WEST UNION, IA (IRN) – A lawsuit filed against an Iowa hospital alleges that a 77-year-old man who was being treated for pneumonia died after the oxygen machine feeding his nasal tube was shut off. David Hackley’s relatives sued Gundersen Health System on Friday over his January 2020 death. They say Hackley had been improving and that the Gunderson Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union was making arrangements to discharge him to a skilled nursing home for rehab before his supplemental oxygen was turned off.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Former President Donald Trump held his first rally in Iowa since he left office. Thousands of people streamed into the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Saturday to hear former President Donald Trump speak. Trump spent almost 30 minutes of the rally, his first in Iowa since his 2020 campaign, arguing falsely that he had won Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Iowa Democrats are voicing their disapproval that many of Iowa’s top Republicans leaders appeared with former President Trump at a rally in Des Moines Saturday Night. Iowa Democratic Party Chair Ross Wilburn said: “Iowa Republicans have tied themselves to a man who attacked the foundations of our democracy throughout his time in office. Just nine months ago, he incited a violent mob to attack his own Vice President and threaten the lives of lawmakers who were simply fulfilling their constitutional duty to certify our election. Iowa Republicans must answer for their silence and role in enabling right-wing extremists.”
IOWA CITY, IA (IRN) – The Iowa Hawkeyes rallied to beat Penn State late in the game Saturday. Iowa trailed by as much as 14 in the game and trailed 17-10 at the half. Iowa is now 6-0 on the season and earns its 12th consecutive win dating back to last year. Iowa will take on Purdue at home next week.