DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Nearly 300 people have been trained for the new mission of the Iowa Air National Guard in Des Moines. Members of the 132nd Fighter Wing are learning how to control drones called the MQ-9 Reaper now that the F-16 fighter program is ending.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A Des Moines police officer accused of attacking his girlfriend will go on trial in late April. A woman says Cody Grimes threw her down some stairs at his home and threw her against a door. Grimes has been on paid leave since December.
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - A woman from Ames has been killed in a Massachusetts traffic accident. Police say 30-year-old Kimberly Bebare was driving a car involved in a head-on crash Tuesday afternoon in Middleborough. The driver of the other vehicle also died.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Top student spellers from western Iowa will be in Omaha on Saturday for chance at a trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington. Competitors in the Midwest Spelling Bee range from fifth grade to eighth grade.
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