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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Senior Skylynne Ellazar hit a fourth inning home run and junior Sydney Golden threw a complete game shutout to seal a 1-0 win over Iowa Sunday. The victory completed a three-game sweep over the Hawkeyes (15-17, 1-4), Maryland's first conference sweep since 2015, and the ...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa bison known for surviving a lightning strike has died. The Des Moines Register reported Friday that the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge announced Sparky the bison's death. He was 14 years old. Sparky was struck by lightning in July 2013. Biologist Karen ...

HOSPERS, Iowa — In Sioux County, where swine barns interrupt the vast landscape of corn-stubbled fields, exports of meat, grain and machinery fuel the local economy. And there's a palpable sense of unease that new Chinese tariffs pushed by President Donald Trump — who received more than 80 ...
If Iowa had legislation regulating how its Board of Regents handles free speech issues, maybe the University of Iowa and Iowa State University could have avoided recent costly legal battles that have attracted national attention, according to a lawmaker who proposed such regulations this session.
An Iowa Eagle Scout has restored an aged, cracked victory bell for his high school. April 1, 2018 ... WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — When Daniel Crooks, 17, restored the aged, cracked victory bell for West Burlington High School, he helped cement his last name as part of the school's legacy. "I think it's ...
FILE - This Feb. 23, 2018, file photo provided by the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa shows Josh Harms in Sibley, Iowa. Harms, threatened by city officials with legal action for saying on a website that his hometown smelled like "rancid dog food," won a free-speech lawsuit Thursday, March 29, when a ...

The University of Iowa has long been an innovator in bringing the analog and the digital together. Its Special Collections team (which maintains the Hevelin collection) is practically a small media company with shows on YouTube, an active and vibrant Tumblr and other social media channels documenting ...
Five Iowa players went through the NFL combine earlier this month so pro day is about refining their resumes in workouts and answering any additional questions. For the rest of Iowa's draft-eligible players, pro day is their only shot in front of a prospective employers. Their workout numbers can help them ...
West High senior Lujayn Hamad, 17, greets protesters on College Street during the March For Our Lives protest on Saturday, March 24, in downtown Iowa City, IA. Students, parents, friends and family from across the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) gathered at College Green Park and march ...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Autopsies indicate an Iowa couple and their two children died from inhaling toxic gas at a rented condo on Mexico's Caribbean coast, but there was no sign of foul play or suicide, Mexican authorities said Saturday. The prosecutors' office in the Caribbean coast state of Quintana Roo ...
Light Freezing Rain Overnight Into Monday Morning... .Rain and drizzle will move across northwest Iowa at times from tonight through Monday. As air and road temperatures fall below freezing overnight, this will lead to light accumulations on elevated surfaces and some untreated roads, resulting in difficult ...
Four members of an Iowa family whose bodies were recently found in a condominium in Mexico died of inhalation of toxic gases, the authorities said on Saturday. Kevin Sharp, 41; his wife, Amy, 38; and their children, Sterling, 12, and Adrianna, 7, had been vacationing in Akumal, a small coastal town on the ...
Man arrested in connection to Mercy-North Iowa threat said he 'was going to the hospital to shoot' ... Mason City, Iowa – A man who was charged Wednesday with first-degree harassment in connection to an incident at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa allegedly told an employee that “he was going to the ...
DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines police officers said a home on the city's east side was one of the worst they've ever entered, according to WHO. Officers were called to a home in the 800 block of E. Morton Avenue on Wednesday afternoon to investigate a strong ammonia scent. Animal control officers say ...
Miller says the findings by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting seem consistent with an earlier University of Iowa study that documented home loan denial rates for Latinos. The analysis published last month found that Latinos applying for conventional mortgages in the Iowa City metropolitan ...
MASON CITY | Three of Mercy Medical Center--North Iowa's registered nurses have been named to the prestigious annual 100 Great Iowa Nurses list. Michelle Kingland, Douglas Meyers, Bryan Williams and more than 500 Iowa nurses were nominated by the honor by patients, colleagues and friends.
ARMED ENCOUNTER TRAINING: Members of the Iowa Senate are slated to undergo active armed encounter training at the Capitol. Officials with the state Department of Public Safety will provide an interactive presentation for senators by a member of the Iowa State Patrol who is an ALICE (Alert, ...

