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Deer sent flying by car crashes into 2nd car, killing driver

Feb. 20, 2020 8:05 AM EST

SIGOURNEY, Iowa (AP) — A deer sent flying when it was hit by a car in southeast Iowa crashed through the window of a second car, killing its driver, the Iowa State Patrol said. The accident occurred a little after 7 p.m. Wednesday on Iowa Highway 92, just west of Sigourney. The deer went onto the roadway...

Former chamber of commerce clerk charged with theft

Feb. 20, 2020 6:32 AM EST

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former Webster City Chamber of Commerce administrative assistant has been accused of stealing more than $149,000 from the organization. The Iowa Department of Public Safety said in a news release Wednesday that 40-year-old Leah Mulholland is charged with ongoing criminal...

Penn puts Drake over Valparaiso 77-75 in OT

Feb. 19, 2020 11:49 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Roman Penn scored 18 points, including a jumper that put his team on top for good in overtime, as Drake narrowly beat Valparaiso 77-75 on Wednesday night. The teams were tied 75-all when Penn hit a jumper that put the Bulldogs on top for good, 77-75, with three seconds remaining....

This undated photo provided by the West Des Moines, Iowa Police Department shows Gowun Park. Park was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping in the death of her husband, Sung Nam. Police say she bound and gagged her husband for hours, leading to his death. Park was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 at the West Des Moines Police Department.  (West Des Moines Police Department via AP)

Iowa man dies after being bound, gagged; professor charged

Feb. 19, 2020 6:13 PM EST

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A college economics professor was arrested Wednesday after police in a Des Moines, Iowa, suburb say she bound and gagged her husband for hours, leading to his death. Gowun Park, 41, was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping in the death of her husband,...

Challenges to Iowa judge selection law fail in appeals court

Feb. 19, 2020 5:49 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Court of Appeals refused on Wednesday to let a group of lawmakers and attorneys move forward with two lawsuits challenging a law passed last year that gave the governor more power over the selection of Supreme Court and appeals court judges. One case was filed by a group...

People wait in line to vote early at the Culinary Workers union Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Democrats won’t commit to same-day release of Nevada results

Feb. 19, 2020 5:08 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrats won’t commit to releasing the unofficial results of Saturday’s Nevada caucuses on the day of the vote, as they emphasize accuracy over speed in the aftermath of the chaos surrounding the Iowa caucuses. Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, told...

Forecasters say snowfall poses hazard in much of Nebraska

Feb. 19, 2020 12:49 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Up to 6 inches (15.2 centimeters) of snow could make travel treacherous in much of Nebraska and northwest Iowa on Wednesday and overnight, forecasters said. The highest totals were expected along the U.S. Highway 20 corridor, with lesser amounts to the south, according to a National...

Officials say 2 Iowa National Guard units headed to Africa

Feb. 19, 2020 12:20 PM EST

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa Army National Guard units are being deployed to Africa as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, officials said. About 90 soldiers from Troop C, 1st Squadron of the 113th Cavalry Regiment in Le Mars already are training with 40 from the squadron's Troop A, which is based at Camp...

Trial for motorcycle crash death scheduled for Dubuque man

Feb. 19, 2020 11:56 AM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — An April trial has been scheduled for a Dubuque man charged with the crash death of his motorcycle passenger. Dubuque County court records say Shannon Katka pleaded not guilty Monday to vehicular homicide while under the influence. His trial was set to begin April 14. Investigators...

Man gets 15 months for false tax return, failures to file

Feb. 19, 2020 10:11 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport business owner has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for tax crimes. Federal court records say Jonathan Folker also was ordered at his sentencing Thursday in Davenport to pay restitution of nearly $257,000, with interest. He'd pleaded guilty in August to two counts of...