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Amazon to refund Iowa customers over subscription


Online retailor Amazon has agreed to refund more than 1,000 Iowa customers over issues regarding a subscription service.   The state Attorney General's Office says the agreement means Amazon.com Inc. and Amazon Services LLC wil

Iowa firefighters revive kittens after house fire


West Des Moines firefighters and medics say they have revived three kittens and one cat after a house fire. The West Des Moines Fire Department says the felines were pulled from the burning home on Monday. Firefighters say they were suffering from s

New Iowa-Nebraska bridge set to open Wednesday


The new U.S. Highway 34 bridge connecting Nebraska and Iowa is scheduled to open after 3 p.m. Wednesday. Included in the project is about seven miles of new four-lane divided highway extending west of the U.S. 34/Interstate 29 interchange to U.S. Hi

Woman accused of theft from Des Moines drugstore


Authorities say a woman lied to a Des Moines pharmacy worker about a man threatening to hurt the woman's children if she didn't get him some drugs. Andrea Small now faces theft and other charges. Jail records say Small remained in custody on

Former Iowa gambling boat arrives in Illinois


A former Sioux City riverboat casino has arrived at its new home after a two-week journey hampered by temporary delays. The Sioux City Journal reports the three-deck Argosy Casino replica of a 1920s-era paddlewheel boat pulled into a Wood River, Ill

Cedar Rapids woman pleads guilty to wire fraud


(AP) A Cedar Rapids woman has admitted defrauding clients of her law firm. Prosecutors say 54-year-old Susan Hense pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court to one count of wire fraud. She faces up to 20 years in prison. In a plea agreement, Hense admit

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

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
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Ida Bohm of Denison


Funeral Services for 104 year-old Ida Bohm of Denison will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 am at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Burial will be held at the Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison. Friends may call at the Huebner Funeral Home in Deniso

Linda Kay Rettenmaier of Carroll


Mass of the Christian Burial for 70 yr. old Linda Kay Rettenmaier of Carroll and formerly of Breda will be Saturday at 10:30 AM at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll with burial in St. Bernard's Cemetery near Breda.  Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll after 4:00 PM on Friday where there will be a Rosary at 5:00 PM and a Christian Wake Service at

Loretta Schultes of Templeton


Mass of the Christian Burial for 94 yr. old Loretta Schultes of Templeton will be Friday at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Templeton with burial in the parish cemetery.  The Carroll Catholic Daughters of the Americas will form an honor guard for the funeral mass.  Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 4:00 PM on Thursday where there will be a Rosary at
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