Midwest flooding spreads southward

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s governor declared a state of emergency Thursday as floodwaters that left a swath of destruction across Iowa and Nebraska surged downstream, swamping small towns,...

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Trump: Allow campus free speech or lose funding

By signing an executive order Thursday, President Donald Trump joined the Iowa Legislature in establishing rules the Republican politicians say will ensure conservative views aren’t stifled on campus. The...

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Cedar Rapids man faces 10 years in prison for selling guns to felon

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man, who inquired about hiring a “hit man” to kill a University of Iowa professor and another man, pleaded guilty this week to...

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Johnson County adding jobs under 2020 budget

IOWA CITY — Next fiscal year’s Johnson County budget calls for the addition of almost 12 full-time equivalent jobs. The budget, which calls for $138.3 million in spending, was...

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Sacklers accused of causing opioid crisis

The billionaire family that owns opioid-maker Purdue Pharma has been accused by local governments in a new lawsuit of causing the nationwide public-health crisis involving painkilling medicines that has...

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Denison City Council votes to end payments for investigation: ‘I would like our money back’

DENISON, Iowa — The words “I would like our money back” were uttered more than once at another colorful Denison City Council meeting Tuesday, with a number of city...

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Le Mars-based SmithCo sold to Minnesota pork producer; company president retires

LE MARS, Iowa — SmithCo Side Dump Trailers has been purchased by a Minnesota-based firm.

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Gavins Point releases to decrease; Fort Randall releases to resume

OMAHA — Water releases from Gavins Point Dam were decreased Wednesday and will be reduced further by Thursday morning, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday.

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Today’s best bets around Siouxland

Today’s top picks from our online calendar. Find more events at siouxcityjournal.com/calendar.

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