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Authorities: Iowa patrol trooper killed during standoff

Apr. 10, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A 27-year veteran of the Iowa State Patrol was shot and killed during a standoff with a Grundy Center man, who said during the confrontation that he wanted to shoot other officers, authorities said Saturday. Sgt. Jim Smith was killed Friday night at...

Minnesota guard Kalscheur announces transfer to Iowa State

Apr. 10, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota guard Gabe Kalscheur announced Saturday he's transferring to Iowa State for his senior season, the first of several expected departures from the Gophers following their coaching change. Kalscheur said on Twitter he was...

J&J vaccine 'paused' after adverse reactions at Georgia site

Apr. 09, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia health officials are temporarily stopping vaccinations of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at one site in north Georgia after eight people experienced “adverse reactions” on Wednesday. At least three other states — North Carolina, Iowa and...

Des Moines police sergeant resigns amid investigation

Apr. 09, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines police sergeant with a history of excessive force complaints has resigned amid an internal investigation into what other officers reported were offensive remarks he made to another officer during a recent union meeting. Reports from...

Inmate charged in Iowa prison deaths had threatened before

Apr. 09, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An inmate charged with beating two Iowa prison employees to death with a hammer had threatened to assault staff at another prison a year earlier using a different maintenance tool, according to records released Friday. Michael Dutcher testified...

Man arrested at protest in Des Moines acquitted of charge

Apr. 09, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man arrested last spring during a protest in Des Moines calling attention to racial injustice has been acquitted of a misdemeanor count of failure to disperse. A judge on Thursday found Daniel Butts, 33, of Des Moines, not guilty of the count,...

Charges filed against man who was shot by Waterloo officer

Apr. 08, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A man who was shot by a Waterloo police officer after he threatened sheriff's deputies with what appeared to be a rifle or shotgun was charged Thursday with two counts of assault on a peace officer. Marcelino Alvarez-Victoriano, 44, was shot...

Officials verify that weak tornado caused Iowa damage

Apr. 08, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A tornado that reached speeds up to 85 mph caused damage to homes at a Cedar Rapids mobile home park and left cuts on a child who lived there, the National Weather Service said Thursday. The damage happened about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Summit...

Iowa Supreme Court says it's ready to handle redistricting

Apr. 08, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court issued a rare statement Thursday saying the court plans to take care of legislative redistricting if the Legislature isn't able to handle the task due to the delayed release of information by the U.S. Census. Iowa lawmakers...

Iowa governor declines to help house migrant children

Apr. 08, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday said she has rejected a federal request to accept migrant children into the state, saying the need to find homes for them "is the president's problem." Reynolds told WHO radio that her priority is the health and...