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Trial rescheduled for woman charged with 2 slayings

Feb. 21, 2020 8:40 AM EST

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A trial has been delayed for a woman charged with the shooting deaths of two men and the attempted murders of two law officers in western Iowa. The Daily Nonpareil reported that the trial of April Montello-Roberts, 44, had been scheduled to begin earlier this week. The new...

Driver charged after Des Moines collision that killed 2

Feb. 21, 2020 6:48 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A driver has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide following a Des Moines collision in which two men died, police said. The crash occurred around 11:45 a.m. Thursday, when a southbound car struck an eastbound car that had just entered the roadway, police said. Two men...

Iowa center Luka Garza (55) drives to the basket between Ohio State's Kyle Young, left, and Luther Muhammad, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 85-76. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Big Ten: No. 7 Maryland looks to keep streak, boost lead

Feb. 21, 2020 3:16 AM EST

What to watch in Big Ten basketball: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 7 Maryland at No. 25 Ohio State on Sunday. The Big Ten-leading Terrapins look to win their 10th in a row and complete a two-game sweep against the Buckeyes, after suffocating them 67-55 at home last month behind Anthony Cowan Jr.'s 20 points. Ohio State...

Iowa center Luka Garza (55) tries to block a shot by Ohio State guard Duane Washington Jr. (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 85-76. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Garza leads No. 20 Iowa past No. 25 Ohio State 85-76

Feb. 20, 2020 10:09 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa used just two players off its bench in Thursday’s 85-76 win over No. 25 Ohio State. Those two players, coach Fran McCaffery said, made the difference in the game. Luka Garza scored 24 points, and the 20th-ranked Hawkeyes got strong contributions from reserve guard Bakari...

LaRavia, Key lead Indiana State to 67-64 upset of UNI

Feb. 20, 2020 9:55 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Jake LaRavia had 18 points and seven rebounds and Tyreke Key had 18 points and six rebounds as Indiana State held off Northern Iowa 67-64 on Thursday night. Northern Iowa (22-5, 11-4) dropped into a first-place tie with Loyola Chicago in the Missouri Valley Conference with three...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, photo, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds talks with reporters at the Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, telling the group she is pushing lawmakers to pass a constitutional amendment that would automatically restore felon voting rights upon completion of a sentence. Iowa is the only remaining state with a broad revocation of voting rights for felons. (AP Photo/David Pitt)

Iowa Senate panel advance felon voting restrictions bill

Feb. 20, 2020 9:40 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa Senate committee gave its nearly unanimous support to a bill that would place certain restrictions on a proposed constitutional amendment to allow convicted felons to vote. The bill passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, making it eligible for full Senate...

FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, a woman takes a photo of the television while watching a Democratic presidential debate at a watch party in Atlanta. The Democratic race for the White House has been marked by online infighting and unsubstantiated allegations of election rigging. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Infighting and online hoaxes mar Democrats' campaign

Feb. 20, 2020 4:04 PM EST

RINDGE, N.H. (AP) — A group of Los Angeles artists were awaiting the results of the Democratic Party’s Iowa caucuses, hoping Bernie Sanders would win, when they fired off a hashtag on Twitter poking fun at Pete Buttigieg. By the next morning, the hashtag — #MayorCheat — was trending...

Iowa City approves 15-story towers near university campus

Feb. 20, 2020 3:06 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Officials in Iowa City have approved the construction of two 15-story residential towers near the University of Iowa campus. The City Council approved the buildings Tuesday night and granted special height bonuses that will allow the buildings to reach 15 stories, according to The...

Deer sent flying by car crashes into 2nd car, killing driver

Feb. 20, 2020 8:05 AM EST

SIGOURNEY, Iowa (AP) — A deer sent flying when it was hit by a car in southeast Iowa crashed through the window of a second car, killing its driver, the Iowa State Patrol said. The accident occurred a little after 7 p.m. Wednesday on Iowa Highway 92, just west of Sigourney. The deer went onto the roadway...

Former chamber of commerce clerk charged with theft

Feb. 20, 2020 6:32 AM EST

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former Webster City Chamber of Commerce administrative assistant has been accused of stealing more than $149,000 from the organization. The Iowa Department of Public Safety said in a news release Wednesday that 40-year-old Leah Mulholland is charged with ongoing criminal...