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Biden nominates former Iowa Gov. Culver to Farmer Mac board

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver to the board of a federal organization that works to ensure rural areas have access to credit. If confirmed by the Senate, it would be Culver's second turn serving on the board of the Federal Agriculture ...

Iowa woman cancels Wyoming magic shows after threats

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A magician and comic has canceled performances at libraries in northeastern Wyoming because of online and phoned in threats over a social media post about her being a transgender woman, she said. The Campbell County Library posted on its Facebook page that Mikayla Oz, ...

Lawyer: Iowa man in Chicago to propose, not criminal conduct

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer for an Iowa man arrested in Chicago for having guns and ammunition in his hotel room said Wednesday his client was in the city to propose to his girlfriend, not to launch a mass attack. Jonathan Brayman said the baseless accusation against Keegan Casteel by Mayor ...

2 Iowa counties pass 2nd Amendment sanctuary resolutions

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials have voted to declare two Iowa counties as Second Amendment sanctuaries where any laws hindering gun rights cannot be enforced, joining similar efforts across the country and coming even as Iowa has significantly loosened firearms regulations. Republican ...

Judge delays sentencing after twists in Mollie Tibbetts case

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Wednesday delayed sentencing for the man convicted of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts after defense lawyers said they needed time to investigate new information pointing to other potential suspects. Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 27, was ...

Eyeing another run, Grassley shows Iowans he’s keeping up

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) — In dress shirts and pants, Chuck Grassley and Tom Cotton dropped to their knees on stage at a recent Iowa Republican Party fundraiser and began pumping out pushups. The 87-year-old Iowa senator's were slow and deliberate while his Arkansas colleague's were crisp and ...

Woman sentenced to 10 years in Chuck E. Cheese shooting

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday in a fatal shooting at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant that was sparked by an argument over a card game. Treshonda M. Pollion, 25, pleaded guilty in April to voluntary manslaughter in the Oct. 25 death of ...

Woman sentenced to probation in jail escape plot

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An Ohio woman who tried to spring her boyfriend from an Iowa jail has been sentenced to probation. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that the 23-year-old from Columbus said she "made a mistake" before a judge granted a defense request for a deferred judgment. ...

USDA unveils plan to help build small meat processing plants

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government promised Friday to spend $500 million to encourage the construction of smaller meat processing plants located closer to farmers who raise chickens, pigs and cows with the goal of diversifying an industry now largely run by a small number of large ...

Judge dismisses lawsuit intended to halt Des Moines stadium

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by several residents who had sought to stop plans by Des Moines Public Schools to build a new stadium on Drake University's campus. The lawsuit challenged the school district's decision no to hold a special election vote on the ...