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Iowa Board of Regents approve North Liberty hospital

Sep. 07, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Board of Regents on Tuesday approved a plan by the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to build a $230 million hospital in North Liberty. The vote came a week after it was advanced by a state council over dozens of objections. The...

Months after rejection, council OKs North Liberty hospital

Sep. 01, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Months after it first rejected an application from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to build a $230 million hospital complex in North Liberty, a state council has now approved the plan. The Health Facilities Council on Tuesday voted...

Man gets life sentence in 2018 killing of Mollie Tibbetts

Aug. 30, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday in the abduction and killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, three years after she disappeared while out for an evening run. Judge Joel Yates' sentence for Cristhian Bahena...

Man sentenced to life in prison without parole in the 2018 stabbing death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts

Aug. 30, 2021 14:52 PM EDT
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Man sentenced to life in prison without parole in the 2018 stabbing death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts.

Iowa state Rep. Bohannan to challenge US Rep. Miller-Meeks

Aug. 24, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A University of Iowa law professor and Democratic state legislator said Tuesday she will challenge freshman U.S. Rep. Marianette Miller-Meeks. State Rep. Christina Bohannan said in a campaign announcement video that she too often sees Iowa...

New U. Iowa utilities contractor fined after worker's fall

Aug. 18, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A contractor that recently took over management of the University of Iowa utility system has been cited for safety violations after a worker fell into an underground steam tunnel and was injured, newly released records show. The Iowa Occupational...

Cedar Rapids official part of trial for COVID booster shot

Aug. 07, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa official is participating in a trial for a COVID-19 booster shot and it's the second time she's been part of one. Cedar Rapids City Council member Ashley Vanorny traveled Friday to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics...

Judge denies new trial request in Mollie Tibbetts case

Aug. 02, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Monday rejected a convicted man's request for a new trial in the 2018 killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, whose body was found in a cornfield weeks after she disappeared while out for a run near her small hometown. ...

Judge hears request for new trial in Mollie Tibbetts case

Jul. 27, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The lead investigator in the 2018 death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts expressed confidence Tuesday that the right man was convicted, rejecting defense claims that her abduction could be tied to two other local men. Division of...

Court: UI violated religious club's First Amendment rights

Jul. 16, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

A federal appeals court has upheld a 2019 ruling against the University of Iowa, affirming that the university discriminated against a Christian club by stripping it and dozens of other religious clubs of their registered status. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 8th...