DES MOINES — Iowa farmers seeking conservation planning and financial assistance should contact their local USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service office soon about help with implementing conservation practices on their land. Iowa NRCS has program signup cutoff dates coming soon for the ...
The Des Moines Register reports that Des Moines County Attorney Amy Beavers dropped the felony dependent adult abuse-exploitation charge against 47-year-old Marc Johnson, Hamilton, Illinois, whose company runs the Danville Care Center in southeast Iowa. Beavers says if Johnson were prosecuted, ...
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Creighton men's tennis team fell 7-0 to Iowa Friday afternoon at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. The Bluejays are now 2-5 on the ... Koca and Stratton Brown at No. 1 split games with the Hawkeyes at 4-4 before play was stopped after Iowa secured the doubles point.
A federal indictment accusing 13 Russians of meddling in the 2016 presidential election alleges the effort included buying social media advertisements promoting the idea that Hillary Clinton committed fraud during the Iowa caucuses. In this file photo, Hillary Clinton takes the stage for her victory speech ...
“I can only speak for the Latino immigrants and the undocumented, and there is a lot of fear, a lot of apprehension and uncertainty,” Michael Reyes, who is from Davenport and is the state director of Iowa's chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens, told the bureau last year. “There are things ...
On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast which re-creates the conversations that happen when Iowa's political reporters get together after deadlines have been met. This week's show features Erin Murphy, Ed Tibbetts, Todd Dorman, and James Q. Lynch. This week's show was produced by ...
DES MOINES - The Iowa DCI and Iowa State Patrol are warning Iowans of phone scammers posing as special agents. The State Patrol received ... People who receive similar phone calls should contact local law enforcement and the Iowa Attorney General's Office Hotline at 515-281-5926 or 888-777-4590.
DES MOINES, Iowa – If you happen to notice someone who looks an awful lot like Khal Drogo or Aquaman at your favorite Des Moines eatery Thursday – don't freak out. Actor Jason Momoa, who was raised in Norwalk, is coming to Des Moines to visit family and he's made a pretty impressive list of local ...
“We've been clear before by not challenging it, we are not giving it our stamp of approval and we're not indicating that we think it's constitutional,” said Rita Bettis, ACLU of Iowa legal director at a news conference following the Supreme Court hearing. “Quite the contrary. But we don't explain our litigation ...
In 2012, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences developed the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. As part of a broader strategy among the 12 states that border the Mississippi ...
Jane Hudson, executive director of Disability Rights Iowa, said in an email the Department of Human Services needs to provide more oversight, not less. She's particularly concerned about language in the bill that would eliminate a requirement for the agency to make sure the MCOs continue benefits during ...
Where would Iowa be without the University of Iowa? And where would the university be without the state? Both questions highlight the mutual interdependence of these two great institutions. As the dean of the College of Dentistry, I clearly see how we need each other. Nearly 80 percent of Iowa's dentists ...
Spear is the founder of the Iowa Adoptee and Family Coalition whose purpose is to give Iowan adoptees access to their original birth certificate which a law has blocked them from doing since 1941. The main argument against granting access is that the names of parents who wanted to remain anonymous ...
Opioid addiction is the scourge of the nation and Iowa. Because of the opioid crisis, life expectancy in this country is reduced for the second year in a row. Nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control, from 1999 to 2016, more than 200,000 people died from prescription opioid-related overdoses ...
Like, one day last month, when a crew from NBC's “Today” show visited the room to film a segment about the iconic TV journalist Tom Brokaw donating his personal papers and artifacts -- ranging from his high school yearbook to rocks he picked up from the Great Wall of China -- to the University of Iowa ...
A pair of duplicate bills in the Iowa Statehouse aim to change the way some energy rates are managed by utilities — as well as how some rates are approved by the Iowa Utilities Board. Whether that's good or bad for Iowans depends on whom you ask. The utilities say the bills would increase efficiency and ...
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Winter in Des Moines can be joyful. Thirteen year old Nicholas Calderon laughs as he takes another turn on his family sled down Capital Hill. His feelings are a complete 180-degree turn from the pain many in Iowa experienced during Monday's snow storm, including Des Moines ...
