IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – An armed robbery suspect shot this month by Iowa City police had been released from jail days earlier, despite probation violations that could have kept him locked up. An Associated Press review has found that within hours of bonding out of jail on charges of assaulting a police officer, authorities say Michael Cintron Caceres robbed an Iowa City gas station at knifepoint early May 7. They say he burglarized other businesses two days later before he was shot after fleeing from officers.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has vetoed a measure that Republican lawmakers pushed through in the final days of the legislative session to stop the state’s Democratic attorney general from filing or joining lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump’s policies. The measure Reynolds vetoed Wednesday was targeted at stopping Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller from joining multi-state lawsuits filed against the federal government. Republicans argued Miller had sued Trump too much.
ALLEMAN, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a worker has died after falling from a tower near Alleman in Polk County. Sheriff’s Sgt. Heath Osberg says the man was working on the tower when he plunged to his death around 11 a.m. Wednesday. The man’s name and other details haven’t been released yet.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) – The Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors has added its voice to those calling for a moratorium on new livestock feeding operations. The board voted unanimously Tuesday for a resolution that asks Gov. Kim Reynolds and state legislators to bar construction of new concentrated animal feeding operations until Iowa’s water quality improves. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that supervisors in 25 more of the state’s 99 counties have passed similar measures.