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Auditor: Iowa's privatized Medicaid illegally denies care

Oct. 20, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's privatized Medicaid system has illegally denied services or care to program recipients, and both private insurance companies managing the system have violated terms of their contracts with the state, according to a state audit released Wednesday. ...

Judge limits strikers' conduct at Deere plant in Iowa

Oct. 20, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Wednesday issued a temporary restraining order that details how picketing workers at the Deere & Co. plant in Davenport must conduct themselves. In seeking the injunction Wednesday, Deere officials alleged that striking workers had...

Iowa trooper dies of injuries sustained in NE Iowa crash

Oct. 20, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa State Patrol trooper died Wednesday, nearly a week after he was injured in a car crash in northeast Iowa that happened while he was rushing to assist another agency. Trooper Ted Benda, 37, was hurt Oct. 14 in a single-vehicle crash while...

Reynolds hopes rule changes will push jobless back to work

Oct. 20, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

ADEL, Iowa (AP) — Unemployed Iowans would be required to meet weekly with state case managers, conduct twice as many weekly work searches and undergo audits to prove they're actively looking for work under a new proposal announced Wednesday by Gov. Kim Reynolds. ...

Hawkeyes taking committee approach to replacing their stars

Oct. 20, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Fran McCaffery goes into this season without two players who combined to average nearly 40 points and 15 rebounds per game last season. Both were NBA draft picks, one was national player of the year. Yes, Iowa's 12th-year coach has his work cut...

AP College Picks: Clemson, Iowa St look to redirect seasons

Oct. 20, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

For the first time this season, there are no games on the college football schedule matching two ranked teams. That doesn't mean there aren't some intriguing matchups. In the spotlight are a handful of teams that stumbled early and fell out of the rankings, but now have a...

Pleasant Hill teacher sentenced for sex acts with student

Oct. 20, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former teacher in Pleasant Hill has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for engaging in sex acts with a student, federal prosecutors said. Abraham Christopher Smith, 39, was sentenced Tuesday for enticement of a minor. He pleaded guilty to the...

Fort Madison man dies after being found with stab wound

Oct. 20, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — A Fort Madison man died Tuesday after being found with a stab wound in his apartment complex. Fort Madison police were called to the apartment complex and found the man lying in an upstairs hallway, KHQA-TV reported. The man was rushed to a...

Omaha woman dies after being shot at Des Moines bar

Oct. 20, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Omaha woman died Tuesday, more than a week after she was shot at a Des Moines bar, police said. Officers were called to a shooting at the High Dive Bar just before 1 a.m. Oct. 10 and found two people with gunshot wounds. Both were taken to a...

Black Democratic chair gets lynching threat over Trump essay

Oct. 19, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The first Black chair of Iowa’s Democratic Party says he received a series of racist messages, including a lynching threat, after writing an opinion piece in a local newspaper criticizing former President Donald Trump and the state Republican officials who stood...