NASHUA, Iowa (AP) - The former police chief of a northern Iowa city is fighting to get his job back after being demoted. Former Nashua Police Chief Ernie Willsher and his attorney argued yesterday at city council that he be reinstated. Willsher's lawyer, Sarah Reindl, says he was demoted last month after he took a medical level. Reindl says they hope to sue the city for wrongful dismissal.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - Trial has been delayed for a western Iowa man accused of shooting a 64-year-old woman to death. The trial of Robert Reynolds Jr. was delayed until September 30th. Reynolds has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the April slaying of Patricia Kinkade-Dorsey.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa police are trying to determine why an officer fired a bullet into a car involved in a high-speed chase. Polk County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jana Abens says the shot was accidental. Abens says a reserve officer fired into the passenger-side door after the Sunday chase. No one was injured in the shooting.
MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) - The owners of a Manchester zoo sued for allegedly mistreating animals have asked a judge to dismiss the case. Cricket Hollow Zoo owners Tom and Pam Sellner were sued by the Animal Legal Defense Fund in June. Several area residents claim to have witnessed poor, unsanitary living conditions for zoo animals.
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