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Appeals court revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO lawsuit


A federal appeals court has given agricultural chemical maker Syngenta Seeds hope that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge North America for refusing to accept one of Syn

Wisconsin couple sentenced in Iowa meth case


A Wisconsin couple has been sentenced to five years in prison after Clayton County authorities discovered a methamphetamine manufacturing operation at their Iowa home. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports 34-year-old Jesse Lutz and 32-year-old Shara

Police: Iowa hit-and-run driver panicked


A Des Moines police sergeant says a woman charged in a fatal hit-and-run panicked when she left the scene of the accident. Sgt. Jason Halifax tells the Des Moines Register that 20-year-old Ashley Brown is remorseful about the Saturday death of 55-ye

Northwest Iowa man dies in combined accident


Authorities say a 55-year-old Le Mars man has been fatally injured while operating a combine near Merrill in northwest Iowa. The Plymouth County Sheriff's Office says a trailer being pulled by the combine broke loose and struck the combine on Fr

Police arrest Iowa teen after girl's death


An 18-year-old Waterloo man is facing charges after police found a 17-year-old girl dead Sunday with a gunshot wound to her head.   The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the shooting was reported shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday

New report criticizes Iowa stun gun policies


Law enforcement policies on the use of stun guns vary greatly across Iowa's 99 counties, and civil rights experts who recently reviewed the policies say many of them are inadequate.    The Des Moines Register obtained a ne

Police say hit-and-run in Des Moines killed man


Police in Des Moines are on the trail of a suspect in the hit-and-run death of a 55-year-old man.   Police say reports of a person in the road in eastern Des Moines led officers to the discovery of the man lying dead in the road. &

Eviction of 5 Iowa motel occupants ordered


A Cerro Gordo County magistrate has ordered the eviction of five occupants from a Clear Lake motel.   The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that Magistrate Patrick Byrne issued the order Friday.    Silver Boot Motel owner

No new trial for Iowa man convicted of murder


A Fort Dodge man convicted in August of first-degree murder will not be getting a new trial.   The Fort Dodge Messenger reports that a judge on Friday denied 28-year-old Derrick McElroy's motion for a new trial.   A jury f

Trial postponed for Iowa man charged in death


The trial of a man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death in a Northwood park has been postponed.   The trial of 40-year-old Tyrone Washington Jr. has been scheduled to start Oct. 20 in Webster County. On Friday, Judg

Dubuque woman accused of stealing from library


A 62-year-old Dubuque woman has been accused of stealing fines and fee payments when she worked at the public library in Dubuque. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald says Barbara Nyheim turned herself in on Tuesday to face a felony theft charge. Online cou

Man charged in fatal Des Moines stabbing


(AP) Authorities say a 74-year-old man has been charged in the fatal stabbing of a woman in Des Moines. Officers were sent around 3:10 p.m. Wednesday to check a report of a fight at an apartment building office. They found the 54-year-old woman suffering

Branstad, Hatch debate over Iowa's minimum wage


Republican Gov. Terry Branstad and Democratic challenger Jack Hatch clashed over whether to raise Iowa's minimum wage during their final debate in the race for governor.   Branstad and Hatch appeared in Sioux City on Tuesday ni

Iowan accused of threatening children changes plea


A northern Iowa man accused of threatening to shoot schoolchildren has changed his plea.   Loren Saxon, of Charles City, originally pleaded not guilty to making threats of terrorism, but he's now pleaded guilty to intimidatio

Neighbors near Lake Manawa concerned about camping


Neighbors in an area near Lake Manawa in Council Bluffs are concerned about camping and other issues near the lake.   About 80 people gathered at Bass Pro Shops to learn about two renovation projects by the Iowa Department of N

Tools donated to Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity


A business has donated tools worth thousands of dollars to Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity after many of the group's tools were stolen last month.   Cedar Rapids television station KCRG-TV reports a thief broke into a locke

Iowan fatally injured in Omaha crash, police say


A 42-year-old Iowa man suspected in a hit-and-run accident has been fatally injured in a north Omaha crash.   Police say Robert Robison, of Carter Lake, Iowa, was pronounced dead at an Omaha hospital after Tuesday night's accident.&

Iowan suspected of shooting officer dies in Omaha


A man suspected of shooting a Sioux City police officer has died at an Omaha hospital.   The Sioux City Journal reports that a Nebraska Medical Center spokesman on Sunday evening confirmed the death of Noah Ironshell.   Police

Woman injured in central Iowa tractor accident


Dallas County authorities say a 31-year-old woman suffered severe internal injuries when she was run over by a tractor.   The Des Moines Register reports that the accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodward. The Dallas Coun

Iowa inmate on work release returns after absence


Iowa authorities say an inmate on work release has returned less than 24 hours after he was reported missing.    An Iowa Department of Corrections spokesman tells the Sioux City Journal 41-year-old Bryan McDaniel failed to rep

Sheriff: Iowa man killed after tractor flips


Grundy County authorities say an 84-year-old man has died after being pinned underneath his tractor.    The Grundy County Sheriff's Office says Russell Katzer of Conrad was killed on Sunday. Authorities say he was drivi

Veterans Home workers fired after investigation


Five employees at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown were fired earlier this year after a sexual harassment investigation.   A spokesman for Gov. Terry Branstad confirmed the terminations Thursday but declined to offer details,

U Iowa employees raise concerns about cost-cutting


University of Iowa employees say they fear that a consultant's cost-cutting plans will have a negative impact on the institution and not save as much as projected.   Employees also told representatives of Deloitte Consulting dur

Iowa's tax revenue likely to grow in coming months


A panel of state budget experts predicts modest growth in Iowa's tax revenue during the current fiscal year.   The Revenue Estimating Conference met Thursday to project state revenue. The three-member panel includes the governo

Officials release video of mystery lottery winner


Authorities trying to answer the longtime question of who bought an unclaimed multimillion-dollar lottery ticket in Iowa in 2010 have released video of the mystery person in the hopes of finally identifying him.   The video release
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Nona Bane of Washington


Graveside services for 89 yr. old Nona Bane of Washington and formerly of Scranton and Carroll will be Saturday at 3:00 PM at the Dillavou Cemetery near Scranton.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home of Scranton and online condolences may be left for her family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com

Renee Marie Reid of Colorado


Funeral services for 53 yr. old Renee Reid of Denver, Colorado will be Thursday at 3:00 pm at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll.  Visitation will be held at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll for one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be in the Carroll City Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for Renee's family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com 

Martha Daniel of Lidderdale


Mass of the Christian Burial for 89 year-old Martha Daniel of Lidderdale will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Lidderdale.  Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll after 3:3
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