Latest Iowa News

Driver sentenced to 70 years in Colorado crash that killed 2

Aug. 24, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A man convicted of second-degree murder for a crash that killed two people has been sentenced to 70 years in prison. The Coloradoan reports 20-year-old Marcos Orozco was sentenced Friday in the deaths of Nicole Nees of Fort Collins and her father, John Nees of Cedar Rapids, Iowa....

Man serving time for attempted murder seeks mental exam

Aug. 24, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A man sentenced last year to 25 years for attempting to kill his wife in Dubuque now is seeking a competency evaluation, saying he should not have been allowed to enter a plea in the case. The Telegraph Herald reports that 52-year-old Clifford Smiley has filed a petition seeking the...

Reports say stolen Hy-Vee account information being sold

Aug. 24, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa-based grocery chain says it's aware of reports that hacked customer account information is being sold online. The Des Moines Register was the first to report that credit and debit card information of some Hy-Vee customers is being sold on an internet site for $17 to $35...

How Major League Baseball will create baseball magic in Iowa

Aug. 24, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — James Earl Jones, playing the writer Terrance Mann, rises from the wooden bleachers in the final scenes of "Field of Dreams." He implores the bankrupt Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) to keep his magical baseball field carved into a cornfield on the outskirts of Dyersville. "The one...

Rainbow City Farms adds color to dishes

Aug. 24, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Five-year-old Walt Rogers picked a large sweet pepper out of his father's garden. First he showed Michael Rogers his harvest, then ripped into it with his teeth, pulling away a large chunk of the red vegetable. "It's good!" he said. Michael Rogers, 28, began gardening in his yard six...

Iowa soon getting electric vehicle charging stations

Aug. 24, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — MidAmerican Energy has announced its plans to erect fast-charging stations for electric vehicles in more than a dozen Iowa cities. The Des Moines-based energy company says it plans to build the publicly-accessible stations, with two charging plugs per station, in 15 urban and rural...

Buttigieg making faith-based appeal to voters in 2020 bid

Aug. 24, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) — The question was about climate change. The answer soon turned to the Bible. And Pete Buttigieg knew the verses. "There's a lot about the stewardship of creation that is in Scripture that I don't see being honored by the administration right now, not to mention the stuff about loving...

Rep. Steve King wants to make abortion point in 'softer way'

Aug. 23, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rep. Steve King said Friday he stands by his recent comments about rape and incest that sparked bipartisan criticism but acknowledged he could have made his point in a "softer way." Backed by supporters at a news conference in Des Moines, the Iowa Republican affirmed his belief that...

'The Bachelor' star gets suspended sentence in fatal crash

Aug. 23, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — A farmer who appeared on ABC's "The Bachelor" has accepted a suspended two-year prison sentence for his role in a 2017 Iowa crash that killed another man. Court records show that Chris Soules entered written consent documents on Friday agreeing to the suspended sentence and...

No. 21 Iowa State already looking forward to Week 2 bye

Aug. 23, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Having last season's opener washed out by weather set Iowa State back in 2018. This season, the Cyclones couldn't have asked for a better start. No. 21 Iowa State (8-5 in 2018) opens play Aug. 31 at home against Northern Iowa of the FCS, with sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70s...