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Northwestern Iowa officials say man found dead on highway

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Iowa are investigating the death of a man who had apparently been hit by a vehicle along U.S. Highway 75 in Plymouth County. The man's body was found early Monday morning after a motorist called 911 around 3 a.m. to report he had hit ...

Waterloo Democrat first to launch campaign for Iowa governor

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic state representative from eastern Iowa who chaired the Legislative Black Caucus and advocated for the safety of meatpacking plant workers early during the pandemic became the first person to announce a run for governor next year. Rep. Ras Smith launched ...

South Sioux City Council OKs settlement over biogas plant

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) — The South Sioux City Council has approved payment of $500,000 to settle its part in 16 lawsuits filed against the city and a now-defunct biogas plant by homeowners who accused the plant of sending rancid fumes through the city sewer system and ruining their ...

2 nurses who gave inmates COVID-19 vaccine overdoses fired

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two nurses who gave coronavirus vaccine overdoses to 77 inmates at a state prison have been fired, corrections officials said. Iowa Department of Corrections spokesman Cord Overton confirmed to the Des Moines Register Monday that the nurses were fired. He did not ...

Police find eastern Iowa woman shot dead; husband arrested

ELDRIDGE, Iowa (AP) — A woman was found shot to death inside her eastern Iowa home, and police arrested her husband on unrelated charges. Officers found Jessica Bostrom, 28, dead inside the Eldridge home around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, television station WQAD reported. Officials told WQAD that ...

Iowa Senate official warned of payback over COVID-19 inquiry

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The top administrator in the Republican-controlled Iowa Senate threatened retribution against a GOP appointee who oversees workplace safety after inspectors said they would make public their concerns about COVID-19 hazards at the Capitol, records show. Charlie ...

Worker dies in eastern Iowa cattle farm manure tank

STOCKTON, Iowa (AP) — A man died after becoming stuck earlier this week in a manure tank on an eastern Iowa cattle farm, authorities said. The death occurred Tuesday at a farm in Stockton and was reported by authorities there on Wednesday, the Quad-City Times reported. New Liberty Fire ...

Polk County Attorney John Sarcone won’t seek reelection

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Polk County's long-serving top prosecutor, who has faced criticism for his decisions to charge a journalist and others in last year's protests over racial inequality, has announced he will not run for reelection. Television station KCCI first reported County Attorney ...

Iowa governor questions migrant flights into Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds complained in a letter sent Thursday that the federal government didn't notify her before flying migrant children into the Des Moines airport in April, then shuttling them to other cities as part of an effort to join them with relatives. In a ...

FBI working with Des Moines college on data security breach

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The FBI is now working with the Des Moines Area Community College on a data security breach that has led to days of the school being shut down. The security incident closed the college on Friday and forced it to partially shut down its computer network, the Des ...