BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA
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IOWA STATE PATROL-SUPERVISOR’S MOVE
IOWA CITY _ An Iowa State Patrol supervisor received $40,000 in relocation benefits as part of a promotion to western Iowa but recently claimed a new house in suburban Des Moines as his homestead, a review by The Associated Press shows. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 820 words, photo.
STATE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:
ELECTION 2020-KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND
ADEL — Kirsten Gillibrand is promising that, if elected president, she’ll only appoint Supreme Court justices who will support the Roe v. Wade decision, imposing a key legal litmus test that’s consistent with most Democrats’ values but which White House contenders don’t usually express so openly. By Will Weissert. SENT: 410 words, photos.
AROUND THE STATE:
SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION _ A developer needs just one more city council vote before he can implement proposed plans to transform a former Des Moines junior high school into an eclectic space featuring meeting rooms, restaurants, a bar and boutique hotel. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 300 words.
HOMEMADE CANNON _ A July 17 trial starting date has been scheduled for an eastern Iowa man charged in the death of a woman hit by fragments from a homemade cannon.
CYCLIST KILLED-IOWA _ An 83-year-old cyclist has died after he was struck by a car near Iowa City on Monday morning.
CHASE SHOOTING _ Authorities say one driver was fatally shot during a three-vehicle chase in Council Bluffs.
GOLFER KILLED-IOWA _ A judge has ordered a trial moved for a homeless man accused of killing a former Iowa State University golfer.
FATAL STABBING-DES MOINES _ A June sentencing has been scheduled for a man accused of using a stick or a broom handle to kill a Des Moines resident.
IOWA DATA CENTER-FACEBOOK _ A Des Moines suburb has approved a $400 million development agreement with social media giant Facebook for construction of another data center building.
AMES — Iowa State has signed prep star Caleb Grill to a letter of intent. The Cyclones announced Tuesday that Grill, a 6-foot-3 guard out of Maize, Kansas, will be the fourth high school player in this year’s recruiting class. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 300 words.
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