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Black Dems in vastly white Iowa poised to play 2020 role

May. 27, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In Iowa, one of the whitest states in the nation, more than 100 black Democrats who expect to attend the 2020 caucuses crammed into a tiny community center in the capital city to position themselves as a force in the most wide-open presidential campaign in a generation. "There is...

Wisconsin resort looks to lure tennis fans with grass courts

May. 27, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

NEKOOSA, Wis. (AP) — When famed golf course developer Mike Keiser and his two sons decided in 2013 to buy 1,700 acres in central Wisconsin, the idea was to take advantage of the massive amount of sand left behind thousands of years ago from receding glaciers. Their Sand Valley Golf Resort now has three...

Ex-Iowa teacher convicted in student sex abuse case

May. 26, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — A former western Iowa art teacher and track coach accused of groping and having other sexual contact with a female student has been convicted of two counts. Prosecutors in Mills County say a jury convicted 40-year-old Christopher Lee Irvin, of Pacific Junction, on Friday of...

'It's $5'bargain store opens in Sioux City

May. 26, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A new store opening at Southern Hills Mall has a unique pricing structure. At "It's $5," prices drop as the week goes on, the Sioux City Journal reported. Co-owners Zach Dahlgren and Ryan Wager say the store sells merchandise purchased in bulk from online retailers or...

Some Des Moines restaurants losing money from delivery apps

May. 26, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A simple swipe on a mobile app can bring an endless buffet of foods to your door. Under pressure to meet customers' growing demand for delivery, many local restaurants are turning to third-party services like Uber Eats and Grubhub. But those services come with fees that some...

Cubs top Reds 8-6 in wild 6-HR game

May. 25, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell delivered an impressive all-around performance on a wild day. The Chicago Cubs needed every last bit of it, too. Russell homered at Wrigley Field for the first time since he was suspended for violating baseball's domestic violence policy, leading Chicago to an 8-6 victory...

Flooding leads to Oklahoma and Arkansas evacuations

May. 25, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Officials on Saturday warned some Tulsa residents to prepare to head to higher ground because old levees holding back the swollen Arkansas River are stressed and more rain is expected for the flood-weary region. The river was four feet above flood stage on Friday and was already causing...

Flooding closes on, off ramps along I-29 in western Iowa

May. 25, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (AP) — Only weeks after reopening in the wake of historic flooding along the Missouri River in March, Interstate 29 on and off ramps for Highway 2 in southwest Iowa have again closed due to flooding. Highway 2 connects southwest Iowa to Nebraska City, Nebraska, over the Missouri River....

Weather service says EF-1 tornado hit south of Iowa City

May. 25, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado that hit south of Iowa City rated an EF-1, with winds of 110 mph. That word came Saturday after teams surveyed storm damage in Washington and Johnson counties. Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reports that the teams found damage to...

Dubuque set to remove 20 large plant beds over next 2 years

May. 25, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — One of Dubuque's most picturesque thoroughfares will look a little different in 2019. City officials recently informed residents that nearly 20 large plant beds on Grandview Avenue will undergo changes over the next two years. The plan primarily involves removing perennial beds and...