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GOP-led Iowa Senate Approves 20-week Abortion Ban

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Republican-controlled Iowa Senate has approved a bill that would ban most abortions in the state after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The chamber passed the bill Tuesday night and it…
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Former Officer Reaches Plea Deal in Domestic Assault Case

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Court records say a former police officer in northern Iowa has reached a plea deal in his domestic abuse case and wants to change his plea. Thirty-six-year-old Ryan Eskildsen pleaded…
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GOP Lawmakers in Iowa Advance Conservative Wish List

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — About two month into the session, Republicans have moved quickly to capitalize on their control of both legislative chambers, but plenty of work remains as they push through a conservative…
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E.B.F.H.S. Jazz Band Wins Districts

On Saturday, March 4th, the Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont High School Jazz Band placed 1st in class 2A at the South East Iowa Bandmasters Association District Jazz Contest in Iowa City. The 1st and 2nd place…
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Homicide in Jasper County

On Monday, March 6, 2017, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from an individual at 4252 Maple St. regarding an individual down on the floor and unresponsive. Newton Fire/EMS was contacted to…
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Arrest Made in Wapello Car Theft

On March 6, 2017, at about 9:30 pm the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received a call that someone had just stolen a vehicle from a residence in the 10000 block of Miller Chapel Road south…
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Sentencing Set For Man Accused of Stealing From Ailing Dad

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — An April sentencing has been scheduled for an Altoona man accused of stealing nearly $41,000 from his ailing father. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2lvKEa6 ) that 40-year-old Jeffrey Kass pleaded…
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Man Takes Plea Deal in Des Moines Chase Crash Death Case

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An April sentencing hearing is scheduled for a Des Moines man charged with the crash death of another man during a police chase. Online court records say 35-year-old Darnell Browder…
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Psychiatrist Gets 2-Month Sentence for Health Care Fraud

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Grinnell psychiatrist has been given two months in prison for health care fraud. Prosecutors say Dr. Richard Hauser was sentenced Tuesday in Des Moines. He'd pleaded guilty in October.…
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Iowa Group Launches Plan to Help Save Monarch Butterflies

AMES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa group has devised a strategy to keep monarch butterflies off the national endangered species list. The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/2luarvn ) that the 135-page plan issued Monday is…
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