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News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

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CLIVE, Iowa (AP) - Officers are still looking for a prisoner who escaped in suburban Des Moines while being transferred for a court hearing. Thirty-seven-year-old Kenny Bevard escaped yesterday afternoon in Clive while being driven to Adel. Authorities say Bevard was handcuffed when he got out and ran as the Dallas County sheriff's vehicle stopped in traffic.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa man twice convicted of child sex offenses has been given 18 years in prison for possessing child pornography. Forty-nine-year-old Kevin Ammerman of Clarion was sentenced this week in federal court. Prosecutors say Ammerman was convicted of lascivious acts with a child in 1985 and convicted of indecent contact with a child in 2000.

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man accused of having robbed and killed two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker now faces trial on charges he stole another woman's wedding ring last year. Police say 43-year-old Allen Wade stole the ring while delivering a refrigerator to a home in April 2013. Wade is awaiting trial in the slayings of 38-year-old Sarah Wolfe and 44-year-old Susan Wolfe.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A prosecutor pursuing several cases against felons charged with voting illegally says an Iowa Supreme Court ruling shouldn't impact them. Assistant Black Hawk County Attorney Linda Fangman says the prosecutions will "proceed as is" despite Tuesday's ruling suggesting that not all felons lose their voting rights. She is handling cases against six offenders accused of voting in the 2012 election despite having lost their rights.

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