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Black man’s burning body found in a ditch in rural Iowa, United States; four arrested

Three men and a woman were arrested in connection with the death of a black man whose burning body was found in a ditch in rural Iowa. One of the man arrested, ┬áSteven Vogel, a 31-year-old white was already in jail on unrelated charges and is now facing charges of first-degree murder and abuse of […]

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Iowa girl who lost her vision after almost dying from the flu regains eyesight

An Iowa girl who lost her vision after almost dying from the flu has regained her eyesight, her mother said. Just weeks after leaving the hospital in January following her recovery from the flu, family members noticed that Jade DeLucia, 4, suddenly was walking by herself to the bathroom, without touching the walls. Testing it, […]

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Man kidnaps women, forces her to watch 9-hour TV series for lessons in racism

An Iowa man is accused of forcing a woman to watch the nine-hour miniseries Roots, threatening her and telling her the episodic drama would make her better understand her racism. Robert Noye, 52, is charged in Cedar Rapids with harassment and false imprisonment. The Gazette reported that the woman told police that Noye made her […]

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Iowa woman ran over 14-year-old girl because she was “a Mexican”

An Iowa woman was charged with attempted murder after running over a 14-year-old girl, saying she did so because the teenager “was a Mexican,” police said. Nicole Marie Poole Franklin, 42, was arrested on other charges and Thursday admitted to Clive police she hit the girl with her vehicle on December 9. The girl was […]