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

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

Officials say a small town in eastern Oklahoma is completely surrounded by water and is without power from major flooding on the Arkansas River. Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain says about...

Flooding closes on, off ramps along I-29 in western Iowa

Flooding closes on, off ramps along I-29 in western Iowa

Only weeks after reopening in the wake of historic flooding along the Missouri River in March, Interstate 29 on and off ramps for Highway 2 in southwest Iowa have again closed due to flooding.

Weather service says EF-1 tornado hit south of Iowa City

Weather service says EF-1 tornado hit south of Iowa City

The National Weather Service says a tornado that hit south of Iowa City rated an EF-1, with winds of 110 mph.

Salvation Army at Cedar Rapids seeking donations for fans

Salvation Army at Cedar Rapids seeking donations for fans

The Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids is seeking donations to help buy box fans to be distributed to those in need as the weather gets warmer.

2020 candidate Klobuchar releases plan to help US farmers

2020 candidate Klobuchar releases plan to help US farmers

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2020 Dem primary calendar may boost Hispanic voter clout

2020 Dem primary calendar may boost Hispanic voter clout

Hispanics are expected to outpace blacks to become the electorate's largest nationwide racial or ethnic minority group for the first time on Election Day 2020.

The Latest: Tornado touches down near Iowa City

The Latest: Tornado touches down near Iowa City

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Reynolds vetoes bill to ease Iowa's medical marijuana limits

Reynolds vetoes bill to ease Iowa's medical marijuana limits

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has vetoed a bill that would have lifted a cap on the potency of medical marijuana products available in the state.

APNewsBreak: Iowa aide fired after reporting opioid scheme

APNewsBreak: Iowa aide fired after reporting opioid scheme

A secretary at Iowa's school for juvenile offenders has been fired after using her job to purchase pain pills from a former student who she says demanded payments to keep quiet about the transaction.

Iowa man charged with tractor-attack on sheriff's car

Iowa man charged with tractor-attack on sheriff's car

A southern Iowa man was charged with attempted murder after allegedly using a tractor to spear a county sheriff's car and push the vehicle more than 100 feet.

Dubuque hires goats to gobble up weeds on steep property

Dubuque hires goats to gobble up weeds on steep property

Dozens of goats are gobbling up weeds near a waterway in Dubuque as part of an effort to reduce the use of chemicals.

Federal agency releases details about new federal courthouse

Federal agency releases details about new federal courthouse

Days after Des Moines community leaders urged federal officials to reconsider plans for a $136.6 million federal courthouse along the downtown riverfront, an agency has released more details about the building.

Woman convicted of murder in Jasper County slaying

Woman convicted of murder in Jasper County slaying

One of two people charged in the slaying of a Des Moines man has been convicted of murder.

Authorities release name of worker killed in fall from tower

Authorities release name of worker killed in fall from tower

Authorities have released the name of a worker who died after plunging hundreds of feet from a broadcast tower near Alleman in Polk County.

Dentist won't be charged for would-be burglar's death

Dentist won't be charged for would-be burglar's death

A prosecutor says a dentist won't be charged in connection with the death of a man suspected of trying to steal items from dentist's office in eastern Iowa.

Police say woman wounded chasing would-be thieves

Police say woman wounded chasing would-be thieves

Authorities say a 20-year-old woman was shot in a leg while chasing would-be car thieves in Council Bluffs.

The Latest: Door-to-door checks planned in Missouri capital

The Latest: Door-to-door checks planned in Missouri capital

The Latest on severe weather moving across the central United States (all times local):

Sheriff: Man shot wife after mistaking her for intruder

Sheriff: Man shot wife after mistaking her for intruder

Authorities say a man shot his wife in western Iowa after mistaking her for an intruder trying to get into their home.

Man sentenced to 50 years for murder in bar fight

Man sentenced to 50 years for murder in bar fight

A man who had said he was only defending himself when he beat another man at a central Iowa bar has been given 50 years in prison.

Prison officials: Iowa inmate dies of natural causes

Prison officials: Iowa inmate dies of natural causes

Iowa prison officials say an inmate from Wapello County serving time for sexual abuse has died of natural causes.

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