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Police find 2 bodies in Burlington apartment

Jul. 17, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Police say the bodies of two people have been found in a Burlington apartment. The Hawk Eye newspaper reports neighbors called police Wednesday morning after not seeing a man who lived in the apartment for several days. The officers who responded found the two bodies. Police Lt....

Jury convicts boy who pointed gun at teacher, pulled trigger

Jul. 17, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A 13-year-old eastern Iowa student has been found guilty on three charges after he pointed a gun at a teacher and pulled the trigger, but the jury declined to convict him of attempted murder. The Quad-City Times reports jurors in Davenport convicted the boy Wednesday of carrying...

Grassley declines to say if he think Trump tweet was racist

Jul. 17, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa is declining to directly answer whether he thinks President Donald Trump's comments toward four minority women in the U.S. House were racist. Asked by reporters Wednesday about Trump's comments, Grassley repeated earlier remarks in which he called for...

Man charged with killing woman, 2 children in Des Moines

Jul. 17, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police have charged a 31-year-old man with killing a woman and her two children at a Des Moines residence. Police said Wednesday that Marvin Esquivel-Lopez is charged with three counts of first-degree murder. He's accused of shooting 29-year-old Rossibeth Flores-Rodriguez, her...

Iowa State hires Lanning, Kempt as assistants

Jul. 17, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has hired former players Joel Lanning and Kyle Kempt as assistant coaches. Cyclones coach Matt Campbell said Wednesday that Lanning will be a quality control assistant on defense and that Kempt will have the same role for the offense. Lanning spent three years as a quarterback...

Authorities: Man died when tractor rolled in northwest Iowa

Jul. 17, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

SIBLEY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man died after a tractor rolled over and trapped him underneath it in northwest Iowa. Deputies were sent to the scene after someone called 911 around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday. The Osceola County Sheriff's Office says the man had been raking hay in a ditch about 3 miles (5...

Dubuque OKs plans to overhaul island veterans memorial

Jul. 17, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The Dubuque City Council has approved plans to add more features and improve a veterans memorial at Chaplain Schmitt Island in the Mississippi River. The Telegraph Herald reports that the $3.2 million project will include green space, landscaping and LED lighting in and around Veterans...

Pilot injured when crop-dusting helicopter crashes in Iowa

Jul. 17, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a pilot was injured when his crop-dusting helicopter crashed in western Iowa. The crash occurred around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, a couple of miles (3.2 kilometers) south of the Council Bluffs Municipal Airport. Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Denker says the pilot...

Biden plan seeks to boost rural America through investments

Jul. 16, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

MANNING, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday sought to build on his appeal to rural voters with the release of a broad plan to revitalize rural America through investments in agriculture, rural economies and infrastructure. "We have to ensure we bring along everyone," the...

Report: Slick plastic sheeting led to flood barrier failure

Jul. 16, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A new report released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says an April flood barrier breach in downtown Davenport was caused by pressure from the swollen Mississippi River shifting a barrier with slick plastic sheeting under it. The report, released Tuesday to Davenport city...