DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The communications director for Governor Terry Branstad is leaving the position to head a new marketing firm. The governor's office says in a news release today that Tim Albrecht will leave a position he's held since November 2009. His last day as the governor's spokesman will be December 13th.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld Iowa's hunting laws ruling that just because someone owns land in Iowa it doesn't mean they have a right to hunt on it. The court finds this week that Iowa's laws that provide hunting advantages to permanent residents do not violate the constitutional rights of nonresident landowners.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An animal welfare group says it's removed dozens of birds and other animals from the home of a Des Moines man killed in a shootout with police. The Animal Rescue League of Iowa says today the organization has removed 55 exotic birds, four cats and a snake from a Des Moines house. They also removed two dead birds.
SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa (AP) - A little dog that ran away from a fatal collision on an Iowa interstate has been reunited with his owner. Momo, a 3-year-old pug-Chihuahua, was put back into the arms of Nicole Browder yesterday. The dog was found near Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School. The accident occurred Wednesday when a northbound sport utility vehicle crossed the centerline on Interstate 29 and stuck a southbound semitrailer near Sergeant Bluff.
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