Research institute plans $8M expansion at Drake University
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A nonpartisan public policy research institute has announced plans for an $8 million expansion of Drake University in Des Moines to create more space for ...
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A man already serving a 25-year federal sentence for weapons crimes has pleaded not guilty to an Iowa charge of first-degree murder.
Floyd County District ...
2 college students killed in car-semitrailer collision
CONRAD, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say two University of Northern Iowa students were killed when their car collided with a semitrailer.
The collision occurred around 12:40 p.m. Sunday, a few miles north of Conrad on Iowa Highway 14. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office says the northbound car ...
Treatment ordered for man accused of killing mom, uncle
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of fatally stabbing his mother and uncle in Des Moines has been ruled incompetent for trial.
Court records say a judge last week ordered psychiatric treatment for 30-year-old Joshua Adams, who’s charged with first-degree murder in the slayings of his ...
Illinois woman claims $2M won through Iowa Lottery
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — An Illinois woman has claimed the $2 million she won in the Iowa Lottery Powerball game.
The Iowa Lottery says 49-year-old Lisa Hays turned in her winning ticket Monday at lottery headquarters in Clive.
Hays, who lives in Monmouth, Illinois, says she bought ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren gave a nod to the first two Native Americans elected to Congress. Sen. Jeff Merkley got a moment on-camera with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And virtually all of the Democrats who would be president have reached out to freshman Rep. Joe Cunningham in ...
Sen. Kamala Harris says she won’t comment again on the investigation into a reported attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett until it’s completed.
Speaking Monday to reporters in Concord, New Hampshire, during her first presidential campaign trip to the state, the U.S. senator from ...
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Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says that she comes at gun safety legislation from the perspective of: “Would this hurt my Uncle Dick in the deer stand?”
Appearing Monday night at a CNN town hall in New ...
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Iowa governor opts not to appeal fetal heartbeat law ruling
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s governor said Monday she decided against appealing a judge’s ruling last month that struck down Iowa’s “fetal heartbeat” abortion law, which would have been the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation.
Gov. Kim Reynolds called it an extremely ...
Sen. Kamala Harris says she’s no democratic socialist
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Monday she’s not a democratic socialist, a not-so-veiled distinction setting her apart from New Hampshire voters’ favorite 2016 primary candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Sanders, a potential rival for the party’s ...
Iowa governor plans event to sign education funding bills
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds plans to sign education funding bills sent to her last week by lawmakers providing a 2 percent increase in state per-pupil funding for the budget year beginning in July.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A special election to fill an Iowa Senate seat vacated last week when Sen. Jeff Danielson resigned will be held next month.
Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday issued a proclamation that sets the special election for March 19 for the eastern Iowa district which covers Cedar ...
Iowa woman dies at hospital days after fire in her home
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A 42-year-old Iowa woman who was injured in a fire last week has died.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that Melissa Jensen died Saturday at a hospital in Iowa City. She was injured last Thursday after her home in Cedar Falls, Iowa, caught fire.
Iowa governor candidate Fred Hubbell injured in accident
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa candidate for governor Fred Hubbell has been injured in a bicycle accident in Arizona.
Family friend David Adelman says Hubbell was struck by a car on Friday at an intersection in Scottsdale, Arizona, where Hubbell has a home.
Adelman says Hubbell, ...
Farmers reminded about the dangers of working in grain bins
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Working in grain bins can be deadly, so insurers want to remind farmers of the dangers.
Nationwide insurance is helping sponsor a campaign to educate farmers about safety procedures they can use when working in grain ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Women’s basketball teams across the country found many different ways to honor cancer survivors this week as part of the Play4Kay initiative.
Texas A&M and Iowa had their players wear names on their ...
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Amid music from video games and the ringing of pinball machines and the sound of cans of domestic and craft beers cracking open, Booker talked policy with local Democrats at a “barcade” in Manchester, ...
Democratic presidential candidates spent Sunday courting voters in states with influential early roles in the 2020 primary, their busy pace of holiday weekend campaigning demonstrating that the contest to challenge President Donald Trump is fully underway.
The weeklong congressional recess ...
Green scores 21 to lift N Iowa past Evansville 73-58
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — AJ Green had 21 points as Northern Iowa beat Evansville 73-58 on Sunday.
Trae Berhow had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Northern Iowa (12-15, 7-7 Missouri Valley Conference), which ended its five-game road losing streak. Spencer Haldeman added 14 points. Wyatt Lohaus ...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa star Megan Gustafson is used to drawing a lot of attention on the court.
So Sunday was just business as usual.
Gustafson scored 24 of her 31 points in the second half, and No. 14 Iowa beat No. 7 Maryland 86-73 to move into a tie with the Terrapins atop the ...
MCCAUSLAND, Iowa (AP) — A vacant, century-old bank building in McCausland could have been left to further deteriorate or meet the wrecking ball had it not been for a state grant program and a community’s determination.
Built in 1916, the former McCausland Savings Bank was the city’s last ...
Des Moines plans to spend $60M on sidewalks over 20 years
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A path of flattened grass stretches across Thorin King’s front yard on a busy stretch of East Euclid Avenue.
With no sidewalks on either side of the street, the 45-year-old father of four said neighbors walk across his yard to reach Hy-Vee and other nearby ...
Storm leaves Iowa and Nebraska blanketed with deep snow
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A storm has buried much of Iowa and Nebraska under more than a half-foot of snow.
The National Weather Service says just over 8 inches of snow had piled up in Des Moines by midday Sunday, with totals a little higher in parts of southwest Iowa.
