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 […]Full Post...
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 […]Full Post...
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 […]Full Post...
Death of former Des Moines cop and woman called murder-suicide
Urbandale Police Chief Gary Lang has confirmed the man who carried out a murder-suicide over the weekend is a former Des Moines Police officer who was facing a prison sentence. Officers were called late Sunday morning by the family of 32-year-old Mersed Dautovic and were asked to do a “welfare check” at his apartment in […]Full Post...
Turkey federation: growers remain vigilant to prevent spread of bird flu
It’s been almost a week since state officials confirmed a very deadly version of bird flu in a turkey flock in northwest Iowa’s Buena Vista County and poultry producers statewide are staying vigilant to prevent the spread. So far, no new poultry flocks in Iowa have been impacted. Katie Olthoff raises turkeys near the Hamilton […]Full Post...
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