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Over 100 people protest vaccine mandates at Iowa Capitol

Jul. 25, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 100 people gathered outside the Iowa state Capitol Saturday to rally against mandates requiring people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, such as the ones some Iowa hospitals have issued. One of the speakers at the rally, Republican...

The Latest: Education Dept OKs Georgia plan for relief funds

Jul. 24, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA — The U.S. Department of Education approved Georgia’s plans to use $1.4 billion in federal coronavirus relief money. Federal officials already distributed two-thirds of the $4.2 billion that Georgia schools received under the American Rescue Plan, the relief...

Iowa's State Board of Health too short of members to meet

Jul. 24, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state board meant to help oversee the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic has not met since May because it does not have enough members. Seven of the 11 seats on the Iowa State Board of Health are vacant, The Des Moines Register...

First defendant of five found not guilty in Des Moines death

Jul. 24, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One of five people charged in a 2019 shooting death in Des Moines has been found not guilty. Jackson Calaway, who is now 18, was 16 when he was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Rashid Ibrahim, 23, in Des Moines. ...

Carbon-capture pipelines offer climate aid; activists wary

Jul. 24, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two companies seeking to build thousands of miles of pipeline across the Midwest are promising the effort will aid rather than hinder the fight against climate change, though some environmental groups remain skeptical. The pipelines would...

Police investigate child sexual abuse case, apparent suicide

Jul. 23, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Police in Marshalltown and Ames are investigating a sexual exploitation allegation and an apparent suicide that appear to be related. A former Marshalltown school employee was found dead inside an Ames home on Thursday, police said....

Des Moines man sentenced for dismemberment killing of wife

Jul. 23, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines man was sentenced Friday to up to 50 years in prison for killing and dismembering his wife last year. Datron Simmons, 33, must serve a mandatory 35 years behind bars before he's eligible for parole, the Des Moines Register reported....

Iowa couple arrested after marijuana, mushroom lab found

Jul. 23, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

BLUE GRASS, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa woman who summoned police to her house in Blue Grass on a separate complaint ended up being arrested along with her boyfriend after officers found a marijuana-growing lab and mushrooms there. Police arrested Ilana Sylvie Poulin,...

Iowa man with guns at Chicago hotel 'didn’t mean to startle'

Jul. 23, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Iowa man arrested by Chicago police for having guns and ammunition in his hotel room overlooking a Lake Michigan beach told officers he “didn’t mean to startle anyone" and simply forgot to remove the firearms from a bag while packing for a trip to the city, police...

Iowa race track cuts ties with announcer after racist rant

Jul. 22, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

ALGONA, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa race track said Thursday that it will cut ties with an announcer who went on a racist rant against Black fans and athletes who kneel during the national anthem as a protest against racial inequality. The Kossuth County Speedway in Algona,...