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Iowa Greyhound Park bets rise again, but future still dicey

Nov. 12, 2019 10:50 AM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Betting on races at Iowa Greyhound Park in Dubuque rose by 14% this year, but the park's future and that of greyhound racing still look dicey. Wagering at the park and other facilities on the Dubuque races is up for the fourth year in a row, according to figures for this year's season,...

Leader of food security nonprofits to head World Food Prize

Nov. 12, 2019 9:08 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The foundation that awards the World Food Prize to individuals who work to improve food security in hopes of ending world hunger announced Tuesday that its new president will be a woman who has led nonprofit organizations focused on global food security, food safety and the impact...

Monument marking Fort Madison battlefield installed

Nov. 12, 2019 8:06 AM EST

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — A monument marking a battlefield where 23 soldiers died has been installed in Fort Madison. The granite monument put in place last week includes a history of the military post on one side and the soldiers' names on another side. Andy Andrews of the North Lee County Historical...

Police ID man who fell at Iowa State stadium onto fans below

Nov. 12, 2019 6:57 AM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was injured in a fall from the upper level of Iowa State's Jack Trice Stadium onto fans below. A university police report says 31-year-old Eric Ely hit three women on the lower level during the Oct. 26 game against Oklahoma State. None of...

Reed scores 25, DePaul blasts Iowa 93-78

Nov. 11, 2019 11:36 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — DePaul's Paul Reed was named the most improved player in the Big East last season. Reed is still getting better by the day, leading the resurgent Blue Demons to their best start in over a decade. Reed scored 25 points with 12 rebounds and DePaul blew past Iowa 93-78 on the road...

Pulisic to miss US Nations League games vs Canada, Cuba

Nov. 11, 2019 10:50 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Christian Pulisic will miss the United States' CONCACAF Nations League games against Canada and Cuba after leaving Chelsea's match against Crystal Palace with a hip injury. The 21-year-old attacker from Hershey, Pennsylvania, appeared to get hurt when he scored his fifth goal in...

Trump, 2020 Dem contenders tout efforts to boost veterans

Nov. 11, 2019 6:40 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — On Veterans Day, President Donald Trump paid tribute to America's troops at a New York City parade as top 2020 Democratic candidates outlined their plans for the Department of Veterans Affairs, such as naming a woman to run the agency for the first time. The Democratic proposals,...

Safety violations found after attacks at Iowa psych hospital

Nov. 11, 2019 2:50 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Regulators have recommended a nearly $73,000 fine against the Iowa Department of Human Services after finding serious workplace safety violations at a state-run psychiatric hospital where several employees have been assaulted by combative patients. Staffers at the Independence Mental...

Authorities say Iowa worker died at Nebraska burn center

Nov. 11, 2019 12:55 PM EST

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man burned in a fire at a northwest Iowa hog confinement has died. Le Mars Fire-Rescue says 38-year-old Jorge Orozco died Saturday at St. Elizabeth Burn Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. He'd been flown there after being taken in a private vehicle on Sept. 30 to Floyd...

2 people found in

Nov. 11, 2019 8:56 AM EST

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) — State and county officers are helping investigate the deaths of two people in the central Iowa community of Webster City. Webster City police say officers and medics sent to check a report about two dead people found the bodies around 8:15 a.m. Sunday. Their names and details...