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An Iowa man is accused of killing 3 people with a metal pipe

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A man is accused of killing three people and badly injuring a fourth by attacking them with a metal pipe at a rural Iowa home, authorities said Thursday. Authorities were still investigating what led to the attack, but Sheriff Brian Gardner said in a news release ...

Iowa will pay $3.5 million to family of student who drowned in rowing accident

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials agreed Tuesday to pay $3.5 million in a settlement agreement with the family of an Iowa State University student who drowned after a school crew club boat capsized in cold, rough waters. The State Appeal Board approved the terms of the agreement between ...

Phone and internet outages plague central and eastern Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Phone and internet outages were reported across Iowa on Thursday after a water line break flooded a key telecommunications company building in downtown Des Moines. The outage began Thursday morning and continued into the afternoon, blocking 911 landline calls in the ...

Farmers must kill 4.2 million chickens after bird flu hits Iowa egg farm

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 4 million chickens in Iowa will have to be killed after a case of the highly pathogenic bird flu was detected at a large egg farm, the state announced Tuesday. Crews are in the process of killing 4.2 million chickens after the disease was found at a farm in ...

5 dead and at least 35 hurt as tornadoes ripped through Iowa, officials say

By HANNAH FINGERHUT and MARGERY A. BECK Associated Press GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Five people died and at least 35 were hurt as powerful tornadoes ripped through Iowa, with one carving a path of destruction through the small city of Greenfield, officials said Wednesday. The Iowa ...

Justice Department warns it plans to sue Iowa over new state immigration law

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has told Iowa's top officials it plans to sue the state over a new law making it a crime for a person to be in Iowa if they've previously been denied admission to the U.S. The statute interferes with the federal government's authority to ...

A judge blocks the demolition of a groundbreaking Iowa art installation

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked plans to remove a nationally known outdoor artwork that borders a pond in a Des Moines city park, finding the New York artist who created the work is likely to succeed in her argument that destroying the work would violate her ...

DNA evidence identifies body found in Missouri in 1978 as missing Iowa girl

TROY, Mo. (AP) — Forty-six years after a Missouri hunter found a body in the Mississippi River, the victim has been identified as a 15-year-old girl from Iowa. Authorities in Lincoln County, Missouri, announced Tuesday that DNA evidence and other scientific investigation were key in ...