT'S PRESIDENT SAID>> OUR JOB IS TO COME UP WITH>> I THINK WE DESPERATELY NEEDAND UNIVERSITY OF IOWA AND IOWA>> WE'RE GONNA USE IT FORCYNTHIA: THE PRESIDENTS ALSO>> IF WE WANT TO BE READY FORFUNDING TO DETERMINE EXACTLY HOWSTACEY: THE IOWA BOARD OFTHEY HAD PLANNED TO DISCUSSTHEY EXPECT TO MAKE A DECISIONTHE REGENTS ARE CONSIDERINGMILLION, AND THAT INCLUDESAND TEARING DOWN THE OLSENTHE PROJECT WOULD BE FUNDE The presidents of Iowa's three state-run public universities took their fight for more funding to the Statehouse on Wednesday after Senate Republicans proposed slashed funding ... (more)




Democrats decry 'fast-track' GOP Iowa tax plan

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:29:52 GMT

Democrats on the Senate Ways and Means Committee expressed concern Wednesday that majority Republicans were trying to "fast-track" a $1 billion tax cut and tax code rewrite without proper documentation of the legislation's fiscal impact or adequate time for Iowans to weigh in on the proposal.




Iowa man makes bulletproof insert for backpacks after school shooting

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:01:44 GMT

Parents across the country are taking extra steps to make sure their child is safe at school, including an Iowa man who is making bulletproof backpack inserts. Blake Waldrop of Centerville has been making bulletproof armor for years, supplying more than 100 law enforcement agencies in all 50 states.