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Des Moines teen dies in shooting that police say was self-defense

DES MOINES (AP) — A man who shot and killed one teenager and injured another in Des Moines on Monday will not be charged after authorities determined he was acting in self-defense, police announced. Police said two 16-year-old males who both had handguns tried to rob a group of people in ...

Judge voids absentee ballot requests in Johnson County

IOWA CITY (AP) — An Iowa judge has again sided with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and voided more than 90,000 absentee ballot requests in Johnson County. It’s the third county in Iowa to have the ballot request forms voided after Trump’s campaign and state and national ...

EPA sides with farmers on ethanol

By DAVID PITT Associated Press Federal regulators on Monday handed a victory to corn farmers and the renewable fuels industry by refusing to allow a group of petroleum refiners in 14 states to forego requirements to blend ethanol into the gasoline they make. Members of Congress from farm ...

Iowa reports 814 new coronavirus cases, 2 deaths on Sunday

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa officials said the number of coronavirus cases in the state increased by 814 Sunday and two additional deaths were reported. Health officials said that as of 10 a.m. Sunday 74,361 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported since the pandemic began. Of that ...

Iowa courts decline to halt state push for in-class learning

By DAVID PITT Associated Press Two state district court judges on Tuesday declined to halt enforcement of a state requirement for schools to return students to classrooms, denying the Des Moines and Iowa City school districts a legal avenue for educating students at home while the coronavirus ...

Report: Iowa teen’s starvation death was preventable

By GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press An Iowa teenager who died of starvation in 2017 could have been saved if state social workers and contractors had been more thorough when they investigated the girl’s living conditions, a state watchdog said Tuesday. The Iowa state ombudsman released its ...

DM students protest decision to cancel activities

DES MOINES (AP) — Hundreds of students from the Des Moines Public Schools and the Ames Community School District marched to the governor’s mansion Monday to protest the decision to suspend sports and start the school year online. The “Student March for Fairness” comes after the Iowa ...

Police shoot, injure man outside motel Monday

ALTOONA (AP) — Altoona police shot and injured a man who they say was armed with a weapon Monday outside a motel in the suburbs outside of Des Moines. Police responding to a report of a suspicious person with a weapon went to Motel 6 around 8:33 a.m., the Des Moines Register ...

Missouri woman dies after golf cart overturns, Iowa passengers injured

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman died after she was ejected from a golf cart, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Donna Young, 75, of Hollister was a passenger in an EZ Go Golf Cart that was traveling three miles south of Hollister on Saturday, The Springfield News-Leader ...

Food banks to the rescue

By SCOTT McFETRIDGE and JOSH FUNK Associated Press DES MOINES — As she inched ahead in her rusty Chevy pickup, Brianna Lordz bemoaned that engine problems had prevented her from making it to the last few drive-up produce giveaways organized by a Des Moines food pantry. But Lordz managed to ...