Border Patrol agents in Texas arrested three convicted felons during three separate events in less than 24 hours. Records revealed one of them was convicted of sexual abuse and burglary in Des Moines, Iowa.
Many offices have sat basically empty for a year as employees work virtually during the pandemic. We asked several area businesses if they would return to the office as more people get vaccinated for COVID-19.
Ryan Evans owns several restaurants in Cedar Rapids and Marion, including Pedaler’s Fork. He says he’s been looking to fill jobs for months. Now, they’re even offering extra incentives to get people in the door.
Congresswoman Cindy Axne, Iowa House Minority Leader Todd Prichard and Iowa Senate Minority Leader Zach Wahls recently sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General requesting an independent investigation.
After 43 of Iowa’s 99 counties this week declined additional shipments of shots because of less consumer demand, Reynolds on Wednesday promoted vaccinations and said the state is concentrating efforts on trusted community leaders to help convince resistant Iowans to get the shots.
A judge has ruled that former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad does not have to testify in a long-running lawsuit brought by an investigator who was fired in 2013 shortly after filing a complaint about Branstad’s state vehicle speeding.
Officials say Michael Thomas Lang, 41, of Grundy Center, was released from University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on Wednesday and transported by law enforcement to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, where he made his initial appearance.