Nebraska man charged with stealing cattle in Iowa
A cattle rustling case in southwest Iowa has brought the arrest of a Nebraska man, with warrants issued for two more suspects. Cass County Sheriff Darby McLaren says 57-year-old Ervin Jacob, of Omaha, is in custody on multiple felony charges for allegedly stealing eight cattle from a farm in Lewis over two weeks last May […]Full Post...
Bill would allow more strip searches in city and county jails
A bill in the Iowa Legislature would allow more strip searches of inmates in city and county jails, in accordance with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Under the bill, people arrested for simple misdemeanors such as public intoxication or possession of drug paraphernalia could be searched for contraband even without probable cause. Lisa Davis Cook […]Full Post...
Contentious debate over state spending on schools
Last night Republicans in the Iowa House voted to increase general state spending on Iowa’s public K-12 schools by nearly $48 million for the next academic year. Democrats like Representative Art Staed of Cedar Rapids say that’s not enough and it will mean “fired teachers, larger class sizes, fewer supplies, outdated textbooks, outdated software, fewer course […]Full Post...
Wage theft victims tell their stories at statehouse
Four Iowans who say they’ve been the victims of wage theft testified at the statehouse Tuesday, part of an effort by Senate Democrats to build support for a bill that would require businesses to provide employees with a written record of how they’re to be paid. Senator Bill Dotzler of Waterloo says he and other […]Full Post...
UNI looks to end 2 game losing streak at Southern Illinois
The 18th ranked UNI Panthers will host Wichita State in a Missouri Valley Conference showdown on Saturday but first up is a trip to Southern Illinois on Wednesday night. The Panthers rolled to a 16 point victory in the first meeting in Cedar Falls but the Salukis enter this game having won two of their […]Full Post...
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