AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA
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IOWA CITY — A longtime Roman Catholic priest in Iowa has been removed from the ministry indefinitely after a girl complained a year ago that he improperly touched her, a diocese has confirmed. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 560 words.
STATE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:
DES MOINES — The 2018 midterms are barely history, but the next campaign is already in full swing in Iowa, home to the first caucus of the 2020 Democratic presidential nominating campaign. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 690 words, photos.
LIVESTOCK FARM FUND
A state audit released Tuesday shows an agency has improperly transferred money from a state fund intended to finance oversight of Iowa livestock farms. UPCOMING: 400 words.
WASHINGTON — The Senate’s top Democrat asked the Justice Department’s watchdog on Tuesday to open an investigation into communications between acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and the White House. By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 450 words, photos.
AROUND THE STATE:
BURLINGTON BUILDING FIRE — A 122-year-old building in southeast Iowa that was damaged by a fire last summer will be torn down, its owner said, citing the high cost of preserving the charred structure. SENT: 250 words.
PUPPY MILL SEIZURES — Officials say some of the nearly 170 dogs seized from a puppy mill in northern Iowa are being placed with shelters and rescue groups across the Midwest.
IOWA GOVERNOR-LAWYER — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is replacing her legal counsel days after winning a four-year term in office.
FIELD OF DREAMS VANDALISM — A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams” must serve two to five years of probation.
CEDAR RAPIDS ARSON — A woman has been accused of setting two fires in Cedar Rapids.
RACIAL PROFILING-IOWA — The Des Moines City Council has been urged to adopt a ban on racial profiling by police.
IOWA CITY — The Hawkeyes, fresh off a 63-0 win at Illinois, prepare to host Nebraska. By Luke Meredith: UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 6 p.m.
AMES — Iowa State seeks its best-ever Big 12 finish in the league finale against Kansas State. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 6 p.m.
LAHAINA, Hawaii — Top-ranked Duke remains undefeated at Maui Invitational with 90-64 rout over San Diego State. Blue Devils will face a difficult test in the semifinals against No. 8 Auburn
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