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Heating and cooling problems delay move into new State Penitentiary

Category: State News
(Radio Iowa) – There’s been another setback in plans to move inmates into the new Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison. First, the harsh winter slowed construction work and delayed the transfer of inmates. Now, Department of Corrections spokesperson Fred Scaletta says the new facility’s heating and cooling system is acting up. “The geothermal system […]

Des Moines teen charged in death of infant son

Category: State News
(Radio Iowa) - A Des Moines teenager is facing charges following the suspicious death of his 4-month-old son. Police Sergeant Jason Halifax says the mother of the child had left the infant in his father’s care last night as she ran some errands. “However, when she returned the baby was alone in the apartment and unresponsive,” […]

Limited medical marijuana bill advances in Iowa Senate

Category: State News
(Radio Iowa) – A senate subcommittee has approved a bill that would let the parents of children with a severe form of epilepsy go out of state to get an oil-based form of medical marijuana for their children. The bill will be considered by a full senate committee sometime after five o’clock today. Sally Gaer […]

MLB Suspends 4 After Brewers-Pirates Brawl

Category: National Sports
(ABC Sports) - Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday’s brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee catcher Martin Maldonado was suspended five games while outfielder Carlos Gomez was suspended three games. Pittsburgh outfielder Travis Snider received a two-game penalty, with catcher Russell Martin also missing one game. Maldonado […]

For Wrigley, It’s Party of a Century

Category: National Sports
(ABC Sports) – For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century. Exactly 100 years after the Chicago Federals pounded the Kansas City Packers in the first game at Wrigley, the famed ballpark got quite the birthday bash on Wednesday afternoon. Hall of Famers such as Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins and […]

Albert Pujols hits 500th career HR

Category: National Sports
(ABC News) – WASHINGTON – Albert Pujols reached 500 homers in a hurry. The Angels first baseman became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help Los Angeles beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Tuesday night. The three-time NL MVP connected twice off Taylor Jordan (0-3) — a three-run […]