Jury convicts man in killing of hunter in southern Iowa
CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) — A jury has convicted a man in the killing of a hunter in south-central Iowa.
The Daily Iowegian reports the Appanoose County jury found Ethan Davis guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 31-year-old Curtis Ross.
Father of murder suspect says son kept guns ‘everywhere’
CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) — The father of a man charged with murder in the death of a deer hunter has testified that his son owned numerous guns and kept them "everywhere."
The Daily Iowegian reports Jamison Davis testified Monday in the first-degree murder trial of his son, Ethan Davis.
Deputy: Officers searched hours before finding hunter’s body
CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Law enforcement officials have testified that it took them several hours to find the body of a slain Iowa hunter after he was reported missing.
Murder trial begins for man accused of killing Iowa hunter
CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) — The first-degree murder trial has begun for a man accused of killing a hunter in south-central Iowa.
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Driver dies when car plunges into river near Centerville
CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a person has died when a car plunged into the Chariton River in southern Iowa.
The Appanoose County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called Monday morning when a car left Highway 5 north of Centerville and plunged into the river. The river was running high and the vehicle was submerged.
Ex community college baseball coaches accused of misconduct
CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Two former baseball coaches at an Iowa community college have been accused of misconduct by former players.
Appanoose County sues conservation foundation, director
CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Southern Iowa's Appanoose County is suing a conservation foundation, seeking nearly $72,000 and the return of land deeded by the county to the foundation.
CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) — A new report by the Iowa state auditor has raised questions about nepotism, improper payments and undeposited collections regarding the Appanoose County Conservation Department and its fundraising arm, the Appanoose County Conservation Foundation.
State Auditor Mary Mosiman says in the special report released Tuesday that the lines between operations of the Appanoose County Conservation Department and the fundraising foundation are improperly blurred.
CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) — A Centerville woman has been charged with murder and arson after authorities found her husband's body in their burned home nearly two weeks ago.
Centerville police say they arrested 45-year-old Barbara Pasa on Friday.
Police Chief Tom Demry says in court documents that Pasa claims she left her husband, 50-year-old Tim Pasa, lying in bed on May 5 with a lit candle in the room.
CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) — State and local officers are investigating the death of man whose body was found by firefighters in southern Iowa's Appanoose County.
A Centerville Police Department news release sent Tuesday night says the body of 51-year-old Timothy Pasa was found Saturday in a fire-damaged Centerville house.
One firefighter was injured battling the blaze but was released from a hospital Sunday morning.
Officials: 2 killed in south-central Iowa condo fire
CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Officials in south-central Iowa say an elderly couple has been killed in a fire that tore through condominiums in Centerville.
Des Moines television station KCCI reports that the fire occurred late Thursday night at the Diamond View Condominiums. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke and fire coming from two of the buildings.
May trial scheduled for man accused of killing hunter
CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) — A May trial has been scheduled for a man accused of killing a hunter in south-central Iowa.
Court records say 27-year-old Ethan Davis entered a written plea of not guilty Monday to a charge of first-degree murder. His trial is set to begin May 1.
Davis is charged with killing 31-year-old Curtis Ross, of Cedar Falls, whose body was found Dec. 2 in a remote area of Appanoose County. An autopsy report says Ross suffered several stabbing and gunshot wounds.
Authorities investigate suspicious death of hunter
CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) — State and local authorities are investigating what a deputy says is the suspicious death of a hunter in south-central Iowa.
The Appanoose County Sheriff's Office says the body of 31-year-old Curtis Ross, of Cedar Falls, was found in a remote area of the county on Saturday. He'd been reported missing earlier in the day.
FAIRFIELD — Harlan Steffensmeier is now just two pins away from tying the Fort Madison High School record of 30 pins in a season.
Harlan and his cousin, Ryan Steffensmeier, captured 138 and 113 titles, repsectively, at the annual Southern Iowa Classic Saturday at Fairfield High School’s gym.
Iowa prep coach accused of sexual contact with student
CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) — An assistant wrestling and track coach in southern Iowa has been accused of having sexual contact with a student.
Online court records show 23-year-old Branson Hehnke, of Mystic, is charged with sexual exploitation by a school employee. A public phone listing for him isn't available. The court records don't list the name of an attorney who could comment for him.
DRUGS FOR SALE, KINGMAN — Kingman Police arrested Ricky Wayne Heartly, 57 of Centerville, Iowa, and David Laverne Houston, 67 of Fulton, Mo., after a traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 40. Heartly, the driver, was booked on suspicion of possession of dangerous drugs for sale, transportation of...
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