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Senate votes to combine crime bills into one package

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - April 22, 2015 By O. Kay Henderson The Iowa Senate has unanimously voted to combine a series of crime-related proposals into one bill. Senator Janet Petersen, a Democrat from Des Moines, opened the debate with a reference to the Urbandale woman who authorities believe was killed by her boyfriend this weekend. “She has [...]

Republicans in Iowa House release proposed spending outline

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - April 22, 2015 By O. Kay Henderson Republicans in the Iowa House have released their overall state budget outline for the next fiscal year and it calls for spending about $170 million less than Governor Terry Branstad, a fellow Republican, and Democrats in the Iowa Senate have proposed. “House Republicans are serious and [...]

Court upholds conviction in SE Iowa crash that killed two

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - April 22, 2015 By O. Kay Henderson The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld the involuntary manslaughter conviction against a trucker for an accident in Mount Pleasant that killed a father and his two-year-old daughter. The accident happened on a Sunday afternoon in the summer of 2012. The trucker, who was from Waterloo, [...]

Ferentz says Big Ten better than people think

Category: State Sports

(Radio Iowa) - April 16, 2015 By Todd Kimm Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz says the first college football playoff showed the Big Ten is not as “down” as many claimed. Ohio State made a surprising run to the national championship despite being without its top two quarterbacks. “I don’t think there’s that big a difference [...]

I-Cubs general manager doesn’t expect Kris Bryant to play in Des Moines

Category: State Sports

(Radio Iowa) - April 16, 2015 By Todd Kimm Iowa Cubs general manager Sam Bernabe doubts fans in Des Moines will see star prospect Kris Bryant play. Bryant won’t be eligible for free agency until after the 2021 season if the parent Chicago Cubs wait until Friday to call him up. The I-Cubs home opener is [...]

Drake softball team looking to hold onto MVC lead

Category: State Sports

(Radio Iowa) - April 17, 2015 By Todd Kimm The Drake softball team has the lead in the Missouri Valley Conference race heading into a weekend series at home against Indiana State. The Bulldogs are 14-3 in the Valley and coach Rich Calvert says his players enjoy being in the title chase. Calvert says there’s something [...]

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