Tuesday, May 14, 2019

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Former Iowa State Sen. Rita Hart is running for Iowa’s Second Congressional District. Hart served in the Iowa Senate from 2012 to 2016. Most recently, she was the running mate for Fred Hubbell in last fall’s governor’s race. Hart says she hopes to tackle health care and the cost of education if elected to congress. She wants to replace Congressman Dave Loebsack who announced last month that he’s retiring and will not seek re-election.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Police have released the identity of a body found in the Raccoon River near downtown Des Moines Saturday. WHO-TV reports when officers arrived they found a deceased male in the river. The body has been confirmed to be that of 24-year-old Collin Fleming. Fleming had last been seen on April 16th and was reported missing on April 23rd. There were no obvious signs of trauma to the body.

IOWA CITY, IA (IRN) – A structure fire in Iowa City caused extensive damage to a manufactured home overnight, according to KCRG-TV. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze within 12 minutes, but there was already heavy damage from fire, smoke, and water, estimated at around $20,000. Everyone inside the home was able to evacuate safely.

DAVENPORT, IA (IRN) – A fight involving about 100 people broke out in a Davenport parking garage, leading to several people getting arrested yesterday. WQAD-TV reports the people who were arrested range in age from their late-20s to mid-40s. There’s no word on the cause of the fight.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Iowans will soon be able to bet on their favorite sports team. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill legalizing sports betting late Monday afternoon. The law allows betting on professional, collegiate and international sporting events, including fantasy sports, at casinos and online.