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School funding fight underway at statehouse

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - January 22, 2015 By O. Kay Henderson Republicans and school groups are staking out widely different positions over how much state aid should be forwarded to Iowa’s public school districts. Governor Terry Branstad and many of his fellow Republicans favor a one-and-a-quarter percent increase for the next academic year, while all the state’s [...]

Marshalltown murder suspect is apprehended

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - January 22, 2015 By Radio Iowa Contributor After a four-day search, Marshalltown police apprehended an accused killler, 19-year-old Jose Morales, at an apartment in town on Wednesday afternoon. Police Chief Michael Tupper says Morales was arrested without incident. He faces charges of first-degree murder and going armed with intent in connection with the [...]

Iowa bishop serves as guest chaplain in U.S. House Wednesday

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - January 22, 2015 By O. Kay Henderson The bishop of the Des Moines Catholic Diocese delivered the opening prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday. “We seek your light in our midst this day for each woman and man of this house, each entrusted to cooperate in the making of just [...]

Drake and UNI women overcome key injuries to lead MVC

Category: State Sports

(Radio Iowa) - January 15, 2015 By Todd Kimm Two teams that have suffered key injuries and early season struggles meet in Cedar Falls on Friday night for the early lead in the Missouri Valley Conference women’s basketball race as UNI hosts Drake. The Panthers lost standout forward Jen Keitel to a season ending knee injury [...]

Brands wants Hawkeye wrestling team to continue improving

Category: State Sports

(Radio Iowa) - January 16, 2015 By Todd Kimm Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands says this is not the time for his team to be satisfied. The top ranked Hawkeyes host 11th ranked Illinois on Friday night after posting their most lopsided victory at Oklahoma State in two decades with a 30-7 win last Sunday. “There’s [...]

Cyclones set for ‘College GameDay’ spotlight

Category: State Sports

(Radio Iowa) - January 16, 2015 By Todd Kimm ESPN’s College GameDay show will make it’s first appearance at Hilton Coliseum on Saturday prior to the Cyclones’ contest against ninth ranked Kansas. The show will run from nine to 11 on Saturday morning. “It’s exciting, the first time in the history of the program to get [...]

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