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Senate GOP leader: Press, teachers have ‘sinister agenda’

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's Senate president opened the legislative session Monday with an attack on the media and claims of a "sinister agenda" to normalize deviant behavior against children. The Legislature is expected to focus on plans for tax cuts and reforms to unemployment law, but ...

Firefighters find 1 dead in West Burlington mobile home fire

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Firefighters found one person dead inside a burning mobile home early Thursday near the southwestern Iowa city of West Burlington. Fire crews were called to the home in Flint River Township shortly after 2:30 a.m. Thursday and found it engulfed in flames, The ...

Iowa sues Sioux City over wastewater scheme, river pollution

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The state of Iowa said Friday that it is suing Sioux City over what it says was the city's manipulation of wastewater testing results and dangerous pollution of the Missouri River in a scheme that saw the wastewater plant's former supervisor sentenced to jail. The ...

Third man sentenced in fatal shooting at New Year’s party

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison, with parole eligibility in 15 years, after shots were fired into a home in Sioux City during a New Year's Eve party. Carlos Morales pleaded guilty in August to two counts of second-degree murder and three ...

Iowa man sentenced to life for killing during drug robbery

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa City man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for a fatal shooting that he continued to insist he did not commit. Reginald Little, 46, was convicted in November of first-degree murder in the April 20, 2020, death of 21-year-old Kejuan Winters during a ...

Waterloo lawmaker drops campaign for Iowa governor

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Waterloo Democratic Rep. Ras Smith announced Wednesday he was suspending his campaign for Iowa governor. Smith, who in June 2021 became the first person to announce his run for governor, cited a "drastic disconnect between the current political system and the people" ...

Hate crime investigation sought into Iowa mosque vandalism

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A national Muslim civil rights group is calling for state and federal hate crime investigations into the vandalism last week of a northeastern Iowa mosque captured on the building's security cameras. The video shows what appears to be a middle-aged woman vandalizing ...

Iowa man and Minnesota son plead guilty in Capitol riot case

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man and his Minnesota son pleaded guilty to a charge of civil disorder in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, admitting that the entered the building through a broken window and pushed through a police line once inside. Both Daryl Johnson, 51, of St. Ansgar, Iowa, ...

Iowa virus deaths top 8,000 and more people hospitalized

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has surpassed 8,000 deaths from COVID-19, the state reported Wednesday as virus infections increased and significantly more children were hospitalized with the virus. The Iowa Department of Public Health posted 19,049 confirmed positive tests in the past week, ...