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Iowa Auditor Sand seeking 2nd term, won't run for governor

Dec. 07, 2021 21:10 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand, who is considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, announced Tuesday he would run for re-election in 2022 and not for governor as some supporters had been urging. Sand said in a video posted to his Twitter account that he...

Man sentenced to 40 years in woman's heroin overdose death

Dec. 04, 2021 13:47 PM EST

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A former Waterloo man has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for selling heroin to a woman who died of an overdose. Eric DeAngelo Griggs, 40, was sentenced for the death of a Cedar Falls woman in 2018, the Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier...

Woman guilty of killing 2 for setting fire to house in 2018

Dec. 01, 2021 10:48 AM EST

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A jury convicted a woman of two counts of first-degree murder for the 2018 arson deaths of another woman and her 9-year-old son. Denise Susanna O’Brien, 45, was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of 32-year-old Ashley Smith and her son, 9-year-old...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Nov. 29, 2021 10:04 AM EST

Des Moines Register. Nov. 24, 2021. Editorial: Attacks on books at Iowa schools are dispiriting and wrong; the attack on educators is worse A rash of complaints mostly about sexual content in Des Moines-area public school library books was cause, for...

Iowa man pleads not guilty to child pornography

Nov. 23, 2021 16:58 PM EST

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo, Iowa man last week pleaded not guilty to federal child porn charges connected to an international investigation. A federal grand jury charged 31-year-old Mychal Paul Olson with receipt and possession of child pornography, the...

Two accused of kidnapping man in Cedar Falls, burning him

Nov. 22, 2021 10:44 AM EST

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A man and woman face charges for allegedly restraining a man while striking and burning him in Cedar Falls. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that 46-year-old Donovan James Danielson and 32-year-old Nicole Elise...

Iowa man killed by Waterloo officer identified

Nov. 20, 2021 12:42 PM EST

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation on Saturday identified the man shot and killed by police in Waterloo as 42-year-old Brent Lee Boggess. Officials also identified the officer involved in the shooting as Ken Schaaf, the Waterloo-Cedar...

Police: Man killed by Waterloo officer had rammed cruiser

Nov. 16, 2021 12:30 PM EST

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A man was shot and killed early Tuesday by police in Waterloo after officers said he rammed a patrol car. The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday on a city street after a short vehicle chase, television station KCRG reported. ...

Voters reelect Black Iowa mayor targeted by pro-police group

Nov. 03, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Voters in Iowa's eighth-largest city, Waterloo, reelected the city's first Black mayor and chose three Black candidates for City Council, which will have its Black majority for the first time ever. The historic outcome of Tuesday's election...

Adams wins NYC mayor; Wu makes history winning Boston mayor

Nov. 03, 2021 05:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former police captain Eric Adams easily won the race for New York mayor Tuesday, and Boston elected its first woman and Asian American to the city’s top job as voters across the U.S. picked local leaders who were largely defined by their stances on police and crime. ...