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Start of Iowa IndyCar race delayed by rain and lightning

Jul. 20, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — The start of the IndyCar race Saturday night at Iowa Speedway has been delayed by rain and lightning. Simon Pagenaud, the winner last weekend in Toronto, won his second straight pole Friday. He'll be joined by Penske teammate Will Power on the front row. Series leader Josef Newgarden...

Trial of Iowa man accused of killing wife moved to Dubuque

Jul. 20, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

EARLVILLE, Iowa (AP) — The trial of a man accused of using a corn rake to kill his wife has been moved from Delaware County to Dubuque County. The Telegraph Herald reports that the judge's order to move the first-degree murder trial of 43-year-old Todd Mullis was released Friday. Mullis, who remains in...

Iowa man accused of threatening to shoot children, officers

Jul. 20, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa man has been charged after police say he threatened to shoot people in his home, including children, as well as police officers. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that 54-year-old Alan Dale Rieken was arrested Thursday evening at his home. Police say he told...

Iowa teacher bringing factory externship skills to classroom

Jul. 20, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

PATON, Iowa (AP) — Andy Peterson, an industrial technology manufacturing teacher at Southeast Valley Middle School in Burnside, is excited to get back to school in the middle of July — even after he sacrificed his summer off. That's because he can't wait to bring back everything he's learning during...

Pagenaud chasing Newgarden, Rossi in IndyCar in Iowa

Jul. 20, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — IndyCar points leader Josef Newgarden has spent much of the season holding off a hard-charging Alexander Rossi. Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud looks poised to make the chase for the championship a three-car affair. Pagenaud moved 22 points closer to Newgarden, his Team Penske...

Mobile clinic serves Iowa's 'invisible' farming workforce

Jul. 20, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

GUTTENBERG, Iowa (AP) — Caroline Johnson is not a typical nurse practitioner. Nor are her patients typical patients. Recently, she treated people in a small room at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital's Family Resource Center. Rather than an examination table, she had a couch and kitchen table. She could not...

Weather service: Saturday sees more heat; Sunday sees relief

Jul. 20, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A mid-summer heat wave continues to bear down on Nebraska and Iowa, but weather forecasters say a cool front is on the way. Heat indices reached into the triple digits for the third day on Friday, and the National Weather Service says more of the same is on tap for the two states...

Campaigning from behind: Lower-tier 2020ers seek comeback

Jul. 20, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — As her campaign bus trundled along Interstate 80 toward the Michigan-Ohio border, Kirsten Gillibrand was offering wedding planning advice to one of her presidential campaign staffers who recently got engaged. The New York senator recommended a Christmas wedding, preferably on a...

Biden's son Hunter makes his 1st 2020 campaign appearance

Jul. 19, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Joe Biden's son Hunter made his 2020 presidential campaign trail debut with his father Friday, two weeks after the former vice president praised him for battling through "tough times," including years of drug and alcohol abuse. The younger Biden's appearance at a fundraiser in...

Ames man indicted of federal child pornography charges

Jul. 19, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa State University graduate student accused of sex crimes during his time at the school has been indicted on federal child pornography charges. Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Jona Shitaleni Paulus, of Ames, was charged Thursday by a grand jury with one count of receiving...