Here’s the latest State News from Radio Iowa:

The computer programmer who admits he rigged lottery jackpots in Iowa and four other states was led from a Des Moines courtroom in handcuffs this afternoon. A judge sentenced Eddie Tipton to 25 years in an Iowa prison. “When you’re an insider who abuses your position of trust and privilege, you should expect to see […]
The Iowa Hawkeyes will be without their top cornerback when they open the season at home against Wyoming on September second. Coach Kirk Ferentz says sophomore Manny Rugamba has been suspended. The native of Illinois played in 12 games last year as a true freshman and started three. “It is for a violation of team […]
Senator Chuck Grassley says Americans with mild to moderate hearing loss should be able to buy reliable, over-the-counter hearing aids. Grassley was the lead Republican co-sponsor of a bill President Trump has signed that will establish federal standards for hearing aids sold in retail stores. “About 48 million American experience age-related hearing loss, yet only […]
A new report indicates 70 percent of Iowa students in kindergarten through third grade met or surpassed reading goals by the end of last school year. Iowa Department of Education director Ryan Wise says that’s a four percent improvement in reading proficiency in the early grades compared to the year before. “Early literacy is critical […]
A drone helped rescue 6 people who were lost in a remote area of northeast Iowa’s Allamakee County this week. Decorah Firefighter Zack Kerndt told KCRG-TV he attached a heat seeking camera to the drone. Kerndt says those tools made it possible to locate the people, who were stranded along the Yellow River near Effigy […]