Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines has announced its newest addition: a 6-foot, 125-pound giraffe. The zoo says in a news release that the male calf was born Monday to Skye, a 6-year-old giraffe that has lived at the zoo since 2015.
A north-central Iowa venue best known for hosting the last concert of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, before the trio died in a 1959 plane crash, is now a National Historic Landmark.
Eleven students from Brazil and Chile have filed a federal lawsuit accusing a northwest Iowa community college, a recruitment company, a pet food manufacturer, and a packaging company of human trafficking and involuntary servitude.
Assurances from Gov. Laura Kelly and other Kansas officials that Statehouse security is being heightened haven’t dispelled concerns that the state isn’t doing enough to prepare for a possible armed protest in the coming days.
A white man who deliberately sped his car through a crowd of racial injustice protesters in Iowa City, striking many, will avoid prison and have the incident erased from his record if he stays out of trouble for three years.
Doses from Kansas’ first shipment of a COVID-19 vaccine are arriving in rural Kansas for hospitals to administer to healthcare workers, though the state expects its second shipment to be smaller than anticipated.
After a punishing fall that left hospitals struggling, some Midwestern states are seeing a decline in new coronavirus cases. But the signs of improvement are offset by the infection’s accelerating spread on both coasts.
The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 3.0 rattled parts of Wichita. It is the fourth earthquake of 2.0 magnitude or more reported in the Wichita area in the last two weeks.
Gov. Laura Kelly says Kansas considers meatpacking plant workers and grocery store employees essential workers, putting them just behind health care workers and nursing home residents for coronavirus vaccines.