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Ex-owners of West Des Moines bar plead guilty to tax fraud

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The former owners of a West Des Moines bar have pleaded guilty to tax fraud charges.Prosecutors say the charges against 66-year-old James Perin and his wife, 62-year-old Mardeen Perin, arise from their operation of Sully's Irish Pub in 2013. The prosecutors say the Perins failed to report some cash income.

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TRUMP-BRANSTAD-FREEMASONSUS envoy nominee Branstad member of Masons, banned in ChinaOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — If Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad becomes the next U.S. ambassador to China, he may want to leave any Masonic symbols at home.That's because the Freemasons group that Branstad belongs to has been banned in mainland China for decades. Branstad accepted President-elect Donald Trump's offer of the ambassador post Wednesday.

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) ��� If Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad becomes the next U.S. Ambassador to China, he may want to leave any Masonic symbols at home. That's because the Freemasons group Branstad belongs to is banned in mainland China. Brent Morris, who wrote "The Idiot's Guide to Freemasonry," says masonic groups often run into trouble in Communist countries because of their secret meetings.

Tuesday's Scores

A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 69, Treynor 66AGWSR, Ackley 59, BCLUW, Conrad 37Albia 50, Chariton 44, OTAlta/Aurelia 48, Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 39Ames 65, Des Moines, Lincoln 28Ankeny 74, Indianola 64Ankeny Centennial 81, Marshalltown 42Ankeny Christian Academy 80, Iowa Christian Academy 19Ar-We-Va, Westside 57, Woodbine 38Audubon 82, Riverside, Oakland 32

Tuesday's Scores

A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 69, Treynor 66AGWSR, Ackley 59, BCLUW, Conrad 37Albia 50, Chariton 44, OTAlta/Aurelia 48, Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 39Ames 65, Des Moines, Lincoln 28Ankeny 74, Indianola 64Ankeny Centennial 81, Marshalltown 42Ankeny Christian Academy 80, Iowa Christian Academy 19Ar-We-Va, Westside 57, Woodbine 38Audubon 82, Riverside, Oakland 32

Tuesday's Scores

A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 69, Treynor 66AGWSR, Ackley 59, BCLUW, Conrad 37Albia 50, Chariton 44, OTAlta/Aurelia 48, Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 39Ames 65, Des Moines, Lincoln 28Ankeny Centennial 81, Marshalltown 42Ankeny Christian Academy 80, Iowa Christian Academy 19Ar-We-Va, Westside 57, Woodbine 38Audubon 82, Riverside, Oakland 32B-G-M, Brooklyn 52, North Mahaska, New Sharon 48

Tuesday's Scores

Alburnett 61, Lisbon 23Ames 73, Des Moines, Lincoln 50Anamosa 50, Maquoketa 38Ankeny Centennial 67, Marshalltown 6Aplington-Parkersburg 36, Dike-New Hartford 26Belle Plaine 42, Tri-County, Thornburg 31Bishop Garrigan 55, Lake Mills 45Cascade,Western Dubuque 47, Bellevue 38Central Springs 43, North Butler, Greene 37Chariton 60, Albia 41Cherokee, Washington 71, Spirit Lake 55

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TRAFFIC STOP SHOOTING-IOWAOfficer won't be charged in shooting that paralyzed Iowa manCEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A white police officer will not face charges in a shooting that left an unarmed black motorist paralyzed and sparked protests in Iowa's second largest city.

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A grand jury has declined to charge a white police officer in a shooting that left an unarmed black motorist paralyzed and sparked weeks of protests in Iowa's second largest city. Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden says the grand jury didn't return an indictment against Cedar Rapids police officer Lucas Jones in the Nov. 1 shooting of 37-year-old Jerime Mitchell. Jones shot Mitchell in the neck after a traffic stop escalated into an altercation.