ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a deputy fatally shot a driver after a vehicle chase in a Des Moines suburb. A deputy pulled over a car around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday just east of Altoona, but the driver soon sped off. Sheriff's Lt. Rich Blaylock says the car stopped a few minutes later in an Altoona neighborhood about 2 miles away. Blaylock says the man appeared to have a weapon in one hand as he got out of the car, and one of the two deputies fired. The names those involved haven't been released.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A jury has convicted a Polk County sheriff's detective of punching a man in an Ankeny bar. The Des Moines Register reports that John Negrete was found guilty Monday of assault causing injury. So was his girlfriend, Tereasa Sunberg. Authorities say Negrete punched an Ankeny firefighter, Ross Frank, and Sunberg punched Frank's wife, Danielle. Negrete and Sunberg say Frank groped Sunberg at the Clipper bar the night of Sept. 8 before the fracas. Frank denied the accusation.
CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) - A man sentenced to life in an Iowa prison has died. The Iowa Corrections Department says 62-year-old Harold Page died Saturday in a hospice room at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville. Page began serving his sentence on April 1, 1988, after his conviction for the fatal shooting of a man in Des Moines.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A woman who reported being sexually harassed by a trooper says an Iowa State Patrol captain failed to act on her complaint. Emails obtained by The Associated Press show legislative security coordinator Shawn Ferguson told Capt. Mark Logsdon that she was frightened by Trooper Wade Karp and wanted to be protected from him. Ferguson says Karp sent her repeated Facebook messages seeking a romantic relationship, but that Logsdon told her to confront Karp on her own.
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