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US drop in vaccine demand has some places turning down doses

Apr. 23, 2021 05:02 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Louisiana has stopped asking the federal government for its full allotment of COVID-19 vaccine. About three-quarters of Kansas counties have turned down new shipments of the vaccine at least once over the past month. And in Mississippi, officials asked the federal...

The Latest: Las Vegas strip clubs given OK to reopen May 1

Apr. 22, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS — Topless dancers can shed coronavirus restrictions beginning next weekend in Las Vegas and get face-to-face with patrons again. But masks still will be required for adult entertainment employees and recommended for customers under rules accepted Thursday by...

ACLU sues to challenge Iowa denial of transgender surgery

Apr. 22, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday against the state of Iowa challenging a 2019 law that allows Medicaid to deny payment for sex reassignment surgeries for transgender residents. The lawsuit was filed in state court by...

Girl died of carbon monoxide poisoning at Iowa hog plant

Apr. 22, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

ALGONA, Iowa (AP) — A 17-year-old girl who died after helping to clean a hog confinement building in Kossuth County was overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning, authorities said Thursday. Victoria Marie Parra-Lerdo was found unconscious Monday night in the building in...

Men who tried to crash into police building enter plea deal

Apr. 22, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa men charged with terrorism after they tried to crash a vehicle into the Muscatine police headquarters have agreed to a plea deal. The Muscatine Journal reports that 24-year-old Gilberto Daniel Castillo III and 21-year-old Marc Anthony...

Mistrial declared for man accused of killing woman, kids

Apr. 22, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A jury failed to reach a verdict in the case of a man accused of killing a woman and her two young children inside his Des Moines home, leading the judge to declare a mistrial on Thursday. After four days of deliberations, the jury was unable to...

Iowa sees increase in people hospitalized with virus

Apr. 22, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa public health officials reported a rise in coronavirus-related hospitalizations Thursday with a 36% increase in patients admitted in the last 24 hours and a slight increase in patients remaining in hospitals fighting the virus. Iowa...

Iowa officials say 77 prisoners got virus vaccine overdoses

Apr. 22, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — Administration of the coronavirus vaccine has been halted at a Fort Madison prison after nursing staff there incorrectly gave 77 inmates overdoses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the Iowa Department of Corrections said. The incident happened...

Woman pleads guilty to hate crimes for running down children

Apr. 22, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines woman has pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes for intentionally driving her SUV into two children in 2019 because she said she thought one was Mexican and the other was a member of the Islamic State group. Nicole Poole Franklin,...

FCS draft prospects generally opted not to play this spring

Apr. 22, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

There’s a common thread linking most of the Football Championship Subdivision players who expect to hear their name called in the NFL draft. They didn’t participate in their schools’ pandemic-delayed spring season. “Ultimately, it just comes...