DES MOINES - Hawaii Judge blocks Trump travel ban
U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson has issued a nationwide block on President Trump's revised travel ban after hearing arguments in a Hawaii District Court Wednesday. The ruling prevents key provisions of Trump's executive order, affecting refugees and citizen of six predominantly Muslim countries from going into effect today. Trump slammed the decision calling it "an unprecedented judicial overreach."
House mulls over sobriety bill
A bill making its way through the Statehouse called the 24/7 sobriety bill is facing backlash, with some calling it too harsh. The bill aims to crack down on both first-time and repeat offenders, forcing them to check in twice daily with local law enforcement and test for drugs and alcohol with a breathalyzer.
House approves Autism bill unanimously
The Iowa House of Representatives game some reassurance to families with children on the Autism spectrum who have been fighting for coverage for years. Representatives voted unanimously for a bill makes provisions for families to gain coverage to help with beneficial therapy. The insurance reform will help families pay for applied behavior analysis, which has been proven to help with handling autism.
Hernandez trial continues
The triple homicide trial against Carlos Hernandez, 25, continues Thursday. On Wednesday, police officers testified, describing the night Hernandez confessed and turned himself in for the killings. The state presented the machete and graphic photos of the scene of the murders. Hernandez continued to stay with his story, testifying the victim's ex-husband forced him to kill everyone saying he was threatening his life.
Man dies in Des Moines garage fire
A Des Moines man was killed in a house fire Wednesday. The victim's sister tells Local 5 Charles Flanders was the man trapped inside a garage on Williams Street 6:30am. Firefighters aren't sure yet what started the fire, but the victim's family thinks it started from a wood burner inside the garage.