AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA
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DES MOINES — The director of the Iowa Board of Medicine abruptly retired Monday amid a personnel investigation in which he says he was treated unfairly by state administrators and pressured to quit. SENT: 285 words.
AROUND THE STATE:
HOG FIGHT — Some northern Iowa residents have banded together to fight what they call pollution of their water and air after several failed attempts to thwart the rise of hog confinements. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words. Photo being requested from Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
PIPELINE PROTEST-WARRANTS — A legal team helping opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is launching an effort to help people sought on protest-related arrest warrants resolve their cases. The Water Protector Legal Collective is planning an “outreach tour” this month. UPCOMING: 300 words. Eds: Note Iowa interest.
BREWERY LAWSUIT — A prominent Iowa brewery is suing its former head brewer.
GIRL DIES-MOM CHARGED — The state medical examiner’s office says a 5-year-old southeast Iowa girl found unresponsive in her home was strangled.
LIVING IN SQUALOR — Another trial date has been set for an eastern Iowa woman accused of letting seven children live surrounded by garbage, rotten food and feces.
JUDICIAL CONFERENCE — The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will be holding a judicial conference in Des Moines next month.
POLICE VEHICLES RAMMED — An October trial in Sioux City has been scheduled for a man accused of ramming police cars on a chase that began in northeast Nebraska and ended in western Iowa.
FORT DODGE SHOOTING — A man has been given 50 years for fatally shooting another Fort Dodge resident.
HIT-AND-RUN FATAL-IOWA — Des Moines police have released the name of a 56-year-old bicyclist who was killed in a hit-and-run crash.
TRAILER FIRE — Authorities say two men were injured by a fire at a construction trailer in Cedar Rapids.
SPORTS IN BRIEF:
FBC--IOWA-WIRFS — Iowa offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs was arrested over the weekend and charged with driving while intoxicated.
FBC--MISSOURI VALLEY-POLL — Defending national champion North Dakota State has been unanimously picked to win the Missouri Valley Football Conference title.
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