Is America ready for gay president? Iowa casts first votes
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The question posed to Pete Buttigieg — gay, married and running for president — came from a supporter at an Iowa campaign stop: What should he tell friends who say America...
Iowa high court launches courthouse break-ins investigation
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court says it has hired a law firm to conduct an independent investigation into the arrests of two cybersecurity workers who were found inside a closed...
Iowa officials: Anamosa prison staffer assaulted by inmate
ANAMOSA, Iowa (AP) — Iowa state prison officials say an Anamosa State Penitentiary corrections officer has been assaulted by an inmate.
Officials say in a news release that the officer was...
Correction: Election 2020-Democrats story
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a story Sept. 20 about Democratic political strategies, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Amy Klobuchar was touring Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. She was also...
Iowa forward arrested for suspected drunken driving
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa forward Cordell Pemsl has been arrested for suspected drunken driving and suspended from the team.
The Hawkeyes say in news release that the team suspended Pemsl...
Iowa insurance pool leader defends Michigan resort meetings
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The chairman of an Iowa government insurance program is defending its long practice of holding public meetings at resorts in Michigan and Florida and private clubs in...
Davenport man gets 10 years in murder-for-hire case
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport man has been imprisoned for trying to hire someone to kill his ex-wife's boyfriend.
Scott County District Court records say 43-year-old John Cooper was...
New trial date set for man accused of killing grandmother
ONAWA, Iowa (AP) — Another trial starting date has been scheduled for a man accused of killing his grandmother in western Iowa.
Monona County District Court records say a judge ordered an...
Iowa unemployment rate remains unchanged at 2.5%
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's unemployment rate remained at 2.5% in August.
Iowa Workforce Development reported Friday that the rate didn't change from the previous month as the number of...
4-H Foundation plans to sell central Iowa camp
MADRID, Iowa (AP) — A central Iowa camp that hosted thousands of 4-H participants over the decades is up for sale.
The Des Moines Register reports the Iowa 4-H Foundation announced this week...
Man accused in corn rake killing testifies: I didn’t do it
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa hog farmer accused of using a corn rake to kill his wife says he didn't do it and doesn't know who did.
Man who embezzled from union gets 18 months in prison
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man who admitted embezzling from his union has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
U.S. District Court records say 54-year-old Theodore Watson had pleaded...
Flooding causes Interstate 29 closure in western Iowa
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Floodwater from the Missouri River has forced officials to close a portion of Interstate 29 in western Iowa.
The Iowa Transportation Department said Friday the 10-mile...
Iowa State looks to hit its stride against Louisiana-Monroe
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has just one more chance to find its rhythm ahead of Big 12 play.
Louisiana-Monroe might not be the pushover that most Power Five teams are looking to play as...
Buttigieg calls Warren ‘extremely evasive’ on health taxes
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is accusing his 2020 rival Elizabeth Warren of being "extremely evasive" when it comes to explaining how she'd finance a universal health care...
Iowa top ag official proposes new companion animal rules
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Agriculture proposed a new set of administrative rules Thursday that animal rights groups said could significantly improve the lives of dogs, cats...
Iowa grandmother convicted in 1992 slaying of ex-boyfriend
MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa grandmother has been convicted of the 1992 killing of her former boyfriend.
The Quad-City Times reports that Annette Cahill was found guilty Thursday of...
West Virginia, K-State and Kansas coming off big wins
AMES, Iowa (AP) — West Virginia, Kansas State and Kansas were supposed to occupy the Big 12 basement, at least according to the preseason poll.
Press freedom advocates troubled by suit against Iowa paper
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The former administrator for Iowa's third-largest city is suing the area's biggest newspaper, claiming that its coverage was unfair and cost him his job, in a case that has...
Judge cites doubts about jury in deciding to move trial
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A judge has decided that a man accused of killing two brothers in the Webster County city of Fort Dodge can't get a fair trial there, so he's moving the trial to Ames in...
Ex-lover in corn rake killing: Woman was afraid of husband
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The field manager of an Iowa hog farm testified that a woman with whom he was having an affair told him last year she was deathly afraid of her husband — a man now accused of...
Interstate 29 remains open despite Missouri River flooding
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Missouri River continues to rise and flood mostly rural land in Nebraska and Iowa, but Interstate 29 remains open near Omaha.
Judge orders jury to resume work on 1992 murder case
MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — A judge has ordered a jury to return to deliberations Thursday about an Iowa woman accused of killing of her former boyfriend in 1992.
