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Ex-trooper dismisses lawsuits filed in man’s death

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper who was driving a boat when a handcuffed Iowa man fell out and drowned in 2014 has dismissed three lawsuits he filed over losing his law enforcement license. Anthony Piercy filed to voluntarily dismiss his lawsuits ...

Authorities: Iowa barn collapse killed an employee

REMBRANDT (AP) — The body of an employee killed in a barn collapse has been recovered from the wreckage in northwest Iowa. A structural failure early Friday morning at the Rembrandt Foods facility just east of Rembrandt caused a catastrophic collapse of equipment inside the building, Buena ...

New Iowa DOT director named

DES MOINES (AP) — The operations manager at the Iowa Department of Transportation has been named the agency’s permanent director. Gov. Kim Reynolds said Monday she appointed Scott Marler, a 22-year veteran of the department who has worked in traffic operations, highway project development, ...

How the Iowa caucuses ‘broke down in every way possible’

By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press IOWA CITY — Days before the Iowa caucuses, Democratic Party activist Lindsey Ellickson prepared to run her Cedar Rapids precinct by downloading the new smartphone app designed to calculate and report results. But her planning ran into a problem: Her phone ...

Police ID 2 women found shot to death

WATERLOO (AP) — Two people found shot to death overnight in Waterloo have been identified, police said. Officers and medics were called to the home around 11:20 p.m. Monday and found the bodies of Tamica Takeisha Allison, 42, and Andrea Rochelle Anderson, 41, police said. Allison lived in ...

Casino-hotel plan gets nowhere in DM

DES MOINES (AP) — A proposal to build a $225 million casino and hotel at the Des Moines airport got nowhere at the airport board’s meeting Tuesday. Highview Development Group had presented the plan to the Des Moines Airport Authority board last month. The complex would include a 350-room ...

Iowa man arrested after shooting at apartment, wounding dog

DES MOINES (AP) — An Iowa man is facing an attempted murder charge after he fired shots into an occupied apartment and hit a dog in the crossfire. Des Moines Police said the 21-year-old gunman missed his intended target — a 19-year-old man — in the shooting. The dog was taken to an ...

Inmate charged after death at Iowa residential correctional facility

MARSHALLTOWN (AP) — Another inmate was charged with manslaughter after a 31-year-old man was found dead at a residential Iowa correctional facility. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said Saturday that 36-year-old Adam Younis had been charged with involuntary manslaughter and ...

Police charge man with breaking into Iowa Capitol

DES MOINES (AP) — Police arrested a man Monday on charges that he broke into the Iowa Capitol over the weekend and caused some damage, authorities said. Surveillance cameras recorded images of the man as he entered the building around 2:55 a.m. Sunday. The nature and extent of the damage he ...

Man gets 5-10 years for robbing bank

CLINTON (AP) — A man has been imprisoned for robbing a bank in eastern Iowa. The Clinton Herald reported that Raymond Reves, 57, was sentenced Thursday to five to 10 years. He’d pleaded guilty to robbery after prosecutors lowered the charge. He also was ordered to pay $700.83 in ...

Survey: Economy growing in 9 Midwest, Plains states

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of business supply managers released Monday suggested the economy continues to grow in nine Midwest and Plains states, but an economist said the spreading coronavirus outbreak could soon threaten that growth. The Mid-America Business Conditions index ...

Police investigate fatal shooting in northwest Iowa

MAPLETON (AP) — Police are investigating a fatal shooting in northwest Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says the shooting was reported around 9:40 p.m. Friday in Mapleton, and a victim was found dead at the scene. Mapleton is about 46 miles southeast of Sioux City. The victim and ...

Nebraska, Iowa target vaping after new federal restrictions

By GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Roughly one month after the federal government announced a new crackdown to keep e-cigarettes away from children, state lawmakers in Iowa and Nebraska are forging ahead with similar proposals of their own. Both states are considering new ...

Police: Man found in parking lot dies

CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — A wounded man died at a hospital Tuesday after officers found him shot in the parking lot of a northern Cedar Rapids apartment complex, police said. Officers sent to the scene before 3:40 a.m. found the 22-year-old man, who’d suffered several gunshot wounds. He was ...

Waterloo Warming Center finds new home

WATERLOO (AP) — A warming center being evicted for not meeting fire codes has found a new spot to serve the homeless in Waterloo. The Waterloo Warming Center announced Tuesday it will be moving to the former Hawkeye Community College Metro Center and open for service on Friday. The ...

Hy-Vee buying 6 former Shopko sites

WEST DES MOINES (AP) — At least six former Shopko locations across Iowa will reopen as Hy-Vee Dollar Fresh stores, officials said. Hy-Vee announced purchase agreements Monday for Shopko buildings in Cresco, Dyersville, Hampton, Oelwein, Vinton and Waukon. Hy-Vee intends to open the stores by ...

4 people rescued from fire in downtown Dubuque building

DUBUQUE (AP) — Firefighters rescued four people from a fire that erupted in a downtown Dubuque building, authorities said. The blaze was reported around 12:30 p.m. Monday in a building that contained apartments and businesses. Three people were taken to a hospital for treatment of smoke ...

4 Missouri River states unite to try to limit flooding

By GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri are joining forces for a study that will look for ways the states can limit flooding along the Missouri River and give them information about how wetter weather patterns could require changes in the way ...

Des Moines couple reports dog fought coyote in backyard

DES MOINES (AP) — State wildlife officials are urging central Iowa residents to be vigilant in safeguarding pets after a Des Moines couple reported their German shepherd mix dog was attacked by a coyote. The couple reported the attack happened Thursday night less than a mile from the Drake ...

Waterloo emergency warming center gets extension to Jan. 31

WATERLOO (AP) — Organizers of an emergency warming shelter in Waterloo have been given more time to operate while they search for another location that meets local fire codes. Waterloo Fire Chief Pat Treloar has given the shelter inside the Jubilee United Methodist Church Freedom Center ...