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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol says an elderly couple and another woman were killed when a powerful storm destroyed their homes in southwest Missouri. Patrol spokesman Sgt. John Lueckenhoff said the bodies of 86-year-old Kenneth Harris and his 83-year-old wife, Opal, were found about 200 yards from their home outside Golden City Wednesday night. And 56-year-old Betty Berg died and her husband, Mark, was seriously injured when their mobile home was destroyed just west of Golden City.

SOLDIER, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a man shot his wife in western Iowa after mistaking her for an intruder trying to get into their home. Monona County Sheriff Jeffrey Pratt says in a news release that 48-year-old Jackie Krier had been outside the family home about 3 miles (5 kilometers) west of Soldier when she was shot Tuesday evening by 49-year-old Brian Krier.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A man who had said he was only defending himself when he beat another man at a central Iowa bar has been given 50 years in prison. Polk County District Court records say 49-year-old Rodney Henricksen was sentenced last week for killing Joshua Sadlon. Sadlon, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, died a day after the incident at the Escape Lounge in Urbandale in January 2018. A jury found Henricksen guilty of second-degree murder.

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) – Iowa prison officials say an inmate from Wapello County serving time for sexual abuse has died of natural causes. The Iowa Department of Corrections said in a news release that 74-year-old Albert Lemoine Collins died Wednesday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He was hospitalized for what the department described as a chronic illness.

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