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DES MOINES — Organizers of a new statewide bicycle ride are changing the date of their planned event so it doesn’t conflict with an annual ride that dates to the 1970s.

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MONTEZUMA — A confession by the suspect in the death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts is not reliable because he was sleep deprived and susceptible to coercion after hours of questioning, a defense expert testified Thursday.

DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has named 14 officials to a committee she’s created that will make recommendations for removing racial bias from the Iowa criminal justice system and help reduce recidivism among former offenders.

WAUKEE — Authorities are investigating an explosion at an Iowa gender reveal party one day after a blast at a similar gathering killed a 56-year-old woman in a nearby community.

MUSCATINE — Look no further than Pearl City Station, a plain brick building set along the banks of the Mississippi River, to understand the growing sense of uncertainty seeping into the Democratic Party’s 2020 primary contest.

DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court has revoked an attorney’s law license, concluding she improperly kept a client’s money she wasn’t entitled to.

GRUNDY CENTER — Police say a man has died after being hit by a car in a convenience store parking lot in Grundy Center.

CEDAR RAPIDS — For the second month in a row, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is leading the Democratic field in Iowa, but Pete Buttigieg has moved into second place with 102 days until the first-in-the-nation caucuses.

DES MOINES — An Iowa hospital association spokesman said at a state unemployment hearing that he was fired after using satirical, “Donald Trump language” in criticizing Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds’ handling of Medicaid privatization.

IOWA CITY — An Iowa trooper who was fired after a lengthy sexual harassment and workplace safety investigation has filed a lawsuit alleging he was wrongly terminated and illegally blocked from seeking disability.Former Iowa State Patrol officer Wade Karp, who worked at the Capitol complex in…

Iowa woman wrongly charged recieves $100K settlement

CORALVILLE — A nonprofit controlled by the former director of a popular annual Iowa bike ride is hosting a conference that features the rival event that he launched this month.

4 Iowa school districts settle for $650K

WATERLOO — John McAnear, a 77-year-old Air Force veteran, stood in an audience of hundreds in suburban Des Moines with an oxygen tank at his side, wheezing as he implored Pete Buttigieg to protect the Department of Veterans Affairs.

MANCHESTER AP) — A judge overseeing a trial to determine whether an eastern Iowa roadside zoo should be closed told her courtroom she gagged on the “horrible stench” while touring the facility.

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KNOXVILLE – Police say a Knoxville man made multiple threats toward law enforcement, including that he planned to place bombs on or near the cars and residences of police officers.

IOWA CITY — Organizers of the popular summer bike ride across Iowa are cutting ties with its longtime sponsor, the Des Moines Register, amid backlash over the newspaper’s handling of a story.


IOWA CITY — The number of known cases of sexual harassment committed by employees in Iowa’s executive branch spiked last year after responsibility for conducting investigations was shifted to a central agency.

DUBUQUE (AP) — A judge has ordered a mental health evaluation to see whether a man accused of trying to kill his wife in Dubuque was competent to enter a plea.

MARION (AP) — Authorities say one person was hospitalized after a fire broke out in a Marion apartment.

ANKENY (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says she is forming a working group chaired by the lieutenant governor to make recommendations for removing racial bias from the criminal justice system and to help offenders re-enter communities in a way that reduces repeat offenses.

CORALVILLE — Gov. Kim Reynolds backed the new leader of Iowa’s human resources agency Thursday, saying he made an honest error when he misstated on his résumé what his department does.

DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court issued an immediate order Thursday that prohibits physical break-ins of courthouses or entry outside of regular business hours by cybersecurity testers after two workers hired by state court administrators were arrested for breaking into the Dallas County …

WATERLOO — An Iowa high school science teacher has been placed on administrative leave after he made what appeared to be a threatening social media comment about 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg.


DUBUQUE — Iowa game officials and deer hunters are taking extra precautions this season in the wake of an emerging threat of a chronic fatal disease affecting deer.The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has said it plans to collect as many deer samples in northeastern Iowa as it can this h…

SIOUX CITY — An Iowa pork processing plant is working to address Micronesia’s concerns about the treatment of some of its citizens who work at the plant.

SIOUX CITY — The island nation of Micronesia is raising concerns about how some of its citizens working at an Iowa pork processing plant are being treated.

HEDRICK — Four people face charges in connection with a drug investigation in Hedrick.


ANKENY – Casey’s General Stores announced the permanent name for its Midwest Mystery Pizza and introduced the man who named it during Casey’s Largest Pizza Party Saturday.

NEW YORK — Two bipartisan groups of state attorneys general are launching separate antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google, adding to regulatory scrutiny of two of the world’s largest and most ubiquitous tech companies.

OTTUMWA — City officials got their first formal look Tuesday at early plans for new housing along the north bank of the Des Moines River.

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SARASOTA [mdash]Loretta M. (Foster) Garlock, formerly of Clinton, Iowa, age 96, passed away November 9, 2019 at The Pines of Sarasota nursing home in Sarasota, Florida. She was born January 9, 1923 in Savanna, Illinois to Alfred and Marion (McCutcheon) Foster. On June 15, 1944, Loretta marri…