Second murder trial underway for northwest Iowa man
Testimony is underway in the second trial of man accused of killing a former roommate in northwest Iowa. Fifty-five-year-old John Green is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 58-year-old Mark Koster, who went missing in 2009 before his remains were found in the basement of his Sac City home in 2012. Green’s first […]Full Post...
Bar and restaurant coasters used to start conversation about cancer screening
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is partnering with beverage distributors for the second year in a row to help get drink coasters promoting colorectal cancer screenings into bars and restaurants. IDPH’s Jeanna Jones says the campaign began as a light-hearted way to bring up an issue that some people find difficult to discuss. […]Full Post...
Anti-bullying bill clears Iowa Senate on 43-7 vote
The Iowa Senate has passed a bill designed to give school officials more authority to respond to bullying that occurs outside of school hours as well as on-line through Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. Senator Rob Hogg, a Democrat from Cedar Rapids, said “off-campus” harassment has an impact on students inside the school […]Full Post...
Former Clarke University bookstore manager sentenced to prison
The former bookstore manager at an eastern Iowa school is going to prison. James Spaulding pleaded guilty last December to mail fraud and filing a false tax return. The 35-year-old Spaulding was the bookstore manager for Clarke University in Dubuque when authorities say, between 2011 and 2012, he defrauded the school of nearly $319,000. The […]Full Post...
School start date dilemma resolved for Iowa districts
Iowa schools will be able to start fall classes as early as Monday, August 24 this year. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Gronstal this morning withdrew his hold on a bill that will set August 23 as the earliest date schools may start fall classes and the governor will sign the bill into law. “While Governor […]Full Post...
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