AMES, Iowa (AP) - Celia Barquin Arozamena was a top amateur golfer from Spain who was finishing her degree at Iowa State University. Collin Daniel Richards was a former inmate from small-town Iowa with a history of violence. Investigators say their contrasting lives intersected in the most violent way when Richards allegedly attacked and stabbed Barquin to death at a golf course on Monday.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams" has changed his plea to guilty. Court records say Austin Pape, of Dyersville, entered the plea Monday, the day his trial was to begin on a felony charge of criminal mischief. Court records say the owner estimated the damage at more than $5,500. The vehicle left deep gashes in the field and damaged sprinklers.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A Des Moines resident has been convicted of killing an Urbandale man after breaking into the man's home and stabbing him. Polk County court records say a jury found 20-year-old Magai Anai Kur guilty on Monday of robbery and first-degree murder. Prosecutors say Anai Kur broke into the home of 77-year-old Robert Howe early on Sept. 3 last year, demanded money and then choked, punched and stabbed Howe after Howe tried to fight back.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A federal judge in North Dakota has handed Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds a victory in temporarily halting enforcement of a Barack Obama administration clean water rule in the state. The Waters of the United States rule is disliked by conservative groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Farm Bureau Federation which claim it's classic government overregulation but supported by environmental groups.
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