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Crash kills two people in eastern Iowa

Oct. 19, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

HAZLETON, Iowa (AP) — An investigation continues after an eastern Iowa accident that killed two people. The accident happened Monday afternoon near Hazleton in Buchanan County. The Iowa State Patrol said a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by 40-year-old Nicholas...

Iowa City police find man with gunshot wound after car crash

Oct. 18, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa City police said a man who was found unconscious and suffering from a gunshot wound after a vehicle crash is in critical condition. Officers found the 20-year-old man inside a car Sunday evening while investigating a report that the car went...

UI seeks volunteers to help Kinnick Stadium staff shortage

Oct. 14, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — With three more home football games to go and Kinnick Stadium facing severe staffing shortages, the University of Iowa has sent out a call for “game day volunteers” willing to work at stadium gates, in sections for disabled spectators and in premium club areas...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Oct. 11, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. Oct. 10, 2021. Editorial: Iowa Board of Regents elevates kowtowing to Republican lawmakers over health and safety The Board of Regents, and the Iowa university administrators it oversees, is finally getting the message. ...

Iowa university faculty want to require masks in classrooms

Sep. 27, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Faculty at Iowa public universities are demanding the right to require masks in their classrooms regardless of state law or policies against them. Biology professor Steve O'Kane Jr. has pushed a resolution among colleagues at the University of...

Sexual assault cases spur protests on campuses across US

Sep. 24, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Reported sexual assaults have sparked large protests on college campuses in at least seven states just weeks into the new school year, which advocates say reflects both a greater vulnerability among students who spent last school year learning remotelyand a greater...

UI hospitals head says virus surge leading to staff burnout

Sep. 22, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The head of Iowa's largest hospital said Wednesday that he's worried a surge in coronavirus cases is burning out many nurses and other staffers. Suresh Gunasekaran, the CEO of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, told...

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...