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  • Fight at Davenport Central High School leads to 6 arrests
    Six people are under arrest following a fight at a Davenport high school. It happened Monday morning in the Davenport Central High School cafeteria and it was more than a food fight; two adults now face felony charges. The Quad-City Times reports 47-year-old James Bailey of Davenport is charged with going armed with intent. Eighteen-year-old […]

  • Nuisance cucumbers thriving in this year’s moist conditions
    Along with Iowa’s more traditional crops, two species of cucumber vines are having a bumper year. It’s not an edible kind of cucumber, but a pest that can choke out all sorts of plants, including young stands of trees. Iowa State University agronomy professor Bob Hartzler says the cucumber culprits are the wild and the […]

  • Congressman King says supplying equipment to Kurds can help in fight against ISIS
    As U.S. led coalition forces continue air strikes targeting Islamic State Group positions, some wonder if troops will eventually be needed on the ground to finish the job against the radical forces. Congressman Steve King, a Republican, isn’t advocating for troops, but he also doesn’t think the Iraqi Army is capable of eliminating the threat […]

  • Branstad leads Hatch by 14 in new ‘Iowa Poll’
    The latest Des Moines Register “Iowa Poll” on Iowa’s governor’s race shows incumbent Republican Terry Branstad still holds a double-digit lead, but Branstad’s job approval rating has also dropped by double-digits. The poll found Branstad at 48 percent, while Democratic challenger Jack Hatch had 34 percent support. Hatch was also unknown by 29 percent of those […]

  • Iowa farmers may face challenge getting grain shipped by rail
    Most Iowa farmers haven’t started the harvest yet but already it’s clear there will be problems with moving the grain. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says space for rail cars will be in short supply and he doesn’t foresee any solution coming down the tracks. “Our Surface Transportation Board, along with our rail companies, and […]

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