News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CDT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri has revoked the peace officer license of a former highway patrol trooper who was driving a patrol boat when a handcuffed Iowa man fell out and drowned. The Kansas City Star reports Anthony Piercy's peace officer license was permanently revoked after the Missouri Department of Public Safety reviewed evidence in the death of 20-year-old Brandon Ellingson, of Clive, Iowa, on the Lake of the Ozarks in 2014.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Former Iowa first lady Mari Culver says she's been diagnosed with breast cancer. A family spokesman confirmed the diagnosis Tuesday. She'll start treatment Thursday. Culver shared the news to encourage women and men to seek regular screenings.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - New data shows Democrats recently outraised Republicans in two closely watched Iowa congressional races, though those GOP incumbents have more available cash to spend. Fundraising totals released this week for Iowa's 1st Congressional District in northeast Iowa shows Democrat Abby Finkenauer raised more than $605,000 between May 17 and June 30. U.S. GOP Rep. Rod Blum raised about $266,000 during that period. The general election will be Nov. 6.
PANORA, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa prosecutor says a west-central Iowa police officer was justified in killing a man who charged him holding a knife. Guthrie County Attorney Mary Benton says in a report released Tuesday that Panora Officer Rock Armstrong tried repeatedly to calm 26-year-old Joshua Reed, of New Virginia, on July 1 as he sought to talk the raging man out of an apartment. Benton says Armstrong had no choice but to shoot when Reed came through the door and charged the officer wielding a knife.
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Missouri has revoked the peace officer license of a former highway patrol trooper who was driving a patrol boat when a handcuffed Iowa man fell out and drowned. The Kansas City Star reports Anthony Piercy's peace...More >>