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Iowa becomes 11th state in US to allow sports gambling

Aug. 15, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Six Iowa casinos began accepting bets on sporting events Thursday, making the state the 11th in the nation and first in the Midwest to allow such wagering. Casinos in Altoona, Bettendorf, Osceola and Waterloo offered betting on-site and through a mobile app, while casinos in...

Too many candidates: Some Iowans tired of massive 2020 field

Aug. 9, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Jake Poorman is exhausted. He's been trying to get every Democratic presidential candidate to sign a baseball, a souvenir of the wildest Democratic primary he's seen in his 60 years as an Iowan. He's gathered so many signatures — 16 — he had to get another ball. That,...

Iowa man arrested after 12-year-old driving his car hits boy

Aug. 8, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Iowa police say a Waterloo man has been arrested after a 12-year-old driving his car struck a 4-year-old boy on a bicycle. Police say 34-year-old Jesse Azbill had given the 12-year-old boy permission to drive the vehicle, and Azbill was in it when the little boy was struck just before...

Driver fired after 6-year-old left on bus at Iowa bus yard

Jul. 11, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say one bus driver was fired and another placed on administrative leave after incidents involving students in Waterloo, Iowa. The fired driver for Durham School Services failed to check the bus Tuesday and left a 6-year-old boy alone for nearly two hours inside the vehicle...

Harris says busing should be considered, not mandated

Jul. 3, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris said Wednesday that busing students should be considered by school districts trying to desegregate their locations — not the federal mandate she appeared to support in pointedly criticizing rival Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden last week....