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Iowa boy missing, one week after vanishing from trailer park

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A boy who vanished from a rural Iowa trailer park days before his 11th birthday is still missing a week later, as state and federal investigators continued Thursday to look into what happened to him. Detectives are considering several possibilities in the disappearance ...

Sioux City man pleads to lesser charge in shooting death

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man admitted that he was one of three people who shot into a house where people were attending a New Year's Eve party, killing one person and injuring three others. Anthony Bauer, 18, pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder and three counts of ...

Iowa House Democratic leader leaving role after 3 sessions

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Democratic leader in the Iowa House said Wednesday he would leave the position after three legislative sessions. Rep. Todd Prichard said he decided to step aside after conversations with his family. "I know my caucus will continue to hold Governor Reynolds and ...

Audit looks at Iowa state worker’s payments to husband

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's state auditor has flagged concerns following an audit of the state's sex offender civil commitment unit in Cherokee that showed a worker there made more than $50,000 in illicit payments to her husband over the course of 18 months. An administrative assistant ...

Former Make-A-Wish Iowa CEO pleads guilty to theft of funds

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The former CEO of Make-A-Wish Iowa has pleaded guilty to charges of embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from the charity that supports sick children and their families. Jennifer Woodley admitted in a written guilty plea last week that she made unauthorized charges ...

Driver fleeing Iowa police fatally jumps from moving vehicle

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A teen has died after authorities said he he leapt from a moving vehicle while fleeing police and was run over. The incident began just before 9 p.m. Monday when a deputy spotted a vehicle on Interstate 380 that had been reported stolen out of Cedar Rapids and ...

Iowa man killed, woman injured in shooting; arrest made

LUTON, Iowa (AP) — A man died and a woman was injured in a Memorial Day shooting outside a home in Luton in northwestern Iowa, and a 20-year-old man was arrested in the case, police said. Deputies responded around 1:30 p.m. Monday to reports of a shooting and found the man and woman in the ...

Group seeks to turn Des Moines hotel into affordable housing

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A nonprofit group is working to buy a motel located just south of Interstate 35 in northwest Des Moines and turn it into affordable housing. The Des Moines City County recently approved funds to go toward Anawim Housing's project, television station WHO 13 reported. ...

Ethanol maker POET buys plants from Koch-owned Flint Hills

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — South Dakota-based ethanol company POET said Tuesday it has purchased the biofuels assets of Flint Hills Resources, including five ethanol plants in Iowa and one in Nebraska. The deal also includes ethanol distribution terminals in Texas and Georgia. The purchase will ...

Jury finds Iowa prisons lawyer did not suffer discrimination

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A jury has found that the longtime top lawyer for the Iowa Department of Corrections did not suffer discrimination due to his age or Hispanic ethnicity under his former boss. A Polk County jury ruled Friday that Michael Savala did not prove that his treatment by the ...