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Iowa AG: Groups involved in puppy-laundering ring to disband

Mar. 25, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Those who operated an alleged national puppy-laundering ring masquerading as pet rescues have agreed to dissolve the organizations and pay the state $60,000 as part of a settlement, the Iowa Attorney General's Office said Wednesday. Attorney General Tom Miller last year sued two...

Man who drunkenly shot at deer but hit woman pleads guilty

Mar. 6, 2020 8:55 AM EST

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man is awaiting sentencing for drunkenly firing a rifle and wounding a woman inside her home instead of a deer he'd hoped to kill. Lee Ryals, 35, pleaded guilty Wednesday to reckless use of a firearm, causing injury, and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to...