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Woman imprisoned for driving getaway vehicle after heist

Jan. 24, 2020 8:41 AM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City woman has been given 30 months in prison for driving the getaway vehicle after a bank robbery in northwest Iowa. The Sioux City Journal reported that Karen Merrick, 36, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City. She'd pleaded guilty to being an...

Nurses have tentative contract deal with Sioux City hospital

Jan. 24, 2020 8:00 AM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A deal has been struck that could avert a strike by unionized nurses at MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center in Sioux City. Nurses represented by the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 222 voted earlier this month to authorize a walkout. “We are pleased that after more...

Man gets 5 years for slamming pregnant girlfriend into wall

Jan. 24, 2020 6:40 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids man has been given five years in prison for slamming his pregnant girlfriend into a wall. The Gazette reported that Randelle Brown, 29, was sentenced Wednesday in Cedar Rapids. A jury convicted him Oct. 2 of domestic abuse assault, abuse assault and other crimes. ...

FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2020, file photo, a poll worker speaks with a voter as Minneapolis Early Voting Center opened, in Minneapolis. Early voting in the crush of Super Tuesday states that hold primaries on March 3 amounts to a parallel campaign for the Democratic nomination. While much of the focus is on who will come out on top in the traditional first four voting states, early voting will allow a much broader swath of voters to play a key role in picking the nominee. In Minnesota, in-person early voting began Jan. 17. Vermont's deadline to mail out its absentee ballots was the same day. Many of the 14 Super Tuesday states will offer some form of early voting between now and mid-February. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File)

Early voting means 2020 primary is already here for millions

Jan. 24, 2020 2:31 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Iowa caucuses are more than a week away, but millions of Americans are already free to vote. Early voting in the crush of Super Tuesday states that hold primaries on March 3 amounts to a parallel campaign for the Democratic nomination. While much of the focus is on who will...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden kisses Penny Cordes during a campaign event on foreign policy at a VFW post Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Osage, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Democrats struggle to build broad support on eve of voting

Jan. 24, 2020 2:04 AM EST

OSAGE, Iowa (AP) — As Joe Biden wrapped a bus tour of Iowa this week, the elderly crowd gathered at VFW Hall 7920 was a stark reminder of the former vice president's struggle to attract young people. Bernie Sanders, meanwhile, needs to strengthen his standing with older voters. Elizabeth Warren has room...

Iowa's Kathleen Doyle, third from left, and Monika Czinano (25) huddle up with teammates Iowa guard Gabbie Marshall, far left, Makenzie Meyer (3) and McKenna Warnock (14) during an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)

Doyle scores 26, No. 19 Iowa women defeat Ohio State

Jan. 23, 2020 11:02 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Kathleen Doyle scored 13 of her 26 points in the fourth quarter to help No. 19 Iowa defeat Ohio State 77-68 on Thursday night. Iowa coach Lisa Bluder picked up her 200th Big Ten win while the Hawkeyes (16-3, 7-1) won their seventh straight game and 31st consecutive at home. They are...

Iowa State Patrol: Traffic stop nets 431 lbs of marijuana

Jan. 23, 2020 6:14 PM EST

ADEL, Iowa (AP) — A California man has been arrested after a traffic stop along Interstate 80 southwest of Des Moines turned up more than 430 pounds of marijuana, the Iowa State Patrol said. A trooper stopped a sport utility vehicle on suspicion of a traffic violation Wednesday night and searched the SUV...

Mark Edwards, of Boone, Iowa, attends a rally wearing a pig head mask at the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday Jan. 23, 2020. Environmental groups and community activists called on lawmakers to consider a bill that would halt the growth of hog farms in Iowa. (AP Photo/David Pitt)

Environmental groups seek hog farm permit freeze at rally

Jan. 23, 2020 5:02 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Environmental groups and community activists rallied Thursday at the Iowa Capitol to push lawmakers to consider halting the growth of hog farms in the state. Activists at the rally called on lawmakers to consider a House bill introduced last year that would impose a moratorium on...

Iowa abortion constitutional amendment moves to Senate floor

Jan. 23, 2020 4:14 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A resolution amending the Iowa Constitution to declare there is no right to an abortion in the state passed a Senate committee Thursday, making it eligible for floor debate. The measure passed with only Republican votes from the Senate State Government Committee. Republican Sen....

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., center, talks to reporters as she arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The U.S. Senate plunges into President Donald Trump's impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting for now Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump's

Can Klobuchar build a late surge from a long distance?

Jan. 23, 2020 3:48 PM EST

STANTON, Iowa (AP) — It was the kind of event designed to play up the Midwestern sensibilities that Amy Klobuchar so often talks about on the campaign trail. In a small rural Iowa community, voters gathered in a neighbor's home. They ate tater tot hot dish — Klobuchar's award-winning recipe —...