State News with Radio Iowa

Governor Terry Branstad says the Hy-Vee supermarket chain is a “good corporate citizen” and deserves the $7.5 million in state tax incentives it has been awarded for expansion of its corporate headquarters in West Des Moines. “We’re very blessed to have a company of that magnitude,” Branstad says. “Hy-Vee is a great corporate citizen. They’re located all […]
A second case of illegal pet dumping is under investigation in northern Iowa. A gas station employee on Mason City’s north side saw someone throw a black garbage bag Thursday into the trash bin outside of the business. That bag contained eight newborn kittens, which were taken to the Mason City Stray Animal Shelter where […]
Two Cedar Rapids Police officers are on paid administrative leave after firing shots at a motorist who led them on a chase early Sunday. The suspect was spotted speeding near a hospital and then drove the wrong way down a one-way street. Officers eventually tracked down the car in an alley on Cedar Rapids’ northeast […]
State and federal officials are urging Iowans to think about their pets when making emergency plans for floods, tornadoes and other severe weather. Phil Kirk, a preparedness coordinator with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, says FEMA has learned through painful experience the importance of including pets in any preparations. “There have been countless examples where […]
The college basketball season in Iowa officially came to an end over the weekend when the Iowa Hawkeye women lost to sixth ranked Baylor 81-66 in the sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in Oklahoma City. It was the Hawks first trip to the sweet 16 in 1996 and they close the season with a […]