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While Iowa pushes STEM, job growth mostly in ...

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:29:21 GMT

Iowa's state government since 2011 has collaborated with Iowa businesses and educators to encourage students of all ages to pursue courses and careers in STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The state spends more than $5 million annually on its STEM program, which has been spearheaded by Kim Reynolds, when she was former Gov. Terry Branstad's lieutenant, and now as governor.




Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy annual report available

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:41:40 GMT

The annual report provides progress updates on point source and nonpoint source efforts to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus loads leaving the state. The report follows the "logic model" framework that identifies measurable indicators of desirable change that can be quantified, and represents a progression toward the goals of achieving a 45 percent reduction in nitrogen and phosphorus loads leaving the state.




Student and driver killed in Iowa bus fire

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:13:23 GMT

Authorities said the bus, from the Riverside Community School District, caught on fire after it backed out of a farm driveway and into a ditch across the road School bus driver, Donnie Hendricks , 74, and student, Megan Klindt, 16, were killed in a bus fire Tuesday morning A driver and a student were killed in Iowa early Tuesday after a fire erupted on a school bus when it backed into a ditch. Police said no one else was on the bus when it caught on fire around 7am southeast of Oakland, which is about 35 miles east of Omaha, Nebraska.




With Iowa tax changes possible, warnings of Kansas abound

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:13:22 GMT

State legislators listen to then-Gov. Terry Branstad's Condition of the State address in January in the House chamber at the Iowa Capitol.




Arrest Made in Investigation of Body Found in Rural Appanoose County

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:13:21 GMT

Press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety: The Appanoose County Sheriff's office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation have made an arrest on the homicide of Curtis Ross on November 24, 2017. Law Enforcement personnel arrested Ethan Landon Davis, 27, of 3326 Ohio Road, Promise City, Iowa.




Affordable Care Act deadline just days away

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:55:00 GMT

Iowa's sole insurer in the Affordable Care Act marketplace said Monday that thousands of Iowans have signed up for health insurance plans that have zero premiums. Minnesota-based Medica said that, as of Nov. 24, about 5,000 Iowans had enrolled in plans this year that have no-cost premiums.




Warren Douglas Lewis, Jr.

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:13:21 GMT

Warren Douglas Lewis, Jr., 92, of Columbus Junction, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Colonial Manor Care Center, Columbus Junction, Iowa. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services, Columbus Junction, Iowa.




Patients may pay for on-scene care in western Iowa

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:51:07 GMT

Emergency medical technicians might charge patients who receive on-scene care but don't require transportation to the hospital in a western Iowa city next year. The Sioux City Council will vote Monday on a proposal to introduce a $186 to $327 fee for services received from paramedics at a scene.




Iowans turn eyes to Alabama for hotly contested Senate race

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:45:28 GMT

WEBVTT S ARE HEADEDUP, NOT DOWN.I WILL HAVE THAT ON YOUR 8 DAYFORECAST.BELOW GOOD EVENING, THANK YOUFOR JOINING US.A FINAL PUSH TONIGHT IN THE MOSTCLOSELY WATCHED U.S. SENATE RACEIN RECENT HISTORY.TOMORROW VOTERS IN ALABAMA WILLHEAD TO THE POLLS.STACEY: AS SHAINA HUMPHRIESREPORTS, IT'S AN ELECTION THAT'SDRAWN NATIONAL ATTENTION TOALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE.SHAINA: SENATE RACES ARE USUALLYNOT MUCH OF A CONTEST FORREPUBLICANS IN THE SOLIDLY REDSTATE.BUT THIS RACE MAY BE DIFFERENTBECAUSE REPUBLICAN ROY MOORE ISACCUSED OF ASSAULTING MULTIPLETEENAGE GIRLS WHEN HE WAS HIS30'S.TONIGHT, HE AND HIS UP ON IT,DEMOCRAT DOUG JONESBOTH HELD RALLIES TO PUSH FOR, SOME LAST-MINUTE SUPPORT.>> IT IS TIME THAT WE PUT OURDECENCY AND OUR STATE AHEAD OFPOLITICAL PARTY.>> WE'RE PEOPLE OF ALABAMA, NOTGOING TO LET CALIFORNIA MONEYBUY THIS ELECTION.WE ARE NOT GOING TO LET PEOPLEFROM OTH STATES BY ... (more)




