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Officials say Amazon plans distribution center in Davenport

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Amazon plans to build a 640,000-square-foot distribution center in Davenport, creating more than 1,000 permanent jobs, city and local chamber of commerce officials announced Wednesday. Plans call for building the center north of Interstate 80 and west of the Davenport ...

Council Bluffs detective arrested, accused of assaulting son

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A Council Bluffs police detective has been arrested over allegations that he attempted to strangle his adult son during an argument over a dent in the son's car. Detective Craig Schuetze, 59, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of domestic abuse assault and ...

Teen on life support after deadly Iowa water ride accident

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A teenager injured in an accident on an Iowa amusement ride that killed his younger brother remained on life support Wednesday as he turned 16, his family pastor said. David Jaramillo has been in a medically induced coma at Blank Children's Hospital since Saturday's ...

Police investigating after body found along Iowa county road

GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Police are investigating after a body was found along a rural road in southwestern Iowa. The body was found Thursday along the road in rural Adair County, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said in a news release. Investigators have not provided details ...

Omaha businessman 1 of 2 people killed in Iowa plane crash

LAMONI, Iowa (AP) — A well-known Omaha, Nebraska, businessman was one of two people killed in the crash of a small plane this week in south-central Iowa, according to the man's brother. Dave Paladino, 54, was flying the single-engine Cirrus SR-22 that crashed Thursday near the Lamoni ...

Court strikes Trump EPA rule for full-year 15% ethanol sales

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a Trump-era Environmental Protection Agency rule change that allowed for the sale of a 15% ethanol gasoline blend in the summer months. The decision deals a significant blow to the ethanol industry and corn farmers who grow ...

Strong growth continues in nine Midwest, Plains states

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy continues growing at a strong pace in nine Midwest and Plains states despite supply delays that are hindering manufacturing, according to a new monthly survey of business leaders and managers. The overall economic index for the region remained at a very strong ...

Officials at site of small plane crash in south-central Iowa

LAMONI, Iowa (AP) — Flight documents show two people were aboard a small plane that crashed Thursday in south-central Iowa, federal aviation officials said. The Federal Aviation Administration said it does not identify people involved in crashes, and local officials have not yet said whether ...

Judge: Iowa jail must let murder suspect meet with lawyers

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Security officials at an Iowa jail must allow a man charged with killing a state trooper to meet privately with his lawyers, a judge ordered Thursday. Staff at the Black Hawk County jail in Waterloo had refused to allow Michael Lang — who is awaiting trial for ...

Fireworks injuries exploding in Iowa since 2017 legalization

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Fireworks injuries more than doubled in Iowa in the four years since a 2017 law legalized their sale and use by consumers, with far more children getting hurt and more patients requiring amputation, according to state data and a new study. Emergency room visits ...