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{FD} Uncle accused of chaining boy to weight pleads not guilty

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An eastern Iowa man accused of padlocking a weighted chain around his 14-year-old nephew’s waist has pleaded not guilty. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Iowa fire academy manager pleads guilty in test scandal

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A former Iowa fire academy administrator has pleaded guilty to falsifying test scores that were used to improperly certify thousands of firefighters. Continue reading

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{FD} Athletic Director says complaints led to Iowa coach’s firing

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University of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said Monday that three rounds of complaints from parents and field hockey players prompted an investigation into the program that ultimately led to the firing of coach Tracey Griesbaum in 2014. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa man gets life for hacking 3 to death with machete

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A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for hacking to death his girlfriend, her teenage daughter and their landlord with a machete in central Iowa. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Iowa official says she took “don’t ask, don’t tell” stand

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The former top female athletic administrator at the University of Iowa says she functioned with a “don’t ask, don’t tell” mentality while maintaining a decade-long relationship with the Hawkeyes’ field hockey coach that ultimately led to her dismissal … Continue reading

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{FD} Documents: Uncle chained up teenage runaway to keep him home

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The parents and uncle of a 13-year-old Iowa boy and frequent runaway are accused of chaining a weight to him to keep him home. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa man charged after 4-year-old boy kills self with gun

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The owner of a gun that a 4-year-old boy used to kill himself in Iowa last summer has been charged with illegally owning the firearm after telling police he uses marijuana. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa man charged with killing mother, father and sister

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A 20-year-old man has been charged in the killing of his mother, father and sister in their suburban Des Moines home. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-fire training official could avoid jail in Iowa scandal

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A former Iowa fire academy administrator could avoid jail time after falsifying test scores that were used to improperly certify hundreds of firefighters. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge moves trial of Iowa man charged with killing officers

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An Iowa judge has moved the murder trial of a man charged in the killing of two police officers to another part of the state. Continue reading

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{FD} US marshals arrest fugitive on Army’s ‘most wanted’ list

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A fugitive who’s on a list of the “most wanted” by the U.S. Army has been captured in Iowa. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Exclusive: Iowa regulator keeps busy private law practice

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A powerful Iowa regulator has maintained a busy and profitable private legal practice even though law requires her to devote her “whole time” to state business. Continue reading

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{FD} 9/11 from terrorist’s perspective basis for Iowa State assignment

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‘Write a paper that gives a historical account of 911 from the perspective of the terrorist network,’ the project rundown stated. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa State class assignment: Imagine 9/11 from terrorist’s perspective

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‘Write a paper that gives a historical account of 911 from the perspective of the terrorist network,’ the project rundown stated. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa man convicted of hacking 3 people to death with machete

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A 25-year-old man has been convicted of hacking to death his girlfriend, her teenage daughter and their landlord in central Iowa. Continue reading

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{FD} Dakota Access pipeline vandalism highlights sabotage risks

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The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has reported “recent coordinated physical attacks” on the much-protested line, just as it’s almost ready to carry oil. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa mosque gets threatening note calling Muslims ‘vile’

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A leader of the Islamic Center of Des Moines plans to meet with authorities to discuss a threatening note found in the center’s mail. Continue reading

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{FD} Wearing red, white and blue lands high school students in hot water

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Every heart beats true ‘neath the red, white and blue – although some people apparently see overt displays of patriotism as offensive to immigrants and refugees. Continue reading

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{FD} Homes damaged as severe storms, tornadoes hit Midwest

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A severe storm system pummeled parts of the Midwest overnight with tornadoes, huge hailstones and powerful winds, damaging dozens of buildings and injuring at least 10 people in Missouri. Continue reading

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{FD} Storm that spawned 24 tornado reports barrels east; 3 dead

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A powerful and wide-reaching line of severe storms barreled east on Wednesday threatening new damage, after spinning off as many as 24 tornadoes across the central U.S., killing at least three people. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 24 reports of tornadoes across central US; 3 killed

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A powerful and wide-reaching line of severe storms barreled east on Wednesday threatening new damage, after spinning off as many as 24 tornadoes across the central U.S., killing at least three people. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa State could lose thousands on sale of president’s plane

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Iowa State University expects to lose tens of thousands of dollars unloading an airplane it purchased 2 ½ years ago for his President Steven Leath’s travel. Continue reading

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{FD} FedEx investigates after driver saves Old Glory from being torched in viral video

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FedEx is investigating after one of its drivers in Iowa stopped flag-burning protesters from desecrating American flags during a confrontation captured on video that went viral, according to a report Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 arrested in flag burning protest in Iowa

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Officials arrest two people on Thursday after a group of protesters set several American flags on fire at a rally at an Iowa City pedestrian mall. Continue reading

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{FD} Bald eagle found shot dead, dismembered in Iowa

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Authorities are investigating the shooting and dismemberment of a bald eagle in Iowa. Continue reading

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{FD} Parents accused of starving teen daughter plead not guilty

