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Iowa virus hospitalizations rise Sunday, but still under 500

Jan. 18, 2021 1:53 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Iowa rose over a 24-hour period this weekend, but remained below the threshold of 500 that plagued the state since October. The Iowa Department of Public Health said 484 people were being treated for COVID-19 in hospitals on...

FBI: 2nd Iowa man arrested in Capitol breach investigation

Jan. 18, 2021 1:08 PM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids man was arrested Monday by federal agents on suspicion of being among those who stormed the U.S. Capitol during a deadly pro-Trump insurrection on Jan. 6. The FBI in Omaha, Nebraska, said in a news release that Leo Christopher Kelly was arrested on a federal...

New trial in gruesome 2017 stabbing not expected until fall

Jan. 18, 2021 11:19 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A new trial likely won’t be held until late this year for a man whose murder conviction in the gruesome 2017 stabbing of his ex-girlfriend was overturned. Attorneys for Gregory Davis, 30, and prosecutors agreed last week that a new trial won’t be possible until...

Hall lifts Loyola of Chicago over Northern Iowa 88-46

Jan. 17, 2021 8:22 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Tate Hall had 13 points off the bench to lead Loyola of Chicago to an 88-46 win over Northern Iowa on Sunday, the Ramblers’ eighth consecutive home victory. Braden Norris and Cameron Krutwig each had 11 points and four assists for Loyola of Chicago (10-3, 5-1 Missouri Valley...

Iowa virus hospitalizations continue to decline

Jan. 17, 2021 4:01 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Iowa has dipped below 500 for the first time since October. The Iowa Department of Public Health said 474 people were being treated for COVID-19 in hospitals Saturday, down from 505 on Friday. The last time the number of...

Iowa center Luka Garza (55) looks to pass against Northwestern forward Pete Nance, right, and center Ryan Young during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Garza scores 17, No. 5 Iowa routs Northwestern 96-73

Jan. 17, 2021 3:31 PM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Luka Garza had 17 points and 10 rebounds in just 24 minutes, and No. 5 Iowa rolled to a 96-73 victory over Northwestern on Sunday. Joe Wieskamp had 16 points and CJ Fredrick added 13 as the Hawkeyes (12-2, 6-1 in the Big Ten) won their fifth straight. Iowa and Michigan are tied for...

Michael and Amanda Lazovich of Plain, Pa., purchase Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets at the Anthracite Newsstand on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. The next Mega Millions drawing is Friday night, when an estimated $750 million prize will be up for grabs. The drawing for an estimated $640 million Powerball jackpot will be Saturday night. (Mark Moran/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

Powerball jackpot grows to $730M; Mega Millions to be $850M

Jan. 17, 2021 1:00 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery players have another chance to win big next week since there were no winners of the top prize for both the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots in their most recent drawings. The Powerball jackpot grew to an estimated $730 million after no one matched all five numbers and...

Iowa State players react to their win over Baylor after the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

Iowa State women 75-71 to end another streak by No. 6 Baylor

Jan. 16, 2021 11:12 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Ashley Joens and Iowa State again put an end to a long winning streak by No. 6 Baylor. Joens scored 14 of her 27 points in the fourth quarter of a 75-71 win Saturday night that snapped the Lady Bears' 61-game home court winning streak — just 10 months after the Cyclones ended...

Hall leads Loyola of Chicago over Northern Iowa 72-57

Jan. 16, 2021 8:32 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Tate Hall scored a season-high 24 points as Loyola of Chicago extended its home win streak to seven games, topping Northern Iowa 72-57 on Saturday. Marquise Kennedy had 10 points for Loyola of Chicago (9-3, 4-1 Missouri Valley Conference). Keith Clemons added 10 points with five assists....

Iowa deputy shot, wounded while responding to 911 call

Jan. 16, 2021 11:25 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa sheriff's deputy has been shot and wounded while responding to a 911 call, authorities say. The Clinton County Sheriff's Office said in a media release posted on Facebook that gunfire erupted Friday morning from inside a Charlotte home as deputies approached it. The deputy...