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Iowa Officers Issue More Tickets For Texting While Driving

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa State Patrol has responded to a new texting-while-driving state law by issuing 230 tickets in the past two months, far more than troopers issued all last year. The Des Moines Register reports that troopers issued less than 175 tickets for texting in 2016. The new law took effect July 1 and lets officers…

Man Killed, 2 Children Injured In Pickup Crash

LAMONI, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a man has been killed and two children injured in the crash of a pickup truck in south-central Iowa. The crash occurred around 2:45 p.m. Saturday, about 7 miles (12 kilometers) northeast of Lamoni. The Iowa State Patrol says 69-year-old James Young lost control of his pickup while going around a curve on a…