State News with Radio Iowa


The University of Iowa is planning to cut coal out of the fuel mix it uses to run its power plant in the next eight years. The Iowa City school’s associate director of Utilities and Energy Management, Ben Fish, says they’ve already cut coal usage by 60 percent. “We’ve had a goal for a number […]
A doctor turned businessman who’s served since last spring on the board that oversees the three state universities is pledging his full support of tenure for professors and the free speech rights of campus protesters. “I’m a strong supporter of freedom and that includes free speech and academic freedom in and outside of the classroom […]
Kevin Dresser is returning to his home state to become the new wrestling coach at Iowa State. The 54-year-old Humboldt native built a national power at Virginia Tech. Inheriting a team that won one dual in the year prior to his arrival, Dresser has led VT to Top 10 finishes at the NCAA Championship the last […]
A Sioux City woman has confirmed that her son was one of five people wounded in a drive-by shooting early Sunday in Ames. Officers were sent to the scene around 1:30 a.m. Sunday on reports that two groups were fighting as bars closed in the area. As police officers separated the groups, shots were fired […]
An eastern Iowa man will spend more than 10 years in federal prison for possessing ammunition as a felon. Forty-three-year-old Gregory Wieskamp of Muscatine was arrested after police conducted a search of his home in March of 2015. The search turned up an ammunition clip and a large TV that was linked to a robbery […]