Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s new policy that the governor must sign off on reimbursement approval for Medicaid-funded abortions remains untested over a month since it was enacted. Tim Albrecht, a spokesman for Governor Terry Branstad, says no reimbursement claims for abortions have been submitted since the rule took effect July 1st. Branstad signed the law, which is thought to be unique to Iowa, in June.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A man is being treated at an Omaha, Nebraska hospital after being shot in a confrontation with Council Bluffs police. Few details were immediately released about yesterday afternoon’s confrontation on the north side of Council Bluffs. Officials said the man was armed with a knife and suffered several gunshot wounds to his chest.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 31-year-old woman’s body was found a cornfield in southwest Iowa this weekend. The woman’s body was found Saturday night in a field west of Lenox in Taylor County. The woman’s identity and the cause of her death have not been released. An autopsy will be performed early this week.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No one hit the Powerball jackpot on Saturday, so the money will roll over: A cool $400 million for the next drawing. While hefty, the prize for Wednesday’s drawing is still well below the record $590.5 million jackpot won in May by an 84-year-old Florida woman. The odds of matching all six numbers are 1 in 175.2 million.