State News with Radio Iowa

The Iowa Hawkeyes moved up to number 4 in the new College Football Playoff Rankings announced Tuesday. The 11-0 Hawkeyes were ranked fifth last week. They would be in the playoff for the national title if the season were over now. Clemson remains in the top spot at 11-0, followed by Alabama at number 2, and Oklahoma […]
One of the most popular and longest-running cable TV programs is taking its show on the road with one Iowa stop planned before the last season starts airing in January. Adam Savage co-hosts “Mythbusters” on the Discovery Channel with Jamie Hyneman, and after 14 years, 248 episodes and 2,950 experiments, the final show will air […]
The Iowa-Nebraska series was renewed when the Huskers joined the Big Ten Conference and Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says it is up to the Hawkeyes to actually make it a rivalry. Nebraska has won 29 of the 45 games played between the two schools, including three of the four Black Friday games that began in […]
A Des Moines man is now facing several charges in connection with a fatal accident. Des Moines police have charged 24-year-old Troy Lee Mure Junior with vehicular homicide by reckless driving, vehicular homicide by operating while intoxicated and first offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Police say Mure was behind the wheel Monday when […]
An Iowa State University economist says the signs are pointing to an average holiday season for retailers this year. Dave Swenson says all of the analysis he’s seen doesn’t predict any big swings in shopping. “Most people who are looking at the Iowa economy say it’s looking steady and a lot like last year,” Swenson […]