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Store owner imprisoned for video recording girls in bathroom

Nov. 15, 2019 10:28 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man has been imprisoned for video recording girls in the bathroom of his West Des Moines record store. The Polk County District Court clerk’s office says 50-year-old Robert Kuhn was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison. Kuhn was found guilty last month of three counts...

Vape shops owner plans to fight adding vaping to smoking ban

Nov. 15, 2019 9:55 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials in Lincoln and Lancaster County are taking steps toward adding vaping to the local ban in indoor smoking, prompting a vow from a woman who owns three Lincoln vape product shops that she’ll fight any such effort. The Lincoln-Lancaster County Board of Health on Tuesday...

Couple give $10 million to University of Northern Iowa

Nov. 15, 2019 8:54 AM EST

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A former student and his wife are donating $10 million to the University of Northern Iowa. University President Mark Nook said Thursday the gift from David and Karen Takes will support a variety of programs and projects. For example, some money will go to an endowment that supports...

Workers OK contract at General Mills’ Cedar Rapids plant

Nov. 15, 2019 7:39 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Union leaders say workers have ratified a contract for the General Mills processing plant in Cedar Rapids. Local 110 of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union said Thursday the three-year agreement reached last week covering the 520 workers will “ensure the...

No. 22 Texas takes slim Big 12 title hopes to Iowa State

Nov. 15, 2019 3:06 AM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — No. 22 Texas still has a path to the Big 12 title game. But the Longhorns also head into Saturday’s game at Iowa State (5-4, 3-3 Big 12) knowing that they will have to start playing much better. The Longhorns (6-3, 4-2) have split their last four games, with wins over Kansas and...

No. 7 Minnesota takes its perfect season to No. 23 Iowa

Nov. 15, 2019 3:01 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Minnesota proved it was for real by beating No. 9 Penn State last weekend. The next challenge for the seventh-ranked Golden Gophers (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten) will be to knock off yet another ranked opponent Saturday — in a stadium where they haven’t won in 20 years. No. 23...

Iowa reports 622 impaired water segments, a 2% increase

Nov. 14, 2019 5:51 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa will report water impairments on 622 river, lake and wetland segments to the Environmental Protection Agency as part of its biennial summary of water quality, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Thursday. That’s a 2% increase over the 608 reported in the 2016...

Police ID dead woman, infant found in Webster City apartment

Nov. 14, 2019 5:47 PM EST

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) — Officials have identified two people found dead inside a central Iowa apartment as a woman and an infant. The Des Moines Register reports that Webster City police have identified the victims as 28-year-old Mariangelys Ortiz and 3-month-old and Abimelec Ortiz Figueroa. The bodies...

Authorities: 1 dead in central Iowa industrial accident

Nov. 14, 2019 4:56 PM EST

NEVADA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say one person has died in an industrial accident at a biofuels plant in central Iowa. Television station KCCI reports that the Nevada Public Safety Department confirmed the death occurred Thursday afternoon at Verbio North America's Biorefinery in Nevada, which is about 40...

No. 22 Texas looks for road win at Iowa State

Nov. 14, 2019 4:55 PM EST

No. 22 Texas (6-3, 4-2 Big 12) vs. Iowa State (5-4, 3-3), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST. Line: Iowa State by 7. Series record: Texas leads 14-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE Texas still has an outside chance at the Big 12 title game, but the Longhorns need to win out and get help from Baylor and Oklahoma. Fourth-year Iowa...