ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) - Authorities in the Des Moines suburb of Altoona have identified a man fatally shot by a deputy earlier this week. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Wednesday that 25-year-old Isaiah Hayes, of Ashland, Wisconsin, was killed early Tuesday by 31-year-old Deputy Ryan Phillips. Investigators say deputies reported that Hayes appeared to be holding a weapon when he was shot.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Law enforcement officials near Omaha have seized about 20 pounds of marijuana, cocaine and hash from a car heading to Iowa. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says deputies discovered the drugs in a car they pulled over early Wednesday morning in eastern Omaha. Officials say they found 14 pounds of marijuana in numerous heat-sealed bags inside a black trash bag, nearly five pounds of cocaine and 23 containers of hash.
WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) - Gov. Kim Reynolds is defending a harassment investigation that ended with a state trooper being fired after a 10-month paid leave and examined whether a powerful captain responded appropriately to concerns. Reynolds said Tuesday that the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Administrative Services followed appropriate procedures and ultimately terminated trooper Wade Karp on July 3.
ACKLEY, Iowa (AP) - A north-central Iowa man and his girlfriend have been charged with kidnapping after police say the couple tortured the man's 8-year-old son for months by locking him in a basement enclosure for hours every day, withholding food and having a dog bite him. The Hardin County Attorney's Office announced Wednesday that 39-year-old Traci Lynn Tyler and 30-year-old Alex Craig Shadlow, both of Ackley, are each charged with kidnapping.
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