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Jun. 29, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. June 23, 2020. No more waiting: Des Moines must approve real changes to policing practices “I think there’s just no acknowledgment that a large segment of the population, this minority population, they have no confidence in law enforcement.” Des Moines attorney Gina...

FILE - In this June 3, 2020 file photo, demonstrators gather at a rally to peacefully protest and demand an end to institutional racism and police brutality, in Portland, Maine. Public outrage over the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody is spilling over into America's smaller and mid-sized cities. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

George Floyd protests spread to smaller, mostly white towns

Jun. 7, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk, Nebraska, is a quiet, conservative and predominantly white city of 24,000 people where public protests are rare, except for an annual rally against abortion. So when about 300 people gathered on a busy street corner last weekend to voice their outrage at the death of George...

2 Texans sentenced for spending $25,000 with fake cards

Jun. 1, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Texas man and woman who used stolen credit card numbers to buy nearly $25,000 in goods from stores across Iowa have been sentenced to five years in federal prison. Authorities said Yuniel Sanchez, 36, of Grand Prairie, Texas,and Shannon Marlowe, 35, of Forth Worth, Texas, used...

Construction worker sues Sibley after electrocution

May. 28, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A construction worker from Minnesota who was electrocuted and fell from a building is suing the city of Sibley, Iowa, for negligence. Victor Maldonado, of Worthington, Minnesota, alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that the city knew the high-voltage power line was too close to the...

Man scheduled for trial in death of Sioux City homeowner

May. 26, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A 45-year-old Carroll man is scheduled to go on trial for murder in the death of a Sioux City man whose home he was reportedly trying to burglarize. Gary Dains Jr. has been jailed since last summer on charges of burglarizing the home of Paul Smith, 65, in July. Dains pleaded not...

BNSF railroad to clean up lead waste at Iowa property

May. 26, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Federal officials say BNSF railroad has agreed to clean up 2 million pounds of broken glass from televisions and computer monitors that contains lead at a property it bought in Sioux City, Iowa, several years ago. The Environmental Protection Agency says the glass from cathode ray...

Judge says mansion owners owe Sioux City for demolition

May. 22, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Nearly five years after Sioux City tore down a historic mansion, a judge has ruled that the owners of the building must reimburse the city more than $100,000 in demolition costs. District Judge Jeffrey Neary ruled that James Gengler and Salvador Carrasco must pay the city for the...

Dead Iowa worker had warned virus was 'everywhere' at plant

May. 15, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — In the days before his death, an Iowa meatpacking worker twice warned that the coronavirus was spreading through his plant because of its crowded spaces and lack of personal protective equipment, his nephew said. Husen Jagir, 56, died May 1, about a week after he fell ill following a...

Governor considers reopening plans as Iowa reports 18 deaths

May. 12, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday she’s still considering how far to go in lifting local public health restrictions, as the state reported 18 more deaths from the coronavirus. Reynolds had planned to announce which business closures that she would allow to expire Friday and which...