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Iowa state audit finds evidence of malfeasance in Clutier

DES MOINES (AP) — A special investigation into concerns of malfeasance in the east-central city of Clutier turned up more than $100,000 in improper and unsupported spending of public money and undeposited collections, state officials said. State Auditor Rob Sand said in a new report that the ...

Trump angling for votes with immigration talk

CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — Grappling for votes — and the spotlight — as Democrats hold their national convention, President Donald Trump targeted voters in key states and constituencies Tuesday and promised a pardon for Susan B. Anthony, a leader in the women’s suffrage movement. Trump headed ...

Illinois woman killed in Mississippi River boat crash in Iowa

LeCLAIRE (AP) — Authorities in eastern Iowa are seeking information on a boat crash in the Mississippi River near LeClaire that killed an Illinois woman. The collision of a large black center-console boat and a blue and white 19-foot ski boat on the river happened Sunday evening, the Iowa ...

Trump signs Iowa disaster declaration, to visit Tuesday

By DAVID PITT Associated Press WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed an emergency declaration that will supply federal money to help Iowa recover from an unusual wind storm that struck a week ago. “I’ve just approved an emergency declaration for Iowa, who had ...

Officials ID 2 killed in Missouri plane crash as Iowa couple

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (AP) — Two people killed when a small plane crashed in central Missouri were a couple from Iowa, authorities said. The plane crashed Sunday afternoon near Grand Glaize Airport, killing Scott and Amy Lowe of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, according to a news release from Osage Beach, ...

‘Horrifying’ data glitch skews key Iowa coronavirus metrics

By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press IOWA CITY — A state agency says it is working to fix a data error on Iowa’s coronavirus website that lowers the number of new confirmed cases and therefore downplays the severity of the current outbreak, just as schools are deciding whether to ...

Iowa high school student whips up recipe booklet project

By BROOKLYN DRAISEY The Gazette An AP Exchange story MARION — Elizabeth Low has grown up watching her mother cook. Seeing her whip up food like bread, stir fry and dumplings for her and her three older brothers inspired her own love of cooking and led her to want to share that love with ...

2 arrested in Des Moines after stolen vehicle pursuit

DES MOINES (AP) — Two people were arrested Saturday in Des Moines after fleeing from police in a stolen car and taking refuge in a house with one of their children inside, authorities say. Des Moines Police Department spokesman Sgt. Paul Parizek said the car was reported stolen at 9 a.m. The ...

Waterloo police investigate fatal weekend shooting

WATERLOO (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fatal weekend shooting in Waterloo. Waterloo Police said the shooting was reported around 11:45 p.m. Saturday. When officers and paramedics arrived, they found a 49-year-old man with gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to a local hospital ...

Iowa reports 52,221 virus cases, 975 COVID-19 deaths

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa authorities reported 573 additional Cortinarius cases and two more deaths linked to the virus Sunday. The state said there had been 52,221 virus cases and 975 deaths linked to COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Sunday, according to Iowa’s online virus tracker. The number of ...

Iowa ‘hurting’ after storm

By DAVID PITT Associated Press DES MOINES — Iowa homes, cornfields, utility companies and government agencies have losses estimated at nearly $4 billion from Monday’s unusual storm, Gov. Kim Reynolds said Sunday as she announced she’s filing an expedited presidential major disaster ...

2 men charged after trying to crash into police building

MUSCATINE (AP) — Two Iowa men are facing several charges after authorities say they tried to crash a vehicle into the Muscatine police headquarters. Muscatine Police said the two Muscatine men were arrested early Sunday after their vehicle became stuck on a brick planter outside the ...

Local control dispute brewing over Iowa mask mandates

DES MOINES (AP) — The refusal of Gov. Kim Reynolds to require Iowans to wear masks in public has prompted at least three cities and a county to adopt their own local ordinances, setting up what could be a legal battle over whether local officials have the authority to impose mask rules in ...

Man fatally shot at 8-year-old son’s funeral in Davenport

DAVENPORT (AP) — A suspect has been arrested and charged after a man was fatally shot in the parking lot of an eastern Iowa funeral home where he was attending the funeral of his 8-year-old son, who died of cancer, police said. Jeramie Shorter, 26, of Davenport, was shot Saturday morning ...

Business leaders say economy still improving after reopening

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy continues to recover in nine Midwest and Plains states, but businesses are still cutting jobs amid the ongoing impact of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a monthly survey of business leaders released Monday. The overall index for the region improved to ...

Sioux City council to consider body cams

SIOUX CITY (AP) — Sioux City police officers could be wearing body cameras by the end of the year. Police Chief Rex Mueller said the City Council will consider on Monday whether to approve spending $260,000 to purchase 120 body cameras for officers. It appears likely the purchase will be ...

2 utility workers die after striking buried electrical line

PELLA (AP) — Two workers installing internet cables in Pella died after striking an underground, high-voltage electrical cable. Pella Police Lt. Paul Haase said the workers died Saturday morning after striking the electrical line. Haase said residents nearby reported hearing a loud boom at ...

Iowa reports 45,481 cases of coronavirus

DES MOINES (AP) — The number of coronavirus cases reported in Iowa has topped 45,000. The Iowa Department of Public Health said Sunday that 45,481 cases of the virus have been reported in the state. That was an increase of 544 cases since Saturday at 10 a.m. Iowa officials also reported two ...

110-ton ‘Man on a Bench’ moves to new home

IOWA CITY (AP) — The owner of a 20-foot-tall, 110-ton limestone statue succeeded in a slow process last week of moving the sculpture across a street in Iowa City. The giant statue, called “Man on a Bench,” had gazed out over a nature preserve in the northeast corner of Iowa City for five ...

Medical groups call for Iowa governor to require masks

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa physician groups are urging Gov. Kim Reynolds to order the public to wear masks as cases continue to rise. The Des Moines Register reports that the Iowa Medical Society and 14 other health-professional groups said Monday in a letter to the governor that “widespread ...