- Court orders new trial in 2013 fatal Des Moines beating Updated: Jan-22-16 1:32 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A man whose second-degree murder conviction was thrown out by the state appeals court must face a new trial in the case in which a mob beat a Des Moines man to death in a downtown parking lot in 2013.
- Iowa justice: Judicial system is tackling racial disparity Updated: Jan-13-16 6:57 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The head of the Iowa Supreme Court told lawmakers Wednesday the state is making progress in addressing racial disparity in its criminal justice system, crediting new staff training and the implementation of local pilot programs that focus on juveniles.
- Legal questions over Iowa farm drainage headed to high court Updated: Jan-12-16 4:25 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A federal judge says the Iowa Supreme Court should settle legal questions about whether farmland drainage districts can be held liable for water pollution downstream before a lawsuit filed by a Des Moines water utility can proceed.