MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — A former farmhand charged with first-degree murder in the abduction and killing of 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts will have his trial moved about 250...
MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — The former farmhand charged with first-degree murder in the abduction and stabbing death of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa wants to have his trial moved to a more...
East-central Iowa farmer hurt, house leveled in explosion
BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — A Poweshiek County farmer has been injured in a suspected gas explosion that leveled his home.
New trial date set for September in Tibbetts murder case
MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — A new trial date has been set for a former farmhand charged with first-degree murder in the abduction and stabbing death of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa.
Postcards ask judge to limit defense for Iowa murder suspect
MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — Supporters of a right-wing group are asking a judge not to grant a "deluxe legal defense" for a Mexican national charged with killing an Iowa college student.
More than 200 people have sent postcards to Judge Joel Yates protesting his decision to authorize $5,000 for an investigator to work with Cristhian Bahena Rivera's defense.
Similar slayings draw vastly different political reaction
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The cases are strikingly similar: Two talented young women were stabbed to death by male strangers while doing athletic activities alone in normally safe parts of Iowa.
But politicians who quickly expressed outrage about the immigrant suspect charged with killing runner Mollie Tibbetts have been silent or more restrained about the white homeless man accused in the death of a college golf star from Spain.
Farmhand pleads not guilty in stabbing death of Iowa runner
MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — The farmhand charged in the abduction and stabbing death of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.
Cristhian Bahena Rivera entered his plea Wednesday at the Poweshiek County Courthouse in Montezuma, Iowa.
Rivera is charged in the killing of Tibbetts, a University of Iowa student who disappeared while out for a run July 18 in Brooklyn, Iowa.
Arraignment set for man charged in Iowa student’s death
MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — A man charged with killing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts is set to be arraigned next week.
The Des Moines Register reports that 24-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera will be arraigned Wednesday in Poweshiek County District Court in Montezuma.
Immigrant charged in Iowa student’s death was known by alias
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Mexican man charged with abducting and killing an Iowa college student was known for years on the dairy farm where he worked by another name: John Budd.
The alias has emerged as Cristhian Bahena Rivera's employer, a cattle operation owned by a prominent Republican family, faces questions over whether its managers were aware of any warning signs that he was in the country illegally.
Editorials from around Pennsylvania
Editorials from around Pennsylvania:
PLUG THE REAL HOLES: QUESTIONING OLD BORDER BIRTHS IS IMMIGRATION FOLLY, Sept. 3
The U.S. government may be stepping up a program that questions the citizenship status of Latinos with U.S. birth certificates — refusing to renew passports in some cases and beginning detention proceedings in others.
Correction: Missing Student-Robocalls story
In a story Aug. 31 about recorded phone calls citing the slaying of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of the suspect in her death. His name is Cristhian Bahena Rivera, not Cristhian Bahena River.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Supremacist group making robocalls about student's death
Father of slain Iowa student decries using her as ‘pawn’
BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — The father of slain Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts in an opinion piece spoke out against using his daughter's death in support of "views she believed were profoundly racist," a call that comes after President Donald Trump and others seized on the suspected killer's immigration status to argue for changes in U.S. immigration laws.
Reward money to return to donors in Mollie Tibbetts case
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Administrators say most of a roughly $400,000 reward fund aimed at gathering information about a missing Iowa student will be returned to donors now that she's been found dead.
Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa said Tuesday that most of the donations from individuals and businesses were provided on the condition of Mollie Tibbetts' safe return.