IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Investigators say an Iowa health care administrator found dead in her home died from "sharp force injuries" that were inflicted by an assailant.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa officials have decided to pay contractors millions the contractors said they were still owed for work on the Hancher Auditorium and the university's Stead...
MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — A former farmhand charged with first-degree murder in the abduction and killing of 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts will have his trial moved about 250...
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — As she waited to meet former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper at a recent house party in Dubuque, attorney Connie O'Connor was anxious about the liberal direction of the...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa officials are still grappling with the aftermath of a promotional social media campaign co-opted by students.
CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a 33-year-old University of Iowa graduate student found dead at Canyonlands National Park in southern Utah apparently fell 500 feet (152.4...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa officials are still grappling with the aftermath of a promotional social media campaign co-opted by students.
MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — The former farmhand charged with first-degree murder in the abduction and stabbing death of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa wants to have his trial moved to a more...
Autopsy shows University of Iowa student died of hypothermia
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An autopsy shows a University of Iowa student found unresponsive last month in sub-zero temperatures died of hypothermia.
Authorities release name of Ottumwa fire victim
OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 74-year-old man who died at a burn center after a fire at his home in Ottumwa.
The Ottumwa Fire Department identified him Monday as William Beall. The department says he died at 7:45 p.m. Sunday at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Burn Treatment Center.
Man hospitalized after Ottumwa house blaze
OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man was injured in a fire that heavily damaged a house in Ottumwa.
Firefighters report finding the man just outside the house's front door when they arrived Sunday afternoon. He was taken to an Ottumwa hospital before being transferred to the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. His name hasn't been released.
The fire cause is being investigated. The house is considered a total loss.
Funeral set for Iowa student who died in sub-zero temps
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been set for a University of Iowa student who died this week in sub-zero temperatures that swept the Midwest.
Television station KCRG reports that the funeral service for 18-year-old Gerald Belz will be held Monday morning at St. Jude Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Deep freeze prompts Iowa universities to call off classes
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Dangerously low temperatures and wind chills have prompted several Iowa universities to call off classes.
The National Weather Service's wind chill warning says wind chills as low as minus 50 degrees (negative 45.6 Celsius) could occur Wednesday in much of Iowa.
Identical twin girls among youngest born in Iowa
DYSART, Iowa (AP) — Identical twin girls Kambry and Keeley Ewoldt are young but already setting records.
Swaddled and warm in an Iowa City neonatal intensive care unit, the tiny infants are the most premature surviving twins born at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Officials say injured firefighter making strides in recovery
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Officials say an eastern Iowa firefighter injured in a fiery explosion that killed a colleague is making strides in his recovery.
Clinton City Administrator Matt Brooke said Monday that 23-year-old Adam Cain is listed as stable and has begun physical therapy. Brooke says Cain was able to walk about 100 feet (30 meters) Sunday at University of Iowa Clinics & Hospitals in Iowa City.
University of Iowa given $5 million for eye disease research
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa has been given $5 million for research into treatments of eye diseases that affect and blind people worldwide.
The university in a news release Thursday that the gift comes from Alice and John Butler, of Dubuque. It will establish the Alice L. and John E. Butler Vision Research Fund, which will support gene- and stem cell-based treatments for degenerative retinal diseases.
Suspect may be linked to several sex assaults near U. Iowa
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Investigators say they have arrested a 32-year-old Iowa man who is believed to be linked to several sexual assaults near the University of Iowa campus.
Carlos Hivento of Cedar Rapids was arrested last week and charged in the November sexual assault of a 19-year-old girl he allegedly met at an Iowa City bar. He's being jailed pending trial.
Scam LinkedIn account impersonated U. of Iowa president
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A LinkedIn account that impersonated University of Iowa's president and privately asked people for money and financial information has been shut down.
University spokeswoman Jeneane Beck says the account purporting to belong to UI President Bruce Harreld was a scam. She says the school was alerted to it Sunday and worked to have it removed.
Firefighters find woman’s body in Dubuque County blaze
SHERRILL, Iowa (AP) — Firefighters have found the body of a woman inside the charred remains of a Dubuque County home.
Firetrucks were sent to the home west of Sherrill about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. The body was found after the blaze was extinguished.
Fire officials identified the woman as 53-year-old Lisa Kloft. An autopsy has been ordered.
Dog retires after 8 years of comforting hospital patients
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former shelter dog has retired after eight years of comforting patients at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa.
