CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A Cedar Rapids man who got a new trial after being convicted in the 2010 death of his 17-month-old daughter has been sentenced to probation. Station KCRG reports that 29-year-old Zyriah Schlitter was sentenced Friday in a Linn County court and will not serve more prison time in the case. Schlitter had been sentenced to 50 years after being convicted in 2012 of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment, but last year, the Iowa Supreme Court ordered a new trial.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Public Information Board has voted to keep private a detailed log of records compiled by law enforcement about a fatal police shooting. The Hawk Eye reports that the board's 7-1 decision overturns an administrative law judge's ruling that said the records from the Burlington Police Department and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation should be released.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa's unemployment rate remained at 3.2 percent in July. The state's Workforce Development agency reported Friday the rate remained steady amid a drop in the number of Iowa residents with jobs and an unemployment increase to 54,400 in July. The agency noted increases in manufacturing jobs as well as in hospitality and trade and transportation. There was a drop in construction jobs. Iowa's July unemployment rate compares to a 3.7 percent rate a year ago. The national rate was 4.3 percent.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa man accused of trying to sell a stolen refrigeration unit back to its owner has pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge. The Daily Nonpareil reports that 38-year-old Roger Otts of Council Bluffs pleaded guilty to the theft charge and probation violation. Authorities say Otts stole a refrigeration unit worth $12,000 from a trucking company and tried to sell it back to the owner for $8,000.
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