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Haldeman shot lifts Northern Iowa over No. 24 Colorado 79-76

Dec. 11, 2019 1:03 AM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Spencer Haldeman's steal was quite the tipping point. Haldeman stole a pass and raced down the floor for a tiebreaking layup with 49 seconds remaining, and Northern Iowa hung on to beat No. 24 Colorado 79-76 Tuesday night. Northern Iowa set up the play by putting a double-team on...

Menards confirms new store will replace Council Bluffs mall

Dec. 10, 2019 5:48 PM EST

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — An official with Menards confirmed the home improvement store has purchased the Mall of the Bluffs in Council Bluffs and would tear down the structure to make room for a new store. Manards spokesman Jeff Abbott said Monday the Eau Claire, Wisconsin-based company would build a...

Immigrant still hospitalized in Iowa, 18 months after crash

Dec. 10, 2019 3:20 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An African man who was trying to build a new life in Cedar Rapids has spent the past 18 months at an Iowa City hospital, recovering from a traffic accident that killed two fellow immigrants. Jean-Claude Shako suffered head and other injuries in the June 25, 2018, collision while he...

University of Iowa picks French companies for utility lease

Dec. 10, 2019 3:13 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa's board on Tuesday awarded a consortium of French companies with a 50-year contract to operate its utility system in exchange for a $1.165 billion upfront payment that it hopes will help improve its middling national rankings. The Iowa Board of Regents selected...

Man cleared in shooting takes deal in related case

Dec. 10, 2019 9:37 AM EST

HEBRON, Neb. (AP) — A southeast Nebraska man accused of shooting two brothers — one fatally — has taken a plea deal in another case. Thayer County District Court records say 22-year-old Michael Lewis pleaded no contest last week to terroristic threats and use of a deadly weapon to commit a...

Woman who told fibs about medical problems gets 15 years

Dec. 10, 2019 9:06 AM EST

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo woman has been given a 15-year sentence for scamming a couple out of thousands of dollars by saying she had a kidney transplant, tumors and other medical problems. Black Hawk County court records say 47-year-old Shawn Adams was sentenced Friday. She was convicted Nov. 15 of...

Man accused of beating to death grandmother takes plea deal

Dec. 10, 2019 8:13 AM EST

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of beating to death his grandmother in western Iowa’s Council Bluffs has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. Court records say 30-year-old Jacob Heyer pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder. Prosecutors lowered the charge from first-degree murder in...

Deere plans more layoffs at Davenport plant

Dec. 10, 2019 6:31 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Deere & Co. plans to lay off nearly 60 more workers at its Davenport Works plant. The company said Monday that it notified the workers Dec. 2 and said the cuts would be effective Jan. 6. Deere announced earlier this fall that it was laying off more than 110 workers from the...

Sanders optimistic about winning Nevada, Iowa, New Hampshire

Dec. 9, 2019 11:34 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders declared in Nevada on Monday he has an “excellent chance” of winning all three of the earliest presidential-selection states en route to unseating President Donald Trump in November, calling him the “most dangerous president in the history...

Iowa rolls past Minnesota 72-52 in Big Ten home opener

Dec. 9, 2019 10:53 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — This was the breakout game Iowa had been waiting all season for from sophomore Joe Wieskamp. Wieskamp scored a season-high 23 points to go with a strong defensive effort and Iowa blew past Minnesota 72-52 on Monday night in its Big Ten home opener. Luka Garza had 21 points with 10...