OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) - A man accused of killing an Ottumwa teenager is expected to change his plea. Court records say a hearing has been scheduled May 29 for 20-year-old Venhure Tsegay. Authorities say he fatally shot 16-year-old Christian Madueno in the face on Nov. 29, 2016.
SIDNEY, Iowa (AP) - A Louisiana man has been given five years in prison for injuring a bicyclist who was camping after a ride in Iowa. Court records say Danny Cardin, of Homer, Louisiana, was sentenced Monday in Fremont County Courthouse in Sidney. An Iowa State Patrol report says James Foley, of Jacksonville, Florida, was sleeping in a tent when Cardin's pickup went off a driveway and struck the tent and him. Foley had been participating in a statewide biking event known as RAGBRAI.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Iowa native Maddie Poppe has won "American Idol." The singer-songwriter bested Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Gabby Barrett in Monday night's two-hour finale on ABC. Poppe and Hutchinson announced on the program that they're dating, surprising judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. They then performed "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." Poppe called the experience incredible.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A Democratic candidate for governor has topped Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds in fundraising by giving $2.1 million to his own campaign. Fundraising records released Monday show businessman Fred Hubbell, the perceived front-runner among a field of six Democrats, raised about $3 million so far in 2018. Reynolds raised about $1.2 million. She has more than $4.2 million available to spend. Hubbell has about $248,000 available.
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