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Police: 1 shot and killed, 7 wounded at Iowa biker gathering

Sep. 26, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Gunfire erupted early Saturday at a gathering of motorcycle clubs in Iowa, killing one person and wounding seven others, authorities said. About 100 people were at the gathering inside a building in Waterloo when there was "some kind of confrontation shortly after 3 a.m., Joel...

Iowa State running back Breece Hall (28) is congratulated by wide receiver Xavier Hutchinson (8) after scoring a touchdown during an NCAA football game against TCU on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Hall 154 yards rushing, 3 TDs as Iowa State beats TCU 37-34

Sep. 26, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Breece Hall ran for 154 yards and three touchdowns, JaQuan Bailey had 3 1/2 sacks to become Iowa State’s career leader and the Cyclones opened Big 12 play with a 37-34 win at TCU on Saturday. Bailey’s strip sack and recovered fumble just before halftime set up Brock...

Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson (10) passes in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki).

Kansas State stuns No. 3 Oklahoma 38-35

Sep. 26, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A Kansas State squad that lost its opener to Arkansas State two weeks ago, had its roster depleted by COVID-19, and entered Saturday's game against No. 3 Oklahoma as a four-touchdown underdog overcame it all to pull off one of the biggest stunners of the season. Skylar Thompson passed...

Iowa temporarily replaces 2 top Davenport school officials

Sep. 26, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Iowa school regulators temporarily removed Friday the top two officials in the Davenport school district amid concerns about inequities in discipline for minority students, inadequate special education and school safety. The State Board of Education decided to replace Superintendent...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, Tyson Salomon, left, gets a pedicure outside Pampered Hands nail salon in Los Angeles. A steady drop in coronavirus cases across California cleared the way Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, for the wider reopening of businesses in nine counties, including much of the San Francisco Bay Area, the state's top health official said. Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state health secretary, said nail salons could also reopen with restrictions, though he cautioned that California's reopening must remain

The Latest: Concerns over coronavirus upticks in California

Sep. 25, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California has begun to see concerning upticks in coronavirus data after a period of decline. The state health secretary said Friday that there have been increases in the number of newly confirmed cases, hospital emergency department visits for COVID-19 and new hospitalizations for...

FILE - In this July 14, 2020, file photo, a health worker performs a COVID-19 test at a Test Iowa site at Waukee South Middle School in Waukee, Iowa. South Dakota, Idaho and Iowa are seeing sky-high rates of tests coming back positive. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Virus cases rise in US heartland, home to anti-mask feelings

Sep. 25, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — It began with devastation in the New York City area, followed by a summertime crisis in the Sun Belt. Now the coronavirus outbreak is heating up fast in smaller cities in the heartland, often in conservative corners of America where anti-mask sentiment runs high. Elsewhere around the...

Iowa posts second consecutive day of over 1,000 virus cases

Sep. 25, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa reported a jump of 1,086 new coronavirus cases on Friday. the second consecutive day of new cases exceeding 1,000. Four more people died, pushing the state’s death toll from the virus to 1,303. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed on Friday a new emergency proclamation that...

FILE - In this June 15, 2020, file photo, Iowa athletic director Gary Barta answers questions during a news conference in Iowa City, Iowa. Members of the University of Iowa women's swimming and diving team sued the school Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, arguing that a decision to eliminate their program violates a landmark gender equity law. Iowa athletic director Gary Barta announced last month that men's and women's swimming and diving, men's tennis and men's gymnastics would be cut after this school year. (Joseph Cress//Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP, File)

Bias suit seeks to block Iowa from cutting women's swim team

Sep. 25, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Members of the University of Iowa women's swimming and diving team filed a legal complaint against the school Friday, arguing that a decision to eliminate their program violates a landmark gender equity law. The complaint argues that Iowa is not offering equal opportunities for...

Iowa legislative panel approves emergency election measures

Sep. 25, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa legislative panel approved Friday several proposals from the state's top election official, including allowing county officials to prepare mail ballots for counting ahead of time to alleviate a last-minute crunch on Election Day. Secretary of State Paul Pate received...

Former deputy accused in series of burglaries, thefts

Sep. 25, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

LeMARS, Iowa (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy in northwestern Iowa is facing several felony charges for burglaries and thefts that occurred while he was working as a deputy. The Sioux City Journal reports that 41-year-old Aaron John Leusink is accused in a series of crimes that occurred between December...