About 6 inches ...
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A jury has convicted a Council Bluffs man on charges related to the death of a 16-month-old girl but acquitted him of murder.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa was in the forefront of a national effort to reduce partisanship in the courts nearly 50 years ago when it decided to stop electing judges and instead rely on nominations by a panel of citizens and lawyers. In all, about three dozen states adopted similar systems ...
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Iowa is living by the last-second shot these days.
Joe Wieskamp banked in a 3-pointer from the corner with less than a second to play and the No. 21 Hawkeyes (20-5, 9-5 Big Ten) won their fourth straight game with a miraculous 71-69 win over Rutgers on ...
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Five Democratic senators vying for their party’s nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020 fanned out across the country Saturday to campaign and meet voters.
Kamala Harris of California spent her second straight day in the pivotal early-voting state of South Carolina, holding ...
No. 23 Iowa St’s 3-point barrage beats No. 18 K-State, 78-64
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Iowa State was drilled at home by TCU a week ago, then had to sit around without another game until Saturday, left to brood over its uphill climb to get back into the Big 12 race.
The Cyclones finally released that pent-up angst against No. 18 Kansas ...
The Latest: Gillibrand accuses Trump of dividing people
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, in her second day of campaigning in New Hampshire, issued a rebuke of what she called President Donald Trump’s divisive language.
The New York senator and Democratic ...
Des Moines police identify victim in city’s latest homicide
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police have released the identity of a man whose body was found outside an apartment building.
Police said Saturday in a news release that the body of 38-year-old Gabriel Boettger was found on the ground on the city’s south side around 6:40 a.m. ...
Ellingson scores 21 to lift Drake over Valparaiso 84-79
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Brady Ellingson had 21 points as Drake narrowly beat Valparaiso 84-79 on Saturday.
Nick McGlynn had 16 points and nine rebounds for Drake (20-7, 9-5 Missouri Valley Conference). Tremell Murphy added five assists.
Deion Lavender had 16 points and six rebounds ...
Carleton leads No. 18 Cyclones past Oklahoma State 89-69
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Bridget Carleton scored 24 points, Kristin Scott added 17 with 12 rebounds and No. 18 Iowa State rolled to an 89-67 win over Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Alexa Middleton had 15 points and Ashley Joens 14 for the Hawkeyes (19-6, 9-3 Big 12 Conference), who improved to 15-1 ...
Des Moines woman found guilty in man’s 2017 stabbing death
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines woman accused of trying to pin a murder on an innocent man has been found guilty of second-degree murder and other counts in the case.
7-year-old boy found in burning home dies of injuries
OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old boy has died from injuries suffered in a house fire in southeastern Iowa.
Des Moines television station
Omaha man sentenced to prison for armed bank robbery
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for wielding a gun during a bank robbery.
Federal prosecutors for Nebraska say 38-year-old Thomas Woodard was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Omaha to 100 months in prison. He was also ...
City of Des Moines again offering free trees to residents
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines residents are again eligible to get free trees seedlings this year.
The city of Des Moines’ Forestry Division is offering the trees to all city residents. The annual Tiny Trees program has distributed 12,000 free trees since it launched in 2016.
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Iowa couple collects donations for veterans in son’s honor
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Falls couple continues to hold a donation drive for residents of the Iowa Veterans Home in memory of their son killed in Afghanistan in 2007.
For more than a decade, Kandie and Brad Vaughn have put on their annual “Shower of Gifts” of toiletries and other ...
Group offers support to parents who have lost children
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Thirty weeks into her pregnancy, Natalie Steuer stopped feeling her baby move.
The examination revealed that his heart had stopped beating.
Steuer’s physician induced labor a few days later and she felt numb. Her son’s death did not feel real.
“What are you ...
Jury convicts man in killing of hunter in southern Iowa
CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) — A jury has convicted a man in the killing of a hunter in south-central Iowa.
The Daily Iowegian reports the Appanoose County jury found ...
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.
The Press-Citizen ...
Man who put workers at risk of asbestos exposure sentenced
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Federal prosecutors for Iowa say a contractor who put workers at risk of exposure to asbestos has been sentenced to two years’ probation.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa says 61-year-old Steven Weaver, of Algona, was sentenced Wednesday ...
Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin selected to head GOP group
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ lieutenant governor has been selected to lead a Republican group of the states’ No. 2 officials and Iowa’s lieutenant governor will be vice chairman.
The Republican Lieutenant Governors Association on Friday announced that Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin will serve ...
State senator resigns legislative seat and firefighter job
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A state senator has resigned his legislative position and his job as a Cedar Falls firefighter.
Jeff Danielson, of Cedar Falls, submitted his state resignation Thursday. A special election must be held to fill his District 30 seat, which covers Cedar Falls, Hudson ...
Iowa attorney in overbilling case has law license suspended
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One of four attorneys convicted of overbilling the state of Iowa while serving as lawyers for the indigent has had his law license suspended for at least a year.
The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday indefinitely suspended the license of Clinton attorney Matthew Noel for ...
Man gets jail time, probation for dead, malnourished dogs
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A man has been given probation and jail time for operating a western Iowa dog business where carcasses and dozens of malnourished dogs were found.
Pottawattamie County court records say 36-year-old Dustin Young was sentenced Wednesday in Council Bluffs to two ...
BRITT, Iowa (AP) — A northern Iowa teacher has again been accused of driving while intoxicated.
Hancock County court records say 27-year-old Raylea Hepker is charged with operating while intoxicated, third offense. Her attorney, Philip Garland, declined to comment Friday.