WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Navy admiral and former congressman Joe Sestak is calling off his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. The 67-year-old Pennsylvania Democrat says in a statement that without the privilege of national press, it is unfair to ask others to continue making sacrifices. In joining the crowded field last June, Sestak called for strong action to deal with climate change, corporate accountability and China’s geopolitical threat.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State Patrol says one person died and three others were injured in a weekend rollover crash near Des Moines. The State Patrol says the crash happened around 1:30 a.m. Saturday on an eastbound ramp connecting Interstate 235 to Interstate 80 in Polk County. The driver of a Chevrolet Silverado lost control of the truck on the onramp before it went into a ditch and rolled onto its roof.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors plan to call an 8-year-old boy to testify against his father in an Iowa triple-homicide trial. KCCI-TV reports that the state on Wednesday filed a motion that would allow the boy to testify via a closed-circuit TV feed. The child is the son of Marvin Esquivel-Lopez of Guatemala. He is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the July shooting deaths of 29-year-old Rossibeth Flores-Rodriguez, her 11-year-old daughter and her 5-year-old son.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids man who lied about his drug use so he could buy guns has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison. Dustin Herubin was sentenced earlier this week. He’d pleaded guilty to drug and weapons charges. Authorities say Herubin’s home was struck by gunfire on Oct. 11 last year. Officers found guns and marijuana. Authorities say he lied about the drug use on federal forms so he could buy guns.