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Red meat politics: GOP turns culture war into a food fight

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Conservatives last week gobbled up a false news story claiming President Joe Biden planned to ration red meat. Colorado Rep. Rep. Lauren Boebert suggested Biden "stay out of my kitchen." Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted out a headline warning Biden was getting "Up in ...

Man arrested, charged in crash that killed 2 on motorcycle

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man is in jail and facing several charges in connection with a Des Moines crash that killed two people on a motorcycle. Authorities say Quntonio Herron turned himself in Friday morning and he was booked into the Polk County Jail. He is charged with homicide by ...

Middle schoolers’ racist posting raises concerns in Grinnell

GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) — Officials with the Grinnell-Newberg Community School District say they have punished middle school students who posted a racist video on TikTok. KCCI-TV reports that Grinnell police also are investigating after residents reported the video titled "Hitler Gang." Those ...

Iowa man charged in March crash that killed Illinois man

PLEASANT HILL, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been charged with vehicular homicide counts after prosecutors accused him of being at fault for a March crash that killed an Illinois man. Zachary Russell Willer, 32, of Pleasant Hill, was charged Wednesday with vehicular homicide by reckless ...

Officials: Man found unconscious in Iowa apartment fire

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An 82-year-old man was found injured and unconscious early Thursday in a Cedar Rapids apartment fire and rushed to a local hospital, city officials said. Firefighters were called around 1 a.m. Thursday to the apartment complex, where an air conditioner unit on ...

Fatal shooting by Bettendorf police officer ruled justified

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Bettendorf officer used "justified and reasonable" force when he shot and killed a man in February, Scott County authorities said Thursday. Officer Zachary Gish shot Brian Gregory Scott, 49, on Feb. 7 after Scott fired once at another officer, Scott County First ...

Woman pleads guilty in shooting at Davenport Chuck E. Cheese

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport woman has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of another woman at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant. Treshonda Pollion, 25, was originally charged with first-degree murder after the death of Eloise Chairs on Oct. 25. She accepted a ...

Cedar Rapids paid $619K to defend officer in shooting case

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Cedar Rapids paid $619,000 to defend a white police officer against an excessive force lawsuit brought by a Black man he shot and paralyzed, before Iowa's second-largest city reached a landmark $8 million settlement with the man, a city spokeswoman said. The previously ...

Iowa man convicted of killing man accused in brother’s death

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A jury has convicted a Waterloo man of first-degree murder in what prosecutors described as the revenge killing of another man. Raymond Birden Jr., 22, was found guilty Tuesday in the 2018 death of 22-year-old Shavondes Martin, who was acquitted earlier that year of ...

Police seeking driver who fled scene of crash that killed 2

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police in Des Moines were searching for a driver who fled the scene of a crash that killed two people on a motorcycle and injured another motorcyclist. The crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when a car collided with two motorcycles at the intersection of East ...