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Carjacking in Council Bluffs injures woman; suspect stopped

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A violent carjacking that injured a woman in Council Bluffs ended in a crash before the suspect could cross the Missouri River into Nebraska, police said. The incident began Wednesday night, when a man's vehicle was hit from behind, Council Bluffs police said in ...

Iowa police: Blood-covered teen said he killed his parents

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Police in Cedar Rapids have arrested a teenage boy on suspicion of slashing his parents to death after officers found the blood-covered teen sitting outside the family home early Thursday morning. Police said they received a call around 2 a.m. Thursday about a ...

Deere & Co. workers go on strike after rejecting contract

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike Thursday, the first major walkout at the agricultural machinery giant in more than three decades. The union had said its members would walk off the job if no deal has been reached Wednesday. The vast majority of the ...

Davenport police: Officer shot man who refused to lower gun

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A man who was shot by a Davenport police officer during a confrontation has died, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety. Bobby Klum, 37, was walking on a Davenport street while pointing a gun to his head on Wednesday afternoon, the Department of Public ...

Two people charged in death of 2-year-old Ames boy

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Two people have been charged in the death of a 2-year-old boy in April, Ames police said Thursday. Trevin D. Nicholson, 25, of Centennial, Colorado, was charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment causing death. He was arrested Tuesday in Douglas County, ...

Man found guilty of killing Cleghorn man in second trial

ORANGE CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Spirit Lake man has again been found guilty of murder in a second trial in the May 2020 death of a Cleghorn man. A Sioux County jury on Tuesday found Gregg Eugene Winterfeld, 71, guilty of second-degree murder in the death of 58-year-old Grant Wilson, the Sioux ...

Deere workers prepare for strike after rejecting contract

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers appear ready to go on strike if negotiators can't deliver a new agreement by the end of Wednesday. The United Auto Workers union has said its members would walk off the job if no deal has been reached by 11:59 p.m. The vast ...

Police say man found dead in central Iowa; arrest made

UNION, Iowa (AP) — A 74-year-old man found dead in his central Iowa home this week was killed, police said, and detectives have arrested a 22-year-old Arkansas man in the case. Steve Reece was found dead Tuesday morning in a bedroom in his home in Union, the Iowa Division of Criminal ...

Police say road rage led to August fatal crash; man arrested

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been arrested in a fatal crash that happened in August in Polk County and was instigated, police say, by a display of road rage. Steven Elmer Clark, 35, of Indianola, was arrested Tuesday after he turned himself in on counts of vehicular homicide by ...

Iowa caregiver arrested after drugs linked to baby’s death

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman faces criminal charges after a baby girl who had been in her care died and was found to have illicit drugs in her system. Des Moines police arrested Nicole Ghee, 40, on suspicion of child endangerment and drug possession in the April death of a ...

Most Deere workers reject contract offer from tractor maker

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — The vast majority of United Auto Workers union members rejected a contract offer from Deere & Co. Sunday that would have delivered at least 5% raises to the workers who make John Deere tractors and other equipment. "The tentative agreement reached by the UAW and John ...

Iowa woman pleads guilty in hit-and-run death of pedestrian

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport woman has pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal accident in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian in May. Michelle Fix, 54, agreed to the deal in which prosecutors agreed to drop a speeding violation, the Quad-City Times reported. She entered the ...

Des Moines police identify woman shot by officer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police in Des Moines have identified a woman shot by an officer after she reportedly advance on the officer with a knife. Katherine Margaret Louise Mehle, 35, of Des Moines, was shot Tuesday evening in a business district west of downtown, police said in a news ...

Man found guilty of murder in Marshalltown killing last year

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — A jury has convicted a man first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of another man last year in Marshalltown. Mustafa Muhammad, 31, of Marshalltown, was convicted Wednesday of the murder count, as well as a count of reckless use of a firearm, for the March 2020 ...

Judge continues to prohibit Iowa enforcement of mask ban law

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge Friday extended an order that will prevent state officials from enforcing a law that prohibits school districts from implementing mask requirements until a federal lawsuit challenging the law can be heard. Judge Robert Pratt had earlier issued a ...

Second Iowa redistricting special session set for Oct. 28

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature will meet in another special session on Oct. 28 to consider a second set of maps as part of the redistricting process required by law every 10 years. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation Friday setting the date for the second special session. ...

Reexamination of evidence leads to conviction in 2003 case

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been convicted in the 2003 sexual assaults of two teenagers after he was linked to the crime through a re-examination of old laboratory evidence. The U.S. attorney's office announced Friday in a news release that 43-year-old Myron Lee Brandon, of ...

2 white men who attacked Black man in Iowa get probation

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The second of two white men who brutally beat a Black man during what the victim said was a racist attack has been sentenced to probation. Jesse James Downs, 29, was sentenced Wednesday to a year of probation after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct, ...

Teen to be tried as adult in downtown Sioux City killing

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge has denied a 17-year-old's request to be tried as a juvenile in the fatal shooting of man in downtown Sioux City in May. Dwight Evans, 17, will be tried as an adult on charges of first-degree murder, going armed with intent and two drug counts, the Sioux City ...

Largest county government in Iowa faces scandal, infighting

By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press Vulgar comments and slurs. Political favoritism in hiring and contracts. Secretly recorded and eavesdropped conversations. Leaders of the board that runs Iowa's largest county are facing explosive allegations from its fired Human Resources director and one ...