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News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 3:40 p.m. CDT


MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) - A driver whose passenger drowned after the vehicle they were in broke through ice in eastern Iowa has been sentenced to up to 15 years. Television station KCRG reports that 37-year-old Joshua Juengel, of Manchester, was sentenced Tuesday. A witness spotted Juengel's vehicle doing doughnuts on the ice before it plunged into the frigid water of Lake Delhi on Jan. 8. The body of 23-year-old Alex Salow was found in the vehicle.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Investigators have recovered a body believed to be that of 20-year-old college student Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared from her hometown in central Iowa a month ago. Tibbetts was last seen July 18 while jogging in Brooklyn. Her parents reported her missing the following day. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says the body was discovered in rural Poweshiek County, which includes Brooklyn. Investigators say they were working to confirm the identity of the body.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The Omaha World-Herald is eliminating 23 positions from its staff, including 10 employees who were laid off. The layoffs were announced in a memo sent to the newspaper's staff. The company will also leave eight jobs unfilled, and five other employees will retire. Omaha World-Herald President Phil Taylor says in the memo that the newspaper's print advertising revenue continues to decline in certain categories, specifically among large national retailers.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A western Iowa farmer has been given probation for filing fraudulent tax returns. Court records say Kurt Neldeberg was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City to two years of probation. He also must make full restitution. Prosecutors say the Whiting resident failed to report more than $315,000 in farm income from 2009 through 2012.

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