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Iowa says marching band subjected to 'inappropriate' actions

Sep. 16, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa says it has contacted Iowa State after the Hawkeye Marching Band was subjected to "inappropriate actions" during Saturday's football game between the two rivals. The statement from Iowa athletic director Gary Barta on Monday did not include details and said...

Third round of flooding in 2019 likely along Missouri River

Sep. 16, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The amount of water flowing down the lower Missouri River this year is approaching the record set during the historic 2011 flood, and another round of flooding is expected this week after unusually heavy rains upstream, federal officials said. Heavy rains dumped more than four times what...

Man pleads guilty in fatal Lake of the Ozarks boat accident

Sep. 16, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. (AP) — A 43-year-old St. Joseph man could face up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in a Lake of the Ozarks boating accident that killed a man. Cletus Barsch pleaded guilty on Sept. 10 to one count of boating while intoxicated resulting in a homicide and two counts of...

Men charged in courthouse break-in suspected in other case

Sep. 16, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities suspect that two cybersecurity workers charged with breaking into an Iowa courthouse were also responsible for a late-night entry into the courthouse in Des Moines. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said Monday that based on surveillance footage, investigators believe...

Iowa chief justice recuses from judge selection law appeal

Sep. 16, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady has removed himself from considering a lawsuit challenging a new law that shortens his term as chief justice and gives the governor more power over the commission that selects supreme court and appeals court judges. In an order signed...

Man who let 12-year-old drive car that hit boy is imprisoned

Sep. 16, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa father whose 12-year-old son struck a 4-year-old boy while driving the man's car has been sent to prison. Black Hawk County District Court records say 34-year-old Jesse Azbill pleaded guilty Friday to child endangerment and aiding and abetting serious injury by auto. He was...

Woman gets probation for stealing from aunt

Sep. 16, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A Dubuque woman who authorities say stole more than $48,000 from her elderly aunt has been given two to five years of probation. Dubuque County District Court records say 54-year-old Kathryn Billmeyer was sentenced last week and was ordered to pay back the money to her aunt's estate....

Iowa man dies after crash in eastern Nebraska's Sarpy County

Sep. 16, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an Iowa man died after his car collided with another in eastern Nebraska's Sarpy County. The collision occurred a little before 5:30 p.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 6 on the south side of Gretna. The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office says an eastbound car driven by 46-year-old...

Council to consider removal of WWII airport chapel

Sep. 16, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The City Council is expected to consider a proposal Monday for removal of a World War II chapel and airmen's housing project on Sioux City airport land. The Sioux City Journal reports that the chapel anchors the entrance to Sioux Gateway Airport and is one of the last standing...

Trial scheduled to begin in eastern Iowa corn rake slaying

Sep. 16, 2019 6:48 AM EDT

EARLVILLE, Iowa (AP) — A trial is scheduled to begin Monday for a man accused of using a corn rake to kill his wife in eastern Iowa. Court records say 43-year-old Todd Mullis has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder. Authorities say he fatally attacked 39-year-old Amy Mullis in November at...