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Sioux City battling rat infestation at condemned home

Jul. 19, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The city has joined battle with a legion of rats that have invested a condemned home in Sioux City. Neighbors have complained to the city, fearing the rats will spread to their properties in the city's Leeds neighborhood. One resident says rats have been seen coming from the house...

Man who shared drug-laced paper goods gets 26 years

Jul. 19, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man who shared methamphetamine-laced greeting cards, letters and other paper goods with fellow jail inmates has been sentenced to 26 years in prison. Prosecutors say 47-year-old Kelly Mitchell, of Burlington, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Davenport. He'd...

Logging accident kills man in northeast Iowa

Jul. 19, 2019 6:30 AM EDT

EDGEWOOD, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed by a logging accident in northeast Iowa. First responders were sent around 12:25 p.m. Tuesday to the worksite about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from the Mississippi River in the southeast corner of Clayton County. The Clayton County Sheriff's Office says...

IndyCar's Karam, Daly eager to prove themselves at Iowa

Jul. 18, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — At just 20, Sage Karam had already landed his dream gig with a seat in Chip Ganassi Racing's powerhouse IndyCar program. Four years later, Karam is hoping to prove that he deserves another shot at a full-time seat in the series. Karam and fellow American Conor Daly will fill in for...

Feds: Man charged with killing 3 had been deported twice

Jul. 18, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Guatemalan man who apparently entered the U.S. illegally after being deported twice has been charged with killing an Iowa woman and her two children. Marvin Oswaldo Escobar-Orellana, 31, made an initial court appearance Thursday in Des Moines, where the judge set his bond at $3...

The Latest: Police: Victim was in Iowa to work with suspect

Jul. 18, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of a Des Moines woman and her two children. (all times local): 5 p.m. A police spokesman says a woman killed along with her two young children this week had come to Des Moines to work with the man charged in their deaths. A Guatemala national, 31-year-old...

Iowa governor's aide now says Tupac email not tied to ouster

Jul. 18, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A spokesman for Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds now says a mass email praising rapper Tupac Shakur wasn't the reason Reynolds ousted an agency director. Reynolds spokesman Pat Garrett was asked last week whether the June 14 agency-wide email from Department of Human Services Director Jerry...

Feds accuse nurse of prescription drug scheme

Jul. 18, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Federal authorities have accused a nurse of fraudulently obtaining painkillers from her patients in eastern Iowa. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Katie Boll, of Manchester, is charged with 13 counts of acquiring controlled substances by fraud, deception or subterfuge in 2018 and one...

Priest from Dubuque Archdiocese named Des Moines bishop

Jul. 18, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pope Francis has selected a priest from the Dubuque Archdiocese to become bishop of the Des Moines Diocese. The selection of the Rev. William Joensen was announced Thursday. His ordination and installation is scheduled for Sept. 27. Joensen replaces Bishop Richard Pates, who turned...

September trial set for woman charged with credit card scam

Jul. 18, 2019 6:44 AM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A woman accused of stealing more than $6,100 in a credit card scheme has pleaded not guilty. Woodbury County court records say 36-year-old Amy Inniss-Reyes entered the plea Tuesday to a charge of theft. Her trial is scheduled to start Sept. 17. A criminal complaint says Inniss-Reyes...