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The Iowa Hawkeyes are installing a new offense. The players say their new OC is 'intense,' too

Apr. 18, 2024 15:09 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has been known for stability on its football coaching staff, which makes this spring a little different for the Hawkeyes. Offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz, the son of coach Kirk Ferentz, was fired during the team’s off week last October, though he...

Scoring sensation Lucy Olsen transfers to Iowa. Ex-Villanova player helps fill void of Caitlin Clark

Apr. 18, 2024 13:54 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa added Lucy Olsen, one of the nation’s most productive scorers from last season, to fill the void in the post-Caitlin Clark era. Olsen, a former Villanova star who entered the transfer portal, wrote on social media on Wednesday that she’s joining the...

Two shootings, two different responses — Maine restricts guns while Iowa arms teachers

Apr. 18, 2024 13:25 PM EDT

Six months after a deadly mass shooting by an Army reservist, Maine lawmakers this week passed a wide-ranging package of new gun restrictions. Three months after a fatal school shooting, Iowa lawmakers this week passed legislation allowing trained teachers and staff to carry guns on...

Parts of central US hit by severe storms, while tornadoes strike in Kansas and Iowa

Apr. 16, 2024 22:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Strong storms caused damage in parts of the middle U.S. Tuesday and spawned tornadoes in Kansas and Iowa, including one that left two people hurt. An EF-1 tornado touched down shortly after 6 a.m. near the northeastern Kansas town of Richland, the National Weather...

Weedkiller manufacturer seeks lawmakers' help to squelch claims it failed to warn about cancer

Apr. 16, 2024 13:45 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Stung by paying billions of dollars for settlements and trials, chemical giant Bayer has been lobbying lawmakers in three states to pass bills providing it a legal shield from lawsuits that claim its popular weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. Nearly identical...

4 family members plead not guilty in abduction and abuse of a malnourished Iowa teen

Apr. 15, 2024 16:52 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Four members of a rural Iowa family have pleaded not guilty in the abduction and abuse of an 18-year-old relative who had allegedly showed up at a hospital so badly beaten that his brain was bleeding and so malnourished that he weighed just 70 pounds (32 kilograms),...

13-year-old girl shot to death in small Iowa town; 12-year-old boy taken into custody

Apr. 15, 2024 11:53 AM EDT

ELDORA, Iowa (AP) — A 13-year-old girl was fatally shot in a rural area of Iowa, and a 12-year-old boy was taken into custody. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said someone called 911 just before 5:30 a.m. Sunday about the shooting in the town of Eldora, about 80 miles...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Apr. 15, 2024 07:12 AM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. April 13, 2024. Editorial: State meal site funding positive, but millions less than rejected federal program It’s good to see the state of Iowa making money available to support summer meal sites for kids, but the move renews questions...

Iowa star Caitlin Clark makes surprise appearance on 'Saturday Night Live'

Apr. 14, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Live from New York, it’s Caitlin Clark! The Iowa star made a surprise appearance on “Saturday Night Live” during the show's “ Weekend Update ” segment. She said she first heard about the possibility at the Final Four although discussions...

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. convenes hundreds in Iowa to try for access to November ballot

Apr. 13, 2024 18:58 PM EDT

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. launched a one-day blitz Saturday to gain access to Iowa's presidential ballot as an independent candidate. Whether he succeeded is an outstanding question. Kennedy attempted to qualify by holding a convention with at least 500...