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Iowa GOP leader given restraining order for stalking wife

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:16:11 GMT

Iowa Republican leader slapped with restraining order after being accused of threatening ex-fiancee and stalking her by using Find iPhone app to track her whereabouts Thompson admitted to using the Find iPhone app to track where she was after he claimed she missed a meeting with no explanation Thompson also claims Dreeszen's sister obtained his Social Security number to conduct a background check on his legal and financial history An Iowa Republican Party leader has been ordered to stay away from his ex-fiancee after allegedly threatening her and admittedly using the Find iPhone app to track her whereabouts.




Iowa computer programmer gets 25 years for lottery scam

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:20:38 GMT

Former lottery computer programmer Eddie Tipton, center, speaks during his sentencing hearing, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Judge Brad McCall sentenced Tipton to up to 25 years in prison for rigging a computer program to enable him to pick winning numbers in several lottery games over six years.




Two Iowans Compete for Spot in 'American Ninja Warrior' Finals

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:20:37 GMT

Spencer Johnson, of Clive, is moving on to the finals of the television show American Ninja Warrior in Las Vegas. He fell on the salmon ladder on Monday night but placed 11th overall, so he gets a shot at the $1 million prize.




Iowa submits Stopgap measure for federal approval

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:54:02 GMT

Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen submitted, on behalf of Iowa, a final proposal asking for a waiver under Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act and any necessary emergency regulatory relief. The Stopgap Measure ensures Iowa's collapse individual health insurance market can function in 2018.




Iowa DOT Builds CDL Exam App to Improve Pass Rate

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:37:53 GMT

About 60% of commercial driver license applicants in Iowa fail the knowledge exam on their first try, according to Mindi Nguyen, assistant to the director of the state Department of Transportation's Motor Vehicle Division. But with a new mobile application, Iowa DOT will attempt to redress that.




Iowa Football Recruiting: Hawkeyes Beat Notre Dame for Commitment from 4-Star Indiana DB DJ Johnson

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:37:52 GMT

Kirk Ferentz is sure to be all smiles with the addition of the Hawkeyes' top DB target in the class of 2018 making his commitment to Iowa. A couple of weeks ago, we updated you on the status of perhaps the number one priority for the Iowa Hawkeyes coaching staff at this point in the recruiting cycle for the class of 2018: Indianapolis defensive back DJ Johnson.




Southeast Iowa Start to Farm Group meeting planned Aug. 28

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:37:51 GMT

Washington County Extension and Outreach will be hosting a Start to Farm Group meeting from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Washington County Extension office. Guest speaker Chad Hart, crop market specialist and extension economist, will provide an interactive and educational program on grain marketing.




Solar Eclipse Helps Marshals Catch 'most wanted' Sex Offender in Cedar Rapids

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:59:34 GMT

A wanted sex offender surfaced Monday in Iowa and officers may have the solar eclipse to thank, according to a media release from the U.S. Marshals. Marshals arrested 26-year-old Ladarius Martez Blue outside of a Cedar Rapids residence as part of the U.S. Marshals Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force's "Operation Most Wanted."




WC - Sman announces bid for Congress

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:42:54 GMT

A Webster City man announced on Monday that he intends to seek the Democratic nomination for the 4th District Congressional seat. Paul E. Dahl, 52, announced his candidacy in a brief press conference at City Hall in Webster City Monday afternoon.




Marine who died at Southern California base buried in Iowa

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:31:48 GMT

The body of a Marine who died after a tree fell on him at a Southern California base has been buried in Iowa. A funeral was held at South Hardin High School in Eldora on Saturday morning for Lance Cpl.




Solar sensation: Solar eclipse captivates Iowans

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:14:31 GMT

WEBVTT STACVEY: GOOD AFTERNOON.SHAINA IN FOR STEVE TONIGHT.MANY IOWANS TRAVELED TO SAINTJOSEPH, MISSOURI TO WATCH THEGREAT ECLIPSE.SHAINA: AND THAT'S WHERE WE FINDKCCI'S MAX DIEKNEITE.MAX, IT LOOKED LIKE IOWANSWASTED A TRIP DOWN THERE?MAX: SHAINA AND STACEY, THE TOWNOF SAINT JOSEPH YEARS PREPARINGFOR THIS DAY.WHEN IT STARTED TO RAIN EARLIER,PEOPLE WERE UNDERSTANDABLY ISAPPOINTED.>> HERE WE ARE, AND IT IS ALLBLACK!>> IT DID NOT LOOK GOOD HERE ATST.




Even With Clouds, Iowa Eclipse Watchers Catch a Glimpse of Totality

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:14:30 GMT

People in southwest Iowa didn't have high hopes for viewing the Great American Solar Eclipse, but many traveled to Hamburg Bend along the Missouri River for a gathering to watch the eclipse. A tiny 540-acre sliver of land in Hamburg Bend is the only spot in Iowa to catch totality, even for just about 30 seconds.




Eclipse in Dubuque, 'better views in eastern Iowa'

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:14:29 GMT

About 1,500 people came out to the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium to get a good view of the celestial event. Some got their hands on a limited number of safety glasses.




The Eclipse Is Racist Or Something

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:10:10 GMT

The eclipse begins today around 1pm eastern time. We've already seen such things as having it be a call to action on 'climate change' , so, why not this? The Atlantic, a once-great magazine, has determined that the total eclipse of the sun due to occur on Monday will fail to affect enough black people.




New Iowa license plate design picked

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:47:25 GMT

The Iowa Department of Transportation announced that the public chose the City and County Reboot design to replace Iowa's current county standard license plate. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt.




Mary Stewart announces Iowa Senate candidacy

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:47:24 GMT

Community activist and retired educator Mary Stewart has announced her candidacy for the Iowa Senate in District 41, currently held by Republican Sen. Mark Chelgren of Ottumwa. In 2014, Chelgren defended his seat by defeating Democratic challenger Steve Siegel 51 percent to 49 percent.




Iowa DOT announces new license plate design

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:47:23 GMT

WEBVTT STATE FAIRTODAY.IOWANS CAN GET A FIRST HAND LOOKAT WHAT COULD BE THE STATE'SNEXT LICENSE PLATE DESIGN.THE IOWA DOT SHOWING OFF 3DESIGNS AT THE VARIED INDUSTRIESBUILDING THIS MORNING.THE PUBLIC WILL GET A CHANCE TOVOTE ON WHICH DESIGN THEY LIKE.ONE OF THESE THREE DESIGNS WILLREPLACE THE CURRENT LICENSEPLATE DESIGN WHICH HAS BEENAROUND SINCE 1997.YOU CAN VOTE ONLINE.JUST GO TO IOWADOT.GOV AND CLICKON THE NEWS TAB.YOU CAN NOT ONLY VOTE.YOU CAN ALSO SEE CURRENT VOTE The Iowa Department of Transportation announced that the public chose the City and County Reboot design to replace Iowa's current county standard license plate. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt.