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Iowa man killed in South Dakota motorcycle crash ID'd
CUSTER, S.D. (AP) - Authorities have identified an Iowa man who died in a crash involving two motorcycles in South Dakota's Custer State Park. The Highway Patrol says the motorcycles were traveling together on state Highway 87, failed to negotiate a curve and went in the ditch Wednesday afternoon. Seventy-two-year-old ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | South Dakota Iowa Black Hills Custer South Dakota Custer State Park Mount Rushmore Native Americans in the United States U.S. state
Plane crash kills Des Moines, Iowa, businessman
Andrew V. PestanoDES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The Lucas County Sheriff's Office in Iowa said businessman Scott Wolfswinkel died after the plane he was piloting crashed.
-1 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Iowa Federal Aviation Administration Air traffic control Des Moines Iowa
Body found in basement of Polk City home, fire officials say
POLK CITY, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a body has been found in the basement of a Polk City home after a fire. Des Moines television station KCCI says (http://bit.ly/2cs6TWl ) the fire was reported by an occupant of the home around 8:55 p.m. Tuesday. Fire officials say it took ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Des Moines Iowa Iowa KCCI Polk County Iowa Des Moines metropolitan area KXNO Ottumwa Iowa Altoona Iowa
The Latest: Large crowds in 3 states protest pipeline
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the legal challenges and coordination of the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline (all times local):
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Las Vegas Paiutes to protest pipeline in solidarity with North Dakota tribe
Las Vegas Paiute tribal members plan to protest Friday in solidarity with a North Dakota tribe fighting development of a pipeline slated to run above the Missouri River, a sacred resource.
1850 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | North Dakota Sioux South Dakota Native Americans in the United States Lakota people Paiute Missouri River Iowa
Iowa men charged after alleged ginseng harvest on state land
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Three Iowa men face charges after state conservation officers say they unlawfully harvested ginseng root from state property. Court records show Kyle Jones and Brent Jones, both of Slater, and Bart Bollie of Madrid, were charged Tuesday with fifth-degree theft, unlawful possession of wild ginseng ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Ginseng Iowa Des Moines Iowa U.S. state Property Mississippi River Property law Des Moines River
Group gets $150,000 contribution under new school choice law
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota organization helping students attend private schools under a state-backed scholarship program has received a $150,000 donation. Des Moines, Iowa-based insurance holding company Sammons Financial Group Inc. has provided the first donation under South Dakota's new school choice law, which was approved this ...
1 points by The Washington Times | South Dakota Nebraska U.S. state Iowa Native Americans in the United States North Dakota Great Plains Education
Long after Hawaii attack, chaplain's remains identified
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - Dubuque resident Dr. Steve Sloan never met his great-uncle Chaplain Aloysius Schmitt. But in many ways, he feels like he knew the man. Stories about Schmitt's life - and the heroism he displayed on the day of his death - were recounted at seemingly every family ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Aloysius Schmitt Loras College Dubuque Iowa World War II USS Schmitt Attack on Pearl Harbor United States Navy Year of birth missing
Iowa firefighters revive cat caught in house fire
Daniel UriaAMES, Iowa, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Firefighters in Iowa helped save the life of a cat, which had become unresponsive after being trapped in a burning building.
43 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Cat Iowa Iowa State University Ames Iowa
Florida authorities say Iowa man admits 14-year-old slaying
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say an Iowa man has confessed to a 14-year-old South Florida slaying and is now charged with murder. The Broward Sheriff's Office said in a news release Thursday that 38-year-old Joshua Odom walked into a police station last month in Des Moines, Iowa, and ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | South Florida metropolitan area Broward County Florida Fort Lauderdale Florida Florida Wilton Manors Florida Capital punishment Iowa Pompano Beach Florida
Search for missing swimmer becomes search for body
ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) - The search for a college student who went missing while swimming in the Missouri River in South Dakota has become an effort to recover his body. Twenty-three-year-old Tom Patterson, of Frostburg, Maryland, was swimming with friends Sunday southwest of Elk Point when he disappeared. Union ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | South Dakota Iowa Sioux City Iowa Missouri River Nebraska North Dakota Big Sioux River Briar Cliff University
Kansas woman killed, husband injured in Nebraska crash
STROMSBURG, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska authorities say a Kansas woman has been killed in a rollover crash. Polk County Sheriff Dwaine Ladwig said in a news release that first responders reached the crash site east of Stromsburg around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/2cvEnTy ) that 80-year-old ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Lincoln Nebraska Lincoln Journal Star Polk County Nebraska Nebraska Missouri Iowa Lee Enterprises Kansas
3 dead when 2 planes collide in air at small Georgia airport
CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — Three people died Wednesday after two small airplanes collided in midair at a rural airport in western Georgia, where one witness told authorities the pilots may have been trying to land at the same time.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Associated Press Airport Aircraft Time Charles Carroll of Carrollton Carrollton Georgia Carroll County Iowa Carroll County Illinois
Wisconsin star embracing his Native American heritage
Wisconsin point guard Bronson Koenig doesn’t shy away from being a role model — he embraces the job. He has become the leader of a Badgers team that plays Florida in Friday’s Sweet 16 in the Garden, and a leader in the Native American community that all too often hasn’t had a voice of its...
2009 points by New York Post | North Dakota Native Americans in the United States Sioux Indigenous peoples of the Americas United States Wisconsin Iowa Mississippi River
Iowa inmate charged after tossing HIV-tainted urine at guard
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - A western Iowa jail inmate infected with HIV has been charged with felony assault after officials say he threw a carton of his urine on a detention officer in Council Bluffs. The Daily Nonpareil reports (http://bit.ly/2m8uvmO ) that 52-year-old Charles Perkins, of Youngstown, Ohio, is ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Council Bluffs Iowa Battery Misdemeanor Assault Potawatomi Felony Crime English-language films
Saturday’s Big Ten: Northwestern edges Rutgers
McIntosh scored 18 points as Northwestern edged the Scarlet Knights 69-65.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Big Ten Conference Iowa Free throw Illinois Northwestern University University of Iowa Basketball Iowa Hawkeyes
Retired Catholic priest in Iowa sentenced in privacy case
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - A retired Catholic priest in western Iowa has been given a suspended jail sentence and ordered to register as a sex offender for invading the privacy of several students in a high school restroom. The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports (http://bit.ly/2l6aCze ) that the Rev. ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Law Iowa Des Moines Iowa Sentence High school Prison Crime U.S. Route 6
Malcolm Hill leads Illinois past Iowa 70-66
John Groce spent the off-week with his team focused on toughness and togetherness. It's already paying off. Malcom Hill scored 21 points and hauled down eight rebounds and Illinois held on for a 70-66 win over Iowa on Saturday. The Illini took the lead in the final minutes on a Hill layup and fended...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Big Ten Conference English-language films Illinois Iowa University of Iowa Iowa City Iowa Iowa Hawkeyes The Final
Latinos plan ‘Day without Immigrants’ boycott to protest Trump’s immigration agenda
Latino businesses plan to close, workers to walk off their jobs and children to stay away from school during a nationwide one-day boycott to protest the Trump administration’s anti-immigration agenda. Read Full Article at RT.com
3079 points by Russia Today | Immigration to the United States Immigration United States Department of Homeland Security Arrest Des Moines Iowa New York City Donald Trump Spain
Nearly 56,000 bridges called structurally deficient
Nearly 56,000 bridges nationwide, which vehicles cross 185 million times a day,  are structurally deficient, a bridge construction group ann...       
22493 points by USA Today | U.S. state South Dakota Elaine Chao North Dakota Iowa Names of large numbers Native Americans in the United States Funding
Iowa Poll: Trump's approval rating is underwater with Iowans
42% of Iowans approve of Trump as president, while 49% disapprove, poll says.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | President of the United States George W. Bush Barack Obama Ronald Reagan Democratic Party George H. W. Bush Republican Party Des Moines Iowa
Writer: MSU a bubble team with a Final Four burst
Michigan State is one of three teams Gleeson tapped as “fringe teams” with the potential to reach the Final Four.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Michigan State University Basketball Zach Randolph Michigan United States Iowa Association of American Universities
Iowa State could lose thousands on sale of president's plane
An airplane that nearly cost Iowa State University President Steven Leath his job has more bad news: a lower-than-expected sale price.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Central Illinois Regional Airport Airport Cirrus SR22 Illinois Iowa 2016 Cirrus Design 2015
Police injure gunman who took over convenience store
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Waterloo Police shot and wounded a gunman who took over a convenience store over the weekend. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (http://bit.ly/2khsVCF ) the incident happened Sunday afternoon at a Kwik Star convenience store. A man with a gun entered the store around 2:45 p.m. and ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Waterloo Iowa Cedar Falls Iowa Police English-language films Criminal Investigation Department Weekend Sunday Firearm
'Human books' on loan at Penn State library
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Enter a library room at Penn State University on Wednesday and you’ll hear junior Brian Anthony Davis describe his transformation from gang member, dodging bullets by age 16, to college student who has studied in eight countries.
555 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Pennsylvania State University Pennsylvania State University Libraries Joe Paterno Pennsylvania University Park Pennsylvania Association of American Universities Iowa Land-grant university
Iowa college student plays trumpet at funerals for veterans
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - A University of Northern Iowa student is using her trumpet to give back to veterans, playing "Taps" at many local military funerals. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (http://bit.ly/2krK2Od ) reports university marching band member JD Waybill of Central City has been performing at most military funerals ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | World War II Waterloo Iowa Cedar Falls Iowa University of Northern Iowa Iowa 2005 albums Military funeral Korean War
Somali refugees, banned last week, arrive in Iowa
Family of eight is one of first to arrive in Iowa since courts blocked president's travel ban.       
1850 points by USA Today | Refugee Iowa Family Ethiopia Des Moines Iowa Homo sacer United States Donald Trump
No. 7 Wisconsin escapes with OT win at Nebraska
By Steve Beideck, The Sports Xchange LINCOLN, Neb. -- No. 7 Wisconsin survived an overtime challenge from a team that already knocked off two ranked opponents, earning a 70-69 victory over Nebraska on Thursday night in a Big Ten game.
6 points by UPI | Basketball University of Wisconsin–Madison Basketball terminology The Score Iowa The Key Score Coach
Illinois St. bounces back strong and clobbers Drake 82-53
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Paris Lee scored 26 points on 11-for-17 shooting, Keyshawn Evans scored 16 points and Illinois State drubbed Drake 82-53 on Tuesday night. Illinois State (20-5, 12-1 Missouri Valley) rebounded from Saturday's 86-45 defeat against Wichita State and moved a half-game up of the Shockers (21-4, ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Iowa Missouri Valley Conference Des Moines Iowa North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Illinois U.S. state Drake University Missouri
The Latest: Leader says tribe 'undaunted' by pipeline notice
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the Dakota Access pipeline being built to carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois (all times local):
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Missouri River South Dakota Dakota Territory Midwestern United States Oahe Dam Mississippi River Iowa North Dakota
The Latest: North Dakota governor applauds pipeline notice
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the Dakota Access pipeline being built to carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois (all times local):
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Missouri River South Dakota Dakota Territory Midwestern United States Mississippi River Oahe Dam Iowa North Dakota
The Latest: Opposition leader criticizes pipeline notice
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the Dakota Access pipeline being built to carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois (all times local):
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Missouri River South Dakota Dakota Territory Midwestern United States Mississippi River Oahe Dam Iowa North Dakota
The Latest: Environmental groups criticize pipeline notice
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the Dakota Access pipeline being built to carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois (all times local):
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Midwestern United States Dakota Territory Missouri River Mississippi River South Dakota Iowa North Dakota Missouri
EPA rejects Iowa new clean water rule passed last August
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has told Iowa environmental regulators that changes made to state clean water standards last year violate federal regulations. The Iowa Environmental Protection Commission approved changes in August that eliminated a rigorous environmental assessment before allowing new contaminants to be introduced ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | United States Environmental Protection Agency Environmentalism Federal government of the United States Sewage treatment Des Moines Iowa U.S. state Iowa Clean Water Act
The Latest: Tribe plans legal fight to stop pipeline
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the Dakota Access pipeline being built to carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois (all times local):
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Midwestern United States Dakota Territory Missouri River Mississippi River Iowa South Dakota U.S. state North Dakota
Hospitals would face higher charity costs without Obamacare
Hospital officials worry without Obamacare they will be burdened with higher costs for treating poor       
120 points by USA Today | Health insurance in the United States Insurance Iowa Health insurance Health economics Uninsured in the United States Hospital Charity care
Man pleads not guilty to thefts of skid loader, stuck pickup
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Sioux City man has pleaded not guilty to allegations that he stole a skid loader in an effort to free a stolen pickup truck stuck on railroad tracks. The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2kJq9pf ) that 36-year-old Nicholas Penny entered the pleas Monday to ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Skid loader Loader Backhoe Pickup truck Sioux City Iowa Skid steer Iowa Theft
Sioux City man's murder trial to be moved to Council Bluffs
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A judge says the second trial of a Sioux City man charged with murder will be held in Council Bluffs. On Friday the judge granted 48-year-old Elias Wanatee's request for a change of venue, citing pretrial publicity. The judge said Monday the trial will be ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Jury Iowa Court Judge Missouri River Council Bluffs Iowa Lawyer Change of venue
Iowa woman gets jail time, probation for injuring toddler
ORANGE CITY, Iowa (AP) - A woman has been given five months in jail and four years of probation for injuring a toddler at her northwest Iowa day care. Sioux County prosecutors say Dianna Winder, of Maurice, was sentenced Monday. She also was given a suspended prison term of five ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Misdemeanor Assault Felony Sioux County Iowa Probation English-language films Criminal law Crimes
Official: 3 dead in plane crash near west Georgia airport
A fire official says three people are dead following a plane crash near a small airport in western Georgia. WSB-TV reports Bud Benefield, a deputy fire chief for Carroll County, confirmed the crash ...