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa is one of 19 states without some sort of anti-racial profiling law. A group of advocates hope to change that in 2018. On Wednesday lawmakers advanced a bill that would require authorities to collect data from police traffic stops and encounters with the public. That data would then ...
Hundreds of workers in Iowa City will lose their jobs as a major employer shifts production to West Virginia. Procter & Gamble announced Wednesday it will move production of hair care and body washes out of Iowa City by late 2020. Those products will be made in a new plant in Tabler Station, W. Va.
IOWA CITY, Iowa — In most cases, there are two ways for a recruiting class to stand out: the number of impact players and depth. For Iowa, the Class of 2018 contains both. It is a rare feat for any program, let alone one that is known more for development than hoarding 5- and 4-star prospects. It is why this ...
“We speak in opposition to the use of the death penalty in any form and to its possible reinstatement in Iowa,” according to a joint statement from Dubuque Archbishop Michael Jackels, Davenport Bishop Thomas Zinkula, Sioux City Bishop R. Walker Nickless and Des Moines Bishop Richard Pates issued ...
One of the tour buses with the cast and crew of tour were involved in a multi-car accident this afternoon due to bad weather while en route to Ames, Iowa. All cast and crew members are fine, with some recovering from minor injuries. Due to this tonight's show has been cancelled! pic.twitter.com/sRDIXjC05q.
The governor was joined by victims' rights advocates, law enforcement, elected county officials and legislators at her weekly news conference. Reynolds said Iowa needs to join 34 other states that have enacted Marsy's law, a movement started in California that backers say ensures crime victims and their ...
Since Gary Johnson got more than 2% of the vote for president in 2016, the party was able to file for official status in Iowa. There are fewer than 10,000 registered Libertarians in the state. Since there is a smaller number, they will likely hold more regional caucus locations. Having three official parties in Iowa ...
A University of Iowa student fills out a voter registration form at a Democratic Party caucus at MacBride Hall on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. Gazette File Photo. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. DES MOINES — It has been called a progressive tsunami, but the ...
In their last outing MSU fans got to see a close game against Indiana (also on the road) where they squeaked by with a 63-60 victory. Since losing to Michigan, the Spartans have won six games in a row, beating Iowa would make it seven. It's the first and only time MSU will face the Hawkeyes so we've ...
IOWA CITY, Iowa — There were no tears from Brandon Sorensen as he stepped off the mat one final time at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The 149-pound senior walked to the mat's center and received a standing ovation after No. 7-ranked Iowa's 33-2 domination of No. 17 Northwestern on Sunday.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A proposal in the Iowa Legislature to lessen penalties for people who possess small amounts of marijuana for the first time would save the state money and reduce the disproportionate number of African-Americans in its criminal justice system, yet its chances of advancing this ...
The Iowa City Press-Citizen received more than 20 awards Friday night in two annual contests recognizing Iowa newspapers, including a first-place honor for coverage of seclusion rooms in Iowa City schools. In total, the Press-Citizen was honored with 12 first-place awards, five for second place and four ...
University of Iowa students raised more than $3 million in the 24th Dance Marathon, Feb. 2-3, 2018. During the annual event, students pledge to stay awake and on their feet — no sitting, sleeping or caffeine — for 24 hours to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research. Each participant also pledges to ...
As for passing a law allowing adults 21 and older to purchase pot in a manner similar to beer? Forget about it. The taxed and regulated concept is just radical enough to make their heads spin in Des Moines. However, there is some traction in an Iowa Senate committee for reducing the penalties associated ...
Friday's report from the Iowa Department of Public Health brings the total flu-related deaths since Oct. 1 up to 43, making this the worst season in recent years. This year's prominent strain is an “A” strain called H3N2. It's known to cause hospitalizations and deaths, particularly for the very young, the very old ...
DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa has jumped into the national debate over immigration with an expansive enforcement bill that would require local governments to ... The Iowa State Sheriffs' & Deputies' Association and a host of groups representing local governments are registered against the legislation.


 

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