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  • Davenport man convicted of arson, insurance fraud DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport man faces up to 15 years in prison when he's sentenced in May for trying to burn down his home. The Quad-City Times reports (http://bit.ly/1q5dWF0 ) that a Scott County jury convicted 47-year-old Brian Earl Lebs of

    April 4, 2014

  • Branstad signs civil containment bill into law DES MOINES (AP) — A bill meant to stop the release of sexually violent predators has been signed into law. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed the bill Thursday. The law allows those convicted of a violent sexual offense as a juvenile to be sent to a civ

    April 4, 2014

  • US labor secretary plans Iowa weekend events DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez will hold events in Des Moines and Ottumwa this weekend. U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin announced Thursday that Perez would be in Iowa on Saturday. Harkin says the labor secretary will focus on a proposed

    April 4, 2014

  • Sioux City program encourages walking to school SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Dozens of children at a Sioux City elementary aren't letting chilly weather stop the seasonal Walking School Bus program. The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1otWcpz ) 29 students participated Tuesday in Irving Eleme

    April 3, 2014

  • Tap water declared safe in Iowa city of Aplington APLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Aplington water is safe to drink. The Mason City Globe Gazette says (http://bit.ly/1k2NRY3 ) Water Supply in Butler County and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources have lifted the northern Iowa city's water advisories on We

    April 3, 2014

  • SUV driver shot by Iowa police last month arrested DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines man shot by police who said he was trying to run them down has been charged with two counts of assault. The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1k2GeAG ) 30-year-old Shawntee Deiyane Young was arrested an

    April 3, 2014

  • Iowa man accused of exposing himself to kids IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa City man has been accused of exposing himself to elementary school students. City officials say 46-year-old Anthony Lee Hudson was taken into custody Wednesday. He faces four counts of indecent exposure. Court records d

    April 3, 2014

  • Woman wanted in 2012 fatal Iowa crash arrested SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Le Mars woman wanted in a fatal 2012 hit-and-run crash in Sioux City has turned herself in to authorities. The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1krKxl0 ) that 43-year-old Victoria Lynette Ernst turned herself in Tue

    April 2, 2014

  • Report reveals source of secret settlement funds DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The revelation from Gov. Terry Branstad's office that money from state agencies was used to pay secret settlements for fired workers prompted one lawmaker on Tuesday to question whether the funds have been misappropriated. Sen

    April 2, 2014

  • Iowa Senate rejects protective order bill changes DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has voted against a provision to add property of emotional value to domestic abuse protective orders, instead choosing to adhere to original legislation which only allowed the inclusion of pets. The Senate reje

    April 2, 2014

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