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Inmate charged in Iowa prison deaths had threatened before

Apr. 09, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An inmate charged with beating two Iowa prison employees to death with a hammer had threatened to assault staff at another prison a year earlier using a different maintenance tool, according to records released Friday. Michael Dutcher testified...

Industry foe charged under Iowa's new food trespassing law

Apr. 08, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An animal rights activist whose investigations and pranks have made him a leading foe of the livestock industry has been charged with trespassing at a pig facility, in the first case brought under Iowa’s latest law aimed at protecting farming operations from...

Hawkeye Express fan train ceasing operations on game days

Apr. 07, 2021 22:10 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The train that has carried thousands of Iowa football fans from Coralville to Kinnick Stadium on games days will cease operations, the athletic department announced Wednesday. The Iowa Northern Railway's Hawkeye Express has made the 10-minute trip...

Iowa City quarantines students, staff amid variant concerns

Apr. 07, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa City school district said Wednesday that 127 students and five staff members tested positive for the coronavirus or are presumed positive, prompting the district to close 11 classrooms and quarantine more than 660 students and 16 staff members due to exposure....

Report finds 'significant increase' in force by Iowa police

Apr. 07, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — State police officers in Iowa drew their guns and used force against suspects significantly more often in 2020 than previous years due to a major increase in resistance, according to an internal report obtained by The Associated Press. Suspects...

Iowa to pay $225,000 to settle lawsuit over trooper's force

Apr. 05, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa will pay $225,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man who was injured when a state trooper knocked him over and put his knee on his neck during a 2017 traffic stop, according to documents released Monday. The payment to Bryce Yakish ends a...

US judge orders detention of gun enthusiast arrested in Iowa

Mar. 31, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge Wednesday ordered the detention of a Colorado firearms enthusiast who raised alarm at an Iowa gun store last week when he said he was surprised people didn't suspect he was the Boulder mass shooter. Adam Vannoy, 40, attempted to buy guns...

Police: Remains found in rural Iowa are missing girl, 10

Mar. 31, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Human remains discovered in rural eastern Iowa have been identified as a 10-year-old girl who was reported missing last summer, police said Wednesday. Davenport Police Chief Paul Sikorski said an autopsy confirmed the remains are Breasia Terrell,...

US arrests Bosnian fugitive wanted for 1994 military killing

Mar. 30, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former Bosnian soldier who fled custody while awaiting trial for murder in the 1994 killing of a fellow military officer has been arrested and jailed in Iowa after living in the U.S. for decades. Federal agents arrested Dzevad Pajazetovic in Des...

World's Largest Truckstop owners endow Iowa football program

Mar. 29, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The couple who own a massive Interstate 80 travel center in eastern Iowa have donated $10 million to fund the Iowa football program and other athletics projects, the school announced Monday. The Will and Renee Moon Excellence Fund will endow the...