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HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) - A western Iowa man has died after he fell from a bucket truck north of Hamburg. The Daily Nonpareil in Council Bluffs reports that 32-year-old Keith Sorensen of Clarinda was cutting trees north of Highway 2 around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday when he fell. Sidney Rescue and sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the scene but were unable to revive Sorensen. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa county faces a lawsuit after five of its sheriff's officers were accused of confiscating and destroying property while executing a search warrant at a wrong address. The Des Moines Register reports that Michael Owings found Van Buren County sheriff's officers at his home in June when he arrived with his mother and girlfriend. A lawsuit alleges that Owings told officers they were in the wrong place, and one of them replied, "We own this property."

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A former Winnebago Tribal Council member has been sentenced to five years' probation and 150 hours of community service for stealing from the tribe's casino in Iowa. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Nebraska said Thursday that 50-year-old Charles Aldrich was sentenced Monday in federal court in Omaha. Aldrich also was ordered to pay $36,500 in restitution. He had pleaded guilty in June to theft from the WinneVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa woman serving a life sentence for a cutting the throats of her young sons, killing one, is asking for a new trial. The Courier reports that 44-year-old Michelle Kehoe was in court Thursday for a hearing on her motion. She testified that she should get a new trial, because her diminished mental state kept her from taking the stand in her 2009 trial.

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