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.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A former candidate for Iowa governor says he will not resign his Iowa Senate seat over old allegations of sexual misconduct. Nate Boulton, a Democrat from Des Moines, released a statement Monday saying he intends to serve out his four-year term that expires in 2020. Boulton was one of the leading candidates for governor. He left the race days before the June 5 primary after The Des Moines Register reported that three women alleged he touched them inappropriately several years ago.
NEVADA, Iowa (AP) - A judge has sentenced an Iowa man to 50 years in prison for the death of his infant daughter. Judge Timothy Finn sentenced 30-year-old Calvin C. White of Nevada to the prison term Monday after his guilty plea last month to child endangerment causing death. He admitted using pillows to suffocate his daughter, Salena, on Jan. 29. She died at a hospital. Soon after, White tried to kill himself by being struck by a train, but he survived. He could be eligible for parole after 15 years.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Des Moines will spend up to $11.5 million on voluntary buyouts of home severely damaged by flooding in June. The Des Moines Register reports the City Council on Monday OKed the spending for buyouts of homes damaged after rains in late June swamped parts of Des Moines. Officials say about 80 homes must be demolished, and more than 1,900 homes took on water during the storms. The final cost likely will be higher. City Manager Scott Sanders said, "In no way do I believe this is the final amount."
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