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AMES, Iowa (AP) – Celia Barquin Arozamena was a top amateur golfer from Spain who was finishing her degree at Iowa State University. Collin Daniel Richards was a former inmate from small-town Iowa with a history of violence. Investigators say their contrasting lives intersected in the most violent way when Richards allegedly attacked and stabbed Barquin to death at a golf course on Monday.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A federal judge in North Dakota has handed Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds a victory in temporarily halting enforcement of a Barack Obama administration clean water rule in the state. The Waters of the United States rule is disliked by conservative groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Farm Bureau Federation which claim it’s classic government overregulation but supported by environmental groups.

UNDATED (AP) – The Iowa Supreme Court will determine whether the police practice of using minor infractions as a pretext for stopping drivers they suspect of more serious crimes violates the Iowa Constitution in a case civil liberty groups say has implications for police racial profiling. The state’s high court heard arguments Tuesday in the case of Scottize Brown, of Waterloo.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Finance Authority Board voted Tuesday to allow an attorney investigating the conduct of the state agency’s fired director to interview a lawyer who once worked for there but is now in private practice. The board approved a resolution Tuesday to allow James Smith to discuss factual matters involving the investigation of fired IFA Director Dave Jamison.

Wisconsin News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin health officials report more cases of severe bleeding linked to synthetic marijuana containing rat poison. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said Tuesday the agency has confirmed 16 additional bleeding cases. That brings the number of people affected in the outbreak to 80. The latest confirmed case is in Fond du Lac County. Other cases have been confirmed in Dane, Milwaukee, Outagamie and Rock counties.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Whitewater Common Council member says University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper’s husband groped her and that Kopper should resign. UW System President Ray Cross banned Pete Hill from campus and stripped him of his title as associate to the chancellor in June in response to allegations that Hill sexually harassed several women. Hill has denied any wrongdoing.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A consultant has discovered multiple shortcomings at Wisconsin’s crime labs. Attorney General Brad Schimel hired Florida International University’s National Forensic Science Technology Center in June to review operations at the labs as they continue to struggle with processing delays.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Mandela Barnes says he’s ready to “move on” after Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch apologized for claiming he knelt during the national anthem this summer. Kleefisch said on WTMJ radio Tuesday that she was told someone saw Barnes kneel during the anthem at the opening ceremony of the State Fair, but had no evidence. Barnes repeatedly called it a lie. Kleefisch says, “I have to believe him and I have to apologize for something I was told.”

Illinois News

CHICAGO (AP) – Testimony is expected to resume in the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke. In the first two days of testimony, the case was dominated by officers and former officers who were at the scene in October 2014 when the white officer shot black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times. The officers, including Van Dyke’s partner, were asked why they did not shoot as Van Dyke did.

CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is adding a new title to his resume: Author. Book publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced Tuesday it will publish a book by Emanuel on governing at a time of “historic gridlock.” Titled “The Nation City: Why Mayors Run the World,” the book will cover how cities, rather than the federal government, are driving change today. A Knopf spokesman says the book is scheduled for release in spring 2020.

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) – Prosecutors say a 31-year-old San Diego, California, woman who went by the online aka “The Drug Llama” faces federal charges in southern Illinois in a conspiracy that included the shipment of more than 50,000 fentanyl pills nationwide. The U.S. attorney’s office in southern Illinois said Tuesday that Melissa Scanlan used hard-to-access parts of the internet known as the dark web to distribute the misbranded fentanyl starting in 2016. Some pills ended up in southern Illinois.

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) – A former member of a Christian college football team has settled his lawsuit against the school and four of five teammates accused of attacking him. The Daily Herald in Arlington Heights reports Wheaton College officials announced the confidential settlement involving Charles Nagy on Tuesday. Details of the settlement weren’t revealed. However, in a joint statement issued by the college and Nagy, the college offered regrets for the incident and “saddened by any harm suffered by Charles Nagy.”