Author Archives: Chris Berg

Grand View wins national championship

By GUY CURTRIGHT Associated Press ROME, Ga. — It didn’t take long for Grand View to win its first national championship. Derek Fulton threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score to help Grand View win the NAIA title in the Iowa school’s sixth year of football, 35-23 over the University of the Cumberlands

Massive, sloppy storm system snarls holiday travel

CHICAGO (AP) — Those who got a jump on their holiday travels this year apparently got it right. Those who didn’t may have to wait a bit. A large storm system moved into the Midwest on Friday for the start of one of the busiest travel periods of the year, but things didn’t really get

Ice and snow frustrate US holiday travel rush

CHICAGO (AP) — A storm with a 2,000-mile footprint frustrated Christmas travelers Saturday from Texas to Nova Scotia with a little of everything Mother Nature has to offer, from freezing rain, ice and snow to flooding, thunderstorms and even tornadoes. Some of the millions of people who hit the roads and airports by midday Saturday

Morningside becomes member of sustainability group

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Morningside College has become a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. The Sioux City Journal reports ( that the Denver organization provides resources, professional development and a network of peer support to help school officials meet sustainability goals. Fifteen Iowa colleges are members. Morningside

Auditor’s report: Problems with Riverside spending

RIVERSIDE, Iowa (AP) — A new state auditor’s report says the city of Riverside misspent thousands of dollars and improperly paid out thousands more in health benefits, vacation time and sick leave. The special investigation was requested by city officials after concerns were identified with the administration of the city’s flexible spending accounts offered to

Iowa education agency: Juvenile home violated law

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Education has found that the state-run Iowa Juvenile Home violated federal law when it denied youths educational services and transition planning to help them succeed in life. The Des Moines Register reports ( that the Education Department issued the ruling Friday following its investigation into a

Man suspected of fleeing fatal Iowa crash arrested

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Police say the driver who fled the scene of a fatal crash in Davenport has been arrested and charged. Davenport Assistant Police Chief Don Schaeffer tells the Quad-City Times ( that 22-year-old Charles James Williams, of Davenport, was arrested Friday after being released from a hospital. He is now in the

Interstate 35 in Iowa reopens after bridge hit

CUMMING, Iowa (AP) — Interstate 35 at Cumming in south-central Iowa has been reopened after a bridge inspection team checked damage to an overpass. Des Moines television station KCCI reports ( that the bridge was damaged when a piece of construction equipment being hauled in the southbound lanes hit it Friday afternoon. Officials say the

Iowa’s Oglesby ready to return

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer No. 25 Iowa is gearing up for the return of junior guard Josh Oglesby, one of the team’s best outside threats. Now the Hawkeyes just have to find a place to play him. Oglesby, who missed the first 12 games of the season with a broken foot, is expected

Snow, ice heading into Iowa on Saturday night

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowans across much of the state are preparing for a wintery blast that’s predicted to bring up to 8 inches of snow to some areas. The National Weather Service says a winter system is expected to bring snow and ice Saturday night, starting in Iowa’s southwest corner and moving up