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AP: Failures caused toxic gas leak at Iowa police academy

Apr. 19, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A series of infrastructure failures in a crumbling state dormitory caused a toxic gas leak at an Iowa police academy that sickened dozens of recruits and could have killed some of them, a workplace safety investigation concluded. At least three recruits were poisoned by potentially...

Feds seek 180 years for Iowa coach who exploited 400 boys

Apr. 19, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former elite youth basketball coach who sexually exploited more than 400 boys over a decade in Iowa deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison, federal prosecutors argue. Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence 43-year-old Greg Stephen to the maximum possible penalty of...

Iowa revamps passing game with Hockenson, Fant off to NFL

Apr. 16, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two of the best tight ends in Iowa history have left for the NFL. The Hawkeyes might finally have the wide receivers it needs to revamp its offense. With T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant expected to be taken in the first round of next week's draft, Iowa (9-4 in 2018) has started...

7-term Iowa Democrat Rep. Loebsack won't seek re-election

Apr. 12, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack announced Friday he won't seek re-election when his current term ends, a move that likely will lead to a wide-open race in a district both parties see as winnable. Loebsack was elected seven times to represent southeast Iowa's 2nd Congressional...

Way-too-early poll for the 2019-20 college hoops season

Apr. 9, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Virginia pulled off one of the great redemption stories in NCAA Tournament history, winning its first national title a year after losing to a No. 16 seed in the first round. The bad news: it's seven months until the next season. The confetti is still being swept up in Minnesota, but it's...

A 2016 hangover: Some Bernie Sanders supporters still upset

Apr. 6, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — It was hard to miss Cheri Pichone's excitement about Bernie Sanders' second presidential run. She showed up to a recent Iowa rally decked out in Sanders gear, complete with a figurine of the Vermont senator and progressive icon. But underneath her exuberance, the 36-year-old was...

Agency suspends Iowa prison guard over positive news article

Apr. 1, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The department that runs Iowa's prison system has suspended a guard for giving an interview to his small hometown newspaper for a positive story about his life and work helping inmates. The guard is fighting the discipline, calling it a violation of his free speech rights. But...

Huge ghost town next door clouds Iowa city's future

Mar. 30, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Crunching slowly down snow-covered Liberty Lane between stately brick buildings, Brian Hatch can recall when the sprawling veterans' center on the edge of his small Iowa town teemed with activity as patients walked the lush, tree-covered grounds and hundreds of doctors, nurses and...

Help from Gustafson's teammates crucial for Hawkeyes

Mar. 27, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa reached the Sweet Sixteen in large part because of the spectacular play of Megan Gustafson. If the Hawkeyes want to go further, they'll need Gustafson's teammates to give her some help. Gustafson, a candidate for national Player of the Year, was predictably brilliant in the...

Missouri State women crash Sweet 16 as No. 11 seed

Mar. 26, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Sweet 16 is set and Missouri State is crashing the party for the first time in 18 years. The 11th-seeded Lady Bears last made it this far in 2001 behind now-assistant coach Jackie Stiles during the team's historic Final Four run. They are the only double-digit seed to reach the regional...