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Footsteps in snow lead to robbery suspect in Iowa

Footsteps in snow lead to robbery suspect in Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police say they’ve caught a robbery suspect in Iowa City by following his footsteps in the snow. Iowa City police say a cab driver reported that he was robbed by two men early Tuesday. Authorities set up a perimeter and used a K-9 unit to follow some tracks left on

Former Monona County auditor gets 2 days in jail

ONAWA, Iowa (AP) — A former Monona County auditor arrested on drug charges in July has been sentenced to two days in jail. Brooke Kuhlmann, of Onawa, pleaded guilty Monday in Monona County District Court to a serious misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance. A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed.

U Iowa drug lab faces injury lawsuit in California

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A personal injury lawsuit in California against a University of Iowa pharmaceutical lab has cost the school thousands of dollars in legal fees and rising. Iowa is paying a Los Angeles law firm up to $500 hourly to contest the lawsuit filed by pharmacist Cynthia Wong, who claims she was

Education officials propose extended learning

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Education officials in Iowa are hoping the state will support a pilot program aimed at helping students learn before and after school. The state Department of Education says the extended learning pilot project could boost Iowa’s graduation rate. The department submitted a proposal for the $1 million program in November,

Des Moines city manager quitting, moving to Ohio

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Des Moines city manager says he’s quitting his job to move to Cleveland. Rick Clark told The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/JrUy53) on Tuesday that he’ll move to Cleveland with his wife, Mary Grace Herrington. She’s starting a job Feb. 1 as chief development officer for Ideastream, a nonprofit that

US regulators to depose Wasendorf in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa businessman incarcerated for stealing millions from his brokerage’s customers will get a visit from one regulatory agency that failed to uncover his scheme for years. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jon Scoles granted a request Monday by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to depose Russell Wasendorf Sr. at the federal

Iowan gets 5 years for sex assaults of teenager

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A Burlington man has been given five years in prison instead of the probation that prosecutors had agreed to recommend for his sexual assaults of a teenager. The Hawk Eye newspaper says (http://bit.ly/18VTcuW ) 42-year-old John Layman Jr. seemed surprised by the sentence on Monday. Prosecutors, Layman’s attorney and the Iowa

‘Homeless’ Des Moines man rewards people’s aid

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines businessman gave away nearly $1,000 while posing as a homeless man, rewarding people who paused to help him. Des Moines television station KCCI says (http://bit.ly/1eo2U7l ) Jonnie Wright stood in the frigid weather on Christmas Eve at a busy intersection in the Des Moines suburb of Johnston. People


Des Moines officer jailed in domestic assault case

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 33-year-old Des Moines police officer has been charged with injuring his former girlfriend. Polk County Jail records say Cody Grimes remained in custody on Tuesday, facing a charge of domestic assault causing injury. Online court records don’t list the name of his attorney. Sgt. Jason Halifax says Grimes is


Resolutions From Local Residents

CHARLES CITY- Many people often joke about New Year resolutions falling to the wayside, but according to The University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology those who make resolutions are ten times more likely to achieve their goals than those who don’t explicitly create resolutions. The Journal lists self improvement or educational goals as the