COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - A 37-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing another man more than 11 years ago in Council Bluffs. James Harris was sentenced yesterday in Pottawattamie County. Prosecutors say Harris stabbed Nelson Alvarez-Hernandez to death during a robbery in July 2003.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A man freed last year after being granted a new trial for a 1996 Des Moines killing has been charged with fleeing prosecution in a new case. David Flores was charged last week. Flores served 16 years in prison for the shooting death of Phillis Davis before his conviction was overturned. After his release, Flores was arrested three times in two months. Police say he skipped town after bonding out.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Davenport police say an Iowa mother tried to teach her 6-year-old son a safety lesson by shooting him with a BB gun. Twenty-five-year-old Courtney Kie-Marie Owens was arrested Tuesday and charged with child endangerment with injury. Police say Owens tried to explain to the child that the gun isn't a toy before purposely shooting him in the hip.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A Cedar Rapids-based company that provides fundraising and enrollment management services to colleges and universities has announced the acquisition of a company that specializes in higher education consulting. RuffalcoCODY is acquiring Noel-Levitz, which has offices in Coralville and Denver. The combined company will employ about 700 people.
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