Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa City police say they have arrested a juvenile who was shooting a weapon into the air and are searching for another. Police say several shots were fired Sunday morning at the pedestrian mall downtown. Witnesses tell police two people were involved in the shooting and fled the scene. No injuries were reported. Police say they caught the juvenile two blocks south of the mall with a loaded pistol. They haven’t released his name, age or a motive for the shooting. He has been charged with two misdemeanors and two felonies. Police are searching for the second person involved.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Newly released records show that a 39-year-old man was shocked with stun guns at least 15 times before his death as Worth County Sheriff’s deputies tried to subdue him. The Des Moines Register filed a lawsuit to obtain the records from the Sept. 22 incident in Northwood after the officers were officially cleared of any wrongdoing. The deputies shocked Michael Zubrod after finding him beating his girlfriend with a hammer and scissors. He also attacked a deputy.
CHEROKEE, Iowa (AP) — One small northwest Iowa town is preparing to deal with the loss of 450 jobs this fall when the Tyson Foods plant in Cherokee closes, and business owners are worrying about what it will mean. The Tyson plant is the second-largest employer in Cherokee.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa inmate who was sentenced to life in prison has died less than a year being granted compassionate release because she was dying. Friends and family members say Kristina Fetters died Sunday. Fetters was diagnosed with Stage 4 inoperable breast cancer last September, when she was imprisoned at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women. The 34-year-old Fetters was 15 when she entered prison for a 1995 first-degree murder conviction in the death of her great-aunt in 1994.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A small plane has to be towed to the airport on a truck after safely landing on an eastern Iowa road. The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s office said the plane flying from Longmont, Colorado, to an annual air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, when it had engine trouble around 8 p.m. Saturday. So 49-year-old Michael Hickman and his 22-year-old son James had to land the plane on a road north of the Waterloo Regional Airport. No one was injured and the plane wasn’t damaged.