Teen finds prehistoric mastodon jaw in southern Iowa

U.S. 05/17/19, 13:22

A teen searching for arrowheads in southern Iowa found something much bigger: the prehistoric jawbone of a mastodon.The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the 30-inch bone belonged to a juvenile mastodon, an elephant-like animal believed to have roamed Iowa some ...

: Failures caused toxic gas leak at Iowa police academy

U.S. 04/19/19, 12:29

A series of infrastructure failures in a crumbling state dormitory caused a toxic gas leak at an Iowa police academy that sickened dozens of recruits and could have killed some of them, a workplace safety investigation concluded.At least three recruits ...

Feds seek 180 years for Iowa coach who exploited 400 boys

Sports 04/19/19, 12:27

A former elite youth basketball coach who sexually exploited more than 400 boys over a decade in Iowa deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison, federal prosecutors argue.Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence 43-year-old Greg Stephen ...

Huge ghost town next door clouds Iowa city’s future

U.S. 03/30/19, 10:26

Crunching slowly down snow-covered Liberty Lane between stately brick buildings, Brian Hatch can recall when the sprawling veterans' center on the edge of his small Iowa town teemed with activity as patients walked the lush, tree-covered grounds and hundreds of ...

Gustafson, Iowa blow past Missouri 68-52

Basketball 03/24/19, 16:12

Megan Gustafson and the surging Hawkeyes are off to the Sweet 16.Iowa might evolve into a true Final Four contender if Gustafson can get the kind of help that she got from her teammates on Sunday.Gustafson scored 24 points with ...

County officials vacationed at vendor’s Florida beach condo

U.S. 03/13/19, 15:05

Two Iowa county treasurers recently vacationed with a businessman they have supported for a lucrative tax website contract, staying at his Florida beach property for free in an apparent violation of state ethics law.Dubuque County Treasurer Eric Stierman and Winneshiek ...

Voting can be devastating for Iowa felons, review finds

U.S. 03/07/19, 13:52

Grant Ferguson was getting ready for work when a sheriff's deputy arrived at his Iowa home with an arrest warrant to take him to jail. The sales manager was stunned when he learned the reason: His unsuccessful attempt to vote in ...

Iowa’s Gustafson named Big Ten player of the year

Sports 03/04/19, 16:59

Iowa senior Megan Gustafson was named the Big Ten player of the year Monday, becoming the first Hawkeye to win the award twice.Gustafson was tabbed for the honor in a vote by the league's coaches and media members.Gustafson, once a ...

Defense alleges misconduct at trials in girl’s 1990 slaying

U.S. 03/04/19, 16:48

At three trials over three decades, a convicted thief has testified that he saw Stanley Liggins with 9-year-old Jennifer Lewis shortly before she was kidnapped, raped, strangled and left dead in Davenport, Iowa.Antonio Holmes insisted at each trial that prosecutors ...

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery suspended 2 games

Basketball 02/27/19, 15:52

Iowa has suspended coach Fran McCaffery for two games for yelling at an official in a hallway heading to the locker room following Tuesday's loss at Ohio State.Hawkeyes athletic director Gary Barta announced the move on Wednesday, which will sideline ...

Iowa play-by-play man suspended for “King Kong” comment

Sports 02/22/19, 16:08

Iowa play-by-play announcer Gary Dolphin was suspended Friday for the rest of the season for referring to Maryland's Bruno Fernando as "King Kong" during a game.Hawkeye Sports Properties, the multimedia rights manager for Iowa's athletic, announced the move just hours ...

Iowa stuns No. 5 Michigan 74-59

Sports 02/01/19, 21:15

Luka Garza scored 19 points, Joe Wieskamp added 16 and Iowa stunned fifth-ranked Michigan 74-59 on Friday night, handing the Wolverines their second loss of the season.Ryan Kriener had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (17-5, 6-5 Big ...

Ex-worker says Iowa job summits were timed to help governor

U.S. 01/30/19, 18:41

A state employee who helped organize conferences for Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' signature jobs program resigned days before the November election, saying she felt pressured to shape the taxpayer-funded events to benefit the governor's campaign.April Hughes alleged that she and ...

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