News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - President Trump's putdown of wind energy at his Iowa rally has been denounced across the state which has been a national leader in wind generation. Trump was talking up his support for coal during his rally in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday night when he said: "I don't want to just hope the wind blows to light up your homes and your factories." He paused before adding, "as the birds fall to the ground." Politicians and environmentalists criticized the remark.
ESTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) - Police say a car drove through the front glass doors of a grocery store in northwestern Iowa, injuring two people. Television station KCAU reports the crash happened just before 9 a.m. Thursday at the Estherville Hy-Vee grocery. Officers determined the driver was trying to leave the parking lot when he accelerated and drove into store. The car then spun around inside the store and hit a steel support beam before stopping.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa authorities have charged an Urbandale couple with kidnapping and neglect in the case of a disabled woman in their care who suffered severe chemical burns. Fifty-one-year-old Katrina Joy Eubanks and 55-year-old Garry Eubanks are being held in a Florida jail awaiting extradition to Iowa. Police say Katrina Eubanks, a hired caregiver, bathed the 19-year-old woman in bleach and Epsom salt on May 28 in her home, and later with her husband took the woman to Florida before seeking medical help.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A Cedar Rapids man who received child pornography has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa says 51-year-old Donald Etheredge was sentenced Tuesday. Etheredge had admitted that between 2013 and 2015, he knowingly received child pornography. He also admitted that he was convicted of shipment and transportation of child pornography in Iowa in 2004.
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