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Hopkins School of Education gets new dean

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 02:58:03 GMT

A prominent scholar at the University of Iowa College of Education will become the new dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education on Aug. 1. Christopher C. Morphew will lead about 130 faculty members and 2,400 students training at Hopkins to become teachers and administrators. He will also lead research aimed at improving educational instruction.




Two Dubuque men face charges for alleged burglaries

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:13:25 GMT

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has filed eleven charges against Jay J. Mess, 26, and Lee W. Shaffer, 31. They stem from multiple break-ins at car washes throughout the Tri-state area from November 2016 through February 2017. Dubuque Police have also filed charges on both for allegedly stealing a truck and then using it to steal a construction trailer.




Eastern Iowan with Autism Sparks Success by Starting His Own Company

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:03:16 GMT

Autism Awareness Month starts next week, and local advocates say employers should consider putting more disabled men and women on the payroll. A man in eastern Iowa is doing even more, by starting his own business.




Iowa Premium treatment plant receives Grand Place Award

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:51:38 GMT

Three HDR projects have been recognized by American Council of Engineering Companies of Iowa in its 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards competition. The Iowa Premium Wastewater Treatment Plant received the Grand Place Award in the Water and Wastewater Category.




Iowa boy jumps from burning home

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:39:09 GMT

WEBVTT TO REBUILD.>> PUT YOUR HAND ON THE FRAME-- CAN YOU GRAB THE FRAME?AND LOWER YOURSELF AND JUSTLOWER YOURSELF.MOM: JUST DROP.OFFICER: NO, DON'T JUST DROP.DON'T JUST A DROP.ELIZABETH: SO SCARY.JUMPING TO SAFETY FROM A BURNINGBUILDING.A FIRE TRAPPED A DUBUQUE BOY INHIS SECOND FLOOR BEDROOM.HIS MOM COULDN'T GET TO HIM, SOSHE AND A POLICE OFFICERCONVINCED HIM TO PUSH OUT AWINDOW SCREEN AND JUMP.THEY WERE ABLE TO CATCH HIM ONTHE GROUND BELOW AND MOM SAYSSHE AND HER SON HAD PRACTICEDWHAT TO DO IN A SITUATION LIKETHIS.>> WHEN I SEEN SOMETHING FALLOUT THE WINDOW BUST OUT THE, WINDOW I SAID DROP.,I TOLD HER TO JUMP AND HE DIDAND I CAUGHT HIM AND THE OFFICERWAS RIGHT THERE.HE HELPED.BUT HE SLID RIGHT IN MY ARMS.ELIZABETH: POLICE SAY THESITUATION IS A GOOD REMINDER FOR




Iowa man completes Vietnam War - face with a name' photo project

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:33:03 GMT

A Janesville man set out to put faces to the names of the Iowans who served in Vietnam, but never came home. Finding images of hundreds of men who died decades ago was no easy feat for Tom Brickman and his daughter.




The Walking Fed Food Drive Benefits Local Iowans

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:18:33 GMT

Lazer 103.3 held a radio-thon to get the word out, and the owner of Jay's CD and Hobby is helping the drive by matching donations. They hope the zombie theme will bring in more people.




Amended Iowa Workers' Comp Overhaul Moves to Senate

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:59:22 GMT

Republicans in the Iowa House passed a bill to overhaul how workers in the state are compensated for on-the-job injuries, though they backed off some key proposals amid internal concern over the extent of the changes. The GOP-majority chamber voted 55-38 for the bill, which would revamp standards for hurt workers, including reductions to shoulder injury benefits and decreased coverage for injuries tied to a pre-existing condition.




Police find 2 bodies in central Iowa home

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:34:56 GMT

State agents are helping local officers investigate the deaths of two people whose bodies were found inside a home in Boone. The Boone Police Department says someone called around 10 p.m. Wednesday to report a dead person.




Iowa GOP Lawmakers Back Statewide Minimum Wage, No Increase

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:25:55 GMT

Iowa Republican lawmakers are forging ahead with a bill prohibiting cities and counties from increasing the minimum wage, but House leaders say GOP legislators aren't interested in raising the statewide wage. The House has approved a bill blocking local jurisdictions from approving minimum wages above the state level of $7.25 and the measure now awaits action in the Senate.




FD prepares for Preserve Iowa Summit

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:21:39 GMT

The video was made to promote the Preserve Iowa Summit, which will take place this summer in Fort Dodge. From left to right: Tom Flagge, Carol Foltz, Eddie O'Farrell, Maggie Carlin, and Carissa Harvey.




Iowa Extension VP Accepts Ohio Dean Position

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:20:05 GMT

The Iowa State University Extension was the first extension program in the U.S. and has more than a hundred years of history in working with producers. Six years ago, Cathann Kress joined on as Vice President of the Extension, starting off when there were major budget cuts.




Iowa State leader, headed to Auburn, was dogged by conflicts

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:48:49 GMT

Iowa State University President Steven Leath is leaving behind a record of achievements that landed him the top job at Auburn University but a history of testing ethical boundaries that earned him criticism along the way. Leath, 59, is known as a prolific fundraiser and charming academic who engages students and faculty.




Iowa lawmaker files paperwork to explore gubernatorial run

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:48:48 GMT

Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City announced Thursday that he's formed an exploratory committee for the upcoming gubernatorial race. Prichard, an attorney and veteran, says in a press release that he's considering a run because he disagrees with the current Republican administration's efforts on jobs and wages.




Woman pleads guilty to stealing from Iowa dealership

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:23:17 GMT

Online court records say 43-year-old Amy Monahan, of Mason City, filed a written plea Wednesday in Cerro Gordo County District Court. An April 24 hearing has been set for her.




Another Iowa hospital closing psychiatric care unit

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:55:13 GMT

Mahaska Health Partnership Chief Executive Officer Jay Christensen said Wednesday that the Oskaloosa hospital discharged its last psychiatric inpatient Monday. He says the unit has been losing about $500,000 a year, in large part because many psychiatric patients have to stay in the hospital for weeks or months after they're ready to leave, because nursing homes or other residential facilities won't take them.




Bill to Legalize the Sale and Use of Fireworks in Iowa Moves to House

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:26:59 GMT

A bill allowing the sale and use of fireworks in Iowa has cleared the Senate with bipartisan support and now moves to the House of Representatives where it also has bipartisan support. "In the past I was always against it...I think this bill is much better and has a lot more restriction, and I will probably be voting for it" said Democratic Representative Ruth Ann Gaines.