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  • Illinois Man Sentenced in Iowa for Violence, Stalking, Bombs

    An Illinois man has been sentenced in an Iowa federal courthouse to 50 years in prison for more than a dozen counts, including domestic violence, stalking, illegal bomb-making and witness tampering.

  • ‘Dark money’ Ties Raise Questions for Iowa’s Sen. Ernst

    An outside group founded by top political aides to Sen. Joni Ernst has worked closely with the Iowa Republican to raise money and boost her reelection prospects, a degree of overlap that potentially violates the law, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.

  • Impeachment Reality: Pelosi Asks Democrats ‘Are you ready?’

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi posed a simple question to House Democrats behind closed doors Wednesday as the Judiciary Committee considered articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump in an initial hearing that erupted in sharp partisan exchanges. “Are you ready?” she asked rank-and-file lawmakers. The answer was a resounding yes.

  • Univ. of Iowa Pushes Major Deal to Lease Utilities to Private Firm

    The University of Iowa advanced a multibillion-dollar plan Tuesday to lease its utility system to a for-profit operator for 50 years in exchange for a large upfront payment that would be used to support its strategic goals.

  • Sen. Kamala Harris Ends Democratic Presidential Campaign

    Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris has suspended her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

  • Iowa Settles Stalking Lawsuit Filed by 3 Workers

    The Iowa board responsible for approving lawsuit settlements on behalf of the state decided Monday on a $900,000 settlement in a case filed by three men who worked at the Department of Revenue and claimed they were harassed by another male co-worker.

  • Judge Halts Enforcement of Iowa’s Newest Ag-Gag Law

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal court judge says the state of Iowa cannot enforce its latest attempt to stifle undercover investigations of livestock farms and denied the state’s efforts to dismiss a lawsuit challenging this year’s so-called ag-gag law. The Republican-led legislature passed the state’s second such law in March, two months after a federal judge struck down the previous 2012 law, saying it violated constitutional free-speech rights. The new law created a trespass charge for undercover investigators. […]

  • Iowa Considers Settling Stalking Lawsuit Filed by 3 Workers

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The state of Iowa is proposing to settle a lawsuit filed by three men who worked at the Department of Revenue and claimed they were harassed by another male coworker who followed them into the restroom and secretly videotaped them. The lawsuit was filed by Daniel Wagner, Lloyd Lofton and Joshua Bates, who claim when they reported Kenneth Neal Kerr’s intrusive behavior to supervisors they failed to appropriately act, and it continued for several years. […]

  • Fort Dodge Prison Officer Beaten After Rushing to Cell Fire

    The Corrections Department says an officer was injured after being attacked by an inmate.

  • Iowa State Falls to Kansas State 27-17 in Defensive Battle

    MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) — Jordon Brown and Jacardia Wright ran for touchdowns, Joshua Youngblood took a kickoff back 93 yards for another score, and Kansas State beat Iowa State 27-17 in a defensive slugfest Saturday night. The Wildcats (8-4, 5-4 Big 12) only managed 57 yards passing and 288 yards of total offense, but they scored the final 13 points while holding the Cyclones’ high-powered offense in check. Brock Purdy was just 15 of 30 for 185 yards passing and […]

  • Iowa State Falls to No. 13 Seton Hall 84-76 at Atlantis

    PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Myles Powell scored 19 of his 24 points after halftime to help No. 13 Seton Hall beat Iowa State 84-76 in Friday night’s fifth-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis. Sandro Mamukelashvili added 18 points for the Pirates, who finally took control with a 12-2 second-half run. Powell and Mamukelashvili each hit 3-pointers during the burst, which pushed Seton Hall (6-2) to a 76-65 lead with 4:34 left in a game. Previously, neither team had […]

  • Woman Who Stole From Des Moines Church Group Gets Probation, Mercy

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A woman who stole thousands of dollars from the Open Bible Churches organization in the Des Moines area has been given a suspended prison sentence and forgiveness by the organization’s leaders. Polk County District Court records say 55-year-old Michelene Kinning was sentenced Nov. 21 to two years’ probation and a suspended 10-year prison term. She also paid more than $154,000 in restitution. The records say she’d pleaded guilty to theft. The Des Moines Register reports that Randall […]

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