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An Iowa man and woman accused of starving and torturing their 16-year-old daughter have pleaded not guilty in her October death. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge rejects plea deal in Iowa teen’s sex abuse case

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A judge has rejected a plea deal for a teenager accused of sexually abusing a mentally disabled woman in suburban Des Moines. Continue reading

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{FD} Cops say man, 22, killed missing Iowa woman, hid body in her home

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A missing 49-year-old woman was killed and her body hidden in her home where no one could see it, police said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Regent: Response to ISU plane scandal was ‘slap in the face’

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The Board of Regents’ decision to take no action against Iowa State University President Steven Leath for misusing university airplanes was “a slap in the face” to taxpayers, a regent later complained to his colleagues. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas man pleads guilty to fraud in lottery scandal case

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A Texas businessman has pleaded guilty to fraud and admitted to helping lottery computer technician Eddie Tipton cash jackpots in a multi-state number-fixing scheme that netted $2 million. Continue reading

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{FD} World travelers, social butterfly among Fla. airport victims

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At least four of the five people killed in the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting were on vacation, headed for cruises that promised sun, sand and fun. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit: Lottery players should get refund for rigged games

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Hundreds of thousands of lottery players who were allegedly cheated by an insider’s long-running scheme to rig jackpots should be reimbursed for their losing tickets, according a lawsuit filed Wednesday that seeks class action certification. Continue reading

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{FD} Inmate was beaten to death in rare Iowa prison homicide

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Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that an inmate died after he was beaten by a fellow prisoner at Iowa’s maximum-security penitentiary. Continue reading

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{FD} Trial set for mom accused of putting tot’s arm in hot coffee

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A February trial is scheduled for an Iowa woman accused of placing her infant son’s arm in a mug of coffee to prove to him that it was hot. Continue reading

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{FD} Video shows suspect in pain after Iowa trooper’s gun strike

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Police video shows an Iowa trooper jammed the barrel of his loaded rifle into the shoulder of a suspect at the end of a police chase, leaving the man injured. Continue reading

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{FD} Des Moines police investigate fatal nightclub shooting

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Des Moines Police are investigating the death of an 18-year-old man who was fatally shot in a dispute at a downtown nightclub. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged with false unemployment claims in 3 states

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A California man has been charged with setting up fake businesses in three states, then using names taken from temporary visas issued to students to obtain more than $355,000 in unemployment benefits for nonexistent workers. Continue reading

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{FD} Weightlifter dies after 315-pound barbell drops on his neck

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Authorities say a 22-year-old man has died after a barbell slipped from his grasp and crushed his neck at a gym in central Iowa. Continue reading

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{FD} Wisconsin officials file charges in lottery fixing scheme

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A former lottery computer administrator from Iowa and a friend from Texas have been charged in Wisconsin with racketeering and theft by fraud. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa man pleads not guilty in killings of 2 police officers

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An Iowa man has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in ambush-style attacks that killed two police officers last month. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa State president apologizes, reimburses for more flights

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Iowa State University President Steven Leath apologized Monday for using school airplanes for personal flight training and out-of-state medical appointments, announcing he has paid back costs of dozens of flights and would be more careful going forward. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa man sentenced in case related to guns sent to Lebanon

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An Iowa man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to the shipping of guns to Lebanon. Continue reading

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{FD} Timeline of events in Iowa State president’s planes scandal

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The governing board of Iowa’s public universities is expected to decide Monday whether to take action against Iowa State University’s president for his use of school planes. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Gender violence’ test mandatory for incoming students at Iowa college

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A college in Iowa is demanding many of its students pass a 60-minute online course on “gender violence” before they are allowed to attend classes in the spring semester. Continue reading

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{FD} Police to release video in shooting that paralyzed Iowa man

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Authorities are expected to release dashcam video Thursday of a traffic stop in which a white officer shot and paralyzed an unarmed black motorist. Continue reading

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{FD} Officer won’t be charged in shooting that paralyzed Iowa man

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A white police officer will not be charged in a shooting that left an unarmed black motorist paralyzed and sparked protests in Iowa’s second largest city, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Three killed after truck crashes into Iowa Walmart

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A pickup truck rammed through the front door of a Walmart in Iowa, killing three people, local media reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Jackpot rigging scandal grows in scope as trials near

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A prosecutor says two brothers accused of conspiring to fix lottery games in five states had rigged another drawing for which they claimed a jackpot and planted software on additional computers that would have enabled them to fix more games if they had… Continue reading

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{FD} Odd pattern brings rare November tornadoes to Iowa, Nebraska

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Meteorologists say warmer weather has brought unusual November weather to Iowa and Nebraska: tornadoes. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused of killing 2 officers had praised police earlier

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Days before he allegedly killed two Iowa police officers, Scott Michael Greene sent a note to one of their departments apologizing for prior run-ins, saying his “dark days” were over and praising police as “absolute heroes.” Continue reading

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