Man stabbed to death in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Police said a man has died after being found stabbed in a Cedar Rapids alley.

A police news release said officers were dispatched after a 911 call around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday. They found 34-year-old Clifton West in the alley. Police said he died later at a Cedar Rapids hospital.

No arrests have been reported.

Authorities probe Burlington homicide

BURLINGTON -- Authorities are investigating the homicide of a Burlington man found dead outside the house where he lived.

Burlington police said 36-year-old Terry Lee Page was found shot on the ground early Tuesday morning behind his home. An autopsy was performed Wednesday, but results have not been released.

1 man killed, 1 wounded in Waterloo

WATERLOO -- Authorities said a Waterloo man has been slain and another wounded in a shooting outside a grocery store.

Police said the violence occurred around 6:05 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of a Save More store on Franklin Street.

Police identified the dead man as 30-year-old Cederick "Joe" Matlock. The other man was identified as 19-year-old William Burt.

Des Moines man shot dead in living room

DES MOINES -- Des Moines police said a man has been found shot to death in his living room.

The Des Moines Register reported police were called to the home about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police didn't identify the man but said he was 20 years old and that the killing was a homicide. Police wouldn't say how many times the man had been shot.

Automated abortion pill system targeted

DES MOINES -- An Iowa organization has submitted petitions with more than 20,000 signatures to state medical officials in an

effort to ban a remote control method of distributing abortion-inducing pills.

Des Moines-based Iowa Right to Life said the petitions ask the Iowa Board of Medicine to end so-called "webcam abortions" by making adjustments in their guidance and rules, The Des Moines Register reported

Court reconsiders 'irresistible' firing

DES MOINES -- A dental assistant fired because her boss thought she was too attractive has won a rare reconsideration by the Iowa Supreme Court on her sexual discrimination lawsuit.

Chief Justice Mark Cady signed an order on Monday that resubmitted a lawsuit filed by Melissa Nelson. The reconsideration by the court became effective Wednesday morning, and a new decision could come as early as Friday, the Des Moines Register reported.

Justices have granted just five petitions to rehear a case over the past decade.

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