DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The city of Des Moines is expected to pay $225,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed man killed by police in 2015. The Des Moines Register reports that the City Council is scheduled to approve the settlement agreement on Monday. Last month, the city acknowledged that a former police officer falsely told investigators she warned 28-year-old Ryan Bolinger as he approached her patrol car before she fatally shot him.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Des Moines International Airport officials are pushing to limit the number of taxi companies permitted to pick up travelers. The Des Moines register reports that taxi operators have been violating the airport's rules by having too few drivers, using damaged vehicles, charging minimum trip fees, failing to post fee lists and only accepting cash payments. Officials plan to reduce the number of taxi companies serving the airport and request that operators apply in December.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse says Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect their party in next year's elections. In Iowa for a speech Saturday night, the Nebraska Republican tells reporters that politicians in Washington, D.C., regularly pretend that every bill being debated will usher in heaven. Sasse pointed to his conservative credentials in addressing a group of evangelical conservatives, affirming his opposition to abortion rights.
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Police in central Iowa say an Ames man has died after two masked men burst into his apartment and a shot was fired. Ames police say officers were called to the man's apartment around 3:40 a.m. Saturday for a report of a shooting. Arriving officers found a man in his 20s with a gunshot wound to his upper chest. The man was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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