SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A northwest Iowa man has pleaded guilty to illegally manufacturing anabolic steroids. Prosecutors say 23-year-old James Nhan, of Orange City, entered the plea Monday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City. Experts say anabolic steroids are considered controlled substances that are related to testosterone and promote the growth of skeletal muscle and the development of male sexual characteristics. Nhan's sentencing date has not yet been set.
KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa judge has awarded a default judgment to parents and former students who sued a southeast Iowa boarding school, alleging that it used isolation boxes and allowed sexual harassment and abuse. Lee County documents say the owner of Midwest Academy, Ben Trane, and the other entities never responded to the lawsuit filed against them in March 2016. The judge granted the complainants' judgment motion last week.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - Officials in an eastern Iowa city are divided over whether high school and college stadiums should be exempt from a noise ordinance. The Telegraph Herald reports that the Dubuque City Council recently rescinded a vote on the proposed change to give officials time to more clearly define the exemption. Some say the change will restrict residents from addressing excessive noise at nearby stadiums. Others say the ordinance will interfere with marching band practice. The council meets again Dec. 4.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Homicide investigators are trying to find out who killed a man whose body was found in a Cedar Rapids alley. Officers who were dispatched to the scene around 7:25 a.m. Wednesday found that the man in his 30s had suffered traumatic injuries. His name hasn't been released.
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