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Iowa driver dies after crashing through home's front window

Jul. 04, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man is dead after the car he was driving crash through the front window of a local home Saturday morning. The Iowa State Patrol responded to the crash east of Webster City, according to KCCI in Des Moines. The patrol said 32-year-old...

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...

Inflation taking bite out of new infrastructure projects

Jun. 19, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

The price of a foot of water pipe in Tucson, Arizona: up 19%. The cost of a ton of asphalt in a small Massachusetts town: up 37%. The estimate to build a new airport terminal in Des Moines, Iowa: 69% higher, with a several year delay. Inflation is taking a toll on infrastructure...

Second motorcyclist gets probation in drag racing death

Jun. 18, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A second motorcyclist has been sentenced to probation after a man died during a street race in Des Moines in October. The Des Moines Register reported Friday that 36-year-old Michael Crabb and 24-year-old Brady Joe Clausi both have now been sentenced after...

Iowa Supreme Court: Abortion not fundamental right in state

Jun. 17, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday cleared the way for lawmakers to severely limit or ban abortion in the state, reversing a decision by the court just four years ago that guaranteed the right to abortion under the Iowa Constitution. The court, now composed...

Iowa justices deny appeals by 2 men serving life for murder

Jun. 11, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two Des Moines men who were sentenced to life in prison without parole for murders committed when they were teenagers must stay behind bars, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled on Friday. James Dorsey and Fernando Sandoval have been trying for decades to have...

EPA to give $60M to 12 states to help curb water pollution

Jun. 10, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government said Friday that it will distribute $60 million among 12 states that have waterways that flow into the Mississippi River to help them control farm runoff and other pollution that contribute to a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. The...

National groups flooding local prosecutor races with money

Jun. 10, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A local district attorney's race in Maine wasn't generating much attention until a political action committee linked to a deep-pocketed liberal donor with international name recognition suddenly took an interest. A super PAC funded by George Soros, the...

US House races in California could shape future of Congress

Jun. 08, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. House battles took shape in heavily Democratic California that could tip the balance of power in Congress, while former Trump administration Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was in a tight match to claim the Republican nomination for a new House seat in Montana. ...

Iowa Democrat Franken to face GOP's Grassley in Senate race

Jun. 07, 2022 23:09 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrat Mike Franken, a retired Navy admiral, will challenge Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley's reelection this fall after winning his party's nomination Tuesday over two competitors. Franken beat former congresswoman Abby Finkenauer and physician Glenn...