Listen Live
Delays and Cancellations

Regional News

Iowa News

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – The Woodbury County supervisors are scheduled Tuesday to consider asking a judge to let the public carry guns into some public areas of the county courthouse in Sioux City. The Sioux City Journal reports that the draft of a letter to Judge Duane Hoffmeyer asks him to eliminate the weapons ban in the public areas but uphold the ban for the second, third and fourth floors, which are considered court-controlled areas.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The University of Iowa is caught up in a legal fight with a conservative Christian student group that denied a leadership position to a student who is gay. The case pits a university policy barring discrimination based on sexual orientation against the religious beliefs of a 10-member group called Business Leaders in Christ. The group sued after the state’s flagship university in Iowa City revoked the group’s campus registration in November.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa soon will require that ignition interlocks have cameras so drivers required to take breath tests don’t have other people start the drivers’ vehicles. The vehicles would still start, but the drivers could lose their restricted driver’s licenses and be charged with crimes after the ignition interlock company notifies the state that other people blew into the devices. All repeat drunken driving offenders are required to install the devices in Iowa.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have accused a Coralville woman of beating her 11-year-old son. Joni Reed is charged with child endangerment causing injury and related crimes. Her attorney didn’t immediately return a call Monday from The Associated Press. Police say the two had been separated by the time officers arrived Thursday evening at an Iowa City residence. The boy had a bruise above his left eye and scrapes on his arms. He also complained of head pain.

Wisconsin News

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Milwaukee-based startup has developed floor sensors to give retailers insights on customers as they move through their stores. It’s one of several efforts from brick-and-mortar stores trying to better understand consumer patterns by amassing and analyzing data like Amazon and other e-commerce giants. In recent years, stores have begun using sensors, cameras, and Wi-Fi hotspots to gather customer data.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A man was sentenced to nearly 13 years in federal prison for the armed robbery of a Madison bank last May. The State Journal reports that 56-year-old Rod Hunt, of Madison, was convicted on charges of bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during the robbery. Hunt was sentenced to additional 18 months for violating his supervised release conditions from a previous conviction.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic state Rep. Dana Wachs says he has raised more than half a million dollars for his campaign for governor. The Eau Claire attorney says he raised $514,454 between Aug. 7 and Dec. 31, and has $163,205 in cash on hand. He’s among several Democratic candidates for governor. Republican Gov. Scott Walker is seeking a third term. The deadline for fundraising reports is Tuesday.

PHILLIPS, Wis. (AP) – Two men are dead after a snowmobile crash in north-central Wisconsin. The Price County Sheriff’s Office says searchers found the bodies near Long Lake just before 2 a.m. Sunday, about two hours after the snowmobilers had been reported missing. The initial investigation indicated the snowmobile had collided with the shoreline. The investigation is continuing. The 33-year-old driver and 37-year-old passenger weren’t immediately identified.

Illinois News

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) – A circular, concrete observation deck overlooking Lake Michigan in northwestern Indiana has collapsed following recent erosion along the lakeshore. No injuries were reported in the collapse over the weekend at the Portage Riverwalk and Lakefront. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports the park has been suffering from the effects of erosion the past few years and recent erosion has been made worse by high waves and strong winds.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Students at 10 rural Illinois high schools now have access to online advanced placement classes to help them better prepare for college. Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti leads the Governor’s Rural Affairs Council. She says 75 students will take part in a new pilot program that will test the feasibility of expanding the online classes to students across rural Illinois. Sanguinetti says the classes can make college more affordable but access to them is “extremely limited” in rural areas.

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) – Sheriff’s deputies in a central Illinois county will soon be able to take their work vehicles home after their shifts end. The Herald & Review in Decatur reports that a 15-year-program paid for in large part with $3.1 million from Macon County Sheriff Howard Buffett’s private foundation might begin as early as May. Macon County’s board recently approved allowing the foundation to pay for the program as well as buy rifles for deputies.

LOVES PARK, Ill. (AP) – Police in the northern Illinois community of Loves Park are warning residents to be careful who they let into their houses after thieves got into a home by posing as water department workers and apparently stole jewelry. WREX-Rockford reports that two men – one of whom was wearing a jacket and yellow vest with reflective stripes – knocked on a resident’s door on Friday and identified themselves as city water department employees.