Iowa’s Joni Ernst is among a group of bipartisan U.S. Senators who have introduced legislation to provide more federal money for mental health services to rural residents. Ernst, a Republican from Red Oak, says a 2016 study by the CDC found ag workers have a higher suicide rate than any other occupation. She says the […]
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Ankeny is offering a free class to high school girls in tenth through 12th grade to learn about being a firefighter or in Emergency Medical Services. The chair of the DMACC Fire Service/Paramedic program, Dewey Anderson, says the four-hour class will be hands-on. “We have a fire truck […]
It’s now been nearly two weeks since a teenager with autism disappeared in northeast Iowa. Police have found no sign of 16-year-old Jake Wilson, who left his home in La Porte City on the evening of April 7 for a walk to a nearby creek. Black Hawk County Sheriff Tony Thompson told reporters Friday afternoon […]
Wapello Police have charged a 16-year-old with a felony count of threat of terrorism for an alleged threat involving prom. Wapello Police responded to a report of a possible threat Thursday, when they received word that an individual may be coming to prom to shoot another individual. After an investigation by the Wapello Police, Louisa […]
The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.8% in March, while the U.S. unemployment rate remained at 4.1%. Iowa Workforce Development spokesperson Cory Kelly says Iowa continues to have one of the lowest jobless rates in the country. “We’re tied for fifth nationally with the states of Nebraska and Vermont,” Kelly said. Iowa’s unemployment rate, over […]