AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA
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IOWA CITY — An Associated Press review has found that Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds received approval from a state regulator to fly for free to Iowa State’s bowl game on a jet owned by a company that is a longtime state vendor. That’s despite a law barring public officials and their relatives from accepting gifts. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 800 words, photo.
PIPELINE-IOWA LANDOWNERS LAWSUIT
DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by a group of landowners who claim the forced taking of their land for the Dakota Access oil pipeline through eminent domain is illegal under the Iowa Constitution because it provides no public service to Iowans. By David Pitt. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.
AROUND THE STATE:
DISABILITY BENEFITS-TROUBLED FIREFIGHTERS — Des Moines city officials helped firefighters who were facing termination for alcohol-related offenses instead retire with disability benefits, which is barred by state law, a newspaper found. SENT: 385 words.
EMERALD ASH BORER-IOWA — State agricultural officials say an insect that’s killed millions of ash trees has been found in central Iowa’s Grundy County.
BOY TORTURED-COUPLE CHARGED — Separate trials in new locations have been ordered for a central Iowa man and woman accused in the torture and basement confinement of the man’s 8-year-old son.
TIED-UP CHILDREN — A Des Moines woman is accused of binding her children by the hands or feet to keep them under control. Eds: Note photo.
FRAUDULENT CHECKS-FORMER PLAYER — A former University of Nebraska football player is scheduled to go on trial next week on charges that he cashed fraudulent checks at casinos in western Iowa.
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