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Sale of Collins unit not expected to cut Cedar Rapids jobs

Jan. 21, 2020 8:51 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — British-based BAE Systems will maintain a presence in the Cedar Rapids area after it completes a deal to acquire Collins Aerospace's military GPS business, officials said. BAE announced Monday that United Technologies Corp. had agreed to sell the GPS business for $1.925 billion....

Man suspected of killing girlfriend's mother in Fort Dodge

Jan. 21, 2020 7:38 AM EST

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Police have arrested a 28-year-old man suspected of killing his girlfriend's mother in Fort Dodge. Mark Russell, of Fort Dodge, is charged with first-degree murder, police said. It's unclear whether he has an attorney who could comment for him. He was arrested after police were...

Man who left mother in feces-filled home is sentenced

Jan. 21, 2020 7:36 AM EST

BRANDON, Iowa (AP) — A man whose elderly mother was found in a feces-filled house with 18 dogs in northeast Iowa has been given jail time and probation. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported that David Rogers, 61, was sentenced last week to a year in jail with all but 60 days suspended. He also will...

Democratic presidential rivals Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders link arms during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

2020 Democratic contenders link arms in MLK Jr. Day march

Jan. 21, 2020 1:26 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates hit pause on their recent feuds Monday as they walked shoulder to shoulder through the streets of South Carolina’s capital city to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and rally around their push to defeat President Donald Trump in...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo, former Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a campaign stop to support Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at the Biden for President Fort Dodge Office in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

2020 hopefuls stuck in Washington deploy surrogates for help

Jan. 21, 2020 12:38 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Steve Sovern had low expectations for a recent event he hosted to support Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign. Iowans are legendary for expecting to meet White House hopefuls in person — multiple times — and the candidate wasn't going to be there, represented...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Brown & Black Forum at the Iowa Events Center, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Far from Senate, Biden still navigates impeachment politics

Jan. 21, 2020 12:24 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden will have Iowa virtually to himself in the coming days as several of his top presidential rivals decamp to Washington to participate in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. But as Biden seeks to leverage his freedom with a final campaign blitz in the critical early...

A snow display in the yard of Donald Hesseltine is seen Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Davenport, Iowa. Leaders in the city condemned Hesseltine's display, depicting a figure gunning down a snowman wearing a Bernie Sanders shirt and another adorned with a Democratic Party hat. (Meg McLaughlin/Quad City Times via AP)

Davenport leaders condemn snow display targeting Democrats

Jan. 20, 2020 8:30 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Leaders in Davenport, Iowa, on Monday condemned a homeowner's snow display depicting a figure gunning down a snowman wearing a Bernie Sanders shirt and another adorned with a Democratic Party hat. Davenport Mayor Mike Matson said he's asked the police chief to investigate the...

FILE-  In this Nov. 29, 2019, file photo, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz follows warmups before an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Iowa's Ferentz, after going 10-3: 'It’s hard to win'

Jan. 20, 2020 4:24 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Though Iowa won 10 games last season, concluding the best five-year stretch in the program’s history, it wasn’t easy, coach Kirk Ferentz said Monday. “Unless you’ve got a boat full of guys, it’s hard to win in college football,” Ferentz said...

Teacher accused of secretly recording 2 females at his home

Jan. 20, 2020 10:38 AM EST

BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — A high school science teacher in Davenport has been accused of secretly recording nude videos of two females who'd stayed at his Bettendorf home. Clinton Van Fossen, 58, is charged with five misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy and with other crimes. It's unclear whether he...

Editorial Roundup:

Jan. 20, 2020 10:00 AM EST

Des Moines Register. January 16,2020 Another Medicaid insurer, another round of stiffing Iowa’s health care providers Iowa Total Care is one of the for-profit insurers hired by the state to participate in the fiasco known as privatized Medicaid. The company was not among Iowa’s first picks for a...