AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA
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SOCIAL WORKER-FALSE TESTIMONY
IOWA CITY — A social worker has left the Iowa Department of Human Services months after a judge found she repeatedly gave false testimony against a mother and father who were unfairly stripped of their parental rights. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 625 words.
STATE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is heading to Iowa to boost Republican candidates and roll out new summer fuel standards. SENT: 130 words. Eds: Will be led after Council Bluffs event.
ELECTION 2018-BERNIE SANDERS
WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders is embarking on a nine-state tour on behalf of Democratic candidates competing in the November elections, returning to the campaign trail ahead of a decision on another White House bid. By Ken Thomas. SENT: 770 words, photo.
2020-DEMOCRATS-MCAULIFFE — A newly formed political action committee says it’s trying to “encourage” former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, to run for president. Eds: Note Iowa mention.
GOVERNOR-JUDGE APPOINTMENT — An Iowa attorney is filing a formal complaint claiming a state district court judge is unlawfully holding the office because he was not properly appointed by Gov. Kim Reynolds.
POLLUTION LAWSUIT — A proposed settlement of more than $51 million has been reached in a class-action lawsuit over pollution problems at an industrial plant in southeast Iowa.
IMMIGRATION SCAM-MARRIAGE — Authorities say a Waterloo brother and sister set up a sham marriage so he wouldn’t have to leave the United States.
IOWA FLOODING — Warnings and watches for mostly minor flooding have been issued for several Iowa rivers.
PANHANDLING ORDINANCES — The Des Moines City Council has repealed the city’s panhandling ordinance.
FATAL HOUSE FIRE-TRIAL — A man has been found guilty in the deaths of two girls in a Guthrie County house fire.
1992 HOMICIDE ARREST — A March trial has been scheduled for an Iowa grandmother charged with killing a man in 1992.
AMES — Iowa State has a quarterback dilemma on its hands after freshman Brock Purdy’s sterling debut. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.
IOWA CITY — Iowa’s defense is beginning to show some wear and tear — though it remains the team’s bright spot. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 6 p.m.
SPORTS IN BRIEF:
BKC--UCLA-CAMPBELL — UCLA freshman guard Tyger Campbell has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the upcoming season, making him the third player to be sidelined. Eds: Note Iowa mention.
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