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Man sentenced to life term for killing of Iowa state trooper

GRUNDY CENTER, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for fatally shooting an Iowa State Patrol trooper last year during a standoff and shootout with police. The mandatory sentence was handed down a little more than a month after a ...

Iowa governor to pursue abortion restrictions in courts

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday she will move to end most abortions in the state by turning to the courts and asking them to relax the legal standard used to evaluate restrictions and to reverse a decision that halted a ban as early as six weeks into a ...

Authorities identify man killed in Iowa grain silo collapse

YARMOUTH, Iowa (AP) — The Des Moines County Sheriff's Office on Friday identified a man killed in a grain silo collapse as a 30-year-old resident of the small southeast Iowa city of Winfield. Rickey Ryan Kammerer was killed in the collapse of a silo Tuesday morning at the Agri-way Grain ...

Iowa man who accidentally shot Marine with air rifle fined

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A 71-year-old Iowa City man who seriously wounded a U.S. Marine while shooting an air rifle at a squirrel has been fined $855 after pleading guilty in April to a misdemeanor. Philip Olson was issued the fine Thursday for violating an Iowa City ordinance prohibiting the ...

Bird flu outbreak waning but threat of virus lingers

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A bird flu outbreak in the U.S. that led to the deaths of more than 40 million chickens and turkeys and contributed to a spike in egg and meat prices appears to be waning, but experts caution the virus hasn't disappeared and worry another surge could take hold this ...

Sheriff: 9-year-old boy fatally hit by motorcycle in Iowa

MACEDONIA, Iowa (AP) — A 9-year-old boy died after being hit by a motorcycle in the small western Iowa town of Macedonia this week, authorities said. The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday along Macedonia's Main Street, the Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reported. The Pottawattamie ...

Democrat DeJear to run with county auditor Eric Van Lancker

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic governor candidate Deidre DeJear announced Friday that she had chosen an eastern Iowa county auditor as her running mate. DeJear said she chose Clinton County Auditor Eric Van Lancker as her lieutenant governor candidate because he is "not only a true ...

Iowa Supreme Court: Abortion not fundamental right in state

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday cleared the way for lawmakers to severely limit or ban abortion in the state, reversing a decision by the court just four years ago that guaranteed the right to abortion under the Iowa Constitution. The court, now composed almost ...

Democrat DeJear faces challenge to unseat Iowa Gov. Reynolds

DES MOINES (AP) — After running unopposed in Iowa’s primary election, Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds holds a huge fundraising edge over Democrat Deidre DeJear in a state that has become increasingly friendly to conservative candidates. DeJear, a 36-year-old businesswoman who also faced no ...

Iowa Democrat Franken will face Grassley in Senate race

DES MOINES (AP) — Democrat Mike Franken, a retired Navy admiral, will face Republican Chuck Grassley in the race for an Iowa U.S. Senate seat, winning his party nomination Tuesday over two competitors. Franken beat former congresswoman Abby Finkenauer and physician Glenn Hurst and earned the ...

2 people and shooter die in shooting outside Ames church

AMES (AP) — Two people and a shooter died Thursday night in a shooting outside a church in Ames, authorities said. The three people died outside the Cornerstone Church, a megachurch on the outskirts of Ames, according to the Story County Sheriff’s Office. The church is near Interstate 35, ...

Man convicted of murder in killing of Iowa state trooper

WEBSTER CITY (AP) — A jury on Monday convicted a man of first-degree murder in the shooting death of an Iowa State Patrol trooper last year. Michael Lang, 42, was also found guilty of attempted murder and assaulting a police officer for his actions on April 9, 2021, that killed 51-year-old ...

2nd teen charged in teacher’s killing to be tried as adult

FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa teenager accused of killing his high school Spanish teacher learned Thursday that he will be tried as an adult, a day after a judge rejected his accused accomplice's request to move the case to juvenile court. District Judge Shawn Showers ruled that Willard ...

Iowa teen charged with killing teacher to be tried as adult

FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — A 17-year-old Iowa boy accused of helping a classmate kill their high school Spanish teacher last year will be tried as an adult after a judge on Wednesday denied his request to move his case to juvenile court. District Judge Shawn Showers ruled that Jeremy Goodale ...

Iowa man gets probation for fatal shooting of another teen

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids man has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a lesser charge for the shooting death of another teen during a botched robbery. Kyler Carson, 20, pleaded guilty Tuesday to assault and other counts, according to court records, and he was ...

Central Iowa man charged in US Capitol insurrection

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 41-year-old central Iowa man was arrested Wednesday on federal charges alleging that he took part in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building. Chad Heathcote, of Adel, is charged with two federal felonies: entering and remaining in a restricted ...

Bird flu takes unheard-of toll on bald eagles, other birds

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bird flu is killing an alarming number of bald eagles and other wild birds, with many sick birds arriving at rehabilitation centers unsteady on their talons and unable to fly. "It's quite a sight to see an eagle with a six-foot wingspan having uncontrollable seizures ...

Iowa Democrats seek to keep caucus the 1st presidential test

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrats began making their case on Wednesday for why their national party should stick with the Iowa caucus as the first step in its presidential nominating process, promising to make changes in response to criticism of past events, including to make it more ...

Woman arrested in hit-and-run crash that killed Iowa teen

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 38-year-old woman has been arrested and charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 14-year-old girl in Des Moines, police said. The crash happened Thursday afternoon a few blocks east of Hiatt Middle School on the city's east side, police. First responders found ...

Iowa lawmakers OK bill mandating sale of E15 at gas stations

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa would become the first state in the nation to require that gas stations have pumps selling fuel with at least 15% ethanol under a bill that received final legislative approval Tuesday. When signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds, who initially proposed the mandate, ...