Police say loaded gun found in student’s backpack at school
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a loaded gun was found in a student's backpack at an Iowa City school.
Police say officers responding Wednesday morning to reports about a gun at Tate...
Sanders’ Iowa political director leaves his 2020 campaign
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders' Iowa political director has departed his 2020presidential campaign, leaving him without a key staffer in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.
Courthouse break-ins appear part of Iowa security contract
The state of Iowa released documents Wednesday that appear to support the claims of two men who said they were just doing their job testing security when they were arrested on suspicion of...
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Iowa scientists warn of ‘sobering extreme heat’
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 200 scientists from 38 Iowa colleges and universities have signed on to a climate change statement that warns of "sobering extreme heat projections" for the...
Iowa governor defends surgery law amid California travel ban
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's governor is defending a law she signed earlier this year that prohibits Medicaid payment for gender reassignment surgery after California's attorney general...
Lawyer: Man charged with corn rake killing irate over affair
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A prosecutor says an Iowa man accused of using a corn rake to kill his wife was irate over her affair and fearful he'd lose their farm if she divorced him.
Grassley questions Trump Labor chief pick on whistleblowing
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Charles Grassley is expressing concern about President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Secretary of Labor, questioning Eugene Scalia's record on whistleblower...
Police say man who set himself aflame at library has died
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man who set himself aflame at Des Moines' main library downtown has died.
Des Moines police say the 36-year-old man died around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday at...
Louisa County board adopts rules for solar power development
WAPELLO, Iowa (AP) — A southeast Iowa board of supervisors has cleared the way for solar power projects to proceed.
The Hawk Eye reports that the Louisa County board on Tuesday approved...
Jury deliberating woman’s fate in 1992 murder case
MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Jury deliberations are expected to resume Wednesday in the eastern Iowa trial of a woman accused of killing of her former boyfriend in 1992.
Volunteer firefighter pleads not guilty in corncrib fire
SAC CITY, Iowa (AP) — A November trial is scheduled for a volunteer firefighter accused of setting fire to a corncrib in western Iowa's Sac County.
Elizabeth Warren nabs 2020 backing of Iowa’s state treasurer
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced the endorsement of one of Iowa's last two uncommitted Democratic elected officials, state Treasurer Michael...
Iowa officers involved in fatal shooting of suspect ID’d
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Police have identified three southeastern Iowa law enforcement officers involved in a shootout that killed a suspect.
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said...
Homeless man shot by police in Iowa released from hospital
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A homeless man shot by police during a confrontation at a Des Moines homeless encampment has been released from the hospital.
Man sets himself on fire in downtown Des Moines library
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines' main library downtown has been evacuated and closed after a man walked into its atrium and set himself on fire.
Pork slaughter rules give companies more food safety tasks
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government finalized a new rule for most U.S. pork processing plants Tuesday that allows meatpackers to remove limits on the speed of production lines and place...
Sloppy Cyclones look to clean up mistakes
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has some cleaning up to do if it wants to become the team it hoped to be back in August.
Iowa State (1-1) had a chance to field a punt and move within field-goal...
Iowa St to explore redesign near Hilton, Jack Trice Stadium
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State is exploring construction of a multi-use "arts, culture and community district' between Hilton Coliseum and Jack Trice Stadium.
Man gets 5 years’ probation for crash deaths of 2 passengers
ALLISON, Iowa (AP) — A man has been give five years of probation for the deaths of his 41-year-old brother and another man who were riding in his pickup truck when it crashed in north-central...
Man accused of using ax to kill 2 dogs belonging to relative
DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — A man has been accused of using an ax to kill two dogs belonging to a relative in northeast Iowa.
Winneshiek County court records say 21-year-old Douglas Usgaard is...
Nebraska trial delayed over crash deaths of 4 from Iowa
OGALLALA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska trial of a Kansas man charged with the collision deaths of four Iowa motorcyclists has been delayed again.
WWII soldier’s remains returned for burial in eastern Iowa
BLAIRSTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Officials say the remains of a World War II soldier found in present-day Papua New Guinea will be given final rest in eastern Iowa.
Council OKs plan to remove WWII airport chapel
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The City Council has approved a proposal for removal of a World War II chapel and airmen's housing project on Sioux City airport land.
Board of Iowa insurance pool travels far for public meetings
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Board members of an Iowa government insurance program have frequently held public meetings at posh out-of-state resorts, costing tens of thousands of dollars while making it...