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Judge dies at courthouse in Waterloo

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa judge has died while at the courthouse where he served for more than two decades. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that paramedics were called Tuesday evening to the Black Hawk County Courthouse in Waterloo, where District Associate Judge Jeffrey Harris ...

Parents whose baby died settle with South Dakota hospital

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The parents of an infant who died at a Sioux Falls hospital have agreed to settle their malpractice lawsuit against the health care provider. The terms of the mediated settlement between Avera McKennan Hospital and the baby's parents, Khayyam and Tejumade Gordon, ...

Iowa unemployment rate up slightly to 3.9% in May

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's unemployment rate bumped up to 3.9% in May even as more Iowans worked at jobs, a state agency reported Wednesday. Iowa Workforce Development said the rate was up slightly from the 3.8% unemployment rate in April. The total number of Iowa residents working rose ...

Iowa man charged with making pipe bomb found by young girl

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been charged with making and placing a pipe bomb that was recently found by a young girl in a Des Moines suburb, but investigators do not believe he's linked to a bomb that was left at a nearby polling place in March. Agents looking into the explosive ...

Iowa man accused of killing 10-year-old pleads not guilty

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man charged in the killing of a 10-year-old girl who was missing for nine months before her remains were found in a pond has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and kidnapping. Henry Dinkins, 48, entered the pleas Wednesday in Scott County District ...

Iowa’s high court stops lawsuit over farm runoff pollution

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A sharply divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stopped a lawsuit aimed at reducing the flow of fertilizer and hog farm waste into the state's river and streams, finding that limiting pollution from farms was a political matter and not one for the courts. The 4-3 ...

Iowa Supreme Court bars warrantless police searches of trash

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday banned police from searching people's uncollected trash without a warrant, outlawing an investigative technique that had been used for decades. The court ruled 4-3 that officers commit an unreasonable search and seizure under the ...

Iowa man arrested in trauma death of 15-month-old child

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines man accused of killing a 15-month-old child left in his care has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder, police said. Officers were called to a Des Moines hospital Tuesday morning after medical workers reported that the child's body had been ...

Iowa man charged with killing family blamed masked intruder

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A 20-year-old college student charged with killing his parents and younger sister in their family home in Iowa told police that a masked intruder was to blame for the shooting deaths, according to a criminal complaint released Wednesday. Alex Jackson called 911 on ...

Iowa governor signs tax cut, mental health care funding law

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa. Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday signed into law a tax bill that requires the state to take over funding of mental health services, removing them from local property taxes. The measure also phases out the state inheritance tax by 2025, allows income tax cuts ...