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News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. CDT


ACKLEY, Iowa (AP) - A man accused of torturing his 8-year-old son by locking him in a basement, withholding food and making him endure dog bites has pleaded not guilty. Hardin County District Court records say 30-year-old Alex Shadlow on Monday entered a written plea to a kidnapping charge. A trial date hasn't been set. Shadlow's girlfriend, Traci Tyler, also has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping. Her trial is set for Sept. 11.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The office of Gov. Kim Reynolds says her husband is recovering from an appendectomy. The office said in a news release Tuesday that Kevin Reynolds was suffering from abdominal pain when admitted to a hospital overnight.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A December sentencing has been scheduled for an Iowa man accused of selling fraudulent life insurance policies and keeping the money. Prosecutors say a jury last week found 59-year-old Roger Goodwin guilty of seven counts of mail fraud. His sentencing is set for Dec. 19 in Des Moines. Prosecutors say that between 2013 and August 2016, Goodwin recommended life insurance or annuity contracts to several clients and then deposited their checks in his own bank account.

MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) - Investigators searching for a University of Iowa student who vanished last month are launching a new website to generate tips from potential witnesses. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation unveiled at a news conference Monday. Mollie Tibbetts has been missing since July 18, when the 20-year-old was last seen jogging in the small town of Brooklyn, Iowa.

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