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  • Sports Gambling Bill Advances Despite Questions About Where Profits Will Go

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A bill that would allow sports gambling at licensed gaming facilities in Iowa is advancing at the Capitol despite concerns from some lawmakers. The Senate State Government Committee approved SSB 1168 by an 8-6 vote.  The Senate bill would allow sports gambling at already licensed gaming facilities.  The Iowa Lottery supports a plan that would also allow bets to be placed at any lottery retailer; however that language is not included in the Senate bill. Committee […]

  • Julian Castro Offers Solutions on Securing the Border Without More Walls

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Julian Castro was back in Iowa on Thursday as he lays the early groundwork for his 2020 presidential campaign. The Texas Democrat served as HUD Secretary under President Obama.  The San Antonio-native says knows the needs of Texans on the border well, and more border walls are the answer. He joined Dave Price to discuss where the nation should be focused in the debate over border security.

  • ‘Hands-Free’ Bill Moves Ahead Again at the State Capitol

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  State lawmakers are moving closer to another change in the law in hopes of getting you to put down the phone and keep your eyes on the road. The Senate Transportation Committee unanimously approved Senate File 76 on Wednesday afternoon at the State Capitol.  The ‘Hands-Free Bill’ bans the use of any ‘electronic communication device’ while driving unless it is hands-free mode.  That includes phones, tablets, computers and other devices but exempts GPS only devices. Senator […]

  • Wells Fargo Says All Systems Are Restored For Banking Customers

    SAN FRANCISCO, California  —  Wells Fargo says services have now all been restored to customers, some of whom have been unable to use their bank accounts since Thursday morning. The company says one of its data centers inadvertently powered down on Thursday morning when a maintenance crew triggered smoke sensors.  That power down caused data to automatically be re-routed to other servers, causing a “crash”.  Customers were unable to use debit cards, ATMs or access their accounts online. Wells Fargo […]

  • Juvenile Charged with Animal Abuse in Des Moines for Allegedly Wrapping Cord Around Dog’s Muzzle

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A dog is recovering after being saved from abuse at the hands of a juvenile in Des Moines, according to the Animal Rescue League. The ARL of Iowa says it assisted the Des Moines Police on a call of a dog in distress in the 2800 block of Boston Avenue on January 18th.  When officers arrived they found a young dog in the home with its face swollen “four times the normal size”.  The dog was […]

  • Blank Park Zoo Endangered Black Rhino Ayana Expecting Again

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Blank Park Zoo has been keeping a big secret about on of its biggest residents … but zookeepers can’t keep it quiet anymore. Ayana, the female black rhino, is pregnant again and due in just a few weeks.  The zoo estimates the calf’s due date is February 25th. The black rhino is a critically endangered mammal, hunted nearly to extinction for its ivory horns.  There are only a few hundred of them left living in […]

  • Iowa Lottery Says it is Already Prepared to Take Sports Bets if Lawmakers Give Them Green Light

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  On Wednesday the Iowa legislature began what will likely be a long conversation over legalizing sports gambling in Iowa. A legislative subcommittee considered four separate bills on Wednesday that would legalize betting on professional and collegiate sports.  A 2018 US Supreme Court ruling lifted the federal moratorium on the activity. Delaware was the first state to take advantage of the ruling and begin taking bets on sports.  Their system allows sports gambling at casinos as well […]

  • Hinterland 2019 Expands to Three Days as Lineup is Announced

    SAINT CHARLES, Iowa  —  Hinterland Music Festival will expand to a third day in 2019.  On Tuesday the lineup for all three days of the festival was released. Friday, August 2 Hozier Kacey Musgraves Hippo Campus Jade Bird Keuning Saturday, August 3 Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit St. Paul and The Broken Bones The Wood Brothers Colter Wall The Dead South Ron Gallo John Moreland The Maytags Adam Bruce Sunday, August 4 Brandi Carlile Maggie Rogers Dawes Brent Cobb […]

  • Serial Robbery Suspect in Custody After Police Chase Ends on Foot on I-235

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A man accused of at least seven robberies and attempted robberies in the last two days is behind bars tonight after a day of being pursued by police around the metro. On Thursday morning Des Moines Police asked for the community’s help finding Justin Ware who was a suspect in four robberies around the metro on Wednesday.  He was accused of distracting cashiers and reaching into cash registers. Around 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Des Moines Police […]

  • Felon Voting Right Amendment Takes First Step Towards Reality

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The long road to becoming a constitutional amendment began with a single vote at the Iowa State Capitol on Thursday. The State Government subcommittee in the Iowa House gave initial approval to House Study Bill 68, a resolution calling for a change to Iowa’s constitution to define how voting rights are returned to convicted felons. Under current Iowa law felons must appeal directly to the governor to have his or her voting rights restored once he […]

  • University of Iowa Student Dies After Being Found Outside in Subzero Weather

    IOWA CITY, Iowa  —  A University of Iowa Student is dead after being found outside in subzero temperatures early Wednesday morning. The Iowa City-Press Citizen reports that Gerald Belz was found outside Halsey Hall just before 3:00am. His cause of death is not being released.

  • Gov. Reynolds Won’t Say When/If Her Office Will Challenge Fetal Heartbeat Ruling

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Governor Kim Reynolds says her office is still reviewing a ruling that declared one of the signature pieces of legislation from her first year in office unconstitutional. On Tuesday a Polk County judge issued a summary judgement that declared the Fetal Heartbeat Bill signed into law in 2018 violates both the state and federal constitutions.  The bill banned any abortion after a fetal heartbeat was detected.  That could be as soon as six weeks into gestation.  […]

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