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  • Fatal crash ends West Des Moines motorcycle chase WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A motorcyclist being chased by West Des Moines police has died after running into a sport utility vehicle. Des Moines television station KCCI says (http://bit.ly/1kyYwEV ) the accident occurred around 11 p.m. Wednesday. A

    July 17, 2014

  • Iowa man charged with murder in Burlington death BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A Fort Madison man has been formally charged with first-degree murder in the June death of a Burlington man. Lt. Jeff Klein with the Burlington Police Department says the recent charge for 42-year-old Lenard Polhans came after

    July 17, 2014

  • Officials approve disincorporation of Millville MILLVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Officials have approved the disincorporation of a tiny city in northeast Iowa. The state's City Development Board recently approved the disincorporation of Millville, a community along the Mississippi River with about 20 reside

    July 17, 2014

  • Iowa fines Clinton doctor for billing practice DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa board has fined a Clinton doctor for requiring cash payments from poor patients instead of billing Medicaid to treat their addictions to narcotics. The Des Moines Register says (http://dmreg.co/1jqAy0G ) Dr. Oduah Osar

    July 17, 2014

  • Waterloo may consider car seizure proposal WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Waterloo officials may soon consider a proposal that would allow authorities to seize vehicles used in certain crimes and hold them until the owners pay a fine. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (http://bit.ly/Ud2zA1 ) th

    July 17, 2014

  • Group to give advice on Lee County's consolidation MONTROSE, Iowa (AP) — A committee plans to turn in a recommendation soon to officials on whether Lee County should keep its unique distinction of two county seats. The committee said Tuesday it will submit a recommendation to the Lee County Board of

    July 17, 2014

  • Iowa man wants to change plea in child porn case BOSTON (AP) — An Iowa man authorities say pretended to be a professional photographer to persuade a Massachusetts woman to pose her 10-year-old daughter nude wants to withdraw his guilty plea. According to documents filed in federal court in Boston,

    July 16, 2014

  • Iowa city deploys insecticide in battle for trees MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa city has deployed insecticide in the battle to save its ash trees from an insect pest that's killed millions of the trees elsewhere in the United States. Mount Vernon has assigned Mike Wehde from public works

    July 16, 2014

  • 3-year-old Iowa girl pulled from stock tank dies IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old Johnson County girl has died after being pulled unresponsive from a stock tank her family was using as a pool. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says Abby Miller died Tuesday at the University of

    July 16, 2014

  • 1,234 Iowa voters listed as deceased DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is sending a letter to county election officials suggesting they remove more than 1,200 Iowa voters who may be dead. Shultz says he did a routine check of the Social Security Death Index an

    July 16, 2014

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