Here’s the latest State News from Radio Iowa:

A bill making its way through the legislature may reduce the cost for repairs at Lake Delhi in eastern Iowa. The dam on the Maquoketa River that created the lake was washed away by flooding in June of 2010. The “Combined Lake Delhi Recreational Facility and Water Quality District” issued bonds to pay for a […]
This is Diabetes Alert Day and Iowans are being urged to take a simple, on-line survey to determine if they might be headed down a hazardous path. Katie Jones, program manager at the Iowa Department of Public Health, says it only takes a minute to complete the test. Jones says, “This is really to see […]
A building that once served the oldest residents in the southern Iowa town of Seymour is now back open serving the youngest members of the community. A tornado hit the Wayne County town March 6th, heavily damaging the school district’s buildings, leaving Superintendent Brad Breon with some decisions to make. “Once the tornado came through […]
Two people were killed in a traffic crash Monday morning in southeast Iowa’s Wapello County. It happened shortly after 8:15 a.m. at a rural intersection about three miles north of Agency. A State Patrol report shows a pickup driven by 18-year-old Casey Jarmes of Sigourney failed to stop at a stop sign and was hit […]
Drug dealers who repackage illegal drugs to resemble or taste like candy so they’ll appeal to kids would face stiffer penalties under a bill being introduced this week by Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley. He says it’s becoming a common practice with outlawed substances ranging from marijuana to meth. Grassley says, “Law enforcement reports that drug […]