APNewsBreak: Iowa patrol lieutenant faces inquiry over move

U.S. 05/07/19, 13:29

An Iowa State Patrol supervisor received $40,000 in relocation benefits as part of a reassignment to western Iowa last year, even as he began claiming a newly built house 120 miles away as his home for tax purposes, a review by The Associated Press shows. The patrol is conducting an internal ...

Leaders of 4 states hit by flooding meet again with Corps

U.S. 04/26/19, 19:48

The leaders of several Midwest states hit recently by flooding along the Missouri River said Friday they've received assurances from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the states will "have a seat at the table" when it comes to river management decisions. "That was crystal clear when we left that ...

Iowa, Nebraska leaders: Wet weather could slow road repairs

U.S. 04/11/19, 14:48

Iowa and Nebraska transportation officials said Thursday that they're hoping to have nearly all roads and bridges that were damaged by last month's flooding repaired by midsummer, but that a wet spring could hamper their efforts.Iowa Department of Transportation Director Mark Lowe and his Nebraska counterpart, Kyle Schneweis, held a ...

US officials to meet governors amid flood management gripes

U.S. 04/03/19, 15:16

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials were set to meet Wednesday with the governors of four flood-ravaged Midwestern states amid criticism of the federal agency for its management of swollen waterways.Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, all Republicans, and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, ...

Police say 2-year-old boy died after man sat on him

U.S. 03/19/19, 09:35

Iowa police say a 2-year-old boy died after a man sat on the child for allegedly taking his cellphone.Pottawattamie County court records show 31-year-old Larry Murphy is charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. He's jailed on more than $1 million bail.Murphy's attorney didn't return a call ...

Ponca Tribe fighting 2 states and a city to keep new casino

U.S. 03/03/19, 11:30

Some 150 years after suffering the loss of its homeland at the hands of the U.S. government, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is celebrating a triumph with the opening of a casino intended to secure a stream of revenue for the long-struggling tribe.The only thing standing in its way? An ...

Father whose son shot himself with dad’s gun pleads guilty

U.S. 11/27/18, 10:13

An Iowa man whose 2-year-old son shot himself with his father's handgun is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 14 in Des Moines.Polk County court records show 30-year-old Jonathan Hauser, of Council Bluffs, pleaded guilty last week to felony child endangerment causing injury.The shooting occurred Aug. 19 at the Sterling Inn ...

Mixing bravado and insults, Trump rallies delight supporters

U.S. 10/15/18, 00:30

President Donald Trump gazes out over his rally crowd and lets loose a stream of insults with a theatrical flourish and playful grin. He jabs at Cory Booker the "disaster" mayor, Elizabeth Warren the "Pocahontas" pretender and "sleepy" Joe Biden."I want to be careful," Trump tells the crowd, feigning a ...

Trump on rally blitz as he tries to stave off Dem gains

U.S. 10/14/18, 08:40

President Donald Trump gazes out over his rally crowd and looses a stream of insults with a theatrical flourish and playful grin. He jabs at Corey Booker the "disaster" mayor, Elizabeth Warren the "Pocahontas" pretender and "sleepy" Joe Biden."I want to be careful," Trump tells the crowd, feigning a confession. ...

Lock her up? Now it’s Dianne Feinstein instead of Clinton

U.S. 10/10/18, 00:32

Chants of "Lock her up!" rang once again throughout an Iowa arena as President Donald Trump rallied supporters Tuesday night.But this time, the staple of Trump's 2016 campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton had a new target: California Sen. Dianne Feinstein.Trump, who was in the state boosting Republican candidates ahead of ...

Update: In Iowa, Trump celebrates Kavanaugh swearing-in

U.S. 10/09/18, 20:07

The Latest on President Donald Trump in Iowa (all times local):7:55 p.m.President Donald Trump is celebrating the swearing-in of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as he seeks to boost Republican enthusiasm going into next month's midterm elections.Speaking at a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Trump says Kavanaugh was "proudly" sworn ...

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