DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republican Party officials in Iowa will no longer be allowed to take compensation from political campaigns. The state GOP announced Monday that they had approved a bylaw change over the weekend. Under the new rules, about 20 party officials will be banned from taking any paid campaign work. Iowa GOP Chairman A.J. Spiker says the change is a good way for the state party to show they are serious about avoiding any conflicts of interest.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa woman convicted of murder when she was a teenager will now be eligible for parole. Ruthann Veal received life in prison with the possibility of parole on Monday at Black Hawk County District Court. Veal was 14 when she was charged as an adult in the 1993 killing of Catherine Haynes. A jury found her guilty two years later, and Veal was sentenced to life in prison without parole. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled such sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional.
CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources say a 32-year-old Charles City man was shot in the hip while hunting with a group in northeast Iowa. The group was pushing deer from a grove of trees when a hunter fired a shot and hit the man in the left hip. The shooter told investigators he didn't expect the man to be in the spot and that he couldn't see him when he fired the shot. He was treated at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Two construction workers were injured in West Des Moines when they were thrown from a boom lift on a truck hit by a train. Authorities say the accident happened Monday afternoon at the Grand Avenue and Interstate 35 interchange. One worker was thrown about 200 feet and suffered serious injuries. The other worker became wedged under a bridge and received minor injuries.
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