The two exchanged comments on the senator's Facebook page recently. Sen. Stace Nelson said "slanderous comments and lies" will be deleted and that the man isn't “entitled to post your lies and propaganda here. You support Socialists."
A state panel Tuesday approved a $100,000 settlement to resolve allegations that an Iowa state trooper used a choke hold to forcibly restrained her juvenile son during a “chaotic” arrest situation — a contention the state disputes.
The defense filed a joint motion to access Walker's records on Thursday after the public defender's office received an allegation that District Judge Tod Deck had represented Walker in juvenile court when Deck was a lawyer.
Schreurs was injured at about 5:30 a.m. on Friday when her police SUV rolled at a sharp curve at County Road K52/Hickory Avenue and 160th Street near Rock Rapids. The SUV left the roadway, entered the ditch, vaulted a private driveway and rolled.
Douglas St. Cyr was arrested after striking an undercover officer's car when authorities had boxed in his vehicle in an attempt to apprehend him. The officer fired a shot into the vehicle that St. Cyr was driving, striking a seat.
A witness said she saw a woman in handcuffs sitting on the ground, crying and telling people to stop fighting. As the woman tried to get up, the officer "turned around and busted her in the face," the witness said.
Emergency Services director Gary Brown said the new unit contains a "vital source of continuous breathing air to firefighters responding on scene," since many personal tanks used by firefighters only have air for 25 minutes.
Authorities became suspicious, court documents said, when they learned one of the suspects had reported the fire and was the first to arrive at the station even though he lived at least 15 minutes away.
Candidates touted the strength of labor, each issuing the call for better wages and protecting workers' rights. It was a message that, on this day and to members of this crowd, was as appetizing as a hot dog fresh off the grill.
Southern Hills Mall closed temporarily due to loss of power, according to posts on the mall's Facebook page. The post announcing the mall closure went up at 5:44 p.m., and a later post at 7:14 p.m. announced that power had been restored.
After hours of testimony and executive session discussion, a state commission unanimously decided to revoke Dale Elsen's license. The harassment includes displaying sexually explicit items at work and making crass comments about employees' personal lives.
The homeowner said he was inside the home when his wife alerted him to something strange going on outside. A number of items, including equipment and a 1977 Corvette that the owner had been trying to repair for some years, were either seriously damaged or destroyed.
The fire consumed "various tents" and debris under the bridge, while propane tanks under the bridge made the fire much worse, a fire official said. "That quickly increased the size of the fire," he added.
An incident that officials believe resulted in Davenport's death occurred while he was visiting a house he rented to others. At around 11 p.m. Thursday, occupants of the rental home had called 911 to report a "man down," authorities said.
A transit official says it's too early to speculate on the degree of damage the culvert bridge sustained after Wednesday's fire. But, he said, early findings have confirmed the bridge sustained more than the black soot marks visible to the eye.
Schoenherr edged Capron by 372 votes, 51 percent to 48 percent, according to unofficial results from the Woodbury County Auditor's office. "I think I won because I think that I really resonated to the people of Sioux City," Schoenherr said.
"Politics has changed over the last few years, and I'm not going to play to their game. I will not go low, I will always go high," Capron said Wednesday by phone. "We both fought a good fight; and I came a little bit short, that's all," she added.
The woman told a dispatcher she had a protection order against her former boyfriend, who had sent a threatening message after leaving jail. Court records show deputies never responded to her request for help; she was sexually assaulted hours later.
Amy Francisco and her husband are charged with helping a 17-year-old girl and her father get to the U.S./Mexico border at El Paso, Texas, and travel to Sioux City, where, court documents say, the man raped the girl five times during her five-day stay.
According to court documents, a roommate observed the woman spray lighter fluid on the carpet at the base of the stairwell leading upstairs. She had placed a ladder at the stairway as an obstruction, court documents said.
The sheriff’s office on Monday said the man's backpack contained personal belongings and a note “which suggests that (he) wanted to end his life.” The sheriff’s office said no one saw him jump into the river, and there is no surveillance footage.
