MASON CITY — A federal judge has dismissed all claims against Cerro Gordo County law enforcement officials after the arrest of a Mason City woman four years ago. 47-year-old Margaret Foster sued the City of Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, police officers and Sheriff’s Department personnel after claiming she was not treated properly after being
MARBLE ROCK — An accident involving a school bus last week sent one student to the hospital. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department says a Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock bus being driven by 72-year-old Carol Wreghitt was west on 240th Street northeast of Marble Rock on Friday morning at about 7:55. After stopping at a stop sign, she
DES MOINES — A West Des Moines lawmaker plans to file a bill today that would make cannabis oil more accessible for Iowans to use as a medicine. Representative Peter Cownie, a Republican, talked about his decision to push the bill in a statehouse news conference. “As the father of a healthy three-year-old son and
DES MOINES — A debate over funding for K-12 education in the Iowa Senate Tuesday included claims that many schools could be forced to cut their literacy programs. Senator Herman Quirmbach, a Democrat from Ames, cited the results of a survey that Democratic lawmakers sent to school superintendents. It asked how they would respond if
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa lawmakers have advanced bills that would raise the speed limit on rural roads despite warnings that the change could lead to more fatal crashes. A three-person subcommittee approved two bills Monday that would raise the speed limit on rural, two-lane roads. One bill would increase the speed limit from
Despite a three-year extension approved by Congress late last year, three of the nation's largest freight railroad companies said they will not meet the 2018 deadline to install new required safety systems.