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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - People attending the Iowa State Fair have selected the Apple Egg Roll as the best new concession food for 2018. A panel of celebrity judges named three finalists from which to choose: the Apple Egg Roll from Applishus, the All Iowa Belly Up Burger from The Rib Shack and the Brown Sugar Pork Belly on a Stick from Iowa Pork Producers. Fairgoers tried the three and voted from Aug. 9 through Tuesday, and the winner was the Apple Egg Roll.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Farmers and ranchers in southern Iowa's Davis County who've suffered losses and damages from recent drought may now be eligible for federal emergency loans. The news comes Tuesday as the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Davis County has been designated as a primary natural disaster area. Producers in the contiguous counties of Appanoose, Jefferson, Monroe, Van Buren and Wapello in Iowa, along with a couple in Missouri, also are eligible.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - A western Iowa man has pleaded guilty in a case in which police say he sexually abused six children all under the age of 12. The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports that 30-year-old Tony Cue pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of sexual abuse and one count of lascivious acts with a child. Cue was sentenced immediately after his plea to 15 years in prison. He must also register as a sex offender.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A former Missouri state trooper who was driving a boat when a handcuffed Iowa man fell out and drowned is suing to get his peace officers' license back. Anthony Piercy filed a lawsuit this week against the Missouri Department of Public Safety and the agency's director. Piercy was driving a patrol boat when 20-year-old Brandon Ellingson died at the Lake of the Ozarks in 2014.

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