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Fall colors begin to show in Iowa

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:44:22 GMT

This year could be a good one for leaf viewers, according to Jeff Goerndt, state forester with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. "I think we're going to have a decent fall color year because of the weather we're currently having," Goerndt says.




Iowa Supreme Court to hear $75 speed camera ticket case

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:56:32 GMT

An Iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn't speeding is taking her case involving a $75 fine to the state Supreme Court. An Iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn't speeding is taking her case involving a $75 fine to the state Supreme Court.




Happening Today: Iowa Supreme Court to hear $75 speeding ticket case

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:19:23 GMT

An Iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn't speeding has accomplished the unusual feat of getting the state Supreme Court to consider her $75 small-claims case. For Marla Leaf, 67, it's not about money, but about constitutional rights.




Iowa Stopgap Plan Gets Preliminary Approval

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:44:53 GMT

The Iowa Insurance Division's stopgap plan is aimed at helping farmers, retirees, and self-employed Iowans who buy their own insurance. Commissioner Doug Ommen says more than 20,000 people in that category face a 100% increase in insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act.




Spencer, IA-native Cathy Glasson announces bid for Iowa governor

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:44:52 GMT

The Spencer, Iowa-native lives in Coralville, Iowa, and works as a nurse. Glasson also leads the Service Employees International Union Local 199, which represents thousands of nurses, health care workers and school support employees across Iowa.




Iowa part of multistate opioid probe

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:58:06 GMT

The 40 states, plus the District of Columbia, served investigative subpoenas for documents and information, also known as civil investigative demands, on Endo, Janssen, Teva/Cephalon, and Allergan, and served a supplemental civil investigative demand on Purdue Pharma, according to Miller's office.




Iowa's Governor announces initiative to try to stop sex trafficking in hotels and motels

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:53:53 GMT

Iowa's Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery Organization estimates more than half of sex trafficking occurs in hotels and motels. Volunteers are getting trained to talk to hotel and motel employees about how to look for human trafficking operations.




Linn County Supervisor appointed to Iowa Council on Homelessness

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:53:52 GMT

Linn County Supervisor Ben Rogers has been appointed by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds to serve on the Iowa Council on Homelessness. "I am truly honored to be selected to serve on the Iowa Council on Homelessness.




Iowa sheriff's office issues warning about warrant scam

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:24:57 GMT

An Iowa sheriff's office is warning residents about a scam involving callers who demand money from people to take care of outstanding arrest warrants. The Polk County sheriff's office said Tuesday that the perpetrators are using the names of current Polk County sheriff's employees and telling residents they need to pay money to avoid being arrested.




Eastern Iowa Honor Flight cancelled due to fog

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:24:56 GMT

The cancellation was due to heavy fog this morning, which didn't allow the aircraft to land at the Eastern Iowa Airport. George Rickey, the coordinator of the flight, said they had been given an estimate of the plane arriving possibly by 10:30 a.m. After loading and take off, that would mean the plane would not have been able to land in Washington until approximately 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Allowing the mandatory time for flight crew has to rest, the flight would not have gotten back until about 3:30 a.m. on September 20. Rickey says they will begin working on trying to reschedule the flight and work with the Veterans on the flight.




Panel rejects call for new animal feeding operation rules in Iowa

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:58:32 GMT

A state panel has rejected a petition from two environmental activist groups that sought stricter standards for proposed animal feeding operations. The Des Moines Register reports the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission denied the petition Monday from Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement and Food & Water Watch.




Change in dress code? Iowa school might change policy after seeing girl's shirt

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:58:31 GMT

The shirt an Iowa student wore to school could change the dress code policy at her high school. Emily Engelman wore an off-the-shoulder shirt to Nevada High School.




Controversial fight decision prompts Las Vegas refunds

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:40:22 GMT

The killings of two black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last week "could possibly be racially motivated" but police are "still looking at other motives,... -- One day after four Boston College students were attacked with acid in Marseille, France, the college students are doing well and have offered forgivenes... OMAHA -- A group of 20 Democratic U.S. senators and an independent senator is opposed to rescinding the 2015 waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule, which is still ... The Husker volleyball team starts Big Ten Action this week at Penn State. NU went 7-3 in non conference play but were upset by Northern Iowa on Saturday afternoon.




Dan and Megan Kelley care for daughter Bridget, 8, who has leukemia,...

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:01:30 GMT

Dan and Megan Kelley care for daughter Bridget, 8, who has leukemia, at home in Quincy, Mass. When Bridget was discharged from the hospital after treatment, it "felt like bringing a newborn baby home," Megan Kelley says.




How much revenue do fireworks generate in Iowa?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 02:26:00 GMT

WEBVTT TODAY.>> WE LIKErt FIREWORKS, AND THECUSTOMERS LIKE THEM TOO, AND WEDIDN'T HAVE ANY MAJOR ISSUESTHIS YEAR.REPORTER: JEREMIAH TERHARK SAYSHE HAD A BANG UP SUMMER SELLINGFIREWORKS rtWITH HIS NEW COMPANY, IOWA FIREWORKS.HE HAD 21 IOWA LOCATIONS.AND SAYS 32,000 CUSTOMERS LINEDUP AT THE TEMPORARY TENTS.WHILE NOT REVEALING EXACT SALES,HE SAYS THEY COULD APPROACH MORErtTHAN A MILLION AND A HALFDOLLARS IF EACH CUSTOMER SPENT$50, WHICH IS LATELY.>> IOWA IS A BRAND NEW MARKET,rt-- WHICH IS LIKELY.>> IOWA IS A BRAND NEW MARKET,SO WE REALLY HAD NO IDEA WHAT TOEXPECT, WE HAD A LOT OFDIFFERENT CHALLENGES, BUT WEWERE ABLE TO MEET OUR GOALS.




'Iowa Nice is More Than Just a T-Shirt Slogan,' Red Cross Says After Flood of New Volunteers

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:04:46 GMT

First Harvey hit. Then came Irma. Jose and Maria are now threatening. Mother Nature is bringing a fury of hurricanes, but also a steady stream of Iowa volunteers.




Iowa Department of Ed submits new education plan to feds

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:04:45 GMT

You may have heard of No Child Left Behind but you need to get familiar with the Every Student Succeeds Act. The new law lets states, not the federal government, set the standards to determine whether your child's school is succeeding or not.