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  • Senator Grassley part of effort to curb sexual assault on college campuses
    Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is part of a bipartisan group of U.S. senators who will hold a press conference tomorrow  to announce the introduction of legislation which aims to curb sexual assaults on college and university campuses. Grassley, a Republican, says, “There’s too many people connected with higher education that feel that sexual assaults on […]

  • Teen arrested after high speed chase started in Cedar Rapids
    A 17-year-old from eastern Iowa faces a series of charges after a high-speed chase that ended early this morning in Black Hawk County, near Gilbertville. Officials say the crime spree started at about 1 a.m. when a woman called 9-1-1 to report she’d been assaulted and her car had been stolen.That happened near St. Luke’s […]

  • Eastern Iowa man sentenced on drug charges
    An eastern Iowa man will spend more than 10 years in prison on drug charges. A U.S. District Court judge sentenced 28-year-old Luis Chavez Preciado to 151 months in prison for charges related to distributing methamphetamine. Court records show between May and September of 2013 he conspired with others to distribute ice methamphetamine in the […]

  • State baseball tourney opens with a no hitter
    Senior Cole Jackson tossed a no hitter and struck out 15 batters as top ranked North Polk beat Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto 7-1 in a class 2A quarterfinal. Jackson says he tried to stay calm and not think about a no hitter during the game. “I checked the scoreboard very inning, but mainly to check my count. […]

  • Soil moisture levels at a good point heading into August
    The state’s water situation has turned around after things got very dry at the end of last year and drought was a big concern. Tim Hall of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources keeps track of the groundwater numbers. “We’d been watching various parts of the state pretty closely, but of course June was a […]

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