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College Paper Strikes Blow Against News Deserts

'Daily Iowan' buys two nearby weeklies to save them

(Newser) - With hundreds of US newspaper closings leaving legions with little access to local news, a college newspaper in Iowa has stepped up to buy two struggling weekly publications. The move by the Daily Iowan, a nonprofit student paper for the University of Iowa, is believed to be a first, though...

College Star Caitlin Clark Is Floored by Fan
College Star Caitlin Clark
Is Felled by Fan

College Star Caitlin Clark Is Felled by Fan

They inadvertently collided when Ohio State fans stormed the court after beating Iowa

(Newser) - College basketball phenom Caitlin Clark of Iowa was shaken up after a collision on the court of Ohio State University on Sunday, but the unusual thing is that she collided with an Ohio State fan, not player. Watch the moment here . It happened as Ohio fans stormed the court after...

Nikki Haley: I'll Debate Again Under One Condition

Trump or Biden have to be there, too

(Newser) - There won't be another debate featuring Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis alone. Haley, one of only three Republican candidates remaining in the 2024 race as of Tuesday , says she will participate in future debates only if they feature former President Trump, the GOP frontrunner who easily won Monday's...

Principal's Daughter Says He Tried to Distract School Shooter
Principal Who Tried
to Distract Shooter Dies

Principal Who Tried to Distract Shooter Dies

Dan Marburger was shot in an attack at an Iowa high school

(Newser) - Dan Marburger, the Iowa high school principal shot while apparently trying to give students time to escape from a gunman, died Sunday. He had been hospitalized with his wounds since the Jan. 4 attack by a student, per WOWT . "Dan courageously put himself in harm's way to protect his...

'EVERY State in US' Under NWS' Watchful Eye This Weekend

Brutal cold, storms threaten Iowa caucus, NFL playoffs in Buffalo and Kansas City

(Newser) - Brutally cold weather could prove a deadly challenge Saturday amid a continuing wave of Arctic storms that have hammered much of the country with blinding snow, freezing rain, and whipping winds. Governors from New York to Louisiana declared states of emergency ahead of predicted snow and bone-chilling temperatures. In St....

After Iowa School Shooting, 'Grace' for the Shooter's Parents

Iowa teen killed a 6th grader, wounded 7 others before taking his own life

(Newser) - The parents of the 17-year-old who killed a sixth-grader and wounded seven others in a shooting at his small-town Iowa high school last week said in a statement Monday that they "had no inkling he intended the horrible violence he was about to inflict." The shooter's parents...

Student Shoots 6 at School, Killing a Sixth-Grader

The wounded include the principal, Iowa police say

(Newser) - A sixth-grader was killed when a 17-year-old student opened fire at an Iowa high school Thursday, leaving five other people wounded, including the principal. All were hospitalized, one in critical condition. Gunfire erupted just after 7:30am, sending some in the building in Perry fleeing while others barricaded themselves in...

DeSantis Doesn't Back Federal Changes to Address School Safety

After Iowa shooting, candidate opposes new gun laws

(Newser) - Responding to the school shooting in Iowa on Thursday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declined to endorse any changes in federal laws—including gun restrictions—and said student safety should be addressed locally. "We obviously, you know, have a responsibility to create safe environments. The federal government is probably not...

Police in Iowa Respond to Shooting at High School
Shooter at Iowa
High School Is Dead

Shooter at Iowa High School Is Dead

Multiple people were wounded at Perry High School

(Newser) - The shooter who opened fire at a high school in Iowa Thursday morning is dead of what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reports CNN and the AP . It remains unclear how many people were shot at Perry High School. Earlier, Dallas County Sheriff Adam Infante said there...

Trump Skipping Yet Another Debate
Trump Skipping
Yet Another Debate

Trump Skipping Yet Another Debate

Leaving just Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis to participate

(Newser) - Another Republican debate, another event for former President Trump to skip. CNN has a primary debate scheduled for next Wednesday night in Iowa, but instead of attending that, Trump will participate in a Fox News town hall in Iowa scheduled for the same start time of 9pm Eastern, Politico reports....

