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Luke Martin, Jr., Sentenced to 12.5 Years on Drug Charges in Connection with 2016 String of Robberies of Git-N-Go, Kum & Go, Hy-Vee, and U.S. Bank

DES MOINES, IA - On June 19, 2017, Luke Martin, Jr., age 57, of Des Moines, Iowa, appeared before Chief United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey and was sentenced 151 months in prison…
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Man Accused of Killing Parents to Undergo Mental Evaluation

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of killing his parents in Davenport will be undergoing a mental health evaluation. Court records say a judge granted a defense motion last week for 21-year-old Sean Freese.…
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Woman's Body Recovered from River in Eastern Iowa

LITTLETON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a woman's body has been recovered from the Wapsipinicon River in eastern Iowa's Buchanan County. The body was spotted around 7:40 p.m. Thursday and recovered later about 2 miles…
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Woman Convicted of Voluntary Manslaughter for Killing Mate

AMES, Iowa (AP) — A jury has convicted an Ames woman of voluntary manslaughter for killing her husband. The Story County jury returned the verdict Wednesday against 36-year-old Candace Cummings in the second day of…
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Road Worker Killed in Southern Iowa, Authorities Say

CHARITON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a road construction worker has been killed in southern Iowa. The accident occurred Tuesday in northern Lucas County. The Iowa State Patrol says a motorist didn't see 48-year-old Barbarella…
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Investigation Leads to Arrests for Prostitution

On Friday, June 9, 2017, the Ottumwa Police Department conducted a prostitution investigation after discovering some suspicious advertisements posted on the internet. The ads appeared to be soliciting sex acts in exchange for money. This…
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Iowa Man Guilty of 2nd-Degree Murder in Roommate's Slaying

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — A 25-year-old Wapello County man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the slaying of his roommate. A jury found Erik Davila guilty Friday. Prosecutors say he fatally shot 24-year-old Hugo…
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Iowa Department Investigating Officer for Anti-Islam Posts

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Polk County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating one of its officers for social media postings deriding Islam and calling the religion an "evil ideology." The Des Moines Register…
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Mahaska Health Partnership Physical and Occupational Therapy Offers Advice for the Workplace

MAHASKA COUNTY – Whether you sit at a desk each day or spend time on your feet at work, your body can potentially face a number of health concerns. MHP Occupational Therapist Aimee Wagner, OTD,…
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2 Men Accused of Cutting Down, Selling State Park Trees

LOGAN, Iowa (AP) — Two men have been accused of cutting down and selling walnut trees from a western Iowa state park. The Iowa Natural Resources Department said Tuesday that 38-year-old Bradley Hagerman, of Pisgah,…
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