MARION, Iowa (AP) - Police say no one was hurt when a World War II hand grenade was found in a Marion home. Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reports that police were called about a possible live grenade Thursday afternoon. The resident reported finding the relic while cleaning. A member of the Marion/Linn County bomb squad went to the house to examine the device and remove it. Police say they don't known if the device was still functional.
ANKENY, Iowa (AP) - An Ankeny couple has been arrested and charged in the Aug. 26 death of their 7-month old daughter. The Des Moines Register reports that 33-year-old Michelle Atwell was charged Wednesday with child endangerment causing substantial risk and several drug counts, while 48-year-old Matthew Cohara was charged with child endangerment causing no injury and drug counts.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Ottumwa man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for his role in helping a woman fakes the deaths of three of her family members to collect insurance payments. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Iowa's southern district says 34-year-old Cletus Abongwa Ngwa was sentenced in September and ordered to pay joint restitution of more than $260,000 after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The Keystone pipeline has leaked 210,000 gallons in rural South Dakota but officials don't believe it has polluted water. Pipeline operator TransCanada Corp. says it has shut down the system that delivers oil from Canada to refineries in Illinois and Oklahoma. There have been 17 leaks of oil and products in the U.S. larger than this one since 2010. The leak was discovered four days before Nebraska regulators are to announce whether they approve an expansion of the Keystone system.
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