Latest Iowa News

Storms with likely tornadoes slap the Chicago area, killing 1 and cutting power

Jul. 16, 2024 09:35 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Storms with reports of tornadoes blew through Iowa, Illinois and Indiana, including the Chicago area, toppling trees and power poles and cutting electricity to hundreds of thousands of people. A woman in Indiana died after a tree fell onto a home. Employees at the...

Sting Ray Robb injured in last-lap, 4-car crash in IndyCar Series race

Jul. 15, 2024 12:46 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — A four-car crash on the final lap of Sunday's IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway injured driver Sting Ray Robb. Robb was injured when his car clipped the slower car of Alexander Rossi coming out of the second turn. Robb's car flipped twice, ending up on its...

When does a presumptive nominee become a nominee? Here's how Donald Trump will make it official

Jul. 15, 2024 05:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 2,500 delegates are gathering in Milwaukee this week for a roll call vote to select the Republican presidential nominee, formally ending the presidential primary. It will be a moment lacking in suspense: Former President Donald Trump has already been the...

James Sikking, star of 'Hill Street Blues' and 'Doogie Howser, MD,' dies at 90

Jul. 14, 2024 21:52 PM EDT

James Sikking, who starred as a hardened police lieutenant on “Hill Street Blues” and as the titular character's kindhearted dad on “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” has died at 90. Sikking died of complications from dementia, his publicist Cynthia Snyder said in a statement Sunday...

Will Power wins IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway that ended with a 4-car crash on the last lap

Jul. 14, 2024 16:04 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — It was Will Power's turn Sunday for Team Penske success at Iowa Speedway. Power broke through at the 0.875-mile oval, gaining his first IndyCar Series win at Iowa in the race that ended with a four-car, last-lap crash. Power had already crossed...

Conor Daly replaces Jack Harvey for the IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway

Jul. 14, 2024 10:48 AM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Conor Daly is replacing Jack Harvey in the No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing car for Sunday's IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway. Harvey left Saturday's 250-lap race at the 0.875-mile oval after 28 laps because of severe neck pain he has had since before last Sunday's...

McLaughlin stays fast, wins first race of IndyCar doubleheader at Iowa

Jul. 13, 2024 23:02 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Scott McLaughlin said he didn't feel like he was an IndyCar driver until he got a win on an oval track. He reached that goal on Saturday night McLaughlin continued his fast weekend at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night, winning the first race of the...

Iowa Speedway's repaving could change Newgarden's dominance

Jul. 12, 2024 19:09 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Josef Newgarden’s recent run of success at Iowa Speedway might have been buried under the partial repaving the .875-mile oval underwent in the spring. It’s why Newgarden thinks this weekend’s IndyCar Series doubleheader is “to be determined.” ...

Biden says delegates can vote their conscience — and he’s right. But mass defections remain unlikely

Jul. 12, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that his pledged delegates could vote their conscience — and he's right, party rules say they can do just that. But historical precedent, as well as the delegate selection process, make it likely that the vast majority will stick with him...

Devastated by record flooding and tornadoes, Iowa tallies over $130 million in storm damage

Jul. 11, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Record flooding and powerful tornadoes ravaged parts of Iowa for weeks this spring, destroying or damaging thousands of homes, closing roads and bridges and costing over $130 million in infrastructure damage, officials said Thursday. The disasters touched...