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Emails show Iowa official's Tupac fixation before his ouster

Jul. 16, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The director of Iowa's social services agency was a huge fan of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, and he frequently let his subordinates know it. Emails obtained by The Associated Press show that Iowa Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven routinely sent messages to...

Iowa hoops lands guard Evelyn, Valparaiso grad transfer

Jul. 11, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Valparaiso graduate transfer Bakari Evelyn has signed with Iowa to bolster the Hawkeyes' perimeter game. Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery announced on Thursday that Evelyn will be the first grad transfer to play for him in Iowa City. Evelyn spent the past two seasons with the Crusaders...

Seeking gun rights back, Iowa farmer gets arrested instead

Jun. 26, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Retired farmer Allan Phillips had been out of legal trouble for 40 years when he asked Iowa's governor to restore the gun rights he lost in 1978. Phillips, 76, wrote in his 2017 application for clemency that it was time for him to get past the consequence of his misdemeanor...

University of Iowa team wins $115M 'space weather' grant

Jun. 24, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A University of Iowa team has won a $115 million grant to develop satellites for studying a system of radiation created by the sun — "space weather." The NASA grant will underwrite development of satellites expected to be launched within the next three years with more...

Iowa fires volleyball coach, cooperating with NCAA

Jun. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa fired volleyball coach Bond Shymansky on Wednesday, saying an independent investigation by an outside law firm determined he committed a major NCAA rules violation. Iowa said Shymansky intentionally provided an impermissible benefit to a prospect who went on to compete for the...

Iowa's Epenesa focusing on '19 season, not '20 NFL draft

Jun. 18, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa junior A.J. Epenesa knows that he has a strong shot at being picked in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft should he choose to go pro next spring. He's choosing not to think about it all that much. Epenesa, a 6-foot-6, 280-pound defensive end who led the Big Ten with 10 1-2...

Former Michigan WR Oliver Martin transfers to Iowa

Jun. 11, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Former Michigan wide receiver Oliver Martin has transferred to Iowa, his hometown school. The Hawkeyes announced on Tuesday that Martin, a former four-star recruit from Iowa City West High who originally spurned them for the Wolverines, has joined the program as a redshirt sophomore....

Bohannon's hip surgery headlines Iowa's chaotic offseason

Jun. 11, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coach Fran McCaffery's tradition of quiet offseasons was shattered this spring. It does not mean the Hawkeyes are in trouble next season. Iowa (23-12, second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2018-19) lost star Tyler Cook to the NBA draft, Isaiah Moss as a surprise graduate...

Gustafson chronicles her pro basketball journey for the AP

Jun. 11, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — When I say that I have probably spent more time in the past couple of months flying in an airplane than on ground, I'm not kidding. When I also say that my life lately could be classified as a crazy roller coaster, I am telling you the truth. I have gone from the highest of highs to...

Patrol says 2 people killed in southeast Iowa collision

Jun. 10, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

DONNELLSON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a collision killed two people in southeast Iowa's Lee County. The Iowa State Patrol says the collision occurred around 1:15 a.m. Sunday on Iowa Highway 2, about 4 miles (7 kilometers) west of Donnellson. Troopers say 28-year-old Robert Boyd, of Kahoka, Missouri, was...