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Iowa to close long-troubled center for disabled people

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa center for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities that has been the subject of persistent criticism and federal investigations will close. Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday that the Glenwood Resource Center, which has treated vulnerable people ...

Parole revoked for Iowa man convicted of lottery rigging

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man serving a 25-year prison sentence for rigging computers to win lottery jackpots has had his parole revoked after he got into trouble in prison just before his scheduled release. The Iowa Board of Parole approved Eddie Tipton for release in January for good ...

Iowa man charged in death of woman who fell from balcony

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Iowa man has been charged in the death of a woman who tumbled off the balcony of a third-floor apartment in February. West Des Moines police said in a news release that Nathen Cameron, 27, was charged Friday with first-degree murder and domestic assault with ...

Police: Iowa man killed woman he claimed died from overdose

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man who initially called 911 to report that a woman had suffered a "heroin overdose" has been charged with first-degree murder after officers found a blood-spattered board at the scene. The Gazette reports that 62-year-old Arthur Flowers, of Cedar Rapids, ...

Iowa bird flu case forces killing of nearly 54,000 turkeys

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa agriculture officials said Thursday they have confirmed another case of bird flu in a commercial turkey farm in northwest Iowa. The outbreak in Buena Vista County will require the killing of nearly 54,000 turkeys. It's the third case of avian influenza in the ...

Crews find man dead under 10 feet of corn in Iowa grain bin

WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa (AP) — Rescue crews called to a grain bin in eastern Iowa Friday found a man dead, buried under 10 feet (3.05 meters) of corn, authorities said. Emergency responders were called around 7:30 a.m. Friday to the grain bin near Williamsburg. the Iowa County Sheriff's Office ...

Hearing for Fairfield teen delayed in teacher death case

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A hearing scheduled for Thursday in the case of one of the teenagers charged with killing a southeast Iowa teacher has been placed on hold after his attorney sought a review by the Iowa Supreme Court. Willard Miller and Jeremy Goodale, both 16, are charged with murder ...

Tired of waiting for driverless vehicles? Head to a farm

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For years Americans have been told autonomous technology was improving and that driverless vehicles were just around the corner. Finally they're here, but to catch a glimpse of them, you'll need to go to a farm rather than look along city streets. Beginning this ...

Man gets 20 years’ prison for Iowa crash that killed woman

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Coralville man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a fatal 2020 crash police say he caused while under the influence of illegal drugs. Bryce James Wagehoft, 32, was sentenced Tuesday for the April 2020 death of 43-year-old Dawn Elaine Detweiler Stout, of ...

Teen shot outside Des Moines school faces long recovery

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An 18-year-old student who was shot in the head in a shooting outside a Des Moines school that killed one teen and injured another is making what her family and doctors say is a remarkable recovery. Kemery Ortega was rushed into emergency surgery on March 7 after the ...

Speed, alcohol likely factors in wreck that killed officer

BOONE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities now say that speed and alcohol were likely factors in a November crash that killed a police officer from Boone. The Polk County Sheriff's office said Tuesday that Officer Mario Gonzalez was alone when his vehicle crashed on a highway near the town of Grimes. It ...

Chicken, turkey farmers struggle to keep birds safe from flu

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nearly 7 million chickens and turkeys in 13 states have been killed this year due to avian influenza, prompting officials and farmers to acknowledge that, despite their best efforts, stopping the disease from infecting poultry is incredibly difficult. Spread of the ...

Iowa budget panel: Tax cuts reverse revenue growth next year

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state panel responsible for tracking Iowa revenue trends said Thursday that growth continues at a good pace but that tax changes signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds last week could reverse that trend beginning next year. The Revenue Estimating Conference said state revenue ...

Large fire burns at site of Waterloo amusement park

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether heating equipment caused a large fire at the site of an amusement park being constructed in Waterloo. Firefighters were called to the Lost Island Theme Park site, near the Isle Hotel and Casino, just before 8 p.m. Thursday. Crews ...

Oklahoma man sentenced for beating death at Sioux City motel

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been sentenced to five years in prison for the beating death of his brother-in-law outside a Sioux City motel. Jordan Kaesemeyer, 36, of Marlow, Oklahoma, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in September to involuntary manslaughter for the ...

Patrol: Iowa man killed in crash on I-80 in western Nebraska

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — An Iowa man has died from injuries suffered earlier in the week in a crash on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska. John D. Jessen, 69, of Des Moines, Iowa, was a passenger in a car that collided with semitrailer near Sidney in snowy and icy conditions, the Omaha ...

Bird flu case found in southwest Iowa egg-laying flock

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State and federal officials said Friday that Iowa's third case of bird flu has been identified in a flock of about 919,000 egg-laying chickens in the southwestern part of the state. The latest outbreak in Taylor County is the first case of avian influenza in Iowa this ...

Iowa man released in 2013 killing faces new murder charge

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man who saw his 2013 murder conviction overturned faces a new murder charge for a stabbing death at a Johnston fast food restaurant earlier this week. Spencer Antowyn Pierce, 55, of Des Moines, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder and ...

Republican Iowa Gov. Reynolds announces run for 2nd term

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds launched her campaign for a second full term Wednesday night at a rally in Des Moines, touting her conservative agenda of cutting taxes, personal freedom from mandates and school choice. Reynolds, a Republican who is leading in polls and has a ...

2nd arrest made in 2020 shooting death of Des Moines woman

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police have announced a second arrest in the 2020 shooting death of a Des Moines woman. Derrick Glenn Smith Jr., 31, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder and intimidation with a dangerous weapon in the killing of 33-year-old Catherine Bobbitt, ...