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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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Bills in Iowa Legislature Session Look To Enforce Federal Immigration Laws

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bills in the Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature this session purport to enforce federal immigration laws, but academics say some proposals are redundant and could face legal challenges. Republicans dispute any suggestion…
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Iowa Man Sentenced For Lying to Cold Case Investigators

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been sentenced for lying during the investigation of the 1985 killing of his estranged wife's paramour. Anthony Burtch of Iowa City initially was charged with murder…
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Treasurer Accused of Stealing From High School Booster Club

MANLY, Iowa (AP) — A woman has been accused of stealing more than $9,300 from a northern Iowa high school athletics booster club when she was treasurer. Online court records say 37-year-old Autumn Dillavou is…
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Arrest Made in Foxhole Firearm Theft

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, at approximately 10:45 a.m., the Ottumwa Police Department responded to Foxhole Firearms, located at 2603 Roemer, Ottumwa, on a report that a theft of a firearm had just occurred. At…
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