Drake Rally of 3,500 Protests Racist Notes and Robocalls

Thousands of students, staffers and others rallied yesterday(Weds) in protest of racist notes and robocalls at Drake University in Des Moines. A police-estimated crowd of 3,500 cheered when student speakers said racists aren’t welcome. Several people carried signs condemning the racist acts; others handed out blue buttons that read “Do Better.” University officials say racist…read more »

More Details Released about “Bachelor’s” Plea

The judge can accept or reject the proposed agreement, but former reality TV participant Chris Soules entered a written guilty plea yesterday(Tues) to a reduced charge, in the April, 2017 death of Aurora area farmer Kenny Mosher. The Arlington area man, who appeared on television three years ago as “The Bachelor,” and on “Dancing with…read more »

Shell Rock Police Chief Louis Staudt Dead at 58

Shell Rock’s longtime police chief died Monday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester(MN).   Louis Staudt was 58 and had recently been recognized for 35 years with the department.   Shell Rock Mayor Larry Young says for most of that time, Staudt was the police department. Staudt was recognized by the U-S Department of Justice for Outstanding…read more »

Corridor Man Charged with Sexually Abusing 3-Year Old

An Iowa City man has been charged after allegedly sexually abusing a three-year-old girl. Documents say 49-year-old Andrew Harrison was babysitting the child on July 15. After leaving Harrison’s home, she told her mom Harrison had “licked her down her down there.” The child was then taken to the hospital and evidence was collected. DNA…read more »

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