Lee, Des Moines Counties
5:19 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

"Jail Diversion" Plan Proceeds in SE Iowa

Two southeast Iowa counties are trying to insure that inmates receive the proper services while incarcerated.

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Stan Jastrzebski has spent a career in radio, with postings as News Director of NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, IN and time as a reporter at WGN Radio in Chicago and WIBC Radio in Indianapolis.  Stan holds a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University and has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Associated Press, the Radio Television Digital News Association the Indiana Broadcasters Association.  He spends his time away from the newsroom with his wife and daughter and enjoys board games, tennis and trivia competitions. Follow Stan on Twitter @StanJast .

Food Terrorism
12:34 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Could Our Food Supply Be a Target for Terrorists?

A bioterror attack that introduced a virus like foot-and-mouth disease could devastate the U.S. livestock industry. Regulators are proposing new rules meant to protect the food system from terror attack.
Credit File: Jeremy Bernfeld/Harvest Public Media

It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood blockbuster. Villains in trench coats scheme ways to cause the most destruction and chaos. They settle on a food company, an easy target, and plan to lace the products with a chemical or pathogen. The hero finds out the plan with enough time to save the day.

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Shop Talk – March 11
12:23 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Journalism Schools Now Known as Media Schools

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the decision by several schools of journalism to change their names.

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Macomb City Council
9:54 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Alderman Questions Spring Lake Contract

Spring Lake
Credit Rich Egger

Macomb Alderman At Large Thomas Koch is not convinced the city should be paying the park district to manage Spring Lake and Spring Lake Park.

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Crunching Numbers
12:59 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Bad Reputation for Illinois is Costly to Taxpayers

Credit Rich Egger

Illinois already has the worst credit rating among states.  While that adds to the cost of borrowing money, Illinois winds up paying even more because investors view it as risky of default.

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Texting while driving
10:09 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Police start enforcing texting while driving ban

Credit texasdrivesafe.org / Tri States Public Radio

In Illinois, it's illegal to talk on the phone while driving unless you're using bluetooth or another hands free device. You're never allowed to text while driving, yet some people can't seem to put down their phones.

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Extra Chlorine for Treatment
9:59 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

"Unusual" Taste/Smell Leaving Keokuk Water

Keokuk residents should notice their water tasting more “normal.”

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Both on Tap for Fall 2014
3:33 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Chromebooks/Preschool Ahead for FM Schools

The Fort Madison School District is moving ahead with a plan to get new technology in the hands of its students.

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Filing Period, Destroy Bids, Scholarships, Late Bi
2:53 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Around The Region

A quick look at news from around the Tri-State region.

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