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  • Jury now deciding fate of ex-lawmaker accused of raping wife
    A former state legislator now awaits the jury’s decision in his trial on third degree sexual abuse charges. Prosecutors allege 78-year-old Henry Rayhons had sex with his wife, Donna, in her nursing home bed last May. She had dementia and died last August. Susan Krisko, an assistant Iowa attorney general, spoke directly to the jury […]

  • Senator says it’s ‘pretty questionable’ Law Enforcement Academy head can be confirmed
    Governor Terry Branstad says the head of the Iowa Enforcement Academy is available to meet privately with any senator who has questions about how sexual harassment complaints have been handled in the agency. “I believe that Arlen should be given the opportunity to respond to the accusations that have been made,” Branstad says. Arlen Ciechanowski was […]

  • Second outbreak of H5N2 avian influenza virus detected in Iowa
    State Agriculture officials confirm the second Iowa facility that’s infected with a highly contagious bird flu. The latest outbreak of the H5N2 avian influenza is reported in a commercial egg laying facility in northwest Iowa’s Osceola County. The first outbreak was found in a turkey facility in Buena Vista County, just to the south of […]

  • University of Iowa student group offers ‘pot brownies’
    The student group Young Americans for Liberty raised some eyebrows on the University of Iowa campus today as it announced it was handing out “pot brownies” to raise awareness about reforming marijuana laws. Group spokesman, Michael Corrie, says the “pot” part of the brownies is a play on words. “They are just cosmic brownies in […]

  • Changes moving forward at eastern Iowa dog track, casinos
    Changes are moving forward at state-licensed gambling facilities in eastern Iowa. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission gave approval at their recent meeting for some race date changes and reviewed the financing for the Iowa Greyhound Association, which is taking over the operation of racing at the Dubuque Greyhound Park. Racing and Gaming administrator, Brian […]

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