Maggie, a certified therapy dog, has been part of the hospital's Furry Friends program. Her owner, Sue Braverman, says Maggie seems to have a gift for making people feel better— patients and hospital staffers alike.
Maggie's hospital friends said goodbye to her Wednesday at a retirement gathering. She's 13.
3 ex-managers on U. Iowa police force claim pattern of bias
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Three former managers for the University of Iowa police force claim in lawsuits that their jobs were eliminated as part of a "culture of discrimination" against older workers and other protected employees.
Their lawsuits allege the university ignored complaints about discriminatory hiring and promotion practices under Department of Public Safety Director Scott Beckner, whose $200,000 salary makes him the highest-paid police official in the state.
Iowa man convicted of killing baby dies of apparent suicide
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa inmate convicted of killing his infant daughter in 2010 has died in an apparent suicide.
The Iowa Department of Corrections says 28-year-old Ryan Nicholas Trowbridge was pronounced dead Saturday afternoon at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic. Officials didn't provide specifics about Trowbridge's death but say an autopsy is planned and the Department of Corrections will investigate the death.
Justice Department backs Christian group in U. Iowa dispute
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The federal government is supporting a Christian group that's suing the University of Iowa after losing campus recognition for denying a leadership position to a gay student.
The Justice Department filed a "statement of interest" backing a lawsuit filed by Business Leaders in Christ, arguing the university violated its rights to free speech and assembly.
APNewsBreak: 4 faced scrutiny before arrest in Tibbetts case
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Before investigators arrested a farmhand in the death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, they scrutinized a neighbor seen washing his car hours after she vanished, an acquaintance who erased his cellphone data, a Nebraska man who ditched his vehicle nearby and a farmer with a history of stalking women.
Prisons: Man serving life for Polk County murder died
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Corrections Department says a man serving a life sentence has died.
The department said in a news release Tuesday that 61-year-old Charles Lasage was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. He'd been taken there for treatment of a long-term illness.
Court records say Lasage's imprisonment began Jan. 25, 1993, after his first-degree murder conviction for killing 11-year-old Rosalyn Barnes in Polk County.
Woman dies in hospital after Cedar Rapids apartment fire
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a woman injured in a Cedar Rapids apartment fire has died.
A Cedar Rapids news release says 43-year-old Sharon Garnett died Saturday afternoon at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.
Firefighters sent to battle the blaze Friday afternoon had found Garnett in her bedroom. Authorities say a medical condition made it difficult for Garnett to escape.
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University of Iowa bans 4 fraternities for alcohol, hazing
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa has banned four fraternity chapters after a two-month investigation spurred by a number of alcohol-related incidents.
School officials announced Thursday that Delta Chi, Sigma Nu, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the UI chapter of Kappa Sigma International Fraternity can no longer operate as student organizations at the university.
The decision comes after the investigation found multiple violations of university policy, including issues with tailgating events.
Michigan concert featuring songs written at WWII death camps
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Songs composed by imprisoned musicians in a World War II concentration camp will be performed by University of Iowa professors at Michigan's Holocaust Memorial Center .
The Sunday concert in Farmington Hills is called Songs of the Holocaust. Soprano Rachel Joselson and pianist Rene Lecuona will perform pieces from the Theresienstadt (thuh-REEZ'-ee-ehn-stadt) camp in occupied Czechoslovakia.
Authorities say man imprisoned for sex abuse has died
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa authorities say a man imprisoned for sexual abuse has died in a hospital.
The Iowa Corrections Department said Sunday that 65-year-old Russell Fidler was pronounced dead at 12:37 a.m. Saturday at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. The department says he died of natural causes.
He'd been imprisoned for committing sexual abuse in Audubon County. The department says his prison term began Feb. 4, 2004.
Black-eyed Susan proclaimed Iowa City’s official flower
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa City officials have named the black-eyed Susan as the city's official flower.
The City Council on Tuesday passed a resolution adopting the flower with gold petals and a black center.
The plant is native to Iowa city and attracts a wide variety of insects, including butterflies and bees. Its seeds are a favorite of songbirds, such as goldfinches, sparrows and chickadees. The flower's colors are also shared by the University of Iowa.
Paraplegic man convicted of murder gets 50-years in prison
CHICAGO (AP) — A paraplegic man who was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2016 shooting death of his neighbor in a Chicago high-rise has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Teen whose dad died in house fire also dies from injuries
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials say the teenage son of a man killed in a Huxley house fire has also died from his injuries.
