DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Tyson Foods announced today that all its U.S. employees will be required to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Employees are expected to receive their vaccines by Nov. 1. The company expects leadership to complete vaccinations by Sep. 24, and office employees must be vaccinated by Oct. 1.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – A judge on Monday rejected a convicted man’s request for a new trial in the 2018 killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts. Cristhian Bahena Rivera was convicted in May of first-degree murder in Tibbetts’ death.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – An Iowa panel has voted to settle a lawsuit and pay five protesters who supported the Black Lives Matter movement for alleged constitutional rights violations when they were banned from the Iowa Capitol grounds. The State Appeal Board on Monday approved a recommendation by state lawyers to pay the protestors $5,000 each and their attorney $45,000.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – Iowa is the largest pork producer in the United States, and California’s Proposition 12, which is set to take effect in January 2022, is causing concerns for Iowa farmers. Proposition 12 states that in order to sell products in California, farms must be in compliance with California’s confinement regulations. Most of Iowa’s hog production facilities are not in compliance.
U.S.A (IRN) – The National Weather Service is now able to trigger cell phone alerts for high-end Severe Thunderstorm Warnings. There will now be three levels of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings – base, considerable, and destructive. The ‘destructive’ storms will have winds of 80 mph and baseball size hail.