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 34,000 years ago.Officials with the University of Iowa Paleontology Repository, ...

APNewsBreak: Iowa patrol lieutenant faces inquiry over move

U.S. 05/07/19, 13:29

An Iowa State Patrol supervisor received $40,000 in relocation benefits as part of a reassignment to western Iowa last year, even as he began claiming a newly built house 120 miles away as his home for tax purposes, a review by The Associated Press shows. The patrol is conducting an internal ...

Leaders of 4 states hit by flooding meet again with Corps

U.S. 04/26/19, 19:48

The leaders of several Midwest states hit recently by flooding along the Missouri River said Friday they've received assurances from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the states will "have a seat at the table" when it comes to river management decisions. "That was crystal clear when we left that ...

: 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 were poisoned by potentially lethal levels of carbon monoxide after ...

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 to the maximum possible penalty of 180 years behind bars. ...

Iowa revamps passing game with Hockenson, Fant off to NFL

Football 04/16/19, 14:12

Two of the best tight ends in Iowa history have left for the NFL. The Hawkeyes might finally have the wide receivers it needs to revamp its offense.With T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant expected to be taken in the first round of next week's draft, Iowa (9-4 in 2018) has ...

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 doctors, nurses and other staffers kept the round-the-clock campus humming.Apart ...

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 19 rebounds, Makenzie Meyer added 18 points and second-seeded Iowa ...

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 County Treasurer Wayne Walter confirmed the trip to The Associated ...

Police often use broad exemption to keep videos from public

U.S. 03/12/19, 23:20

The video is brief but disturbing: An officer is seen hitting an unarmed suspect with his pistol as the man falls into the grass. An autopsy would later show that he died from a gunshot to the back of the head.After the death last July of 26-year-old Daniel Fuller in ...

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 the 2016 election. The supporter of President Donald Trump would ...

Iowa football assistant Reese Morgan retiring after 19 years

Football 03/06/19, 14:59

Iowa assistant coach Reese Morgan has announced his retirement after 19 seasons with the Hawkeyes.Coach Kirk Ferentz says that Morgan, who has coached the Hawkeyes' defensive line for the past seven years, will step down prior to spring practice.The 68-year-old Morgan was in charge of Iowa's offensive line from 2003-11 ...

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 relatively unknown recruit out of Port Wing, Wisconsin, averaged 28.4 ...

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 did not give him any benefit in exchange for his ...

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 McCaffery for upcoming games against Rutgers and Wisconsin. The Big ...

Iowa diocese identifies 28 priests accused of abusing minors

U.S. 02/25/19, 15:49

At least 28 priests are credibly accused of having sexually abused more than 100 boys and girls while working for a Roman Catholic diocese in Iowa, church officials announced Monday.The Diocese of Sioux City identified those 28 priests as it published a long-awaited list of those who have been the ...

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 before the 21st-ranked Hawkeyes hosted Indiana.Fernando had 11 points and ...

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 Ten), who snapped a two-game losing streak with their biggest ...

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 her colleagues at Iowa Workforce Development were directed to plan ...

Iowa hands No. 16 Ohio State its 3rd straight loss, 72-62

Sports 01/12/19, 17:02

Luka Garza scored 16 points, Tyler Cook had 15 points with eight rebounds and Iowa rolled past No. 16 Ohio State 72-62 on Saturday, handing the Buckeyes their third straight loss.Ryan Kriener scored 11 points for the Hawkeyes (14-3, 3-3 Big Ten), who have won three straight after a 0-3 ...

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