DES MOINES, IOWA (April 25, 2019) — Deere & Co has agreed to pay $1 million for violating air-quality standards over a 12-to-13-year period at its diesel-engine testing center in Cedar Falls.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 22, 2019) — Tobacco companies involved in the 1998 landmark settlement have transferred about $49.5 million to the state treasury for this year's payment.

In the last 21 years, Iowa has received more than $1.25 billion in payments under the settlement. The state will continue to receive annual Master Settlement Agreement payments in perpetuity, based on the number of cigarettes sold in the United States. The MSA is the largest settlement in US history.

JACKSONVILLE, ILLINOIS (April 12, 2019) — Think fast: Do you shoot or not? The decision you make in that crucial instant could mean life or death and will forever affect your community. What is it really like to experience that type of stress and split-second decision-making with such far-reaching consequences?

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 8, 2019) — Iowans in the 56 counties declared disaster areas should look out for price-gouging and other scams, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller warns.

The Attorney General’s Office also advises consumers to be wary of home-repair scams and shady cleanup and construction contractors who tend to solicit victims of natural disasters. Many of these contractors come from out of state, seek business door-to-door, and ask for advance payment.

IOWA CITY, IOWA (April 3, 2019) — The justices of the Iowa Supreme Court, former colleagues, and friends remember Iowa Supreme Court Justice Daryl Hecht, Sloan, today as a kind, thoughtful jurist with a passion for the law and an unwavering commitment to the rule of law.

Justice Hecht served from 2006 until he resigned from the supreme court in December 2018 while receiving treatment for melanoma in Sioux City and at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 3, 2019) — Iowans who purchased a deceptive weight-loss plan can receive refunds after Attorney General Tom Miller reached agreements with two chiropractors.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 29, 2019) — After completing public interviews of all 30 applicants, the State Judicial Nominating Commission has selected a slate of six nominees to fill the two vacancies on the Iowa Court of Appeals that occurred when Chief Judge David Danilson retired on January 4, 2019, and Judge Christopher McDonald filled the Supreme Court vacancy on March 7, 2019.

The nominees are:

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (March 27, 2019) — This morning, a robbery occurred at the Ascentra Moline branch located at 3005 7th Street. The situation was effectively handled and everyone is safe. The incident is under investigation and more information will be forthcoming from local authorities.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 25, 2019) — On Friday, April 5, at 3PM, Governor Kim Reynolds will administer the oath of office to Iowa Supreme Court Justice Christopher McDonald in a public ceremony in the supreme court courtroom in the Judicial Branch Building, 1111 E Court Ave, Des Moines. Justice McDonald will fill the vacancy that resulted from the resignation of Justice Daryl Hecht.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 25, 2019) — The ACLU of Iowa has filed an appeal on behalf of Adam Klein, the attorney for the family of Autumn Steele, who was shot by a Burlington, Iowa police officer and killed in 2015. The appeal addresses the Burlington Police Department and Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation’s refusal to release body-camera and other public information documenting the incident.

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