BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - A city in southeastern Iowa has agreed to pay $2 million to the family of a woman who was mistakenly killed by a police officer. The settlement between the estate of Autumn Steele and the city of Burlington was reached earlier this month. An attorney for the estate announced the dollar amount on Monday. The disclosure of police video of the incident wasn't part of the settlement. The estate's attorney, Dave O'Brien, says the family wants the video released but the city is refusing.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Board of Parole has granted work release to a woman convicted in 2004 of fatally shooting her husband. The Des Moines Register reports 50-year-old Dixie Shanahan Duty, of Defiance, was granted work release earlier in June. Duty acknowledged killing her husband, Scott Shanahan, but said it was in self-defense. A jury convicted Duty of second-degree murder, but shortly before leaving office Gov. Tom Vilsack commuted her sentence, making her eligible for parole after 10 years.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Police say a 36-year-old Des Moines man was killed in a weekend motorcycle crash in nearby Pleasant Hill. The Des Moines Register reports that Timothy Cooper was riding in Pleasant Hill around 7 a.m. Sunday when he lost control and was thrown from his motorcycle. Pleasant Hill police say speed was a factor in the crash. Cooper was launched over a fence and found more than 500 feet from his motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) - Officials have recovered the body of a fisherman who went missing in southeast Iowa. KTVO reports that a local boater found the body of 79-year-old Richard Lewis Mart in the Des Moines River around 8:30 a.m. Monday. His body was found just north of the Blackhawk Road Access, northwest of Omaha.
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