Investigators said a large container of frozen items were placed on a stove top, where a burner was left on or had been turned on inadvertently. The plastic container ignited and the fire spread, breaking the glass out of the kitchen window.
An unknown person enlarged a cross planted by Kent Harfst's brother, attached sunflowers to the top of the memorial and added the words "Kent Harfst" and "RIP" on it. Relatives are healing, Harftst's wife, Becky, said last week, with ups and downs.
The girl told police she woke up about 3:30 a.m. Sunday to find the man in her bedroom without a shirt or pants and that he began touching her leg. When she yelled and screamed, the man grabbed his pants and fled.
An autopsy revealed multiple head injuries, retinal hemorrhages in the girl's eyes, a kidney injury and other "intentionally inflicted injuries." She had died from complications caused by multiple blunt-force injuries; her death was ruled a homicide.
Police say the man's vehicle struck a parked car and overturned before coming to rest on its top. The sheriff’s office says Matthew Dominick blood alcohol content register nearly twice the legal limit.
Court records say the man poured gasoline onto combustible items on Jan. 9 and used a lit cigarette to ignite them. His grandmother, Naima Hodzic, was unable to escape the smoke and flames, and firefighters found her near the front door.
Court documents say Gephart had texted the child's mother that he was going to kill her and also said he’d leave the child’s body in a cornfield. Officers convinced him to return, but he then ran from officers.
Prosecutors say the two inmates were armed with padlocks attached to cotton belts that they swung as weapons. They came up behind staff and then focused on the captain, battering his head and hand. He suffered a concussion, cuts and a fractured hand.
Monday's court filing said the man "... with malice aforethought, killed a child while committing child endangerment ... and the death occurred under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to human life ..."
Police found 33 different medications hidden in the woman's vehicle, 30 of which require prescriptions and 19 of which are designated as scheduled controlled substances. Among the drugs found were oxycodone and hydrocodone.
A North Sioux City officer initiated the pursuit after observing the suspect driving a black Honda Accord that he reportedly had taken for a test drive from Riverside Auto in Sioux City. The pursuit continued into Iowa and reached speeds of 110 mph.
The 77-year-old woman's death was classified as suspicious after investigators learned she had been scalded over 20 percent of her body. The suspect has been charged with non-support of a dependent adult.
“In an environment of desperately horny and sexually frustrated men, (prison officials) are blatantly provoking them to have sex with each other to satisfy their sexual urges,” the man, serving a life sentence for murder, wrote in a lawsuit.
Fire officials said a back room where the fire started sustained moderate damage and that there was heavy smoke throughout the structure. He urged residents to be "fire safe" when it comes to using electrical cords.
In a press release, the city-owned airport said "steps were taken to address concerns" after each inspection of the airport in May 2018 and June 2019. The FAA on Tuesday publicly proposed a $145,452 civil penalty against the airport.
Majority Republicans say they want to build on 2018 tax-relief efforts and simplify areas of the code at a time the state budget has a surplus; Democrats in particular are pointing to more education funding.
According to a court complaint, the man assaulted the girl in Spencer beginning when she was 8 years old. He is accused of putting his hand over the girl's mouth while assaulting her and telling her he would kill her and her mother.
The woman's claims say the officers involved in the chase wrongfully caused her 14-year-old's death. Her filing says the officers should have known the vehicle's driver was inexperienced and that there were no pressing reasons to continue pursuing.
The man stole $13,100 worth of tools from a local business, prosecutors said. A deputy later stopped him for driving while his license was barred and found him in possession of 8 grams of meth and a digital scale containing drug residue.
Those who oppose abortion rights decried judicial ”overreach” by the Iowa Supreme Court that must be challenged. But those in favor of keeping abortion rights charged Republican politicians with trying to strip rights from women.
Local police notified state officials after finding the bird sitting on the ground at a busy intersection, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. A wildlife rehabber managed to capture the eagle and noted blood coming from its mouth.