Iowa

Nearly Complete Senior Living Facility Goes Up in Flames

Rock Valley emergency crews respond to early morning fire at newly constructed complex

RiverView Ridge shared this photo on its Facebook page to update everyone on the status of the fire.RiverView Ridge Senior Living was preparing to open in a matter of days. The Rock Valley, Iowa complex had been under construction, according to its website, since late 2017 and was set to fill a huge need in the community in regard to…

Bikers Ride for Survivors

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-You may have seen a group of motorcyclists riding through town Sunday. They were driving on a tri-state trip all for an important cause. The non-profit Survivors Joining For Hope held their second annual Ride for Survivors Poker Run. Over 140 bikers rode in support of families who have been affected by suicide. They started in Sioux Falls…

City Stops Flow of Untreated Wastewater Into River

QUIMBY, Iowa – Authorities say a city’s untreated wastewater no longer is flowing into the Little Sioux River in northwest Iowa’s Cherokee County. The Iowa Natural Resources Department had said a sewer main break was reported Monday morning by the town of Quimby. River flooding has kept repair crews from finding the break and fixing it, allowing more than 15,000…

Detours Back as Flooding Closes Western Iowa Roads

HAMBURG, Iowa – Motorists in southwestern Iowa are back to traveling a maze of detours as a new round of flooding closes portions of Interstate 29 and other highways and roads. Those thoroughfares had only reopened in recent weeks following devastating flooding along the Missouri River in March. On Wednesday, the Iowa Department of Transportation said that I-29 is closed…

2020 Hopeful Bullock Gets Endorsed by Iowa Attorney General

DES MOINES, Iowa – Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is announcing he’s been endorsed in the 2020 Democratic presidential race by Iowa’s attorney general. It makes him the first 2020 candidate to receive the endorsement of a statewide elected official in Iowa. Attorney General Tom Miller says, “For 10 years since we first met, I have watched Governor Bullock proudly carry…

Sports Betting Coming to Iowa

LARCHWOOD, I.A.- Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill that enables sports betting in the state of Iowa. For casino’s like Grand Falls, they have been preparing for this for a while now. “Anxious to put our plans together and put them in front of the State,” said Sharon Haselhoff, General Manager Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort. “Once we’re ready, …

Judge Orders Life Sentence for Iowa Coach Who Abused Players

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – A judge has sentenced an influential Iowa youth basketball coach to an effective lifetime prison sentence for secretly collecting sexual images of 440 boys and fondling more than a dozen over a 20-year period. U.S. District Judge C.J. Williams on Thursday sentenced former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen to 180 years in federal prison, the maximum…

Hearing to Focus on Preventing More Missouri River Flooding

OMAHA, Neb. – This spring’s massive flooding along the Missouri River unearthed bitter criticism of the federal agency that manages the river while devastating communities and causing more than $3 billion in damage. The flooding and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ actions will be the focus of a U.S. Senate hearing in western Iowa on Wednesday and critics will…

The Latest: South Dakota State Offices Closed Amid Blizzard

Blowing snow reduces visibility at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial near Keystone, S.D., Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (Ryan Hermens/Rapid City Journal via AP)PIERRE, S.D. – The Latest on a winter storm hitting the West and Midwest: 8:10 a.m. All state offices are now closed in South Dakota as blizzard conditions barrel into the Midwest. Gov. Kristi Noem says only essential…

Republicans Move Iowa Death Penalty Bill Out of Senate Panel

DES MOINES, Iowa – Twenty Senate Republicans have signed on to a bill that would reinstate a death penalty in Iowa, a state that hasn’t put anyone to death in more than 50 years. A Senate subcommittee on Wednesday approved the bill with only Republican support. It would make it a capital offense to kidnap, rape and murder a minor….

Iowa Rep. Steve King Says He’ll Seek Re-Election in 2020

JOHNSTON, Iowa – Iowa Rep. Steve King says he will seek re-election despite Republican House leadership’s move to strip him of his committee assignments after his racist statements about white supremacy. Asked Thursday about his future, King said “I am running in 2020.” King, a nine-term Republican from Iowa’s sprawling 4th District, was speaking during a taping of an Iowa…

Democrat Harris Gets Support From Iowa’s Deidre DeJear

DES MOINES, Iowa – California Sen. Kamala Harris is announcing the backing of Iowa Democrat Deidre DeJear as she travels to the early 2020 caucus state Monday. DeJear was Iowa’s first African American to win a primary for statewide office last year, but lost in her attempt to unseat Iowa’s Republican secretary of state. DeJear has since been courted by…