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Iowa man awaiting trial in shooting charged with murder

WATERLOO (AP) — An Iowa man awaiting trial on an attempted murder charge has been charged with killing another man during a robbery. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that Robert Lee Williams Jr., 32, of Waterloo, was charged Tuesday with one count of first-degree murder in the death ...

Man gets prison for hit-and-run that killed 8-year-old boy

COUNCIL BLUFFS (AP) — A Council Bluffs man has been sentenced to five years in prison for a hit-and-run crash last year that killed an 8-year-old boy. Troy Pokorny, 37, was sentenced Thursday in Pottawattamie County District Court after pleading guilty to leaving the scene of a personal ...

Iowans tops 1M shots as state struggles with appointments

DES MOINES (AP) — More than 1 million doses of coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Iowa, the state announced Friday, even as residents who qualify struggled to make appointments for a shot. The Iowa Department of Public Health said Iowa has administered 1.03 million doses. The ...

Prosecutor defends failed effort to convict Iowa journalist

IOWA CITY (AP) — An Iowa prosecutor defended his unsuccessful pursuit of charges against a journalist who was arrested while covering a protest, saying Thursday that he believed the evidence was strong and that dismissing the case would have amounted to special treatment. Polk County ...

Iowa woman accused of locking children in blacked-out room

JOHNSTON (AP) — An Iowa woman has been charged after officials say she kept three children locked in a blacked-out room in filthy conditions. Brittany Roozeboom, 31, of Johnston, was charged last week with three counts of child endangerment and one count of child endangerment resulting in ...

Iowa officials find animal parts strewn across 2 fields

NEOLA (AP) — Environmental officials are considering what actions to take against a southwestern Iowa feedlot after finding animal parts from slaughtered cattle strewn across two open fields. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said its staff discovered the gore Monday upon responding ...

Iowa man sentenced for filming employee pumping breast milk

IOWA CITY (AP) — An Iowa City man who admitted to using recording device inside a pen to film an employee while she pumped breast milk at work was given a suspended sentence Thursday and ordered to register as a sex offender. Robert Charles Carlson, 68, pleaded guilty in November to nine ...

Man dies after apparent fall from tree stand

OLLIE (AP) — A 76-year-old man died after he apparently fell from a tree stand while hunting, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said. The agency said law enforcement officers found Raymond Byers’ body after he was reported missing Thursday when he didn’t return home from hunting ...

Sheriff: Medical episode cause of jailed woman’s death

CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — An unidentified medical episode led to the death of a woman in an eastern Iowa jail on the same day she was arrested, the Linn County sheriff said. Jacqueline Marie Bridges, 59, of Cedar Rapids, was found dead in her Linn County Jail cell on Saturday afternoon after her ...

Audit faults Iowa’s move to spend virus aid on $21M software

By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press IOWA CITY — Iowa’s auditor warned Monday that the governor’s decision to spend $21 million in federal pandemic relief funds on a new executive branch software system would not be allowed and should be abandoned. State Auditor Rob Sand said that using ...