University of Iowa suspends 9 fraternities, citing alcohol
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Nine University of Iowa fraternities have been suspended for violating a moratorium on alcohol at fraternity and sorority parties, university officials said.
Pi Kappa Alpha; Beta Theta Pi; Pi Kappi Phi; Acacia; Sigma Pi; Phi Delta Theta; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; and Delta Chi were suspended Wednesday pending further investigation. The drinking moratorium was enacted in 2017 after a student died at a fraternity event in Missouri.
Hundreds gather for run to honor slain Iowa college student
BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — Several hundred runners gathered in the hometown of slain Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts over the weekend to honor her memory with a run.
Farmhand pleads not guilty in stabbing death of Iowa runner
MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — The farmhand charged in the abduction and stabbing death of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.
Cristhian Bahena Rivera entered his plea Wednesday at the Poweshiek County Courthouse in Montezuma, Iowa.
Rivera is charged in the killing of Tibbetts, a University of Iowa student who disappeared while out for a run July 18 in Brooklyn, Iowa.
University of Iowa to pay $55K to settle open meetings suit
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa has agreed to pay $55,000 to settle a lawsuit that claimed its 2015 presidential search violated the state's open meetings law.
Correction: Iowa Public Colleges-Enrollment story
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a story Sept. 7 about Iowa college enrollment, The Associated Press erroneously interchanged the enrollment of students at the University of Iowa and Iowa State University. The University of Iowa has about 32,900 students, down 600 students, and ISU has about 35,400 students, down 550 from last year. This story also clarifies that the state university system has a combined enrollment of about 79,600 students.
Iowa to pay $2.5M to settle lawsuit filed after woman’s leap
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa will pay $2.5 million to settle a lawsuit involving a woman who leaped from the top of a five-story parking ramp.
Judge: University of Iowa must pay $21.5M to contractor
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge has ruled that the University of Iowa must pay nearly $21.5 million, plus interest, to a plumbing contractor for work done on the new Hancher Auditorium and university's Stead Family Children's Hospital.
Tibbetts’ father: Hispanic locals ‘Iowans with better food’
BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — The killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts has prompted criticism of the U.S. immigration system because the man charged in her death is a Mexican farmworker. But the victim's father told mourners he's been embraced by the local Hispanic community.
Former Iowa wrestler sentenced for computer fraud charge
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A former University of Iowa wrestler has been sentenced to four months in federal prison for manipulating the school's network so he could access its computers and change his and other students' grades for classes.
Axne wants poll misstating immigration position stopped
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Cindy Axne, the Democratic candidate for Iowa's 3rd District congressional seat, is calling on Rep. David Young to reject a telephone poll that includes a statement about the death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts and misstates Axne's position on immigration.
Iowa launches new website in search for missing student
MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — Investigators searching for a University of Iowa student who vanished last month are launching a new website to generate tips from potential witnesses.
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation unveiled FindingMollie.Iowa.gov at a news conference Monday.
Reward for return of missing Iowa student continues to grow
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The reward fund offered for the safe return of a missing University of Iowa student has grown to more than $332,000.
Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa in a news release Thursday that 210 individual donors have contributed to the fund and that Crime Stoppers has passed on more than 935 tips to authorities investigating the disappearance of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts.
Missing Iowa woman reward fund at nearly $316,000
BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — The reward fund offered for the safe return of a missing University of Iowa student has grown to nearly $316,000.
A spokesman for Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa said Thursday the organization has passed on more than 830 tips to authorities investigating the disappearance of Mollie Tibbetts.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A spokesman for a central Iowa nonprofit says the reward fund for a missing University of Iowa student has grown to more than $300,000 and is likely to continue climbing.
Greg Willey, spokesman for Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa, says the Mollie Tibbetts reward fund has reached $301,363, which is a record for the organization that was incorporated in 1982.
Willey says donations have come from more than 180 individuals and businesses from across the country.
WEST POINT, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say the body of a young woman found in southeast Iowa is not that of a missing University of Iowa student.
The body was found early Sunday in rural Lee County near West Point. The eastern Iowa city is about 87 miles (140 kilometers) southeast of where 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts was last seen on July 18 in her hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa.
BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — The reward for the safe return of a missing University of Iowa student has ballooned to $260,000.
Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa said Sunday that relatives of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts believe she's alive but has potentially been kidnapped. Spokesman Greg Willey says the family hopes the reward money will lead to her return.
Tibbetts went missing on July 18 from her small hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa.