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Iowa Senate official warned of payback over COVID-19 inquiry

Jun. 11, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The top administrator in the Republican-controlled Iowa Senate threatened retribution against a GOP appointee who oversees workplace safety after inspectors said they would make public their concerns about COVID-19 hazards at the Capitol, records show. ...

Iowa to begin beer, wine sales to general public at stadium

Jun. 10, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa will expand alcohol sales at Kinnick Stadium and its other athletic venues as part of a pilot program beginning this fall, the athletic department announced Thursday. Beer and wine will be available for purchase throughout Kinnick Stadium...

Judge rips Iowa police chief for using stun gun on partiers

Jun. 08, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge has condemned an Iowa police chief for using his city-issued stun gun to shock guests at two parties in 2016, calling it an “immoral activity” that could have caused serious injuries or death. Judge Nancy Whittenburg recently rejected...

Iowa to pay $5.7 million to settle public university claims

Jun. 08, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has agreed to pay $5.7 million to settle eight separate discrimination and negligence claims at its public universities. Those payments include $3.5 million to an Iowa City couple who accused UI Hospitals and Clinics doctors of negligence...

Iowa health officials probing E.coli outbreak among children

Jun. 08, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — Health officials in eastern Iowa are looking for the source of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened several children in Maquoketa. At least three children from Maquoketa are being treated at an Iowa City hospital after developing hemolytic...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jun. 07, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. June 4, 2021. Editorial: Can Iowa’s GOP leaders please outline their vision for K-12 education? When pretty much anything is considered a school, it’s a free-for-all Gov. Kim Reynolds should outline her vision for the future...

Sheriff: Eastern Iowa man accidentally shot self, died

Jun. 07, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

RAYMOND, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa man has died after accidentally shooting himself over the weekend, authorities there said. Black Hawk County Sheriff's deputies were called Saturday night to a house in Raymond for reports of a shooting and found Brent Schaefer, 36,...

Law enforcement launch tip line to find missing Iowa boy

Jun. 05, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Law enforcement have launched a tip line to help find a missing Iowa boy who vanished from a rural Iowa trailer park days before his 11th birthday. The FBI and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are hoping the digital tip line will help...

Suspect in Iowa trooper's death may have goaded traffic stop

Jun. 04, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man charged with killing an Iowa State Patrol sergeant during a standoff may have instigated the violent confrontation by goading an officer with whom he was angry to chase him, a police report shows. Michael Lang sped by Grundy Center reserve...

Iowa boy missing, one week after vanishing from trailer park

Jun. 03, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A boy who vanished from a rural Iowa trailer park days before his 11th birthday is still missing a week later, as state and federal investigators continued Thursday to look into what happened to him. Detectives are considering several...