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Colorado State at Iowa odds, picks and prediction

The Colorado State Rams (1-2) and the No. 6 Iowa Hawkeyes (3-0) meet Saturday at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Colorado State at Iowa odds and lines, and make our expert college football picks, predictions and bets.
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Coralville Man to Serve Five Years Probation for Washington County Offense

A Coralville man has been ordered to serve probation for a Washington County offense. Court records show that 39-year-old Timothy Donald Messier pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance – third or subsequent offense, a class D felony, and was given a suspended five-year prison sentence to serve five years probation. He shall be placed in a residential treatment facility and successfully complete the program when a bed becomes available. A $1,025 fine with a surcharge was suspended though Messier must pay category B restitution. This sentence is to be served consecutively with that of a third-degree burglary conviction in Johnson County.

Man paralyzed after Iowa police shooting sues officer, city

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man who was paralyzed when an Iowa police officer shot him in April is suing the officer. Marcelino Alvarez-Victoriano contends the shooting was not justified. Authorities say a Waterloo police officer shot Alvarez-Victoriano after he pointed a pellet gun that looked like a shotgun at two Black Hawk County sheriff’s deputies. But the lawsuit filed Thursday questions the official version of events. It notes that few details have been released months after the shooting. Black Hawk County Attorney Brian Williams says he’s still reviewing whether the officer’s use of force was justified. Waterloo Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald says the officer has been cleared internally.

Muscatine’s OktoBrewFest Is This Weekend

It's time to get your live music and beer drinking on this Sunday in Muscatine during the Pear City OktoBrewFest. Multiple breweries will be on hand along with a lot of live music and activities for people to enjoy at Muscatine's River Side Park this Sunday. If you're an avid...

Iowa’s largest hospital reports staffing shortages, burnout due to COVID

(Radio Iowa) – As the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations continues rising in Iowa, the C-E-O of the state’s largest hospital says he’s dealing with staffing shortages and burnout. Suresh Gunasekaran, who heads the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, says the staff is straining with the jump in both COVID and non-COVID patients. He says it’s a statewide trend. “There are bed challenges that are being caused by not having enough staffing,” Gunasekaran says, “and we see that by increased transfer requests from various different parts of the state when they’re unable to staff the same number of beds that they were last year.”

Coralville man convicted of 28 charges of lascivious, indecent contact with child

IOWA CITY — A Coralville man was convicted by a jury this week on 28 charges of lascivious conduct and indecent contact with a child for over a year. A Johnson County jury deliberated about five hours Monday before finding Robin A. Castillo Fuentes, 38, guilty of 14 charges of lascivious conduct with a minor, each a serious misdemeanor; 14 charges of indecent contact with a child, each an aggravated misdemeanor; and one count each of child endangerment, an aggravated misdemeanor, and assault, a simple misdemeanor.

University of Iowa adds women’s wrestling program

Iowa City, Iowa (KCRG) - The University of Iowa Athletics Department announced Thursday morning that it will be adding a women’s wrestling program. According to American Women’s wrestling, there are more than 40 NCAA programs. Four schools currently offer women’s wrestling at the Division I level. Presbyterian College in South Carolina and Sacred Heart University in Connecticut are the two schools with women’s NCAA Division I varsity teams.

Two hurt in single-vehicle rollover crash in Linn County

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Two people were taken to the hospital after an early Wednesday afternoon crash outside of Ely, according to law enforcement officials. At around 1:20 p.m., the Linn County Sheriff’s Office was sent to a report of a crash involving a 1996 Honda Civic in the 3800 block of Hoosier Creek Road. Deputies believe that the driver of the vehicle lost control and overcorrected, leading to the car entering the ditch and flipping over onto its roof in a nearby field.

UI hospitals head says virus surge leading to staff burnout

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The head of Iowa’s largest hospital says he’s worried a surge in coronavirus cases is burning out many nurses and other staffers. Suresh Gunasekaran, the chief executive officer of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, told reporters Wednesday that the hospital has hundreds of openings not only in nursing, but also for people in food service, housekeeping, maintenance and nursing assistance. The Iowa Department of Public Health says hospitalizations across the state jumped by more than 10% in the past week, to 638, which is the highest number since December. The agency reported 81 additional deaths, bringing the state’s COVID-19 death toll to 6,482.

IC man enters back of police car, demands ride home, gets arrested

Iowa City Police say a man entered the back of a squad car involved in a separate incident and demanded to be taken home. According to arrest records, 23-year-old Ryan Wyant of Westgate Street “drunkenly stumbled” up to the back of the patrol car while an officer was issuing a citation on the 200 block of West Burlington Street just after 1am Sunday. He then entered the back of the car and demanded to be taken home.
Oskaloosa Herald

Football preview: Oskaloosa vs Clear Creek-Amana

Who: Oskaloosa (4-0) vs Clear Creek-Amana (3-1)
. Clear Creek-Amana is 3-0 against Oskaloosa since 2008 with the most recent meeting coming last season where the Clippers won 37-7. Keaton Flaherty was 14-of-31 for the Indians with 123 passing yards but the game was decided in the trenches where Osky was held to three yards per carry while CCA ran for 312 yards on a 9.8 yards per carry clip.
Hawk Eye

Columbus Junction City Council gives itself a raise for first time in 15 years; city employees to get bonuses

COLUMBUS JUNCTION — Additional money is coming to Columbus Junction’s elected officials and most staff, following separate decisions Wednesday by the city council during its regular semi-monthly meeting. In two decisions dealing with the city’s elected officials, the council approved the first readings of two separate ordinances granting pay raises...
Daily Iowan

SpareMe bowling alley brings dining and entertainment to downtown

East College Street has a new attraction in the Chauncey building, SpareMe — an all-inclusive bowling, arcade, and restaurant experience — that welcomes collegiate and family fun. Jacob Larson, regional director of food and beverage for Hawkeye Hotels, said SpareMe has “something for everyone.”. SpareMe has various versions of bowling...

Wanted Brighton Man Arrested on Methamphetamine Charge

A Brighton man already facing a felony second-degree theft charge was arrested after an alleged incident on Highway 1 Monday. The criminal complaint states that at about 11:29 a.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was informed that 51-year-old Brian Ray Johnson was standing in the roadway near the Skunk River Access and had hit a car with his hands. Johnson was wanted for failure to appear for arraignment on theft and eluding charges. Sheriff’s deputies located Johnson at the intersection of North Benton and Fountain streets in Brighton and advised that he was under arrest. Johnson was uncooperative and became confrontational with the deputies. They were able to take Johnson into custody and upon searching him they found a glass methamphetamine pipe and a substance that later tested positive for methamphetamine. He was booked into the Washington County Jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine – first offense, a serious misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. KCII will bring you more information as it becomes official.

John 'Pork Chop' Hudson, 85

Nichols resident John Howard “Pork Chop” Hudson, 85, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 at Lantern Park Care Center in Coralville. A celebration of life was held Monday Sept. 20, at the Christian Church in Nichols. Visitation was held Sunday at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Burial was in the Nichols Cemetery, Nichols, Iowa.

Ottumwa councilwoman honored for career in public service

OTTUMWA, Iowa — An Ottumwa city councilwoman is receiving special recognition this month. Council Member Holly Berg was awarded the Rhonda Wood Smith Award by the Iowa League of Cities during the Awards Banquet at its Annual Conference & Exhibit in Coralville. The Rhonda Wood Smith Award was created to...