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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...

Authorities ID employee who was killed in barn collapse

Feb. 19, 2020 9:33 AM EST

REMBRANDT, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the name of an employee killed when equipment collapsed inside a barn in northwest Iowa. A structural failure early Friday morning at the Rembrandt Foods facility just east of Rembrandt caused a catastrophic collapse of equipment inside the building, Buena...

Car dealer fined, given probation for fraudulent practices

Feb. 19, 2020 9:13 AM EST

DENISON, Iowa (AP) — A man who'd operated a vehicle dealership in western Iowa has been fined and placed on probation for fraudulent sales practices. Crawford County court records say Robert Adams, 59, pleaded guilty Tuesday before being fined $750 and given a deferred judgment and three years of...

Dubuque council OKs agreement to build cruise ship dock

Feb. 19, 2020 7:57 AM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The Dubuque City Council has approved an agreement to split with Viking Cruises the nearly $1.8 million cost of building a dock so Mississippi River cruise ships can stop and let off passengers to explore the city and the area. The 20-year agreement passed by the council Monday calls...

Police: Man's body was found frozen in West Des Moines ditch

Feb. 19, 2020 6:20 AM EST

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man's body was found frozen in ice in a West Des Moines ditch, police said. A surveyor called police around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday to report the body was discovered along a road that runs parallel to Interstate 80. The body is that of a middle-age man, police said. His name hasn't...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Bernie Sanders' campaign to request recount of Iowa caucuses

Feb. 18, 2020 10:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign plans to ask for a partial recount of the Iowa caucus results after the state Democratic Party released results of its recanvass late Tuesday that show Sanders and Pete Buttigieg in an effective tie. Sanders campaign senior adviser Jeff Weaver told...

Sen. Raumesh Akbari, from Memphis, with Tennessee Democrat’s Rep. Jason Powell, from Nashville, speaks during a news conference in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. The two lawmakers want to move Tennessee’s presidential primary to be the first in the nation. (AP Photo/Kimberlee Kruesi)

Tennessee Democrats push to move up presidential primary

Feb. 18, 2020 8:01 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee would be the first state in the nation to hold a presidential primary, freeing it from having to compete for attention on Super Tuesday, under a new bill. Democratic state lawmakers touted the need for the change on Tuesday, arguing that the Volunteer State has a more...