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  • Iowa’s Jordan Bohannon Sidelined Indefinitely With Hip Injury

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior guard Jordan Bohannon will undergo a hip scope on Wednesday, putting him out of action indefinitely. Bohannon injured his hip early this past season but played through the pain and hoped to avoid surgery. He will be evaluated during the summer and fall as he goes through rehab. “This is an unfortunate setback for Jordan, but he will work hard during his rehab and is expected to make a full recovery,” said […]

  • ACLU Sues Adams County for Violating Red Oak Man’s Free Speech

    RED OAK, Iowa — The ACLU is suing Adams County for free speech violations, after a Red Oak man posted angry criticism of the sheriff’s office on Facebook. Jon Goldsmith was charged with a simple misdemeanor harassment, after he criticized the actions of a deputy at a festival in Corning. At the festival, Goldsmith said he saw Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy Cory Dorsey body slam someone and pull over a motorist for a brake light and conduct a drug dog […]

  • ACLU to Release Details on Free Speech Lawsuit Involving Criticism of Law Enforcement

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa is holding a news conference Tuesday regarding its latest lawsuit. The ACLU says suit involves infringement of free speech on social media. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of someone charged with a crime for posting criticism of law enforcement on Facebook. More details are expected to be released at the news conference at 1:00 p.m. at the ACLU of Iowa’s offices in Des Moines. The event will be […]

  • Gov. Reynolds Signs the Empower Rural Iowa Act

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the Empower Rural Iowa Act on Monday. She says the goal is to give all Iowans the same opportunities, regardless of where they live. “We’re connecting, investing and growing our rural communities through this collaborative initiative. This new law will not only continue the positive momentum taking place across rural Iowa, but strengthen our way of life to keep our young people here and attract others to our state,” said Reynolds. The […]

  • IHSAA Names Co-Champions in Class 1A 3,200-Meter Race After Bell Lap Error

    IOWA — The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) has reversed its initial decision and will award three post-meet medals to boys in last Thursday’s Class 1A 3,200-meter race that was shortened to seven laps due to a bell lap error on the track. George-Little Rock’s Joe Anderson will receive a first-place gold medal, Nodaway Valley’s Joshua Baudler a runner-up silver, and Dawson Hatch of Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids will receive a medal for eighth place. Gehlen’s Will Roder will […]

  • Japan Ends U.S. Beef Restrictions

    Japan has fully opened its borders to U.S. beef eliminating long-standing restrictions. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the expansion, which takes effect immediately and allows products from all cattle, regardless of age, to enter Japan for the first time since a cattle disease in 2003. Before only cattle fewer than 30 months of age could be imported. Perdue calls it great news for American ranchers and exporters, estimating it will increase exports to Japan by up to $200 […]

  • Tulip Tear-Out Underway in Pella; Dig Them Out and They’re Yours

    PELLA, Iowa — People in Pella are getting quite the deal. The annual tulip tear-out started Monday. All those beautiful bulbs that bloomed for Tulip Time need to be pulled out so the city can get the garden beds ready for summer plants. New tulip bulbs will be planted in the fall. “We get to come out and dig the tulips for free, which is a Dutch man’s best price,” said Lisa Meinders. People have been scouting out their favorite […]

  • Altoona Manufacturer Fined in Worker’s March Death

    ALTOONA, Iowa — The Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined an Altoona manufacturing facility $8,700 after a worker was killed in an accident earlier this year. Forty-two-year-old Billy Wilson was hurt while working as a machine operator for Summit Products Incorporated on March 1st. He was taken to Mercy Hospital where he died an hour later. His sister, Patricia Gibson, says he was crushed by the machinery Now, OSHA has cited the company for multiple violations, saying the […]

  • Former ‘Bachelor’ Star Chris Soules Will be Sentenced in Fatal Accident Tuesday

    BUCHANAN COUNTY, Iowa — The sentencing for reality TV star Chris Soules is set to take place Tuesday as planned. On Friday a judge denied a request to delay sentencing for 36-year-old Soules, who appeared on ABC’s The Bachelor. Soules’ attorneys requested the delay citing the state’s failure to respond to a motion regarding a pre-sentence investigation report. The report was originally filed by the Department of Correctional Services on January 17th and amended on April 15th. Soules’ lawyers responded […]

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