Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A divided Iowa Supreme Court says juvenile offenders must be resentenced if they were convicted in the state as adults and awarded mandatory minimum sentences. State officials say yesterday’s ruling means more than 100 people face resentencing for crimes including robbery, murder, kidnapping and sexual abuse. The court ruled that required minimum sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional.
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — Murder charges have been filed in Illinois against the former boyfriend of an Iowa woman whose body was found in a Minnesota field. Timothy McVay is accused in the death of 29-year-old Carrie Olson. She was reported missing after failing to show up at her Davenport job last December. McVay was arrested yesterday after a joint investigation by police in Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota.
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — The city assessor for Mason City has been accused of assault following a disturbance at a home. Police say 38-year-old Danielle Naumann was arrested yesterday morning and faces a charge of serious domestic assault. Naumann has been the city assessor since November 2012.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A conservation official says a recreation trail between Council Bluffs and Neola could be ready by 2017. Mark Shoemaker, executive director of Pottawattamie County’s conservation board, says design work will begin this year and construction for the trail will start next year. The trail will eventually stretch 16 miles.