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University of Iowa suspends 9 fraternities, citing alcohol

Oct. 11, 2018 10:47 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Nine University of Iowa fraternities have been suspended for violating a moratorium on alcohol at fraternity and sorority parties, university officials said. Pi Kappa Alpha; Beta Theta Pi; Pi Kappi Phi; Acacia; Sigma Pi; Phi Delta Theta; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; and...

Farmhand pleads not guilty in stabbing death of Iowa runner

Sep. 19, 2018 10:52 AM EDT

MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — The farmhand charged in the abduction and stabbing death of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. Cristhian Bahena Rivera entered his plea Wednesday at the Poweshiek County Courthouse in Montezuma, Iowa. Rivera is charged in the killing of...

Agents visit dairy farm that employed Iowa slaying suspect

Sep. 6, 2018 2:46 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — Immigration enforcement agents and state criminal investigators on Thursday visited the Iowa dairy farm that employed and housed the man charged with killing college student Mollie Tibbetts. Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation,...

Tibbetts' father: Hispanic locals 'Iowans with better food'

Aug. 27, 2018 10:47 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — The killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts has prompted criticism of the U.S. immigration system because the man charged in her death is a Mexican farmworker. But the victim's father told mourners he's been embraced by the local Hispanic community. Speaking Sunday...

The Latest: Iowa father wants daughter's life remembered

Aug. 26, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the funeral being held for an Iowa college student whose body was found earlier this month in a cornfield outside her small hometown (all times local): 5:35 p.m. The father of the 20-year-old Iowa woman whose body was found in a cornfield last week wants people to...