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Propane costs are rising. Iowa customers can expect winter heating bills that are 69% higher.


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:00:47 +0000

Author: Donnelle Eller, Des Moines Register

Average heating bills in Iowa and the Midwest are expected to climb 69% over last year, to $1,805 for the season. Low supplies, global demand blamed.

      

Read more: Propane costs are rising. Iowa customers can expect winter heating bills that are 69% higher.


Iowa law enforcement honors state trooper who died on duty with vehicle procession


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 04:15:55 +0000

Author: Isabella Rosario, Des Moines Register

The Iowa Department of Public Safety is escorting Theodore 'Ted' Benda from the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny to Waukon.

      

Read more: Iowa law enforcement honors state trooper who died on duty with vehicle procession


Get to know who's running for the Indianola City Council and where they stand on the issues


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 00:32:38 +0000

Author: Teresa Kay Albertson, Des Moines Register

The Indianola mayor and city council races carry heavy consequences this year as the city prepares to hire a new city manager.

      

Read more: Get to know who's running for the Indianola City Council and where they stand on the issues


Iowa Supreme Court overturns Dubuque child sex abuse verdict, orders new trial


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 23:45:09 +0000

Author: William Morris, Des Moines Register

Jake Skahill was sentenced to 25 years after the 2019 verdict, which the Supreme Court overturned Friday over improperly admitted video evidence

      

Read more: Iowa Supreme Court overturns Dubuque child sex abuse verdict, orders new trial


'A senseless tragedy': Marine's life hanging in balance after being hit by stray bullet in Iowa City


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 21:17:43 +0000

Author: George Shillcock, Iowa City Press-Citizen

Lance Corporal Gabe Heefner was struck in the head by a stray bullet Sunday and remains in critical condition as ICPD investigates what happened.

      

Read more: 'A senseless tragedy': Marine's life hanging in balance after being hit by stray bullet in Iowa City


These three Iowa cities rank among the country's 100 best places to live, study says


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 21:06:50 +0000

Author: Isabella Rosario, Des Moines Register

The 2021 list by Livability was guided by a survey of 1,000 U.S. adults, who were asked about which 'livability characteristics' they value.

      

Read more: These three Iowa cities rank among the country's 100 best places to live, study says


Striking John Deere employees to receive health insurance, performance bonuses, company says


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:33:12 +0000

Author: Tyler Jett, Des Moines Register

"We are taking these steps to demonstrate our commitment to doing what's right by our employees," the company said in a statement.

      

Read more: Striking John Deere employees to receive health insurance, performance bonuses, company says


Iowa Supreme Court limits what health regulators can tell public about disciplinary charges against doctors


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 19:48:59 +0000

Author: Tony Leys, Des Moines Register

The Iowa Supreme Court ruling also will limit details from disciplinary charges filed by other boards, including those licensing nurses and dentists.

      

Read more: Iowa Supreme Court limits what health regulators can tell public about disciplinary charges against doctors


Ames High School names interim principal after Valerie Nyberg was reassigned


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 19:37:24 +0000

Author: Phillip Sitter, Ames Tribune

Ames named an interim high school principal Friday who will need approval by the school board on Oct. 25.

      

Read more: Ames High School names interim principal after Valerie Nyberg was reassigned


Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs marks state's 175th anniversary


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 19:35:05 +0000

Author: Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

Almost 175 years ago, Iowa became the 29th state to join the Union.

      

Read more: Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs marks state's 175th anniversary


Balloons soar as family marks 12th birthday of son lost in Adventureland accident


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 17:11:12 +0000

Author: Daniel Lathrop, Des Moines Register

Friends and family who gathered in prayer and memory await answers about Michael Jaramillo's death.

      

Read more: Balloons soar as family marks 12th birthday of son lost in Adventureland accident


Early morning shooting in Des Moines kills 21-year-old man, marking city's ninth homicide this year


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 16:36:07 +0000

Author: Isabella Rosario, Des Moines Register

The Des Moines Police Department Crime Scene Investigation Unit is processing the scene on Hull Avenue for evidence, a news release said.

      

Read more: Early morning shooting in Des Moines kills 21-year-old man, marking city's ninth homicide this year


Iowa job growth accelerates in September, bucking national trend


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 16:05:59 +0000

Author: Tyler Jett, Des Moines Register

After a dismal August, Iowa businesses hired about five times faster than the United States' overall growth in September.

      

Read more: Iowa job growth accelerates in September, bucking national trend


Photos: Procession home for Ted Benda Iowa State Patrol Trooper killed in crash


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 15:03:58 +0000

Author: Bryon Houlgrave, Des Moines Register

Iowa State patrol Trooper Theodore "Ted" Benda died Oct. 20, 2021, six days after being injured in a single-vehicle crash while responding to a call.

      

Read more: Photos: Procession home for Ted Benda Iowa State Patrol Trooper killed in crash


Here's what's behind Deere's injunction requests against UAW strikers in Iowa


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 21:59:22 +0000

Author: Tyler Jett, Des Moines Register

Here's what is in the Deere injunction and what is being argued against UAW members on strike at Ankeny and Davenport locations.

