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Biden faces long odds in push for more state 'red flag' laws

Apr. 14, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — President Joe Biden faces an uphill battle as he tries to revive a push for more state laws that would allow authorities to temporarily disarm people who are considered a danger to themselves or others. The political circumstances surrounding this...

Black prep player told to sit near banana peels: 'I'm fine'

Apr. 13, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — A Black football player at an Illinois high school captured on video sitting in a locker littered with banana peels after a teammate threatened to break his knees if he didn't comply says he's “fine" and wants people to “stop talking about the incident." ...

Iowa lawmakers pass bill seeking to stop farm investigations

Apr. 13, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers for the fourth time have approved restrictions aimed at stopping animal welfare activists from documenting animal abuse at livestock farms. The Iowa House passed the latest bill Monday night and the state Senate approved it last...

Iowa man sentenced to nearly 3 decades in federal prison

Apr. 13, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been sentenced to nearly three decades in federal prison for making and receiving child pornography. Ryan Don Andrew Ford, 49, of Centerville, was sentenced Monday to 27 years in prison for the two counts, federal prosecutors for...

Caleb Grill heading back to Iowa State after season at UNLV

Apr. 13, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Caleb Grill will transfer back to Iowa State after playing last season at UNLV for new Cyclones coach T.J. Otzelberger. Otzelberger announced Grill's move Tuesday. The 6-foot-3 guard started all 27 games for the Runnin’ Rebels last season and...

Nebraska governor declines to help house migrant children

Apr. 13, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said Tuesday that he has rejected a federal request to help house unaccompanied migrant children because “we are reserving our resources for serving our kids” within the state. The Republican governor said he...

Iowa pauses J&J vaccine use due to blood clot investigation

Apr. 13, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa public health officials said Tuesday they were temporarily stopping the use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine as federal health agencies investigate incidents of rare blood clots. The Iowa Department of Public Health announced...

Suspect in killing of Ames woman pleads not guilty

Apr. 13, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — A man charged in the February killing an Ames woman has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges in the case. Richard Fleck, 33, submitted a written plea of not guilty on Monday, television station WOI reported. ...

Public funeral planned Friday for slain Iowa trooper

Apr. 13, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — The funeral will be held Friday morning for Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Jim Smith, who was killed while trying to arrest a man barricaded in his Grundy Center home. The patrol and Smith's family announced a visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m....

Inmate accused in prison worker killings pleads not guilty

Apr. 12, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

ANAMOSA, Iowa (AP) — One of two inmates accused of killing two prison workers at the Anamosa State Penitentiary last month has pleaded not guilty to charges in the case. Michael Dutcher filed a written plead ahead of Monday’s scheduled court appearance, which has...