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Iowa man killed in two-vehicle crash

CLAYTON COUNTY (AP) — An Iowa man died following a two-vehicle car crash Saturday morning in Clayton County, Iowa. The Iowa State Patrol says 23-year-old Cedar Rapids resident Jasmyne Jones tried to pass 72-year-old Byron Meyer, of Postville, in his utility terrain vehicle, KIMT-TV reported. ...

Iowa child dies after crashing UTV

LEON (AP) — A 3-year-old boy has died after driving a utility terrain vehicle into a parked trailer in southern Iowa. The boy had been riding in the UTV as a passenger with two relatives in Leon, The Des Moines Register reports. But the boy got into the driver’s seat after his two ...

Survey: Midwest economy improves despite pandemic, derecho

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The rural economy in Middle America showed improvement in August, despite the effects of a global pandemic and a rare devastating wind storm earlier in the month, according to a monthly survey of nine Midwest and Plains states released Tuesday. The overall index for the ...

Authorities identify preschooler fatally hit by car

JOHNSTON (AP) — Authorities in central Iowa identified a 3-year-old boy who was fatally hit by a car in a Johnston apartment complex parking lot over the weekend. Clayton Lloyd was killed in the Sunday afternoon accident, police in the Des Moines suburb said. Officers and medics were ...

10 more Iowa counties qualify for FEMA assistance program

DES MOINES (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved help for residents of 10 more counties that were damaged by an August windstorm, the state announced Tuesday. Gov. Kim Reynolds said in a news release that FEMA now says individuals and business owners in Benton, Boone, ...

Iowa woman dies in South Dakota ambulance crash

JEFFERSON, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified the person who died when an ambulance crashed on a South Dakota interstate. The Highway Patrol says 29-year-old Tonya Bruscher, from Brunsville, Iowa, was killed when the driver of the ambulance lost control of the vehicle on Interstate 29 ...

Iowa virus cases rise amid calls for masks, bar closures

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa continued to see significant transmission of the coronavirus on Tuesday with the state reporting more than 600 new cases and a federal report pegging Iowa with the nation’s highest rate of virus spread in the country. As of Tuesday morning, state health data shows ...

Feds want deal with North Dakota over pipeline

By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — The Army Corps of Engineers is recommending that the federal government negotiate a settlement with North Dakota for more than $38 million that the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. In a letter ...

Iowa Democrats file lawsuit over absentee ballot rulings

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa Democrats filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to overturn court rulings last week that invalidated thousands of absentee ballot requests. The Democratic Party, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee filed the lawsuit after ...

Police: Homeowner fatally shoots man accused of break-in

PALO (AP) — A homeowner shot and killed another man suspected of breaking into his home before dawn Monday, sheriff’s officials in eastern Iowa reported. The incident happened shortly after 3 a.m. Monday, when several people called 911 to report that a man was trying to break into homes in ...