AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA
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IOWA CITY — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has been accused of unfairly targeting a gay Democratic state senator when he was a federal prosecutor in Iowa. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 950 words.
AROUND THE STATE:
GREYHOUND RACING-DUBUQUE — Wagering soared at the Iowa Greyhound Park in Dubuque this year, but the state’s only dog track still faces a host of problems that leave its future in doubt. SENT: 325 words.
MEREDITH-FORTUNE-SALE — Media and publishing giant Meredith Corp. says it is selling its Fortune brand for $150 million in cash to Fortune Media Group. Eds: Note Iowa interest.
IOWA $1 MILLION WINNER — An Illinois man has claimed the $1 million prize he won the same day someone else won $1.54 billion in the Mega Millions lottery game.
COLD CASE-HOMICIDE — The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the first-degree murder conviction and life sentence of an Iowa woman found guilty of killing another woman she considered a romantic rival.
SIOUX CITY HOMICIDE — A man has been formally charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of his roommate in Sioux City.
JAIL OUT OF ROOM — A sheriff says some criminals are walking free because his jail in central Iowa has no room to hold them.
ETHANOL PLANT SOLD — The DowDuPont cellulosic ethanol plant in central Iowa has been bought by a German biofuels company’s U.S. subsidiary.
IOWA CITY — Despite a 5-4 record, Northwestern holds all the cards in the Big Ten West title chase. The Wildcats will look to solidify their position with a game at Iowa on Saturday. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 700 words, photos.
AMES — Once an afterthought, No. 23 Iowa State is now the hottest team in the Big 12. Iowa State has won a league-high four straight games. The Cyclones host Baylor on Saturday. Both teams need just one win to wrap up a bowl berth. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 590 words, photos.
AMES — The Cyclones and Tigers renew one of the oldest rivalries in college basketball. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
AMES — The Cyclones and Tigers renew one of the oldest rivalries in college basketball. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.
SPORTS IN BRIEF:
BKC--BUENA VISTA-OMAHA — Zach Jackson scored 23 points, KJ Robinson added 15 and Omaha used a big second half to beat Buena Vista 94-58 on Friday.
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