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Court: Mask rule OK at Iowa schools with disabled students

Jan. 25, 2022 17:34 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday allowed the state of Iowa to enforce a law that prevents local schools from imposing mask mandates, except for schools attended by students whose disabilities make them more vulnerable to severe illness if they get COVID-19. ...

Officials ID 2 killed in early January house fire in Iowa

Jan. 24, 2022 16:01 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Iowa (AP) — Officials in southeastern Iowa have identified two people killed in a house fire earlier this month. John Henry Downer, 79, and Noel Edmond Downer, 53, both died in the Jan. 8 fire in Riverside, Washington County officials said in a news release Monday. ...

Czinano scores 21, No. 25 Iowa women beat Illinois 82-56

Jan. 23, 2022 20:19 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Monika Czinano scored 10 of her 21 points a decisive opening run and No. 25 Iowa led by double figures for more than 34 minutes as the Hawkeyes beat Illinois 82-56 on Sunday night for their fifth consecutive win. Czinano, who shot 9 of 15 from the field,...

Murray brothers take charge late, Iowa beats Penn St. 68-51

Jan. 22, 2022 19:39 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Keegan Murray had 15 points, eight rebounds and three blocks and Iowa beat Penn State 68-51 on Saturday. Kris Murray, Keegan's twin, scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half for Iowa (14-5, 4-4 Big Ten). Patrick McCaffrey and Jordan Bohannan added 11...

Sheriff: Teen burned in New Year's Day cabin fire has died

Jan. 17, 2022 12:01 PM EST

JEFFERSON, Iowa (AP) — One of two teenagers badly burned in a New Year’s Day cabin fire in west-central Iowa has died of his injuries, officials said. Harley McDonald, 15, died in an Iowa City burn unit, Greene County Sheriff Jack Williams said Sunday. McDonald...

Iowa coach disbands diversity group created after 2020 probe

Jan. 16, 2022 16:59 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz has disbanded an alumni advisory committee that was created after a 2020 investigation found evidence of racial bias against Black players in his program and bullying behavior by some of his assistants. The Gazette reports ...

Longest tenure grows as Iowa extends Ferentz's contract

Jan. 14, 2022 17:34 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The nation's longest-tenured FBS head coach plans to stick around a lot longer as the University of Iowa on Friday announced it was extending Kirk Ferentz's contract through the 2029 season. Iowa athletic officials announced the four-year extension that...

Longest tenure grows as Iowa extends Ferentz's contract

Jan. 14, 2022 17:27 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The nation's longest-tenured head football coach plans to stick around even longer as the University of Iowa on Friday announced it was extending Kirk Ferentz's contract through the 2029 season. Iowa athletic officials announced the four-year extension that...

Iowa All-America C Tyler Linderbaum declares for NFL draft

Jan. 14, 2022 14:06 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum announced Friday he'll skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft. The consensus All-American was the Big Ten's offensive lineman of the year and received the Rimington Trophy as the nation's top center. He also was a finalist...

Kris Murray has career night to lead Iowa over Indiana 83-74

Jan. 13, 2022 23:47 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — On a night when his heralded twin struggled with fouls, Kris Murray came through with career highs of 29 points and 11 rebounds, leading Iowa to an 83-74 win over Indiana on Thursday night. Murray was 12-of-18 shooting, posted his first career double-double...