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Huff's late TD to Bachelder sends Presbyterian past Drake

Apr. 17, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Tyler Huff threw for 365 yards, and his 46-yard touchdown pass to Lawson Bachelder with a minute left capped Presbyterian's fourth-quarter rally in a 28-24 win over Drake on Saturday. It was the first meeting between the teams. Presbyterian will...

Sioux City mans pleads guilty to smuggling gun silencers

Apr. 16, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man has pleaded guilty to smuggling gun silencers into the United States, federal prosecutors said. Lloyd Clark, 72, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of smuggling goods into the United States. He could be sentenced to 20 years...

Iowa court upholds 2019 law on documents filed in appeals

Apr. 16, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday upheld a portion of a 2019 law that prohibits people seeking an appeal of their criminal conviction from filing documents on their own when they're represented by an attorney. The case centered on an appeal...

As America embraces early voting, GOP hurries to restrict it

Apr. 16, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

Nearly seven of every 10 voters cast their ballots before Election Day in 2020. Republicans are moving to make it harder for that to happen again, potentially affecting the voting preferences of millions of Americans. The GOP's campaign to place new restrictions on...

Iowa's March unemployment rate stable at 3.7%

Apr. 16, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's unemployment rate remained at 3.7% in March, the same as the revised level in February, state officials said Friday. Iowa Workforce Development reported the stable unemployment rate as the state saw an increase both in the number of people...

Iowa identifies Brazil coronavirus variant case

Apr. 16, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — At least two coronavirus variants are present in Iowa with one first identified in Europe now believed to be the most prevalent strain in the state, and public officials say they have confirmed a case of the more recent Brazil strain in eastern Iowa. ...

Flags, people line funeral route for slain Iowa trooper

Apr. 16, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the state and elsewhere saluted Friday as they filed past the flag-draped casket of Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Jim Smith, who was shot and killed last week while trying to arrest a man barricaded inside his home. ...

Police say man found fatally shot in Cedar Rapids driveway

Apr. 16, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Police in Cedar Rapids are investigating the shooting death of a man who was found with gunshot wounds in a driveway several blocks east of Interstate 380. Officers were called to the area near the Kenwood Park neighborhood just after 9:30...

Police identify body found near Des Moines River on Saturday

Apr. 15, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police have identified a body found in the Des Moines River during the weekend. The body of 42-year-old Diaa Elhag Kafi, of Des Moines was found Saturday near Riverview Park by a fisherman and cyclist. Police say...

Woman charged in death of infant at Iowa home day care

Apr. 15, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

LECLAIRE, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport woman has been charged in the death of a 5-month-old girl at a day care center she operated. Angela Marxen, 56, was charged Thursday with first-degree murder, child endangerment resulting in death, and child endangerment, a misdemeanor....