DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn't speeding is taking her case involving a $75 fine to the state Supreme Court. For Marla Leaf, it's not a matter about money, but about constitutional rights. Her attorney will argue Wednesday that the city of Cedar Rapids is violating equal protection and due process clauses of the Iowa Constitution in part because it delegates police power to a private, for-profit company.
VERSAILLES, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri trooper will spend 10 days in jail and two years on supervised probation for the 2014 death of a handcuffed man who drowned when he fell out of a State Highway Patrol boat. Anthony Piercy was sentenced Tuesday on a charge of negligent operation of a vessel in Brandon Ellingson's death on the Lake of the Ozarks. The Kansas City Star reports that Craig Ellingson of Clive, Iowa, says Piercy is the reason his son is dead.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The federal government continues to review Iowa's short-term funding proposal to redirect Affordable Care Act money to lower some people's health insurance costs. A representative for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says Iowa's application for a so-called stopgap measure is complete and a public comment period will run until Oct 19. Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen says he's more optimistic about an approval than he was earlier this month.
VINTON, Iowa (AP) - Officials in eastern Iowa are blaming dense fog for the crash of a semitrailer and a garbage truck that killed one person. The Benton County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday near Vinton, where heavy fog covered the area. Officials say the garbage truck pulled in front of a hay-grinder semitrailer, killing the garbage truck's driver.
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