Gridshock': Filmmakers plan jarring documentary on sex trafficking in Iowa

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:41:22 GMT

WHERE PEOPLE AREBEING BOUGHT AND SOLD AGAINST THEIR WILL FOR SEX.> Passionate Director and National Speaker Vanessa McNeal has dedicated herlife to fighting sexual violence. In March she released her documentary "The Voiceless" - where 5 male survivors of sexualassault share their stories.Her latest project "gridshock"aims to expose a dark and secretcrime happening in CentralIowa... Girls as young as 11and boys as young as 8 - beingsold for sex.




Iowa Baseball shows off its holiday spirit in the off-season

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:41:21 GMT

It might be the off-season for the University of Iowa's baseball team but that's not stopping the Hawkeyes from joining in on some holiday spirit. Nick Ungs, Director of Baseball Operations, said he got the idea one night after seeing something done similarly at another field.




Latest outlook shows Iowa could see $90M in budget cuts

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:39:01 GMT

WEBVTT RECONVENE.IT IS OUT ON THE FARM WHERE THEECONOMY IS STRUGGLING WHICH ISHAVING AN IMPACT ON OTHER IOWABUSINESSES.ACCORDING TO THE THREE IOWA WASWHOSE DADDY THAT STATE'S BALANCESHEET.>> I HAVE HEARD SOME OF THEBANKERS TALKING ABOUT FARMERSREALLY IN TROUBLE NOW THEY'VE, BEEN ABLE TO KEEP IT TOGETHERBUT SOME ARE IN BIG TROUBLE.VERY DEFINITELY IN A BIGTROUBLE.REPORTER: BUT THERE IS ONEBRIGHT BOT, MANUFACTURING MAKINGA BIT OF A COMEBACK.>> THE ENCOURAGING NEWS ON THEEMPLOYMENT FRONT IS THATMANUFACTURING IS STARTING TOHIRE LARGE AND SMALLCYNTHIA: THE SICK -- THE STATEALSO CONTINUE TO SEE A LOSS INSALES TAX DUE TO ONLINESHOPPING.THERE IS IN A CITATION THATLAWMAKERS WILL HAVE TO CUT $45MILLION TO $90 MILLION WHEN THEYRETURN AND GENERATE.>> IOWA REVENUES WHILE STILLGROWING ARE DISAPPOINTING FORTHE FIRST 5 MONTHS OF THE FISCAL-- IN GENERATE.CYNTHIA: DEMOCRATS STILL BLAMETAX CREDITS GIVEN TO ... (more)




Iowa senator Johnson will run for re-election as independent

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:29:06 GMT

State Sen. David Johnson, the Northwest Iowa lawmaker who dropped his Republican affiliation over the direction of the party as Donald Trump neared the presidential nomination in summer 2016, announced Monday he will run for re-election in 2018 as an independent.




What are eastern Iowa's odds of a white Christmas?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:29:05 GMT

Christmas is two weeks away, and most of the area hasn't had much, if any, snow that's stuck around. The chances of snow in the next week and a half are looking awfully small, not leaving us with much time to make a white Christmas happen.




New Market hunter shot, mistaken for deer

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:17:34 GMT

The Iowa DNR is investigation a shooting, after a New Market man was shot by another hunter who mistook him for a deer. It happened yesterday, just north of New Market.




Some roads in southern MN and north Iowa completely covered

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:51:35 GMT

KIMT News 3 With the temperature hovering around 32 degrees and precipitation falling, some roads in southern Minnesota and north Iowa have become partially or completely covered. According to Minnesota 511, many road in southern Minnesota are completely covered.




Made in Eastern Iowa: Keeping the elements out and the elements from getting out

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:35:40 GMT

Ken Wilkinson, owner of Wilkinson Precast Inc., of Riverside, says he is proud of the company's products, which go back to 1953 and cover septic tanks and storm shelters. Drivers looking south on Highway 22 may see the storm shelters, lined up at the entrance to Wilkinson Precast.