Though stalking became a crime in the state of Iowa in 1994, it’s a difficult charge since in many ways stalking is an “invisible" crime. Upon examining this crime River to River asks, "What should a person do if they're being stalked?" And also, "What drives stalkers to obsessively harass their victims?"
Since the year 2000, the amount of state troopers on Iowa’s roads has dropped more than 20 percent, delaying accident response time and forcing officers to make hard decisions based on where they are needed most. Today on River to River, Ben Kieffer talks with state troopers about their experience on the force and sits down with local police to discuss the dangers that exist for law enforcement personnel.
Plenty of young aspiring lawyers dream of landing at a high-powered big-city firm after graduating. So an internship in a sleepy, rural town might not sound like a dream summer job. But that’s just what three law schools in Iowa and Nebraska are encouraging their students to consider.
And with new grads facing one of the worst job markets in decades, some say working in smaller towns is looking better.
It seems like everybody’s talking about strip searches these days. But as Iowa Public Radio’s Kate Wells reports, strip searches for minor crimes are pretty limited in this state – or at least, they’re supposed to be.