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Iowa's Chief Justice says court system needs millions of dollars more than Governor Reynolds' recommendations

7 days ago   |   By Who TV

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa Chief Justice Susan Christensen on Wednesday called for a nearly 7% increase in the court system's budget for next year in hopes of increasing salaries and hiring judges, attorneys and other staff after a hiring freeze.
Christensen made the budget proposals for the fiscal year beginning in July during her annual Condition of the Judiciary Address to a joint session of the Iowa Legislature. She sought $202.5 million, a 6.7% increase and $4.3 million more than Gov. Kim Reynolds has recommended.
The court's proposed budget provides $2 million for open positions that...
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Des Moines police still searching for driver in early morning fatal hit-and-run

Des Moines police still searching for driver in early morning fatal hit-and-run

8 days ago   |   By Who TV

DES MOINES, IOWA - Des Moines Police have found the car that hit-and-killed a man early Wednesday morning on MLK Parkway near downtown, but they're still looking for the driver.
Police say the pedestrian was hit around 2:40am on Wednesday near SE 8th Street and E. MLK Parkway. The suspect vehicle, a yellow 2004 Chevy Cavalier, lost its license plate at the scene. Police located the car hours later but haven't found the person who was driving it. Police are asking for any help the public can offer to get that driver off the streets and behind bars.
"This is a serious crime, this isn't just...
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