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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019, file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks during a news conference in Des Moines, Iowa. King is on the outs with a significant bloc of his long-reliable conservative base, but not for almost two decades of incendiary utterances about abortion, immigrants and Islam. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Shunned by his party, Iowa's Steve King fights for his seat

May. 26, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rep. Steve King is fighting for his political life — but not because he's compared immigrants crossing the border illegally to cattle. His Republican opponents in next week's primary aren't raking him over the coals for making light of rape and incest. His chief rival's ads...

FILE - In this May 1, 2020, file photo, a worker leaves the Tyson Foods plant in Waterloo, Iowa. An employee at the Waterloo plant died Monday, May 25, 2020, after battling the coronavirus during a six-week hospitalization that was chronicled and widely followed online. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Tyson Foods worker, 44, dies after long battle with COVID-19

May. 25, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An employee at the Tyson Foods plant in Waterloo, Iowa, died Monday after battling the coronavirus during a six-week hospitalization that was chronicled and widely followed online. Jose Ayala, 44, died at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, said his friend, Zach Medhaug, who was in...

Teen dead, another injured as truck flees Iowa traffic stop

May. 25, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

PROLE, Iowa (AP) — An 18-year-old driver fleeing a police stop died and his passenger was injured when their vehicle crashed into trees over the weekend, authorities in south-central Iowa said. Memphis Issac Kincade Pickett, 18, of Winterset, died in the crash and his passenger, 21-year-old Quentin Lane...

Iowa sees Sunday surge of COVID-19 deaths, confirmed cases

May. 25, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa saw a surge of COVID-19 deaths and coronavirus cases over a 36-hour period, with 10 additional deaths and 436 new cases confirmed by midday Monday. The state’s online dashboard showed 459 total deaths since the state’s first COVID-19 death two months ago. The...

Des Moines woman charged after stabbing, trying to drown cat

May. 25, 2020 10:14 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police in Des Moines have charged a woman with animal torture after they say she stabbed her cat, then tried to drown it. Police learned of the attack after being called to an apartment around 2 a.m. Sunday for a report of an animal bite, the Des Moines Register reported. Rosemary...

Editorial Roundup:

May. 25, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Quad-City Times. May 20, 2020. Grassley should step up to protect IGs In early April, after President Trump said he intended to fire Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, co-wrote a letter to the White House asking for an explanation. Grassley, who...

Police: Teen shot at Des Moines home dies from wounds

May. 25, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A teen who was shot in the neck at a home over the weekend has died from his injuries, police said. The shooting happened Saturday afternoon in a home just north of the city’s downtown, the Des Moines Register reported. Ishmael Muhammad, 17, was shot just before 3 p.m....

Iowa hiker dies after fall along trail in Mount Vernon

May. 24, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa authorities are investigating the death of a hiker in Palisades-Kepler State Park in Mount Vernon. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Sunday that 32-year-old Brian Jungen, of Coralville, died Friday after a fall. Officials say a group of four hikers found Jungen on...

Iowa reports 17,213 virus cases, 449 deaths tied to COVID-19

May. 24, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa health officials are reporting 263 more coronavirus cases and five additional deaths related to the virus outbreak in the state. The Iowa Department of Public Health said Sunday there have now been 17,213 cases of COVID-19 and 449 deaths linked to the virus in the state. The...

In this undated photo provided by Dzemal Grcic, Elvir Alicajic, right, is seen with his friend Grcic at his home in Waterloo, Iowa. Doctors at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics believed that Alicajic was likely within hours of succumbing to the coronavirus last month, before he made a remarkable recovery. Still, Grcic says the experience has been a

Iowa father, 35, recovering after nearly dying of COVID-19

May. 24, 2020 11:29 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The 35-year-old Iowa father was in critical condition and unconscious last month when doctors warned he was likely within hours of succumbing to the coronavirus. A friend and neighbor shared the grim prognosis with the family. His mom and wife wept. His 7-year-old boy kept asking,...