There will be no merger between Iowa-based UnityPoint Health and South Dakota-based Sanford Health. Executives abruptly announced today that the merger which had been in the works since June was called off. A merger would have created one of the country’s largest non-profit health systems. UnityPoint is based in Des Moines. UnityPoint’s president said after […]
The Storm Lake Post Office is temporarily closed to the public due to a Sunday evening car wreck. Storm Lake Police say a car crashed into the front of the post office, damaging the lobby, doors and windows. The post office building sustained about $10,000 in damage. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at about […]
If it’s this cold in mid-autumn, many Iowans may be wondering how horrible it’ll be when winter actually arrives. At least seven Iowa cities broke all-time cold records this morning, all in single digits just above and below zero. The list includes: Ames, Clinton, Des Moines, Lamoni, Marshalltown, Mason City and Ottumwa. The Mason City […]
Law enforcement agencies in the Iowa Quad Cities have recently conducted investigations that led federal charges against nearly 20 men. There’s a Gun Investigation Unit in the Davenport Police Department. Officers from Bettendorf’s Police Department and the Scott County Sheriff’s Office also were involved in the investigations that led to this latest batch of federal […]
After a recent survey found thousands of sexual assault evidence kits were left untested in Iowa, the state is launching a plan to keep close track of such rape kits in the future. Lynn Hicks, communications director for the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, says a sample-tracking software company is being hired to roll out its […]