Wednesday, April 7, 2021

WATERLOO, IA (IRN) – A suspect is in the hospital after an officer-involved shooting early this morning in Waterloo. A call came in at around 12:45 a.m. about a man armed with a long gun. Black Hawk County deputies found the suspect, and he pointed the gun at one of them at hip level and chased after the deputy. A Waterloo police officer saw what was happening, and shot the suspect twice. No officers were injured.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – The Republican led Iowa Senate passed a proposed constitutional amendment Tuesday stating the Iowa Constitution does not protect the right to an abortion. The measure adds a “protection of life” section to the Iowa Constitution. To become law, the measure must be approved for a second time by the general assembly before being added to Iowa ballots for ratification. The amendment could appear on Iowa ballots in the November 2024 election.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Iowa lawmakers are discussing a bill that would forbid doctors from requiring women to get permission from their spouses to get a hysterectomy. There is no law in Iowa that requires doctors to get a spouse’s okay, but lawmakers said it still happens.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – The Des Moines School Board approved cutting more than $14 million from its budget Tuesday. The budget includes cuts to retirement incentives, health benefits, payroll, some staffing and the discontinuation of some school activities. Des Moines Public Schools is the largest school district in Iowa, serving almost 33,000 students.

IOWA CITY, IA (IRN) – Luka Garza is the winner of the John R. Wooden Player of the Year Award, becoming the first Hawkeye men’s basketball player to win the prestigious award. Garza swept all the major postseason awards to become the consensus national player of the year for 2021.