Governor Reynolds and IEDA announced $26.88 million in grant funding through the final round of Destination Iowa
Davenport, IOWA – According to the state officials, Governor Reynolds also announced an additional investment of $15 million to fund Destination Iowa applications from rural communities that did not receive grants in previous rounds. Destination Iowa awards were granted to 46 projects totaling $115 million that activated $480,265,783 in...
Gov. Reynolds has appointed Chad Aldis to lead the Iowa Department of Education as director beginning March 15
Davenport, IOWA – According to Gov. Reynolds, Aldis’s career has been focused on education reform. His experience encompasses education policy, advocacy, and research, and spans multiple states. Most recently vice president for Ohio policy at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Aldis led the organization’s efforts to successfully reform...
The Davenport Police Department is releasing photo in hopes of identifying a vehicle in connection to a homicide
Davenport, IOWA – Police officials said the 34-year-old victim, Dimitri Martin, died from injuries on Monday. The shooting occurred right before 1 a.m. early Friday morning. Officers responded to the area of Third and Ripley Streets in reference to a call of shots fired. The 34-year-old man was transported...
Mayor Matson presented the Mayor’s Community Excellence Award to Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities
Davenport, IOWA – According to the city officials, Mayor Matson presented the Mayor’s Community Excellence Award to Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities. City officials also said that the Habitat QC has served low-income families in Scott and Rock Island Counties for three decades by bringing people together to build, rehabilitate, and maintain safe and affordable homes.
Jury convicted local men following a 7-day jury trial for racketeering related charges
Davenport, IOWA – According to the court documents, the defendants 26-year-old Najawaun Quinn and 30-year-old Dimetri Smith were convicted on Wednesday. Prosecutors released a statement and said that Quinn was convicted of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon in Aid of Racketeering, Using and Carrying a Firearm During and In Relation to a Crime of Violence, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
LCSO: Two-vehicle crash on Highway 13 sends one to hospital with minor injuries
Linn County, IOWA – According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred right after 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon. It happened on Highway 13 just north of Martin Creek Rd. Linn County Sheriff’s deputies, Linn County Sheriff’s Rescue 57, Area Ambulance and Marion Fire Department crews responded...
Governor Reynolds has filed a motion requesting the district court to lift the injunction of Iowa’s fetal heartbeat bill
Davenport, IOWA – According to the state officials, in 2018, the legislature passed and Governor Reynolds signed a law outlawing abortion at six weeks, when the baby’s heartbeat can first be detected. A Polk County district court judge enjoined that law, prohibiting Iowa officials from enforcing it, based...
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is offering a program to teach skills needed to hunt, field dress and cook waterfowl to adults who have little to no waterfowl hunting experience
Davenport, IOWA – State officials said that the same program will be offered in two different formats – as a webinar on Aug. 30, and as an in-person class on Sept. 10. The in-person option will include hands on lessons on shooting techniques and range time for those looking to improve their shooting skills.
LCSO: 2 injured following motorcycle crash at Sutliff Rd and Day Rd
Linn County, IOWA – According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred right after 9 p.m. Friday. It happened at Sutliff Rd and Day Rd. Linn County Sheriff’s deputies, Linn County Rescue crews, Mt Vernon Lisbon Police Department officers, Mt Vernon Lisbon Fire Department crews and Lisbon Mt Vernon Ambulance personnel responded to a report of a single vehicle crash.
Hy-Vee will host COVID-19, pneumonia and shingles vaccination clinics during the first six days of the Iowa State Fair
Des Moines, IOWA – According to the statement, the vaccination clinics will be held daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11 through Tuesday, Aug. 16. Officials also said thatthere is no appointment necessary to receive a vaccine. Hy-Vee Pharmacy team members will be at Booth #10040 just west...
The City of Cedar Falls is in the process of selecting a new Police Chief following the appointment of former Chief Craig Berte to Public Safety Director
Cedar Falls, IOWA – According to the statement, application materials were due to the City by August 8, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. City officials have announced that they received seven total applications for the position. One applicant has withdrawn, officials said. A Civil Service review period will now follow...
Gov. Reynolds and IEDA announced $16 million in grant funding for three projects through Destination Iowa
Davenport, IOWA – According to the state officials, the $100 million program invests in transformational attractions that will bolster the quality of life in Iowa communities and attract visitors and new residents. State officials have announced that the City of Marion has been awarded $3,000,000 toward the development of...
The Natural Resource Commission of the Iowa DNR will hold its monthly meeting on Aug. 11 in Des Moines
Des Moines, IOWA – According to the statement, the meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. and it will be held in the Wallace State Office Building, second floor conference room, 502 East Ninth Street. Officials said that the meeting is open to the public. Members of the NRC are...
The Career Academy Incentive Fund is now accepting proposals for the first round of funding for fiscal year 2023
Davenport, IOWA – According to the state officials, the grant submissions will be accepted through Nov. 3. Officials also said that partnerships between Iowa school districts and local community colleges that promote equitable access to high-quality career and technical education programs are encouraged to apply. Dear Iowans, priority consideration...
Suspect in 2017 deadly shooting pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter, first-degree robbery
Davenport, IOWA – According to the court documents, the 25-year-old defendant pleaded guilty on Friday. His name is Darryl Merritt and he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and first-degree robbery. The fatal shooting occurred on March 5, 2017. It happened at the Brady Street Stadium parking lot. Davenport Police...
Officer-involved shooting on Glass Road NE leaves one injured, DCI investigating
Cedar Rapids, IOWA – According to the police officials, this incident occurred right before 4 a.m. early Saturday morning. It happened in the 2200 block of Glass Road NE. Cedar Rapids Police Department officers conducted a vehicle stop for erratic driving. The driver of the vehicle brandished a firearm...
Hy-Vee Chairman and CEO Edeker named Aaron Wiese as Hy-Vee’s next CEO, effective Oct. 1, 2022
Davenport, IOWA – According to the statement, Aaron Wiese is currently vice chairman of Hy-Vee and president of the company’s supply chain and subsidiaries. Officials have announced that Jeremy Gosch will remain as president and chief operating officer of Hy-Vee, overseeing all of the retail operations for the business.
3 teens arrested following shooting on West Lombard Street Tuesday morning, police say
Davenport, IOWA – According to the Davenport Police Department, the shooting occurred right after 2 a.m. early Tuesday morning. It happened on West Lombard Street. Davenport Police Department officers responded to a shooting call. The responding officers saw the suspect’s vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. The 13-year-old...
1 dead, at least 2 injured following crash in Cerro Gordo County
Mason City, IOWA – According to the Iowa State Patrol, the fatal crash occurred right after 11 p.m. late Monday night. It happened near the intersection of 265th Street and Yarrow Avenue. Iowa State Patrol troopers responded to a report of a crash. The responding troopers discovered that the...
Martens Lake on the Sweet Marsh Wildlife Area is in the process of a dike repair and channel excavation project and will not be open to boat traffic for hunting this fall
Bremer County, IOWA – According to the Iowa DNR, the construction will not impact boat traffic on the rest of the marsh. Officials also announced that this project will repair more than two miles of the 70-year-old dike network, improve three miles of in-marsh channels used for boating access, remove sediment to create deep-water areas and fix the water control structure.
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