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Nevada third to vote, still up for grabs for 2020 Democrats

Dec. 9, 2019 7:12 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada won its coveted early date in the presidential primary because it was supposed to offer Democrats something different. It’s more racially diverse than the two states that weigh in earlier, Iowa and New Hampshire. Its population is young, working class, largely urban and...

Officer shoots armed suspect after chase in Des Moines area

Dec. 9, 2019 6:52 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A central Iowa police officer shot an armed man who allegedly led authorities on a high-speed chase on Interstate 235. Des Moines police said Monday that Clive officer Nicholas Hershel-Anderson shot the suspect early Saturday morning. Authorities say police tried to pull over a gray...

Cedar Rapids man gets 14 years for role in domain name plot

Dec. 9, 2019 6:43 PM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Monday sentenced a Cedar Rapids man to 14 years in prison after he was convicted of having his cousin try to hijack an internet domain from another man at gunpoint. U.S. District Court Judge C.J. Williams sentenced Rossi Lorathio Adams II, 27, to the federal prison term...

Pileup leaves 1 seriously hurt, I-80 closed near Des Moines

Dec. 9, 2019 6:43 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A quick-moving snowstorm is being blamed for a pileup Monday morning on Interstate 80 just east of Des Moines that forced police to close the freeway's westbound lanes. Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Alex Dinkla said about 50 vehicles were involved in the crash between Altoona and the...

AP Exclusive: Accidental shootings show police training gaps

Dec. 9, 2019 5:32 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — When an Iowa mother tried to take her child from her husband during an argument on a snowy sidewalk in 2015, an officer stepped in to stop the scuffle, but he accidentally fired his weapon as a dog approached. The bullet went through the woman’s arm and into her chest, killing her as...

Nebraska man charged after wrong-way Iowa interstate crash

Dec. 9, 2019 11:57 AM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Nebraska man who allegedly drove the wrong-way on Interstate 29 in Iowa and crashed into a sports utility vehicle. Nickolas Kevin Diediker, 32, of Concord, is accused of driving southbound in the northbound lanes of I-29 around 6:30 a.m. Saturday,...

E. Iowa man faces murder charge for fatal shooting of nephew

Dec. 9, 2019 11:00 AM EST

RIVERDALE, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa man has been charged with first-degree murder for a shooting that killed his nephew. Brian Francisco Duque, 51, of Riverdale, was being held without bond at Scott County Jail, according to the Quad-City Times. Authorities say they were called to the house shortly...

City officials in Marion move toward building new library

Dec. 9, 2019 9:41 AM EST

MARION, Iowa (AP) — Officials in Marion are moving forward with plans to build a new city library with public funding. City council members authorized city staff Thursday to work with a bond lawyer and start a public notice process for issuing up to $7 million in debt to help finance the project, according...

Iowa State upends No. 16 Seton Hall 76-66

Dec. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — No. 16 Seton Hall lost much more than a game in Ames, as starter Sandro Mamukelashvili broke his right wrist in the first half of a loss at Iowa State. Tyrese Haliburton scored 17 points, George Conditt had a season-high 17 off the bench and the Cyclones knocked off Seton Hall 76-66 on...

Booker slams Democratic debate rules as he ends Iowa tour

Dec. 8, 2019 9:34 PM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Fighting to be in the next Democratic presidential debate, Cory Booker concluded a nearly 800-mile, 12-county tour of Iowa on Sunday by criticizing the Democratic party for allowing “elites" and “money" to control who gets on stage and urging voters to offer his name when...