DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa appeals court has upheld a judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit challenging a private jet flight Gov. Kim Reynolds and her family took to watch a football game when she was a candidate for governor. The Iowa Court of Appeals said in a ruling filed Wednesday that a state court judge was right to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Des Moines attorney Gary Dickey.
BONDURANT, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa school district won’t be getting nearly $900,000 it wanted to spend as part of this year’s budget, because officials have learned the budget was based in part on erroneous tax valuations from the county. The Des Moines Register reports that Facebook’s fourth data center building in Altoona is tax exempt. But the county included the $52.4 million building in tax base numbers given to the Bondurant-Farrar school district. Now the district won’t get the erroneous windfall.
MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — A second murder trial has begun for a southeast Iowa woman accused of the 1992 killing of her former boyfriend. The Muscatine Journal reports the trial began Tuesday in Muscatine for 56-year-old Annette Cahill, who was charged in May 2018 with first-degree murder in the beating death of Corey Lee Wieneke. Wieneke’s body was found in October 1992 on his bedroom floor in rural West Liberty. The first trial ended in a mistrial in March 2019. Cahill, of Tipton, has pleaded not guilty.
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Investigators say a suspect has been killed in southeastern Iowa after fleeing from and shooting at law enforcement officers. The Division of Criminal Investigation says the man died early Wednesday at the Great River Medical Center. Police say the shooting occurred after Burlington police officers and a Des Moines County deputy responded to a call of shots fired.