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Slipknot founding drummer Joey Jordison dies at 46

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joey Jordison, a founding member of Slipknot, who drummed for the influential metal band in its most popular period and helped write many of its best-known songs, has died Monday at age 46, his family said. "We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, ...

USDA again sanctions powerful hog buyer for cheating sellers

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — For the second time in four years, an influential nationwide pork dealer has been sanctioned by federal regulators for illegal buying practices that cheated hog sellers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Lynch Livestock, based in Waucoma, Iowa, has been ordered ...

Iowa to pay $200,000 cost of sending troopers to Texas

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Wednesday it's likely Iowa taxpayers will pay the cost of sending 28 Iowa Department of Public Safety officers to assist Texas officials at the U.S./Mexico border from July 10 through 20. Public Safety Commissioner Stephan Bayens estimated ...

Iowa man accused of killing 3 relatives pleads not guilty

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids man pleaded not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of his father, mother and sister. Andrew Jackson, 20, a University of Iowa sophomore, entered his written plea last week and his trial was scheduled for Jan. 25 in ...

COVID-19 rates a worry as 1 million head for Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With coronavirus cases rising throughout Iowa and around the nation, health experts are becoming increasingly worried about next month's Iowa State Fair, which will bring more than 1 million people to Des Moines from around the state, including many from counties with ...

States scale back virus reporting just as cases surge

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Several states scaled back their reporting of COVID-19 statistics this month just as cases across the country started to skyrocket, depriving the public of real-time information on outbreaks, cases, hospitalizations and deaths in their communities. The shift to weekly ...

First defendant of five found not guilty in Des Moines death

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One of five people charged in a 2019 shooting death in Des Moines has been found not guilty. Jackson Calaway, who is now 18, was 16 when he was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Rashid Ibrahim, 23, in Des Moines. Police said a group of five men and ...

Iowa’s State Board of Health too short of members to meet

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state board meant to help oversee the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic has not met since May because it does not have enough members. Seven of the 11 seats on the Iowa State Board of Health are vacant, The Des Moines Register reported. The board, which ...

Over 100 people protest vaccine mandates at Iowa Capitol

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 100 people gathered outside the Iowa state Capitol Saturday to rally against mandates requiring people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, such as the ones some Iowa hospitals have issued. One of the speakers at the rally, Republican state Rep. Jeff Shipley, ...

Iowa man with guns at Chicago hotel ‘didn’t mean to startle’

CHICAGO (AP) — An Iowa man arrested by Chicago police for having guns and ammunition in his hotel room overlooking a Lake Michigan beach told officers he "didn't mean to startle anyone" and simply forgot to remove the firearms from a bag while packing for a trip to the city, police video ...

Iowa couple arrested after marijuana, mushroom lab found

BLUE GRASS, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa woman who summoned police to her house in Blue Grass on a separate complaint ended up being arrested along with her boyfriend after officers found a marijuana-growing lab and mushrooms there. Police arrested Ilana Sylvie Poulin, 43, and Timothy Owen ...

Des Moines man sentenced for dismemberment killing of wife

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines man was sentenced Friday to up to 50 years in prison for killing and dismembering his wife last year. Datron Simmons, 33, must serve a mandatory 35 years behind bars before he's eligible for parole, the Des Moines Register reported. A jury convicted ...

Police investigate child sexual abuse case, apparent suicide

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Police in Marshalltown and Ames are investigating a sexual exploitation allegation and an apparent suicide that appear to be related. A former Marshalltown school employee was found dead inside an Ames home on Thursday, police said. Marshalltown police who were ...

Judge OKs subpoenas for Iowa murder suspect’s medical files

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Emergency responders and a hospital that treated a Cedar Rapids man for a gunshot wound after he allegedly killed his parents and sister must share his medical records with prosecutors, a judge ruled Tuesday. Alexander Jackson, 20, is charged with first-degree murder ...

Fire at Osceola airport destroys hangar, destroyed planes

OSCEOLA, Iowa (AP) — A fire at Osceola's small airport has destroyed a hangar and at least two airplanes, officials in the south-central Iowa city said. The fire at Osceola Municipal Airport was reported around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, television station KCCI reported. Osceola Fire Chief Byron ...

Iowa man pleads not guilty to charges in death of bicyclist

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Mason City man has pleaded not guilty to felony vehicular homicide and other counts in the June crash death of a bicyclist. Cody William Skiye, 28, has pleaded not guilty in Cerro Gordo County Court to homicide by vehicle while operating under the influence, as ...

Cedar Rapids police ID girl found dead in car with gunshot

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Police have identified a teenage girl found dead behind the wheel of a crashed vehicle in Cedar Rapids and suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was Tyliyah Whitis, 15, of Peoria, Illinois, Cedar Rapids police said Wednesday in a news release. Police had ...

Court: UI violated religious club’s First Amendment rights

A federal appeals court has upheld a 2019 ruling against the University of Iowa, affirming that the university discriminated against a Christian club by stripping it and dozens of other religious clubs of their registered status. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeal on ...

Iowa duo deny any involvement in Mollie Tibbetts’ death

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two childhood friends named by defense lawyers as alternate suspects in the killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts said Friday they had nothing to do with the crime. Lawyers for Cristhian Bahena Rivera, the man convicted of killing Tibbetts, named Gavin ...

Preliminary data says 26 tornadoes swept Iowa on Wednesday

LAKE CITY, Iowa (AP) — Preliminary data shows more than two dozen tornadoes tore across Iowa earlier this week, according to the National Weather Service. The service said in a tweet Friday that it appears 26 tornadoes touched down in the state on Wednesday. If that number holds true, it ...