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State auditor to review sale of former Davenport school

Nov. 14, 2019 8:06 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The state auditor’s office intends to investigate the Davenport school district’s sale of a former school. The Quad-City Times reports that the office will see whether the school board followed district policy regarding bids and conflicts of interest. The district sold...

2 Iowa men sentenced to federal prison in child porn cases

Nov. 13, 2019 6:27 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa men have been sentenced to federal prison in separate child pornography cases. Federal prosecutors for Iowa say 34-year-old Ryan Mitchell Budde, of Clinton, was sentenced Tuesday to more than 10 years in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography. Budde pleaded...

Police say wounded man died at Davenport hospital

Nov. 7, 2019 12:46 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man wounded in a shooting died at a Davenport hospital. Officers were sent around 11 p.m. Wednesday to check a report of a shooting. They were at the scene when they learned that a man believed to have been wounded there was taken by private vehicle to the hospital....

Care program supervisor takes deal in sex exploitation case

Nov. 4, 2019 11:18 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of sex abuse and sexual exploitation while supervising a care program in Davenport has taken a plea deal. Scott County District Court records say 63-year-old Bruce Enger pleaded guilty Thursday to sexual exploitation by a counselor or therapist. Two counts of sexual...

5th suspect arrested in fatal Des Moines shooting

Nov. 4, 2019 9:08 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Another suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of man in north Des Moines. Police say 20-year-old Calvonta Stallings was arrested Sunday after a robbery in Davenport. The Polk County charges include first-degree murder and robbery in the slaying of 23-year-old Rashid...

Authorities investigate suspicious northwest Iowa death

Oct. 29, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are investigating a suspicious death in a home that caught fire in northwestern Iowa. The Sioux City Journal reports that the home that burned Sunday was owned by David Davenport, a longtime real estate agent and developer who died of a stroke Friday at the age of 66....

Ex-Davenport child care provider sentenced in injury case

Oct. 26, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A former Davenport in-home daycare provider have been given a suspended 25-year prison sentence and placed on four years' probation for a 2017 incident that left an infant in her care seriously injured. The Quad-City Times reports that 46-year-old Amy Ellen Smith received the...

Klobuchar tries to turn debate spotlight into momentum

Oct. 21, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Several days removed from a marathon Democratic presidential debate, Amy Klobuchar was still feeling an afterglow. On the debate stage, the Minnesota senator repeatedly hit Elizabeth Warren for failing to level with voters about how she would pay for her ambitious policy proposals,...

Man found guilty in 2017 Davenport robbery shooting death

Oct. 19, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The last of the five people charged in a man's fatal 2017 shooting during a Davenport robbery has been found guilty. The Quad-City Times reports that a jury on Friday found 36-year-old Christopher Dixon guilty of first-degree murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit a forcible felony...

Democratic voters concentrate on candidates, not impeachment

Oct. 19, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — In the liberal strongholds of Des Moines' west side and the Iowa State University campus in Ames, not once was South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg asked by voters recently about the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. It's not that the investigation into the president's request for...