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Legislative Chambers

After Sorenson case, lawmakers back ethics rules

After Sorenson case, lawmakers back ethics rules

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa legislative leaders don’t plan to change ethics rules for political work after a former state senator admitted to lying about receiving payments to switch his support from one Republican presidential candidate to another. The U.S. Department of Justice announced last week that former Sen. Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty to

Emergency Work

Motorcyclist dies in Omaha after Iowa crash

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A motorcyclist has died in an Omaha, Nebraska hospital after crashing on a Council Bluffs roadway. Omaha television station KETV says ( ) the crash happened Saturday afternoon on the 16th street ramp onto Interstate 29, near the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office in western Iowa. The biker was taken to

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Iowa discipline board reprimands attorney

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — An attorney accused of mishandling client billing in an employment lawsuit has been reprimanded by the Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Discipline Board. The Quad-City Times reports ( ) that the board filed the reprimand Aug. 18 against Cameron Davidson, saying he violated state rules of professional conduct. The charges stem from

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Man escapes injury after Wal-Mart roof collapses

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) – A man narrowly escaped injury when part of a Wal-Mart store’s roof collapsed in northern Iowa. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports ( ) that the collapse happened during a heavy rainstorm around 8 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters also had to deal with a gas leak when the roof collapsed. Authorities

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Tyson Foods closing 3 plants in Iowa, NY, NM

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. says it’s closing three U.S. plants, employing a total 950 workers, which have struggled financially as the company’s product needs have changed. Tyson, the biggest U.S. meat processor, announced Friday the planned closures of the plants in Cherokee, Iowa; Buffalo, New York; and Santa Teresa, New Mexico. The


Iowa mother pleads guilty to drug charges

WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) — The mother of one of two slain Iowa cousins has pleaded guilty to drug charges. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports ( ) Misty Cook-Morrissey pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of delivery of methamphetamine in Fayette County District Court. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Authorities say she

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Former Waterloo counselor admits billings fraud

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A 46-year-old Waterloo man has pleaded guilty to submitting fraudulent bills for his counseling services. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports ( ) that Anthony Thomas entered his plea Thursday. He admitted in Black Hawk County District Court that he submitted more than $2,400 in fraudulent bills to Magellan Behavior Health through


Foreman calls Iowa murder case a ‘slam dunk’

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The foreman of a jury that convicted an Iowa man of killing his pregnant wife says the prosecution’s case was a “slam dunk” even if the investigation had flaws. Thom Nelson told The Associated Press that the evidence showed “there was just no way” that anybody but Seth Techel could’ve