AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA
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PROSECUTOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT-IOWA
KEOSAUQUA — An Iowa prosecutor who faced sexual harassment allegations that the state Supreme Court described as “egregious conduct” announced Tuesday he intends to resume his duties weeks after the all-male court ordered him reinstated. SENT: 380 words.
AROUND THE STATE:
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA CUTS
IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa plans to cut staff, sell property in Des Moines and make other moves in response to state funding reductions. UPCOMING: 275 words.
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is suing the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline over agricultural land the company owns. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 400 words.
ATTORNEY OVERBILLINGS-IOWA —Four of 14 attorneys who were paid by Iowa to represent low-income defendants have been convicted of overbilling the state following an audit that found excessive billings of nearly $500,000. SENT: 320 words.
FARM POND DEATH — Authorities say a man died after riding a horse into a southeast Iowa farm pond.
FLOOD-IOWA — Downstream residents can breathe a little easier, now that the water level is dropping in the reservoir that protects Des Moines from Des Moines River flooding.
JAIL ATTACK — A Missouri man already given a life sentence for murder in Iowa has given 12 years for attacking two guards in the Des Moines County Jail in Burlington.
MOTHER KILLED-CHARGES — The trial of a man accused of killing his mother will be moved out of Marion County in south-central Iowa.
IOWA CITY — The Hawkeyes will likely look to youngsters to fill the void with cornerback Manny Rugamba expected to leave the program. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.
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