Wednesday, January 5, 2022

WATERLOO, IA (IRN) – Democrat Ras (RASS) Smith announced Tuesday he is suspending his campaign for Iowa governor. Smith currently represents Iowa House District 62 at the statehouse, which covers the northern part of Waterloo.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Thursday marks one year since the attack on the U.S. Capitol. On Tuesday, an Iowa man and his son pleaded guilty to felony charges related to their roles on Jan. 6. Daryl Johnson, of St. Ansgar, and his son Daniel, of Minnesota, entered their pleas Tuesday. Each faces five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The two entered the Capitol through a broken window and rushed law enforcement officers.

BATTLE CREEK, IA (IRN) – A northwest Iowa man was killed Monday following a crash south of Battle Creek, Iowa. The driver of a car was eluding an Ida County deputy when he lost control going around a turn. The car then struck a tree and rolled several times before coming to a stop. David Downing, 47, of Oto, Iowa, was pronounced dead at the scene.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – Two former Go Cedar Rapids executives are facing federal charges regarding the 2018 music event NewBo Evolve featuring concerts by Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson. The two allegedly executed a scheme to defraud a Cedar Rapids bank in connection to loans for NewBo Evolve.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Iowa lawmakers head back to the Statehouse in less than a week and tax cuts are at the top of their agenda. Republicans, who hold legislative majorities and control the Governor’s Office, have repeatedly promised further tax cuts next year.