IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Judges are sealing warrants that allowed police to obtain blood and urine samples from “The Bachelor” Chris Soules and to enter his home after a fatal crash. Two orders released Friday say the release of warrant materials could jeopardize the investigation into Monday’s accident and undermine Soules’ right to a fair trial. Soules is charged with leaving the scene of a deadly accident after his truck rear-ended a tractor, killing 66-year-old farmer Kenneth Mosher.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – An Illinois man has been given 20 years in an Iowa prison for the fatal shooting of another Illinois resident. The Quad-City Times reports that 19-year-old Juwan Johnson, of Rock Island, Illinois, was sentenced Thursday in Scott County District Court. Prosecutors say Johnson killed 19-year-old Louis Woodson Jr. outside a store in Davenport on Sept. 2, 2015. Woodson lived in Quincy, Illinois.
RED OAK, Iowa (AP) – Firefighters in southwestern Iowa have rescued a man trapped under a tractor. Omaha television station KETV reports that the accident happened early Friday morning at Red Oak, Iowa. Crews were sent to the area around 6:15 a.m. for a report of a tractor rollover and a person trapped. Arriving firefighters found a tractor on its top with a man underneath. Crews used special inflatable bags to lift the tractor and get the man out.
CHELSEA, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a woman has died after a fire at her home in central Iowa. Poweshiek County officials say 56-year-old Catherine Foster died after firefighters found her late Thursday morning inside the residence a little more than 2 miles south of Haven.
STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) – Two men have died after the kayaks they were in capsized in Lake Michigan near Wisconsin’s Door County. Authorities say the incident happened around midday Friday about 100 yards from shore. Rescuers found the men and they were taken to a hospital, but they died. One man was a 21-year-old from Clintonville. The other was a 29-year-old from Sturgeon Bay.
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – A student who was stabbed at a Wisconsin high school has died from his injuries. He was a 15-year-old freshman at Bradford High School in Kenosha. The Kenosha News reports that the suspect, also a 15-year-old boy, is now being charged as an adult with second-degree intentional homicide. The stabbing happened Tuesday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has said an investigation into secretly recorded videos of a Democratic activist appearing to brag about deploying troublemakers at Donald Trump rallies remains open, after initially saying it was closed. Conservative activist James O’Keefe released the secretly recorded video footage in October. Schimel’s department concluded in a memo this week that the videos don’t show evidence of wrongdoing, but Schimel later told a radio station the probe is ongoing.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – An attorney for a Syrian man living in Wisconsin who sued over President Donald Trump’s travel bans says the man has been reunited with his wife and young daughter after three years. Attorney Vincent Levy told The Associated Press Friday that his client’s wife and daughter obtained visas and traveled to Wisconsin this week. The man had alleged in a lawsuit that Trump’s ultimately blocked order stopped him from bringing his family to safety.
CHICAGO (AP) – A newly elected Cook County Circuit Court judge who refused to report to his traffic court assignment has resigned. The Chicago Tribune reports an Illinois Supreme Court spokesman says Richard Cooke resigned Tuesday. The move came after a committee of presiding judges referred his refusal to take up the traffic court assignment to the Judicial Inquiry Board. The state agency investigates allegations of judicial misconduct. Cooke was eventually assigned to marriage court.
CHICAGO (AP) – The winner of a suburban Chicago mayoral race has been barred by a judge from taking the oath of office because he is a convicted felon. Cook County Circuit Judge David Atkins on Friday granted the state’s attorney’s request for a temporary restraining order blocking Roger Agpawa from being seated as mayor of Markham. Atkins noted Illinois election law bars Agpawa from holding elected municipal office due to a 1999 federal felony conviction for mail fraud.
CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Chicago schools will remain open despite a judge’s dismissal of a district lawsuit over education funding by the state of Illinois. Judge Franklin Ulyses Valderrama on Friday denied a Chicago Public School motion for an injunction seeking to bar the state from distributing education funds in a discriminatory manner. CPS CEO Forrest Claypool had said the judge’s decision could mean the district would end on June 1 without additional funding from the state.
CHICAGO (AP) – A federal judge has sentenced the former head of Chicago Public Schools to more than four years in prison for steering $23 million in no-bid city contracts to education firms in exchange for more than $2 million in bribes and kickbacks. A tearful Barbara Byrd-Bennett apologized before she was sentenced Friday in Chicago. The judge told the 68-year-old that the brazenness of bilking a cash-strapped school district suggests she never believed she’d get caught.