      

Read more: Here's what's behind Deere's injunction requests against UAW strikers in Iowa


What we know about the disappearance and death of 11-year-old Xavior Harrelson


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 13:32:31 +0000

Author: Nick Coltrain, Des Moines Register

Cause of death still unknown in the case of Montezuma 11-year-old Xavior Harrelson.

      

Read more: What we know about the disappearance and death of 11-year-old Xavior Harrelson


Off Hours: 'Meat' the best Des Moines-area butchers, yoga in a plant oasis and cheesy corn cakes


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 12:50:00 +0000

Author: Elle Wignall, Des Moines Register

Welcome to Off Hours, a new weekly newsletter on all things entertainment from the Des Moines Register.

      

Read more: Off Hours: 'Meat' the best Des Moines-area butchers, yoga in a plant oasis and cheesy corn cakes


Reports: Uncertainty around responsibility for safety measures plagued Iowa State's crew club years before deadly accident


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 15:39:04 +0000

Author: Phillip Sitter, Ames Tribune

A lack of communication and clearly defined responsibilities, if any, existed throughout the university's system of club safety before a deadly crew club accident, investigators found.

      

Read more: Reports: Uncertainty around responsibility for safety measures plagued Iowa State's crew club years before deadly accident


Get to know who's running for the West Des Moines City Council and where they stand on the issues


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 10:53:07 +0000

Author: Sarah Kay LeBlanc, Des Moines Register

Four candidates are running for four seats on the West Des Moines City Council. Each candidate is running uncontested.

      

Read more: Get to know who's running for the West Des Moines City Council and where they stand on the issues


'We have a lot to do to be great': Ankeny school board candidates talk equity, inclusion at public forum


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 10:30:03 +0000

Author: Chris Higgins, Des Moines Register

Ankeny school board candidates said Thursday the district needs to improve on equity and inclusion to become a "great" place to live and learn.

      

Read more: 'We have a lot to do to be great': Ankeny school board candidates talk equity, inclusion at public forum


Photos: 2021 World Food Prize Laureate Ceremony


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 02:46:31 +0000

Author: Bryon Houlgrave, Des Moines Register

Dr. Shakutala Haraksingh Thilsted was named the 2021 Word Food Prize laureate during the annual ceremony on Thursday in Des Moines.

      

Read more: Photos: 2021 World Food Prize Laureate Ceremony


Police identify Des Moines man killed in motorcycle crash Tuesday night


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 01:59:16 +0000

Author: Andrea May Sahouri, Des Moines Register

Excessive speed and a failure to maintain control of the vehicle were significant factors that contributed to the crash, according to police.

      

Read more: Police identify Des Moines man killed in motorcycle crash Tuesday night


76% of Iowa children have detectable lead levels in their blood, study finds. Older housing is a big reason why.


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 23:31:20 +0000

Author: Donnelle Eller, Des Moines Register

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says no level of lead in children's blood is safe. Lead exposure in kids can damage the brain, nervous system.

      

Read more: 76% of Iowa children have detectable lead levels in their blood, study finds. Older housing is a big reason why.


Iowa's 2nd redistricting maps could mean a 2022 election race between US Reps. Cindy Axne, Mariannette Miller-Meeks


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 00:53:46 +0000

Author: Brianne Pfannenstiel, Stephen Gruber-Miller and Ian Richardson, Des Moines Register

The new set of proposed Iowa congressional district maps would place current U.S. Reps. Cindy Axne and Mariannette Miller-Meeks in the same district.

      

Read more: Iowa's 2nd redistricting maps could mean a 2022 election race between US Reps. Cindy Axne, Mariannette Miller-Meeks


Lawyers for Deere, UAW quarrel over striker traffic violations in Ankeny plant injunction hearing


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 22:38:36 +0000

Author: Tyler Jett, Des Moines Register

The judge did not immediately rule on the injunction request, unlike a judge in Scott County, who granted one without a hearing the day before

      

Read more: Lawyers for Deere, UAW quarrel over striker traffic violations in Ankeny plant injunction hearing


Broadlawns Medical Center hires Anthony Coleman as its new top administrator


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 22:37:02 +0000

Author: Tony Leys, Des Moines Register

Coleman will replace longtime Broadlawns CEO Jody Jenner, who led a financial turnaround at Polk County's public hospital.

      

Read more: Broadlawns Medical Center hires Anthony Coleman as its new top administrator


Two sentenced to prison for involvement in 2017 shooting death of Des Moines teen


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 22:26:01 +0000

Author: Chris Higgins, Des Moines Register

Two people were sentenced to prison after pleading guilty in the 2017 shooting death of a Des Moines teen. One man still has to be sentenced.

      

Read more: Two sentenced to prison for involvement in 2017 shooting death of Des Moines teen


University of Iowa student wins Student Academy Award for short film showcasing Iowa landscapes


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 22:09:54 +0000

Author: Isaac Hamlet, Des Moines Register

It was a first for the University of Iowa in the 49-year history of the Student Academy Awards.

      

Read more: University of Iowa student wins Student Academy Award for short film showcasing Iowa landscapes


Photos: United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visits central Iowa


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:40:23 +0000

Author: Kelsey Kremer and Nirmalendu Majumdar, Des Moines Register

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited Iowa State University, a family farm in Ankeny and picketers outside of John Deere, on Oct. 20, 2021.

      

Read more: Photos: United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visits central Iowa

 
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