1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Airport Georgia Charles Carroll of Carrollton Carrollton Georgia Carroll County Iowa Carroll County Illinois Unincorporated area Delta Air Lines
Officials won't put warning sign near site of fatal fall
BOONE, Iowa (AP) - Officials say they won't erect warning signs near an Iowa park overlook where a man fell 60 feet to his death on New Year's Day. Sixty-three-year-old Dan Carlile, of Ames, fell after losing his footing near Lost Lake Trail at Ledges State Park south of Boone. ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Des Moines Iowa Des Moines River Iowa Ledges State Park The Des Moines Register Ames Iowa Principal Park Boone Iowa
Huge meteor streaks over Northern Illinois
An enormous meteor streaked over the Midwest early Monday, visible from at least four states including Illinois, meteorologists said. “It was basically visible for a long distance,” said Ricky Castro, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Chicago office. “It was certainly an interesting...
5675 points by Chicago Tribune | Illinois Wisconsin Midwestern United States Chicago Indiana Iowa Michigan Missouri
Unranked Iowa State stuns No. 3 Kansas in OT
By Kevin Haskin, SportsXchange LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Asked to give an opening statement after a startling basketball win at Kansas can be a tough act.
2 points by UPI | Big 12 Conference Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball Kansas University of Kansas Iowa Kansas Jayhawks Iowa State University Kansas State University
Iowa State rallies to stun No. 2 Kansas in OT thriller
Deonte Burton hit seven 3-pointers and scored 29 points, Monte Morris added 25 and Iowa State rallied from a big halftime deficit to beat No. 2 Kansas 92-89 in overtime Saturday.
50 points by The Denver Post | Big 12 Conference Kansas Wilt Chamberlain Free throw Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball Iowa Kansas City Missouri Hack-a-Shaq
Meredith Corp. loses top execs amid cuts
Even as Meredith Corp. gets ready to release its second issue of the hottest new print magazine of the year, Magnolia Journal, more details are emerging on the cuts the company unveiled earlier in the week in its national media division. Among the changes, Cheryl Brown, who was the editor-in-chief of Allrecipes, told The Post...
102 points by New York Post | Meredith Corporation Des Moines Iowa Morris Day Vice President of the United States Magazine Television station American film actors American television actors
Iowa bill seeks to prohibit 'sanctuary' cities
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa legislative panel has approved a bill to restrict the state, cities, counties and universities from enacting policies that prevent them from helping to carry out federal immigration laws. The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/2k3WMdK ) reports the legislation prohibits enacting so-called sanctuary cities, which ...
11 points by The Washington Times | Des Moines Iowa Iowa The Des Moines Register Legislature United States Congress U.S. state Principal Park Law
Deadly synthetic opioid 'pink' prompts central Iowa warnings
AMES, Iowa (AP) - The increasing presence of a deadly synthetic opioid called "pink" or "U4" has prompted warnings from Iowa authorities. Ames police spokesman Geoff Huff told The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/2jKILk9 ) that the drug, also called "pinky," has been identified in a handful of Ames cases since ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Des Moines Iowa Drug addiction Heroin Opioid Iowa The Des Moines Register Drug injection Methamphetamine
Shirvani: Proposed changes at university a step forward
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Hamid Shirvani came to Briar Cliff University with a plan to take the school to unseen heights. The new president recently unveiled the "Briar Cliff 5-year plan," a series of changes and additions he plans to implement, or at least explore over the next five ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Sioux City Iowa Iowa Briar Cliff University Dormitory
New program helps officers with sobriety testing
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - More than a dozen law enforcement officials struggled to maintain their focus on the instructor as the revelers in the hallway grew more boisterous. Though the doors were closed, shouts and laughter filled the classroom at the Dubuque Emergency Responder Training Center. Moments earlier, a boozy ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Police Dubuque Iowa Iowa Law enforcement agency Dubuque County Iowa Ethanol Dyersville Iowa Intoxication
Donald Trump said he had a secret plan to defeat ISIS. As of now, he's not planning to use it.
Out: his "foolproof" plan. In: a plan to ask other people to come up with a new plan.
2872 points by The Washington Post | Hillary Rodham Clinton Foreign policy Des Moines Iowa Policy English-language films Foreign Policy Secret 2005 albums