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Iowa woman accused of swiping kin’s unemployment payments

WATERLOO (AP) — A Waterloo woman faces theft charges after police say she stole nearly $30,000 in unemployment benefits from a relative. April Ann South, 43, is charged with first-degree theft, identity theft and credit card fraud, The Courier reported. The theft occurred after the ...

Police say remains found in eastern Iowa pond by fishermen

DeWITT (AP) — Human remains have been found in a pond in a rural area near DeWitt, about 20 miles north of Davenport where authorities have been investigating the disappearance of a 10-year-old girl since last summer. The Clinton County Sheriff's Office, Davenport police and the Iowa ...

Nurse, officer dead after inmate attack at Iowa prison

IOWA CITY (AP) — A nurse and a correctional officer at a prison housing some of Iowa's most dangerous offenders died on Tuesday after an inmate carried out an attack on staff members and other inmates, state officials said. The attack happened at around 10:15 a.m. in the prison infirmary at ...

Iowa man gets 45 years in killing outside Gary gas station

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — An Iowa man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison after pleading guilty in the 2015 death of an Illinois man fatally shot outside a Gary gas station. A Lake County judge sentenced Dontrall Jer'i Phillips, 25, of Davenport, Iowa, on Thursday after accepting his ...

Ex-Four Oaks youth counselor pleads guilty to sex abuse

CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — A former Four Oaks youth counselor has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing and exploiting a 14-year-old boy in 2018. Danielle Hook, 29, entered a written plea Thursday to amended charges of third-degree sexual abuse and sexual exploitation by a counselor or therapist, The ...

Man trapped under skid loader at Iowa burial vault rescued

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Firefighters rescued a man Friday trapped under a skid loader at a burial vault business in Waterloo. The incident happened around 6 a.m. when the hydraulics that operate the arms of the skid loader bucket failed, sending one of the arms crashing down on a mechanic ...

Court upholds Iowa man’s civil judgment in mother’s death

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — There was enough evidence for a jury to conclude in a wrongful death lawsuit that an Iowa man shot and killed his mother, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday, leaving in place the jury's $10 million award even though the man was eventually acquitted on criminal ...

Iowa revenue ticks upward amid slow job improvement

DES MOINES (AP) — A panel of Iowa budget experts said Friday said that expect higher state revenue this year than forecast in December and they remained cautious about predicting a quick recovery. The Revenue Estimating Conference increased the current year estimate of revenue to $8.07 ...

9-year-old girl in car killed in crash with school bus

INWOOD (AP) — A 9-year-old girl was killed Friday morning when the car in which she was riding rear-ended a school bus in northwest Iowa, authorities say. The Iowa State Patrol said the West Lyon Community School District bus was stopped to pick up students when it was hit, the Des Moines ...

Bankers survey for parts of 10 states rockets to record high

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states appears to be on record pace, according to a monthly survey of bankers released Thursday that saw individual indicators soar and the overall index rocket to its highest reading since the survey began in 2006. The ...