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Ex-Iowa wastewater plant supervisor sentenced for tampering

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa wastewater treatment plant official has been sentenced to three months in federal prison for manipulating water sample test results to ensure plant discharges into the Missouri River met federal requirements. Jay Niday, 63, of Sergeant Bluff, was ...

Iowa virus cases up as young adults see increased infections

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coronavirus-related hospitalizations increased to over 200 again Friday as the state reported another 616 confirmed cases with much of the increase due to infections of young people. The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 204 people hospitalized with ...

Reynolds signs gun bill easing background checks, permits

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill Friday that will make handgun carry permits and background checks on unlicensed sales optional in Iowa. As of July 1, people can buy handguns from private non-licensed sources such as websites, gun shows and individuals without a permit ...

Parents among 3 charged in death of 5-month-old Iowa baby

SHELDON (AP) — The parents of a 5-month-old baby who died last year in northwestern Iowa are among three people now charged in the infant's death. Lawrence Ruotolo, 20, and Brittanee Baker, 21, both of Sheldon, have been charged with child endangerment causing bodily injury in the July 31 ...

Judge rejects rule that let pork plants speed up production

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a rule allowing pork plants to speed up production lines because the U.S. Department of Agriculture didn't properly consider the risks to workers. The judge in Minnesota ruled Wednesday that the agency's Food Safety and Inspection Service ...

Davenport man pleads not guilty to charges in mother’s death

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport charged with killing his mother in February has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other counts in the case. Andrew Rupp, 53, entered the written not guilty pleas on Tuesday, the Quad-City Times reported. Rupp was arrested after police were ...

Garbage truck suspected in Iowa hit-and-run; driver arrested

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Deputies in eastern Iowa had to chase down a garbage truck suspected in a hit-and-run crash that injured one person, and the truck's driver was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, authorities said. The crash happened Monday, when a car on U.S. Highway 30 in ...

US arrests Bosnian fugitive wanted for 1994 military killing

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former Bosnian soldier who fled custody while awaiting trial for murder in the 1994 killing of a fellow military officer has been arrested and jailed in Iowa after living in the U.S. for decades. Federal agents arrested Dzevad Pajazetovic in Des Moines on March 1 ...

Iowa coronavirus trajectory echoes national upward trend

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coronavirus data continued to suggest Friday that virus activity is increasing in the state, with virus infections and deaths continuing to rise. Similar trends were noted Friday by the White House COVID-19 Response Team members who expressed concerns about rising ...

Feds arrest armed Colorado man after remark about Boulder

By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa gun store refused to sell a semi-automatic rifle to a heavily armed and agitated Colorado man after he said he was surprised his friends didn't suspect he was the Boulder mass shooter, according to federal court documents ...