Here’s the latest State News from Radio Iowa:

At about four o’clock this afternoon, Governor Terry Branstad’s staff revealed details about more cuts in the present year’s state budget. The spending reduction plan legislators approved a few weeks ago directed the governor’s budget director to make another $11.5 million in cuts on his own. That plan from Department of Management director Dave Roederer calls for community […]
A central Iowa man has been cited in connection with the death of a bald eagle discovered last month in Yellow Banks County Park, on the southeast side of Des Moines. Nate Anderson, a conservation officer with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, says 27-year-old Mitchell Hoyt of Runnells was found to be in possession […]
Iowans are being warned about a puppy scam that cost an Omaha-Council Bluffs woman several hundred dollars. Free Yorkie pups were being offered in an online ad, free except for the transportation costs. Pam Wiese, with the Nebraska Humane Society, says this kind of thing happens all too often. “It was a scam where somebody […]
The Board of Regents held the first reading Thursday of proposed increases in room and board rates at the three state universities. The proposed increases are 1.9 percent at Iowa State University, 1.8 percent at the University of Northern Iowa, and one half of a percent at the University of Iowa. Brad Berg of the […]
More charges have been filed in connection with a shooting in the Campustown area of Ames last weekend. Four young men from Milwaukee, Wisconsin were originally charged with attempted murder after the shooting that injured three people early Sunday morning. Ames police now say the men, being held in the Story County Jail, are also […]