News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT
FAIRMONT, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa man is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his adult son. The Des Moines Register reports that 59-year-old Daniel Niebuhr of Fairbank was charged Friday in the death of 36-year-old Brock Niebuhr of Dike. The sheriff's office says Daniel Neibuhr told investigators that he walked up behind his son and shot him in the head as he was on a couch watching television. Authorities have not disclosed a motive.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says President Donald Trump has granted her request for an expedited disaster declaration for 56 counties with damage from recent flooding along the Missouri River and other parts of the state. The declaration makes assistance available to homeowners, renters, businesses, public entities and some nonprofit organizations.
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - A Colorado man faces misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges for allegedly throwing water on a Republican Iowa congressman who's drawn criticism for racist statements. Blake Gibbins was arrested Friday at a restaurant in Fort Dodge, where Iowa Rep. Steve King was eating lunch. Fort Dodge police say in a news release that Gibbins approached King's group and asked King who he was. When King replied, Gibbins allegedly threw a glass of water on him.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An estimated $625 million jackpot is on the line in Saturday's Powerball drawing. It would be the seventh-highest U.S. lottery jackpot ever. The estimated lump sum payout would be $380.6 million before taxes. The odds of winning are roughly 1 in 292.2 million. No one has won the Powerball jackpot since the day after Christmas. Twenty-four drawings since then have failed to produce a winner, including the drawing on Wednesday.
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