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Man convicted of misdemeanors in fatal Iowa boat crash

Apr. 26, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Pleasant Valley man has been acquitted of two felony manslaughter counts but convicted of two lesser misdemeanor counts for his role in a 2020 boat crash that killed two people. A jury found James Theil Sr., 45, guilty Monday of two aggravated misdemeanor...

Iowa man charged in killing of 10-year-old has trial moved

Mar. 31, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man charged in the killing of a 10-year-old Davenport girl who was missing for nine months before her remains were found in a pond will see his trial moved out of Scott County. A judge on Wednesday granted a request by Henry Dinkins’ lawyers for a...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Mar. 28, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

Des Moines Register. March 27, 2022. Editorial: Progress toward regional water utility gains steam in a victory for central Iowa The commitment of city and utility leaders to break down obstacles and reject the comfort of the status quo is to be commended. ...

Union: Davenport defense supplier worker strike ends

Mar. 23, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A labor strike that began last month at a Davenport defense contractor supplier has ended, union leaders said. More than 400 union members employed at the Eaton Mission Systems Division of Davenport will return to work after a contract agreement was reached...

Police identify 2 killed in crash discovered in Bettendorf

Mar. 02, 2022 13:10 PM EST

BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — Police have identified two people killed in a crash that happened in Bettendorf hours before the wreckage was discovered. The crash likely happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday along the east side of Interstate 74, the Quad-City Times reported. But the...

Davenport man drowns while ice fishing with brother

Mar. 01, 2022 16:43 PM EST

MEDIAPOLIS, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport man drowned after he fell through the ice while fishing with his brother, authorities said Tuesday. Patrick Vaughn, 71, drowned after his body was pulled from water Monday in rural Mediapolis, Des Moines County Sheriff Kevin Glendening said in a...

Davenport man accused of fatally shooting another man

Mar. 01, 2022 13:51 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Police arrested a man early Tuesday who is accused of shooting another man to death at a Davenport gas station as the two men fought, authorities said. Police arrested 23-year-old Demetrius Ray Howard Jr. and booking him into jail around 4 a.m. Tuesday on...

Hedge fund loses ruling in Lee Enterprises takeover fight

Mar. 01, 2022 10:55 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge has cleared the way for newspaper publisher Lee Enterprises to use a voting system that will ensure two longtime directors are reelected at its upcoming annual meeting despite the objections of a hedge fund that is trying to buy the company. The...

Union: Davenport defense supplier worker strike to continue

Feb. 22, 2022 11:43 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A labor strike that began last week at a Davenport defense contractor supplier will continue for at least another week, union leaders said. A representative of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District Lodge 6 said that Eaton...

Man who had gun battle with Davenport police sentenced

Feb. 19, 2022 15:06 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Chicago man who exchanged gunfire with police last year in Davenport has been sentenced to 36.5 years in federal prison. Clarence Washington, 31, was sentenced on several drug and firearms charges, federal prosecutors announced Friday. ...