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Iowa Marine's remains to return home 76 years after death

Nov. 12, 2019 3:31 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The remains of a Marine from Iowa will soon return to his home state 76 years after his death in World War II. The Defense Department used DNA from a niece to identify the remains of 18-year-old Pvt. Channing Whitaker, of Granger, Iowa. Whitaker died on Nov. 22, 1943 during the...

Daughter listed as witness in murder case against Iowa man

Nov. 12, 2019 2:42 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The adult daughter of an Iowa City man charged with killing his wife is included on a long list of potential prosecution witnesses. A court document released Tuesday formally charges 67-year-old Roy Browning Jr. with first-degree murder in the April 5 stabbing death of his wife,...

Leader of food security nonprofits to head World Food Prize

Nov. 12, 2019 11:35 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The foundation that awards the World Food Prize to individuals who work to improve food security in hopes of ending world hunger announced Tuesday that its new president will be a woman who has led nonprofit organizations focused on global food security, food safety and the impact...

Trump, 2020 Dem contenders tout efforts to boost veterans

Nov. 11, 2019 6:40 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — On Veterans Day, President Donald Trump paid tribute to America's troops at a New York City parade as top 2020 Democratic candidates outlined their plans for the Department of Veterans Affairs, such as naming a woman to run the agency for the first time. The Democratic proposals,...

Iowa man accused of tearing down, burning LGBTQ flag

Nov. 9, 2019 4:07 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been charged with a hate crime after police say he torn down and burned an LGBTQ flag hanging outside a Des Moines bar. WOI reports that 32-year-old Daniel Rosemark was arrested after the early Wednesday morning incident. Police say Rosemark torn down the pride flag...

Police: Man arrested in Las Vegas for Des Moines killing

Nov. 9, 2019 2:05 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police say a man has been charged in the killing last month of a Des Moines man. Des Moines police say in a news release that 39-year-old Nicky Joe Beery, of Des Moines, was charged in a warrant Saturday with first-degree murder in the death of 43-year-old James Moss Jr. Moss found...

Bloomberg to pass on Iowa, NH, focus on Super Tuesday states

Nov. 8, 2019 8:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg plans to skip early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire if he launches a presidential bid and instead focus his efforts on the crush of states that vote on Super Tuesday and beyond. It's a strategy that acknowledges the limitations of entering the race at this late...

Ames police arrest man suspected of fatal stabbing

Nov. 8, 2019 6:23 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Ames police say they've arrested a man suspected of fatally stabbing his roommate at their apartment. Officers who responded to the residence around 6:10 p.m. Thursday found the injured man, later identified as 37-year-old Christopher Charles Swalwell, suffering from knife wounds. Police...

Allegiant says it will base 2 planes at Des Moines airport

Nov. 8, 2019 3:32 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An airline says it plans to base two planes in Des Moines, bringing jobs and possibly new flights to the city's airport. Allegiant Travel Company announced Friday it would base two Airbus A320 aircraft at the Des Moines International Airport. Allegiant, based in the Las Vegas area,...

Group says $25M grant will fund dam removal in Des Moines

Nov. 7, 2019 6:20 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A regional group says it has received a $25 million federal grant to help pay for the removal of a low-head dam in Des Moines and improvements to access points along the Des Moines River. The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization announced Thursday it had received the...