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This Jan. 21, 2021, photo provided by the Polk County Jail in Des Moines, Iowa shows Jennifer Woodley. Former Make-A-Wish Iowa CEO Jennifer Woodley is charged with first-degree theft and unauthorized use of a credit card. The organization announced last summer that she had been terminated as CEO after it discovered financial irregularities during a compliance review. (Polk County Jail via AP)

Former Make-A-Wish Iowa CEO charged with embezzling funds

Jan. 22, 2021 5:37 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The former CEO of Make-A-Wish Iowa has been arrested on felony charges alleging she embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from the charity that supports sick children, the group confirmed Friday. Jennifer Woodley, 40, turned herself in to authorities in Des Moines on Thursday to...

Indiana guard Rob Phinisee (10) celebrates with teammates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa. Indiana won 81-69. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Indiana shuts down No. 4 Iowa for 81-69 road upset

Jan. 22, 2021 12:32 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Perhaps, coach Fran McCaffery said, his Iowa team got too comfortable. The fourth-ranked Hawkeyes came into Thursday night’s game against Indiana on a five-game winning streak and tied for the Big Ten lead. But the Hoosiers’ defense shut them down in an 81-69 comeback...

Republican state Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks speaks to reporters during an election night watch party, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Riverside, Iowa. Miller-Meeks is running for the seat in the state's 2nd Congressional District. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)

New Iowa rep asks US House to dismiss contest in 6-vote race

Jan. 21, 2021 3:44 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa asked the U.S. House on Thursday to dismiss an election contest filed by her Democratic challenger that argues the six-vote race was wrongly decided. Miller-Meeks argued in a legal motion that the Democratic-controlled chamber should...

Pork exec gives $25K to Iowa governor; company got virus aid

Jan. 20, 2021 2:48 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An owner of a large pork production company that disproportionately benefited from an Iowa coronavirus aid program recently donated $25,000 to Gov. Kim Reynolds' campaign, a new disclosure report shows. Mary Ann Christensen, board member of Christensen Farms and part of the family...

Iowa City Council OKs $12M financing for downtown project

Jan. 20, 2021 12:39 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa City Council has approved more than $12 million in tax increment financing for a downtown development designed to revitalize and preserve the character of the city's Pedestrian Mall. The council unanimously approved the financing Tuesday, the Gazette of Cedar Rapids...

Army veteran Michael McKinney, is shown in a Dec. 6, 2020 booking photo released by the Polk County Jail in Des Moines, Iowa. McKinney is charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a 15-year-old Black girl who was arguing with supporters of the president at a Trump rally, a case authorities have not detailed to the public. (Polk County Jail via AP)

Man charged with 5 new felonies in Iowa Trump rally shooting

Jan. 19, 2021 2:30 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors have added five felony weapons and assault counts against a white man already charged with attempted murder for shooting into a car carrying four Black girls during a rally for President Donald Trump in Iowa. The Polk County Attorney’s Office filed a formal...

Iowa judge tosses felonies against Black Lives Matter leader

Jan. 15, 2021 3:12 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge has dismissed nine felony counts against a Black Lives Matter leader in Iowa who was charged with shining a laser pointer in the eyes of police officers during an August protest. Judge Paul Miller ruled Thursday that the Johnson County attorney's office violated Matè...

Army veteran Michael McKinney, is shown in a Dec. 6, 2020 booking photo released by the Polk County Jail in Des Moines, Iowa. McKinney is charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a 15-year-old Black girl who was arguing with supporters of the president at a Trump rally, a case authorities have not detailed to the public. (Polk County Jail via AP)

White Army vet charged in shooting Black girl at Trump rally

Jan. 15, 2021 3:07 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A white military veteran shot and wounded a 15-year-old girl when he fired his gun into a car carrying four Black teenagers during a tense confrontation at a rally in support of President Donald Trump near the Iowa Capitol last month. Michael McKinney, 25, is charged with attempted...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark, right, celebrates with coach Lisa Bluder during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa. Clark is fourth in the nation in scoring, fourth in the nation in assists and ninth in assists per game. She is also second on the team in rebounds and tied for the team lead in blocked shots. “She’s not one-dimensional,” Bluder said. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

High-scoring Caitlin Clark fitting right in with Iowa women

Jan. 14, 2021 12:54 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Caitlin Clark's performances are challenging her coach’s vocabulary. The Iowa guard is third in the nation in scoring, and first among freshmen, at 25.7 points per game. She's been named Big Ten player of the week three times and conference freshman of the week six times...

Ohio State players celebrate on the court after their 84-82 overtime victory over Iowa in an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

No. 15 Ohio St women snap Iowa's 42-game home winning streak

Jan. 13, 2021 7:06 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Madison Greene had 20 points and a career-high six steals, Jacy Sheldon and Braxtin Miller each added 18 points and No. 15 Ohio State beat Iowa 84-82 in overtime on Wednesday to snap the Hawkeyes' 42-game home winning streak. Iowa had not lost in Carver-Hawkeye Arena since a 92-74...