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A bill has advanced in the Iowa House to toughen penalties when texting while driving results in a fatal car crash. The bill clarifies that a driver who’s been texting can be guilty of vehicular homicide just as one who has been drinking. The bill follows a fatal crash in Fort Dodge in 2015 that killed 56-year-old David Castenson and 85-year-old Velma Castenson. "David and his 85-year-old mother were struck by a man who while on his phone blew through the rumble strips, blew through the s…
03.30 / 02:17
iowapublicradio.org
A controversial proposal to ban abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat has been removed from the GOP agenda in the Iowa House, roughly 24 hours after it was introduced. Republicans will now return their attention to a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. “This is the legislation we have consensus on,” said the bill’s sponsor Rep. Joel Fry (R-Osceola). “We’ve been working over the last few hours trying to get consensus within our caucus.” “We did a lot of listening in the…
03.30 / 02:17
iowapublicradio.org
A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Tuesday, March 29, 2017. FLAG DAY: The 96th anniversary of the Iowa Legislature adopting a Knoxville woman’s banner as…
03.30 / 02:14
thegazette.com
All five Republicans in Iowa’s Congressional delegation voted to prevent new privacy protections for internet users from taking effect later this year, with the state’s lone…
03.30 / 02:14
thegazette.com
Republicans on a House committee have tabled a proposal to ban abortions at about the sixth week of a pregnancy, after the detection of a fetal heartbeat. Instead, Republicans in the Iowa House are pursuing a ban on abortions after the 20th week of a pregnancy, unless the mother’s life or health are endangered. “‘This…
03.30 / 02:05
www.radioiowa.com
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Ivanka Trump is changing course, officially taking a position in her father’s administration. The first daughter will become a government employee in the coming days, according to the White House. President Donald Trump’s oldest daughter will be working in the West Wing as an unpaid employee. In a statement, Ivanka Trump explained, “I have heard the concerns some have with my advising the President in my personal capacity while voluntarily…
03.30 / 02:05
wqad.com
UVALDE, Texas– A Texas state trooper says 12 people were killed in a crash between a church van and a pickup truck on a two-lane highway in southwestern Texas. The accident happened around 12:30 PM Wednesday, March 29th on U.S. 83 outside Garner State Park, just 75 miles west of San Antonio. Sergeant Conrad Hein of the Texas Department of Public Safety says all 12 people killed were riding in the church van, which was carrying 14 passengers in total.…
03.30 / 02:05
wqad.com
Iowa Supreme Court justices will meet with students at two North Iowa high schools next…
03.30 / 02:05
globegazette.com
MASON CITY | Crisis Intervention Service is hosting events during the month of April in Mason City for Sexual Assault Awareness…
03.30 / 02:05
globegazette.com
WASHINGTON -- The Senate's coming confirmation of Neil Gorsuch will improve the Supreme Court, and Democrats' incontinent opposition to him will inadvertently improve the Senate -- if Republicans are provoked to thoroughly reform the filibuster. If eight Democrats will…
03.30 / 01:15
journalexpress.net
Michael Bornstein spoke on the dangers of ignoring…
03.30 / 01:14
press-citizen.com
An Iowa State neuroscience lab has discovered a way to study the early stages of protein-misfolding diseases like Parkinson’s or Chronic Wasting Disease, and this may aid the development of new treatments. These diseases are tricky to detect in incubation period. For example if someone has Alzheimer’s, it won’t be apparent that person is sick until they start exhibiting symptoms. But Iowa State’s Anumantha Kanthasmy has developed a model, where within 7-10 days scientists can observe a prot…
03.30 / 01:13
iowapublicradio.org
DES MOINES — Legal fireworks and tougher penalties for distracted drivers involved in fatalities were approved by Iowa House committees ahead of a Friday deadline for legislation to…
03.30 / 01:12
thegazette.com
DES MOINES — A day after proposing what opponents labeled the most extreme abortion restrictions in the nation, Iowa House Republicans dropped a proposal Wednesday to ban the procedure once…
03.30 / 01:12
thegazette.com
CEDAR RAPIDS — With more than 20 candidates now in hand, the timeline for hiring a new principal at Washington High School has been pushed back by about a month, said Rod Dooley, interim…
03.30 / 01:12
thegazette.com
SOUTH SIOUX CITY — No one really had much to say when the City of South Sioux City’s Health Board met Wednesday to discuss a lingering noxious odor issue in the com…
03.30 / 01:02
siouxcityjournal.com
SLOAN | WinnaVegas Casino Resort will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday in honor of the gambling facility's 25th…
03.30 / 01:02
siouxcityjournal.com
SIOUX CITY | As the winter "moratorium" that prevents its low-income eligible customers from being disconnected comes to a close, MidAmerican Energy Co. is encouraging customers to set up payment…
03.30 / 01:02
siouxcityjournal.com
Violation of no contact order – Travis B. Roberts, 33, Mason City, seven days in j…
03.30 / 01:01
globegazette.com
Northwest Iowa — It’s that time of year again when precipitation and the thawing of snow and underground frost make…
03.30 / 01:01
kiwaradio.com