An 85-Year-Old College Football Record Falls

Iowa punter Tory Taylor was very busy this year

(Newser) - How does a college football team rank last nationally in total offense and still manage to finish with 10 wins? Start with having a very good punter. Tory Taylor of the Iowa Hawkeyes broke an 85-year-old record over the weekend when he eclipsed the single-season mark of 4,138 yards,...

In New Hampshire, Haley Is Pulling Off the Improbable

She's getting closer to Trump, polling at 29% among likely GOP voters, to his 44%

(Newser) - A new poll has good news for Nikki Haley, at least in one early voting state. The former South Carolina governor is gaining ground on former President Trump in New Hampshire, per the CBS News/YouGov poll released Sunday. If the vote were held today, Trump would win 44% of those...

Well, This Satanic Display in State Capitol Didn't Last Long

Ex-House candidate vandalizes representation of pagan idol erected by local Satanic Temple in Iowa

(Newser) - A controversial display erected in the state Capitol by the Satanic Temple of Iowa has been vandalized, after an earlier outcry about its presence in the government building, reports KCRG . "This morning, we were informed by authorities that the Baphomet statue in our holiday display was destroyed beyond repair,...

Bird Crashed Through Chopper Windshield, Right Into Pilot

Helicopter pilot 'covered in blood and feathers' after accident with waterfowl that struck him in head

(Newser) - While Americans carved their turkeys during Thanksgiving dinner this year, Iowa's Troy McCormick spent the holiday dealing with an entirely different kind of bird. The pilot with the Wings Air Rescue critical-care helicopter service out of Sioux City tells KCAU that he was flying his chopper toward a Storm...

More GOP Debates Are Now on the Schedule

CNN to hold one in Iowa, one in New Hampshire in January; ABC/WMUR also claim a debate in NH

(Newser) - If you were disappointed to see Wednesday's GOP debate in Alabama come to a close, good news—more faceoffs are heading our way in the new year. On Thursday, CNN announced it would host two Republican debates in the early primary states: one on Jan. 10 at Drake University...

Largest US Publisher, Authors Sue Iowa Over Book Ban

Law that governor says protects children from pornography has been applied to '1984,' 'The Color Purple'

(Newser) - The nation's largest publisher and several bestselling authors, including novelists John Green and Jodi Picoult, are part of a lawsuit filed Thursday challenging Iowa's new law that forbids public school libraries and classrooms to stock practically any book that depicts sexual activity. The lawsuit is the second in the...

'All In' in Iowa, DeSantis Will Soon Complete the 'Full Grassley'

Florida governor will soon finish touring every one of the state's 99 counties

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis has been campaigning his way through Iowa's counties, nabbing Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' endorsement in the process, and he'll complete his tour of all 99 counties on December 2 with an event at the " Thunderdome ," sources tell CBS News . The feat is known as...

Iowa Woman Convicted of Trying Too Hard to Get Husband Elected

Kim Taylor faces up to 5 years behind bars on each charge

(Newser) - The wife of an Iowa county supervisor was convicted Tuesday of a ballot-stuffing scheme meant to help her husband win a congressional race. Kim Taylor, who is from Vietnam and who filled out ballots on behalf of Iowa voters of Vietnamese heritage with limited English comprehension, was found guilty of...

Iowa Teen Who Beat Teacher to Death Sobs in Apology

Jeremy Goodale, who acted with Willard Miller, gets life with possibility of parole in 25 years

(Newser) - An Iowa teen convicted in the 2021 beating death of a high school Spanish teacher was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with a possibility of parole in 25 years, matching a requested sentence by prosecutors, per the AP . A judge sentenced Jeremy Goodale for his role in killing Nohema...

Man Shot in the Face by Fellow Bird Hunter Dies

Illinois resident Seth Egelhoff was fatally shot in wildlife area northwest of Des Moines

(Newser) - The law enforcement division of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating the death of a man who was shot in the face while hunting waterfowl on Sunday. The Iowa DNR says Illinois resident Seth Egelhoff, 26, was shot by a fellow hunter in Bays Branch Wildlife Area, around...

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