Here’s the latest State News from Radio Iowa:

Today is “Workers Memorial Day” and 10 ceremonies are being held around the state to remember workers who’ve died on the job. According to the Iowa Labor Commissioner, 34 people died last year while they were working in Iowa. Ken Sagar is president of the Iowa Federation of Labor. “There are 34 families from last […]
We’re more than a month into spring, yet frost, flurries and snowfall are again in the weekend forecast. It’s annoying for many Iowans who want to start enjoying the outdoors but it’s a huge financial threat for many farmers who can’t plant their crops. Dennis Todey, director of the U.S.D.A.’s Midwest Climate Hub in Ames, […]
A 26-year-old Des Moines man has admitted to  committing a string of armed robberies and to dealing drugs. Alexander Hamilton was linked to robberies at 16 convenience stores in Des Moines and one in Ames. Four co-conspirators previously pleaded guilty in connection with the crime spree that happened last year between March 17th and April […]
The results of the latest Iowa Youth Survey of kids in 6th, 8th and 11th grade shows a drop in alcohol use, but an uptick in kids who have had thoughts of suicide. The Iowa Department of Public Healths survey coordinator Pat McGovern says reported alcohol use was down among both middle school and 11th […]
Iowa’s safe haven procedures have been used for the 27th time since the law took effect 15 years ago. Amy McCoy is spokesperson for the Iowa Department of Human Services. “There was a newborn girl, born on April 10, at an Iowa hospital and she was released to our custody the following day,” McCoy said. […]