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Iowa motorist accused of hitting abortion rights protester

Aug. 10, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man faces two criminal charges accusing him of driving his vehicle through a group of abortion rights protestors in Cedar Rapids in June and striking a woman before driving away, court documents posted online Wednesday said. David Alan Huston, 53,...

3rd person dies months after Iowa nightclub shooting

Jul. 31, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A third person who was struck by gunfire in an April shooting at a crowded Iowa nightclub has died, and charges against one of the two suspects will be updated. Linn County Attorney Nick Maybanks told the Cedar Rapids Gazette that Marvin Cox, 31, of Cedar...

Judge declares mistrial in case against former Iowa trooper

Jul. 22, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge declared a mistrial Friday in the case of a former Iowa state trooper who was charged with using unreasonable force against a motorcyclist during a traffic stop. The judge declared the mistrial after jurors said in a note that “we have...

Crews still searching for girl who drowned in Cedar River

Jul. 14, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) — Crews were still searching Thursday for an 11-year-old girl who they believe drowned at a state park near Mount Vernon. The Linn County Sheriff's Office was called Wednesday afternoon to Palisades-Kepler State Park after someone went into the Cedar River...

Family of boy killed in Adventureland accident sues park

Jun. 30, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The family of an 11-year old boy who died on a water ride at an Iowa amusement park a year ago filed a wrongful death lawsuit in state court Thursday, alleging the park failed to properly maintain and repair its rides. David and Sabrina Jaramillo, of Cedar...

Live updates | Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Jun. 25, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — PHOENIX — Police fired tear gas from the windows of the Arizona Capitol building to disperse hundreds of people demonstrating outside, as lawmakers briefly huddled in a basement. The lawmakers were working to complete their 2022 session as thousands of...

Bill puts two-year moratorium on new Iowa casino licenses

Jun. 18, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed into law a measure that places a two-year moratorium on new casino licenses — a move the mayor of Cedar Rapids called “disappointing.” The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that an amendment to a larger gambling bill...

Iowa doors swing open for Republicans eyeing White House run

Jun. 18, 2022 00:51 AM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The polls were closed in Iowa for less than 48 hours when South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott was shaking hands and posing for pictures with eastern Iowa Republicans at a Cedar Rapids country club last week. Scott, one of the many Republicans testing their...