Local News Headlines
- Waterloo police officer on leave after DUI arrest
A Waterloo police officer has been placed on administrative leave after she was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk and causing a crash.
- News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. CDT
The Iowa House is considering a bill to establish mandatory minimum sentences for some people convicted of domestic abuse. Lawmakers are expected to vote on the legislation Thursday. It would create mandatory minimums for...
- Iowa GOP considers mandatory minimums for domestic abusers
The Iowa House is considering a bill to establish mandatory minimum sentences for some people convicted of domestic abuse.
- Court orders new trial saying black jurors wrongly removed
The Iowa Court of Appeals says a Davenport man should get another trial because prosecutors removed the only two black people from the prospective jury pool violating a constitutional protection against eliminating...
- Man serving life for killing Iowa officer dies in prison
An Iowa inmate serving life for the 1985 shooting death of a Newton police officer has died in a Fort Madison prison hospice.
- Senate panel OKs bill banning local minimum wage increases
A Senate committee has approved a bill that would ban local governments from raising the minimum hourly wage in Iowa, effectively causing pay cuts for some workers.
- Trial set for northwest Iowa pair accused in boy's beatings
A July trial has been scheduled for a northwest Iowa man and wife who've been accused in the beatings of an 11-year-old.
- Boy leaps into arms of mother, officer to escape fire
Authorities say a police officer and a boy's mother coaxed the 7-year-old into jumping from a second-story window into their arms so he could escape a fire at their home in Dubuque.
- Waterloo officials look to replace expired parking rules
Waterloo officials are scrambling to pass a parking ordinance after old rules expired and left the city with few limits on how people can park their vehicles.
- Woman pleads guilty in Union County murder case
A 44-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to seven of eight charges filed against her in a Union County murder case.
National News Headline
- Hawaii Republican resigns from party after criticizing Trump
A Hawaii lawmaker who says she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump is leaving the Republican Party.
- Police: Parents delay help for wounded boy to scrub evidence
Authorities say a 9-year-old boy shot in the head by his 2-year-old brother with their mother's handgun died, and their mother was jailed on suspicion of child abuse, authorities said.
- Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin town
Authorities say a police officer and at least two other people were shot when a domestic dispute escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin.
- Boy told police plot to shoot girl started as 'crude joke'
Authorities say two teenage boys in Utah accused of shooting a girl in the head concocted the plan while playing video games and discussing wanting to "get rid" of the girl who was texting one of them.
- Facebook rape stirs questions about witnessing crimes online
The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in similarly shocking attacks: What is the obligation of bystanders who see a crime unfolding before them.
- Trucker: 'Surreal' to be topic of Supreme Court nomination
A former truck driver fired after leaving his trailer on the side of an Illinois road after breaking down on a frigid 2009 night says it's "surreal" to find his story at the center of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
- APNewsBreak: California may face 'significant risk' from dam
A team of experts is warning of a "very significant risk" if the main spillway of a California dam is not operational again by the next rainy season.
- Nevada backs Equal Rights Amendment decades after deadline
Nevada has become the first state to approve the Equal Rights Amendment decades after the deadline to enshrine in the U.S. Constitution that women and men are equal under the law.
- Man who stopped fight in video honored for his peacemaking
A teenager seen in a video of a street fight stopped by a New Jersey man that has drawn millions of views online says that he is thankful for the man's help.
- Indiana lawmakers scrap plan to set aside school prayer time
Indiana senators have scrapped a proposal that would've mandated time for public prayer during assemblies, sports competitions and other school events.
- Smith turns down Drake to stay at South Dakota
Last season, South Dakota lost women's basketball coach Amy Williams to Nebraska after winning the WNIT. This year, the Coyote men made it to the NIT, and now another program is coming after their head coach.
- Morningside men rally past Briar Cliff in men's volleyball
Men's volleyball is a relatively new sport in Siouxland. Crosstown rivals Briar Cliff and Morningside squared off on Wednesday night. The Chargers had won seven of their last eight games while the Mustangs have lost four in a row.
- Cropley & Neustrom hit grand slams in Hawkeye victory
Junior Tyler Cropley and sophomore Robert Neustrom both hit grand slams to lead the University of Iowa baseball team to a 12-1 victory over Bradley on Wednesday night at Duane Banks Field.
- South Dakota's Flack to compete in slam dunk contest
University of South Dakota senior Tyler Flack has been selected to the Slam Dunk Championship roster for the 29th annual State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix.
- Explorers sign two left-handed pitchers
The Sioux City Explorers have re-signed LHP Cody Forsythe and signed LHP Bryan Radziewski to 2017 American Association contracts.
- Day two of Dan Lennon Invite features smaller schools
The Dan Lennon Invitational is a sanctioned high school meet in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota. That gave Siouxland schools in Class B plenty of opportunities for competition and titles.
- Musketeers blank Fargo to increase conference lead
The Sioux City Musketeers won their third straight game, beating Fargo 4-0 on Tuesday night at the Tyson Events Center. It was Sioux City's 12th win in their last 13 games.
- Hawkeyes looking for new starting quarterback in spring practice
The Iowa Hawkeyes start spring football practice on Wednesday. Nathan Stanley will start spring as the number-1 quarterback. The sophomore skipped a redshirt season and was C.J. Beathard's backup last year.
- Iowa State's Lanning moves from quarterback to linebacker
Joel Lanning, last year's starting quarterback for Iowa State, is working as a starting linebacker this spring. Lanning hasn't played linebacker since 8th grade, but says he's willing to do whatever it takes to help the team.
- Morningside baseball team runs winning streak to five
The Morningside College baseball team improved its winning streak to five games with a 6-1 win over York (NE) on Monday afternoon.
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