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Records: Suspect in golfer's death struggled after prison

Sep. 21, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

Police in an Iowa college town had repeated interactions with a troubled drifter in the weeks between his departure from prison and his alleged killing of a star golfer from Spain, records show. Ames police reports show that 22-year-old Collin Richards struggled with drug and alcohol abuse, mental health problems...

Iowa State to honor slain golfer before game vs. Akron

Sep. 21, 2018 2:49 AM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State community will close out a horrible week by coming together to watch the Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday. The matchup with Akron will be more about helping the school, alumni and fans remember one of their own. Former Big 12 champion golfer Celia Barquin...

No. 18 Wisconsin, Iowa set for Big Ten West showdown

Sep. 21, 2018 2:47 AM EDT

The first Big Ten game of the season for No. 18 Wisconsin and Iowa could end up being the biggest one in the West division this season. The Badgers (2-1), despite getting upset by BYU last weekend, still look like the class of the struggling West. But Iowa (3-0) and its dominant defense look like Wisconsin's most...

Contempt charge against reporter dropped in 'Bachelor' case

Sep. 20, 2018 11:32 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — A contempt charge has been dismissed against a former Iowa television reporter who was accused of violating a judge's order last year not to take courtroom video of "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that a judge dropped the charge against...

Sergio Garcia dedicates round to slain college golfer

Sep. 20, 2018 11:24 PM EDT

VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — Sergio Garcia dedicated his round Thursday in the Portugal Masters to the Spanish women's college golfer killed in Iowa. Celia Barquin Arozamena, the Big 12 champion this year for Iowa State, was found stabbed to death Monday. "It was nice to shoot a nice score and dedicate it to...

Ethics panel: Reynolds OK to take 9 rides on private jets

Sep. 20, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds did nothing wrong in accepting nine rides on private jets in the last 14 months, a state ethics board said Thursday, concluding they were legitimate in-kind campaign contributions allowable under Iowa's gift law. The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board...

Report details sexual misconduct by ex-ally of Iowa governor

Sep. 20, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An agency director who was a top ally of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds committed a range of sexual misconduct, harassment and inappropriate behavior that went on for years, an independent investigation concluded Thursday. Iowa Finance Authority Director Dave Jamison grabbed one...

Slayings raise alarms for women who practice sports alone

Sep. 20, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — It was decades ago, but Sara Schwendinger remembers perfectly the panic she felt when she realized a car was following her as she ran along a country road at dusk, just outside her small Wisconsin hometown. She desperately tore into a cornfield and listened as the vehicle stopped. "I...

No. 18 Wisconsin's defense looks to get back on track

Sep. 20, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin defense is a work in progress. Normally one of the top units in the nation, the 18th-ranked Badgers have been dented this year in nonconference play, particularly against the run. Wisconsin has first-year starters at defensive end and outside linebacker. The most...

Relatives of Iowa man charged in golfer's death 'devastated'

Sep. 20, 2018 1:37 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Relatives of the 22-year-old Iowa man charged in the stabbing death of a top amateur golfer from Spain say they're "devastated by the tragedy." Collin Richards' family released a statement Thursday saying their "thoughts and prayers" are with the family and friends of Iowa State...