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News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT


MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) - The immigrant from Mexico charged in the kidnapping and murder of an Iowa college student worked at a dairy farm owned by the family of a prominent Republican leader. Yarrabee Farms said in a statement that Cristhian Bahena Rivera had worked at its farms for the last four years and was an employee in good standing. Yarrabee Farms is owned by the family of Craig Lang, a former president of the Iowa Farm Bureau and recent GOP candidate for Iowa agriculture secretary.

SEATTLE (AP) - A federal judge hearing arguments over a settlement that allows a company to post online plans for printing 3D guns said the overall issue of such untraceable plastic weapons should be decided by the president or Congress. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik said Tuesday that he'll rule on the legal issues involving the settlement between the company and the Trump administration. He added, however, that a solution to the greater problem is better suited to the president or Congress.

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) - A driver whose passenger drowned after the vehicle they were in broke through ice in eastern Iowa has been sentenced to up to 15 years. Television station KCRG reports that 37-year-old Joshua Juengel, of Manchester, was sentenced Tuesday. A witness spotted Juengel's vehicle doing doughnuts on the ice before it plunged into the frigid water of Lake Delhi on Jan. 8. The body of 23-year-old Alex Salow was found in the vehicle.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The Omaha World-Herald is eliminating 23 positions from its staff, including 10 employees who were laid off. The layoffs were announced in a memo sent to the newspaper's staff. The company will also leave eight jobs unfilled, and five other employees will retire. Omaha World-Herald President Phil Taylor says in the memo that the newspaper's print advertising revenue continues to decline in certain categories, specifically among large national retailers.

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