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Couple want officers fired who pointed guns over shoplifting

Jun. 17, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man and his pregnant fiancée said Monday that they want Phoenix to fire the officers who pointed guns and yelled profanities at them after their 4-year-old daughter took a doll from a store. Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper, who are both black, said at a news conference that they don't...

Bell wins at Iowa for 4th victory of 2019

Jun. 16, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Christopher Bell won the NASCAR Xfinity series race Sunday at the Iowa Speedway, his fourth victory of the season and second straight in Newton. Bell led 186 of 250 laps in the No. 20 Toyota to claim his second short track win of 2019 by nearly two seconds. He also won at Bristol in...

Police: 4 family members shot, killed in West Des Moines

Jun. 16, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Relatives discovered the bodies of four family members, including two children, with gunshot wounds at their home in central Iowa, police said. The bodies were discovered Saturday morning at the home in West Des Moines, The Des Moines Register reported . Authorities identified...

NASCAR overturns victory for first time since 1960

Jun. 16, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — NASCAR overturned a victory for the first time under its toughened new policy on cheating when Brett Moffitt was declared the winner of the Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway after Ross Chastain failed a post-race inspection. Chastain led the final 141 laps of Sunday's 200-lap race, but...

Rain leaves veggie farmers struggling with no aid in sight

Jun. 16, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Like farmers throughout the Midwest, this spring's torrential rains turned Andrew Dunham's land into sticky muck that set him back nearly a month in planting his crops. Unlike other farmers, though, Dunham won't get a piece of a $16 billion aid package to offset his losses and he...

NASCAR Truck race postponed until Sunday

Jun. 15, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — The NASCAR Truck series race at Iowa Speedway has been postponed until Sunday because of inclement weather. The sport's organizing body made the call Saturday after repeated thunderstorms and lightning strikes in central Iowa left the short track too soaked for racing. Qualifying was...

Iowa officials investigating death of man in police custody

Jun. 15, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — Eastern Iowa officials are investigating the death of a man in police custody. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says in a news release that the death happened Saturday morning after Jackson County Sheriff's deputies and the Maquoketa Police Department were called to an...

At 26, Ross Chastain relishing NASCAR opportunities

Jun. 14, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Ross Chastain seems like the busiest driver in NASCAR. Chastain opened the season with 36 consecutive starts across the Cup, Xfinity and Truck series and has logged a staggering 7,501 laps since February, a streak that only came to an end when he sat out last week's Cup event in...

Mississippi River dropping below flood stage in Iowa

Jun. 13, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Mississippi River is dropping below flood stage along many of Iowa's riverfront cities after nearly three months of record highs caused by melting snow and torrential rain. The river dropped below flood stage at Guttenberg, Iowa, early Tuesday, and was more than half a foot (15...

In rural Iowa feud, sheriff won't honor small town's arrests

Jun. 13, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

DURANT, Iowa (AP) — An unusual circumstance let a speeding drunken driver avoid a trip to jail after her recent arrest in this small eastern Iowa town: the sheriff isn't honoring arrests made in Durant. Saying he cannot rely on the truthfulness of officers in the farming community of 1,800 people about 165...