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University of Iowa Expels Student for Sexual Misconduct

University of Iowa Expels Student for Sexual Misconduct

The University of Iowa has taken the unusual step of expelling a student for sexual misconduct, weeks after the school president announced a zero-tolerance stance toward assault. The university said Friday the student was expelled for a “pattern of predatory behavior” that included incidents of forcible fondling and sodomy. President Sally Mason unveiled a plan

Richard Scott

Authorities: Iowa Attorney Died of Natural Causes

Authorities say a county attorney found dead in his southern Iowa home died of natural causes. The Appanoose County Sheriff’s Office says 40-year-old Richard Scott was found deceased Friday morning inside his Centerville home. An investigation by local authorities and the county medical examiner’s office determined the cause of death. Centerville police sent officers to

Irving

Iowa State’s Irving Suspended Following Arrest

Iowa State defensive lineman David Irving has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested following a large crowd disturbance in Ames on Tuesday night. Ames police have charged Irving with criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and fifth-degree theft. Police Commander Geoff Huff tells The Associated Press that pictures and video that appeared to show Irving holding an

Glenwood

Officials Repair Sewer Main in City of Glenwood

Officials say a sewer main in the southwest Iowa city of Glenwood has been repaired. The state Department of Natural Resources says the leak was repaired Thursday, the same day it was reported to the public. City officials say the corrosion hole in the sewer main was discovered while working on lines in the area.

Crowd

Police: More arrests in ISU crowd disturbance

Ames police say they have arrested more people in connection to a crowd disturbance at Iowa State University that injured one student. Police said in a news release Friday that four people have been arrested since the incident that began late Tuesday and ended Wednesday morning. A fifth person turned themselves into police. Records show

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Grass fire shuts down stretch of I-80 in Iowa

Iowa authorities say a grass fire shut down about a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 80 near Adair, west of Des Moines on Saturday. The Iowa Department of Transportation’s road conditions map showed that I-80 was closed yesterday in both directions between exit 57, east of Walnut, and exit 70, just west of Adair. A detour

Paul Ryan

Some Iowa Republicans Sour on Ryan Budget Plan

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan has a lot of work to do in Iowa to sell his just-passed budget plan, should the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee seek the 2016 presidential nomination. The Wisconsin representative and chairman of the House Budget Committee planned to make a pitch Friday night at the annual spring fundraising dinner for

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Branstad administration may appeal ruling on pins

For the first time, dyslexia has been officially defined in state law in an attempt to improve literacy among young students across Iowa. Governor Terry Branstad signed a bill into law Wednesday that effectively establishes a definition for the reading disability in Iowa code and offers professional support for teachers so they can better develop

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Early Literacy Bill Defines Dyslexia For First Time

For the first time, dyslexia has been officially defined in state law in an attempt to improve literacy among young students across Iowa. Governor Terry Branstad signed a bill into law Wednesday that effectively establishes a definition for the reading disability in Iowa code and offers professional support for teachers so they can better develop

Danny Homan

Union chief says Iowa ‘do-not-hire’ list is flawed

The president of Iowa’s largest public employees union says the state’s list of banned former workers is filled with mistakes and shouldn’t have been released. Danny Homan of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees said Friday the union has already found two people on the 974-person “do-not-hire” list who currently work for

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