Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa | Report says Iowa congressman likely violated ethics rules

IOWA CITY, Iowa — An Iowa congressman likely violated a host of ethics rules in his private business dealings, including his ownership in a company that used false claims and House resources to promote itself, according to an independent report released Monday. The Office of Congressional Ethics launched the review into Republican Rod Blum and … Continue reading IOWA CITY, Iowa | Report says Iowa congressman likely violated ethics rules

DES MOINES, Iowa | Billionaires with eye on White House to visit key states

DES MOINES, Iowa — Two deep-pocketed Democrats are set to travel to early presidential primary states, stoking further speculation about whether they will soon launch bids for the White House. Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York mayor, is set to visit three towns in Iowa on Tuesday, while billionaire investor and activist Tom Steyer … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Billionaires with eye on White House to visit key states

IOWA CITY, Iowa | Complaint about banana toy started turmoil at Iowa agency

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A complaint alleging that employees at Iowa’s workplace safety agency used a toy banana to make sexual jokes triggered an investigation that led to the removal of two top officials, according to a copy obtained by The Associated Press. The complaint, sent anonymously in July to Gov. Kim Reynolds and the … Continue reading IOWA CITY, Iowa | Complaint about banana toy started turmoil at Iowa agency

IOWA CITY, Iowa | Inspections show concerns at Whitaker’s former Iowa daycare

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Inspectors found some violations at a large Iowa daycare center when it was owned by Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, including deficiencies in 2007 that prompted a downgrade in its license status, according to records released Monday. Whitaker and his wife owned Little Endeavors in his hometown of Ankeny, Iowa, a … Continue reading IOWA CITY, Iowa | Inspections show concerns at Whitaker’s former Iowa daycare

GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa | Small plane crashes in Iowa, killing all 4 people on board

GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa  — A small plane crashed in central Iowa, killing all four people on board, after the pilot apparently had a heart attack and a student pilot was going to attempt an emergency landing, authorities said Saturday. The plane dropped off radar Friday night about 4 miles (6 kilometers) from Guthrie Center airport, … Continue reading GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa | Small plane crashes in Iowa, killing all 4 people on board

Iowa News: Local Man, Ryan Nicholas Haynes Convicted of Felon in Possession of a Firearm

DES MOINES, Iowa – On November 6, 2018, following a two-day trial, a jury found Ryan Nicholas Haynes, age 28, of West Des Moines, Iowa, guilty of one count of felon in possession of a firearm. Sentencing before United States District Court Judge Stephanie Rose will be set at a later date. Haynes was charged … Continue reading Iowa News: Local Man, Ryan Nicholas Haynes Convicted of Felon in Possession of a Firearm

IOWA CITY, Iowa | Lawsuit seeks to represent hundreds in Iowa coach abuse case

IOWA CITY, Iowa— A lawsuit seeking class-action status has been filed on behalf of hundreds of victims of a former Iowa youth basketball coach now facing 15 to 180 years in prison for sexually exploiting them. The lawsuit, which was filed Friday in state court by law firm Grefe & Sidney on behalf of an … Continue reading IOWA CITY, Iowa | Lawsuit seeks to represent hundreds in Iowa coach abuse case

FORT DODGE, Iowa | Bishop vows to relocate accused priest away from Iowa school

FORT DODGE, Iowa  — A bishop is vowing to relocate a priest who’s living in an Iowa retirement home close to a Roman Catholic school despite his history of sexually abusing boys. The announcement follows an Associated Press story exposing the church’s three-decade cover-up of abuse by the Rev. Jerome Coyle. Coyle admitted in 1986 … Continue reading FORT DODGE, Iowa | Bishop vows to relocate accused priest away from Iowa school