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Authorities identify man killed in Iowa grain silo collapse

Jun. 24, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

YARMOUTH, Iowa (AP) — The Des Moines County Sheriff's Office on Friday identified a man killed in a grain silo collapse as a 30-year-old resident of the small southeast Iowa city of Winfield. Rickey Ryan Kammerer was killed in the collapse of a silo Tuesday morning at the Agri-way...

After missing spring, Iowa's Campbell to savor senior season

Jun. 24, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Wearing a T-shirt and shorts instead of a uniform and pads, Iowa linebacker Jack Campbell paced the field during the Hawkeyes’ open practice in April. It’s the way he was dressed the whole spring, when he was held out of practices as he rested and...

Iowa man who accidentally shot Marine with air rifle fined

Jun. 24, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A 71-year-old Iowa City man who seriously wounded a U.S. Marine while shooting an air rifle at a squirrel has been fined $855 after pleading guilty in April to a misdemeanor. Philip Olson was issued the fine Thursday for violating an Iowa City ordinance...

Iowa city settles fatal police shooting suit for $5 million

Jun. 23, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Burlington, Iowa, has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the mother of a man who was shot to death by police nearly five years ago, the two sides said Thursday. The settlement comes nearly five years after Officer Chris...

Children's hospital patients to pick 'Hawkeye Wave' songs

Jun. 22, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A heartwarming tradition launched at Iowa home football games five years ago is getting another feel-good layer. The University of Iowa announced Wednesday that patients at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital will get to pick the songs that accompany the...

Gatens leaves Drake to return to Hawkeyes as assistant coach

Jun. 09, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa player Matt Gatens will return to the team as an assistant, coach Fran McCaffery announced Thursday. Gatens, an Iowa City native who has been on Drake's staff for four seasons, replaces the retiring Kirk Speraw. “Matt was a...

Central Michigan's top scorer Molly Davis transfers to Iowa

May. 18, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — All-Mid-American Conference first-team pick Molly Davis of Central Michigan is transferring to Iowa, Hawkeyes coach Lisa Bluder announced Wednesday. The 5-foot-7 guard from Midland, Michigan, was a three-year starter for the Chippewas and led the team last...

Iowa assistant Kirk Speraw will retire after 43-year career

May. 11, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa assistant Kirk Speraw will retire on June 30 after 43 years coaching college basketball, head coach Fran McCaffery announced Wednesday. Speraw began his career as a graduate assistant under Lute Olson on Iowa’s 1980 Final Four team and ended it as a...

Perry police chief shot in leg after struggle with man

May. 10, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

PERRY, Iowa (AP) — The police chief of the central Iowa city of Perry was shot in the leg Tuesday morning while trying to apprehend a man with a gun, police said. Police Chief Eric Vaughn was shot in the upper leg after he and officers from several agencies responded to a call of...

Let's play 2: Baseball, football combo tests few who do both

Apr. 22, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Brody Brecht's schedule is so full, sometimes he writes notes to himself to make sure he's where he needs to be and when. The Iowa freshman is working double-duty this spring. He's a pitcher on the baseball team and a wide receiver on the football team. ...