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Des Moines father charged in serious injury of infant

Jan. 22, 2021 1:10 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines father has been arrested and charged after police say he seriously injured his 4-month-old daughter last year. Zachary Wallace, 26, was arrested early Friday morning and booked into the Polk County Jail, station WHO-TV reported. He’s charged with child...

Des Moines, Iowa, zoo announced birth of male giraffe

Jan. 22, 2021 12:52 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines has announced its newest addition: a 6-foot, 125-pound giraffe. The male calf was born Monday to Skye, a 6-year-old giraffe that has lived at the zoo since 2015, the zoo said in a news release. The father is Jakobi, a 15-year--old giraffe that has sired...

This Jan. 21, 2021, photo provided by the Polk County Jail in Des Moines, Iowa shows Jennifer Woodley. Former Make-A-Wish Iowa CEO Jennifer Woodley is charged with first-degree theft and unauthorized use of a credit card. The organization announced last summer that she had been terminated as CEO after it discovered financial irregularities during a compliance review. (Polk County Jail via AP)

Former Make-A-Wish Iowa CEO charged with embezzling funds

Jan. 22, 2021 12:51 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The former CEO of Make-A-Wish Iowa has been arrested on three felony charges alleging she embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from the charity that supports sick children, the group confirmed Friday. Jennifer Woodley, 40, was booked at the Polk County Jail in Des Moines on...

Jacqueline Donahue of Hazleton, right, buys la Mega Millions lottery ticket at the Anthracite Newsstand on Public Square, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (Mark Moran/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

$1B Mega Millions prize a result of long odds, slow sales

Jan. 22, 2021 12:48 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $1 billion ahead of Friday night’s drawing after more than four months without a winner thanks to bad luck, poor odds and reduced play partially blamed on the coronavirus pandemic. It’s only the third time a...

This photo provided by Polk County (Iowa) Jail shows Douglas Jensen.  Authorities have arrested Jensen from Des Moines, Iowa, who allegedly took part in the riot at the U.S. Capitol building by supporters of President Donald Trump. Police Sgt. Paul Parizek said Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, that officers assisted the FBI in arresting Jensen on Friday night at his home. (Polk County (Iowa) Jail via AP)

Judge: Iowa conspiracy theorist in DC riot may be released

Jan. 22, 2021 10:31 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A right-wing conspiracy theorist from Iowa seen prominently in videos taunting a U.S. Capitol police officer and pursuing him up stairs during the Jan. 6 riot may be released from jail as he awaits federal court hearings in Washington, a judge said. In an order signed Thursday, U.S....

Indiana guard Rob Phinisee (10) celebrates with teammates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa. Indiana won 81-69. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Indiana shuts down No. 4 Iowa for 81-69 road upset

Jan. 22, 2021 12:32 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Perhaps, coach Fran McCaffery said, his Iowa team got too comfortable. The fourth-ranked Hawkeyes came into Thursday night’s game against Indiana on a five-game winning streak and tied for the Big Ten lead. But the Hoosiers’ defense shut them down in an 81-69 comeback...

Unions file OSHA complaint over no Capitol mask mandate

Jan. 21, 2021 6:15 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A labor union representing state workers has filed a complaint with the state Occupational Safety and Health Administration, arguing that a lack of a mask mandate at the Iowa Capitol threatens the safety of everyone who enters the building. Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO President...

Iowans 65 or older soon to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Jan. 21, 2021 4:00 PM EST

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa will expand the groups who can get a coronavirus vaccine to people ages 65 and older, among others, starting next month, even though the federal government hasn't made good yet on its promises to send the state more doses, officials said Thursday. Iowa is still in its first phase...

Republican state Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks speaks to reporters during an election night watch party, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Riverside, Iowa. Miller-Meeks is running for the seat in the state's 2nd Congressional District. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)

New Iowa rep asks US House to dismiss contest in 6-vote race

Jan. 21, 2021 3:44 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa asked the U.S. House on Thursday to dismiss an election contest filed by her Democratic challenger that argues the six-vote race was wrongly decided. Miller-Meeks argued in a legal motion that the Democratic-controlled chamber should...

A patron approaches the entrance to Coney Market, a convenience store Lonaconing, Md., where the jackpot-winning Powerball ticket worth $731.1 million was sold in a struggling coal mining town whose biggest previous claim to fame was being the hometown of baseball legend Lefty Grove, the Maryland Lottery announced, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. The store will receive a $100,000 bonus from the Maryland Lottery for selling the ticket to the fifth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.  (Steven Bittner/Cumberland Times-News via AP)

Hard-luck Maryland town gets a $731.1 million Powerball win

Jan. 21, 2021 12:57 PM EST

LONACONING, Md. (AP) — The latest jackpot-winning Powerball ticket, worth $731.1 million, was sold in a struggling coal mining town whose biggest previous claim to fame was being the hometown of baseball Hall of Famer Lefty Grove. Someone bought it at Coney Market, a convenience store in the Allegany...