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Parts of Iowa under tornado watch through Saturday night

Mar. 28, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A large swath of Iowa from north and just east of Des Moines to the Mississippi River remained under a tornado watch Saturday afternoon. The National Weather Service said the watch would be in effect until 9 p.m. Saturday and included the cities of Ames, Fort Dodge, Waterloo, Cedar...

Info in Webster City officer-involved shooting released

Mar. 19, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa authorities have identified a man shot to death earlier this week as he held a woman hostage, as well as the troopers involved in the shooting. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said in a news release Thursday that Darwin Barnett Foy, 35, of Fort Dodge, was killed...

This booking photo provided by Webster County Jail in Fort Dodge, Iowa, shows Blake Gibbins.  Gibbins who threw a cup of water on Iowa Congressman Steve King has been sentenced to two years of probation.
The sentence was handed down Thursday, March 5, 2020 in U.S. District Court in Sioux City to Gibbins. . He'd pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault on a member of Congress.   (Webster County Jail via AP)

Man gets probation for tossing water on Iowa Rep. King

Mar. 6, 2020 1:25 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Colorado man who threw a cup of water on Iowa Congressman Steve King has been sentenced to two years of probation. The sentence was handed down Thursday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City to Blake Gibbins, of Lafayette, Colorado. He'd pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault on a...

Editorial Roundup:

Mar. 2, 2020 9:13 AM EST

Des Moines Register. March 1, 2020 An Iowa Senate bill would not allow restoration of voting rights until felons have paid restitution to victims. A court has struck down a Florida law requiring payment of fines, restitution. Voting is not an earned government privilege like driving a car. It is a right...

2 injured in fire that destroyed Fort Dodge business

Feb. 15, 2020 2:37 PM EST

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Two people suffered minor injuries in a fire that destroyed a Fort Dodge towing and auto business in northwestern Iowa, officials said. The fire broke out Friday afternoon in Mid Iowa Towing, television station KCCI reported. Firefighters arrived to find a large fire in the...

FILE - This undated booking photo provided by the Webster County Jail in Fort Dodge, Iowa shows Joshua Pendleton. A mental competency evaluation has been ordered for Pendleton accused of the Oct. 2, 2019, beating to death of the Rev. Allen Henderson outside a central Iowa church. On Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, a judge approved a request from Pendleton's attorney who claims his client has been acting irrationally. (Webster County Jail via AP, File )

Suspect in killing of Iowa pastor mentally unfit for trial

Feb. 12, 2020 6:18 PM EST

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Fort Dodge man accused of beating a pastor to death outside a central Iowa church was found mentally unfit Wednesday to stand trial. Webster County Judge Gina Badding ordered Joshua Pendleton, 36, to undergo treatment at the Iowa Medical Classification Facility, the Des Moines...

Boat company closing Iowa plant; work going to Indiana plant

Feb. 4, 2020 7:39 AM EST

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A pontoon boat company plans to close its Iowa plant and move production to an Indiana location, officials said. About 45 employees will lose their jobs at the Misty Harbor plant in Fort Dodge, The Messenger reported. Jeff Miller, the president of Misty Harbor, said the work done in...

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2020, file photo, people cheer as democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally in Sioux City, Iowa. Iowa's Democrats will arrive at their 2020 kickoff caucuses on Monday, Feb. 3 with a emotions and one urgent mission: voting President Donald Trump out of office in November. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Iowa in Focus: Democrats open 2020 with hope, anxiety

Feb. 3, 2020 7:40 AM EST

Hopeful but also afraid. Uncertain but still focused. Iowa's Democrats will arrive at their 2020 kickoff caucuses on Monday with a mix of emotions and one urgent mission: voting President Donald Trump out of office in November. For months, Associated Press journalists have talked to hundreds of Iowa voters,...