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WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a man who stopped to help what he thought was a stranded motorist in eastern Iowa ended up getting robbed. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that 23-year-old William Grimm was traveling on U.S. Highway 218 around 8 p.m. Friday when he stopped near an exit to assist a man with a green Pontiac Grand Am. Authorities say the Pontiac driver pointed a handgun at Grimm and took his wallet and cash, then drove off in the Pontiac.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Three hunters have been accidentally shot while hunting deer in Iowa with shotguns. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says an 11-year-old boy was struck in the hip on Sunday by his 13-year-old brother when a deer ran between them and they both fired.
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say two eastern Iowa correctional officers were sent to the hospital with injuries after they were attacked by inmates at the Des Moines County Correctional Center. The Des Moines County sheriff's office says authorities were called to the jail shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday on a report that a correctional officer was pinned down in a maximum security area for male inmates. The officer was admitted to a local hospital. Authorities say a second correctional officer was also injured.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Some Iowa residents who face steep health insurance bills are turning to faith-based ministries in which religious Americans help each other pay medical bills. The Des Moines Register reports that the arrangements count as coverage under the Affordable Care Act, even though they aren't exactly insurance. Some of the groups' monthly costs are much lower than what insurance would run, but there are limits on the types of bills they will cover.
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Authorities say a man who stopped to help what he thought was a stranded motorist in eastern Iowa ended up getting robbed. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that 23-year-old William Grimm was traveling on U.S....More >>