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Police charge man with breaking into Iowa Capitol

DES MOINES (AP) — Police arrested a man Monday on charges that he broke into the Iowa Capitol over the weekend and caused some damage, authorities said. Surveillance cameras recorded images of the man as he entered the building around 2:55 a.m. Sunday. The nature and extent of the damage he ...

Man gets 5-10 years for robbing bank

CLINTON (AP) — A man has been imprisoned for robbing a bank in eastern Iowa. The Clinton Herald reported that Raymond Reves, 57, was sentenced Thursday to five to 10 years. He’d pleaded guilty to robbery after prosecutors lowered the charge. He also was ordered to pay $700.83 in ...

Survey: Economy growing in 9 Midwest, Plains states

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of business supply managers released Monday suggested the economy continues to grow in nine Midwest and Plains states, but an economist said the spreading coronavirus outbreak could soon threaten that growth. The Mid-America Business Conditions index ...

Police investigate fatal shooting in northwest Iowa

MAPLETON (AP) — Police are investigating a fatal shooting in northwest Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says the shooting was reported around 9:40 p.m. Friday in Mapleton, and a victim was found dead at the scene. Mapleton is about 46 miles southeast of Sioux City. The victim and ...

Nebraska, Iowa target vaping after new federal restrictions

By GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Roughly one month after the federal government announced a new crackdown to keep e-cigarettes away from children, state lawmakers in Iowa and Nebraska are forging ahead with similar proposals of their own. Both states are considering new ...

Police: Man found in parking lot dies

CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — A wounded man died at a hospital Tuesday after officers found him shot in the parking lot of a northern Cedar Rapids apartment complex, police said. Officers sent to the scene before 3:40 a.m. found the 22-year-old man, who’d suffered several gunshot wounds. He was ...

Waterloo Warming Center finds new home

WATERLOO (AP) — A warming center being evicted for not meeting fire codes has found a new spot to serve the homeless in Waterloo. The Waterloo Warming Center announced Tuesday it will be moving to the former Hawkeye Community College Metro Center and open for service on Friday. The ...

Hy-Vee buying 6 former Shopko sites

WEST DES MOINES (AP) — At least six former Shopko locations across Iowa will reopen as Hy-Vee Dollar Fresh stores, officials said. Hy-Vee announced purchase agreements Monday for Shopko buildings in Cresco, Dyersville, Hampton, Oelwein, Vinton and Waukon. Hy-Vee intends to open the stores by ...

4 people rescued from fire in downtown Dubuque building

DUBUQUE (AP) — Firefighters rescued four people from a fire that erupted in a downtown Dubuque building, authorities said. The blaze was reported around 12:30 p.m. Monday in a building that contained apartments and businesses. Three people were taken to a hospital for treatment of smoke ...

4 Missouri River states unite to try to limit flooding

By GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri are joining forces for a study that will look for ways the states can limit flooding along the Missouri River and give them information about how wetter weather patterns could require changes in the way ...

Des Moines couple reports dog fought coyote in backyard

DES MOINES (AP) — State wildlife officials are urging central Iowa residents to be vigilant in safeguarding pets after a Des Moines couple reported their German shepherd mix dog was attacked by a coyote. The couple reported the attack happened Thursday night less than a mile from the Drake ...

Waterloo emergency warming center gets extension to Jan. 31

WATERLOO (AP) — Organizers of an emergency warming shelter in Waterloo have been given more time to operate while they search for another location that meets local fire codes. Waterloo Fire Chief Pat Treloar has given the shelter inside the Jubilee United Methodist Church Freedom Center ...

Iowa man arrested on vehicular homicide warrant

DUBUQUE (AP) — A Dubuque man has been arrested in Minnesota on a vehicular homicide charge related to a fatal motorcycle crash in August. Shannon Katka, 40, was recently arrested in Albert Lea, Minnesota, on a warrant charging him with vehicular homicide while operating under the influence, ...

Sale of Collins unit not expected to cut Cedar Rapids jobs

CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — British-based BAE Systems will maintain a presence in the Cedar Rapids area after it completes a deal to acquire Collins Aerospace’s military GPS business, officials said. BAE announced Monday that United Technologies Corp. had agreed to sell the GPS business for $1.925 ...

Drug dealer who had pipe bomb and machine guns pleads guilty

CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — A drug dealer who sold cocaine and guns from his downtown Cedar Rapids apartment has pleaded guilty, federal prosecutors said. Raven Burkhow entered pleas last week to several charges, including conspiracy to sell drugs, use and possession of a firearm and possession of ...

Officials seek help finding who shot bald eagle found in Ankeny

ANKENY (AP) — Officials are asking for help in finding the person who shot a bald eagle found in Ankeny that later died. Ankeny police notified state officials after finding a bald eagle that was sitting on the ground at a busy intersection, according to the Iowa Department of Natural ...

Police release names of 2 people killed in Sioux City crash

SIOUX CITY (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two people killed when the car they were in collided with a semitrailer in Sioux City. The crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The eastbound car didn’t halt for a red light at an intersection and collided with the northbound ...

Iowa wants expert review of pipeline expansion

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Iowa regulators want owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline to provide expert analysis to back up the company’s claim that doubling the line’s capacity won’t increase the likelihood of a spill, a requirement their counterparts in North Dakota haven’t ...

Reynolds creating bureau designed to avoid school shootings

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa will become the latest state to create an organization within state government designed to prevent school shootings under a plan announced Tuesday by Gov. Kim Reynolds. Reynolds said she’s creating a Governor’s School Safety Bureau within the Iowa Department of ...

Brandon man who left mother in feces-filled home is sentenced

BRANDON (AP) — A man whose elderly mother was found in a feces-filled house with 18 dogs in northeast Iowa has been given jail time and probation. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported that David Rogers, 61, was sentenced last week to a year in jail with all but 60 days suspended. He also ...