eastern Iowa

  • Donald Trump Sep 2, 2019

    Biden, Buttigieg Say No Compromises on Overhauling Gun Laws

    Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg, moderates who project themselves as pragmatic collaborators, are taking a no-compromise approach on the overhaul of the nation’s gun laws after the latest mass shooting. Campaigning separately in eastern Iowa on Monday, the former vice president and the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, say the minimum provisions include universal background checks, a...

  • Iowa Apr 11, 2019

    Pilot's Death in Plane Crash Caused by His 70-Pound Dog in Passenger Seat

    Federal investigators say a small plane crash that killed a 90-year-old pilot near an eastern Iowa airport was likely caused by the pilot’s decision to allow his large dog to fly in the passenger’s seat, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined in a report released Monday. The final National Transportation Safety Board report says investigators don’t know for certain...

  • Massachusetts Mar 31, 2019

    Warren, Klobuchar Agree on Breaking Up Big Ag

    Democratic presidential contenders Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar expressed support Saturday for strengthening antitrust laws and enforcement to break up big agriculture monopolies. “You’ve got these giant corporations that are making bigger and bigger profits … and they’re putting the squeeze on family farms and small farms,” Warren said at the Heartland Forum, which was focused on rural issues. The...

  • Massachusetts Feb 11, 2019

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren Takes on Trump, Says He May Not Be ‘Free' in 2020

    Back in Iowa as a full-fledged presidential candidate, Democrat Elizabeth Warren took aim at President Donald Trump on Sunday, saying he “may not even be a free person” by next year’s election. The Massachusetts senator’s comments came a day after Trump renewed his criticism of her past claims of Native American heritage. In a tweet, Trump called Warren “Pocahontas” and...

  • Associated Press Jan 29, 2019

    Record-Breaking Cold Coming to Midwest After Snowstorm

    Extremely cold, record-breaking temperatures are settling across parts of the Midwest after a powerful snowstorm pounded the region overnight Monday, and forecasters are describing the subzero weather on the way as potentially life-threatening. Minneapolis Public Schools have canceled classes through Wednesday, when the region will experience frigidly low temperatures not seen in a quarter century. “You’re talking about frostbite and...

  • Donald Trump Dec 27, 2018

    Food Banks Overwhelmed With Milk From USDA Program to Help Dairy Farmers Hurt By Trump Tariffs

    Food pantries in eastern Iowa and western Illinois are being flooded with milk donations under a federal program to buy and distribute nearly $50 million in dairy products to compensate farmers hurt by trade tariffs. River Bend Foodbank CEO Mike Miller told the Quad-City Times that about 80,000 half-gallons of milk will be distributed to food pantries across the Quad-City...

  • Iowa Nov 20, 2018

    If You Vandalize It They Will Convict You: Man Gets Probation for ‘Field of Dreams' Site Damage

    A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 movie ‘Field of Dreams’ must serve two to five years of probation.

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