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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Supreme Court says a Des Moines mobile home park may continue to operate handing the owner a legal victory over the city which tried to shut the park down claiming it violated safety codes. The city has allowed the Oak Hill Mobile Home Park to operate since 1955 and began attempts to shut it down in October 2014 when it filed court action against owner Mark Ogden.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) – Officials say the injured mother of two children killed in a Waterloo house fire has also died. The Courier reports that 33-year-old Amber Dawn Everman died shortly before noon Friday at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, where she had been taken after being pulled from the burning home Thursday morning by firefighters. Two of her children also pulled from the fire – 9-year-old Amari Burkett and 6-year-old Ava Everman – were pronounced dead Thursday at a Waterloo hospital.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Ivanka Trump is headed to Iowa to promote workforce development. The daughter of President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit a learning center in the Des Moines suburb of Waukee on Monday. The Waukee Innovation and Learning Center is part of the local school district and houses a program aimed at partnering students with businesses. Ivanka Trump, a senior adviser to her father, says she’s visiting the facility to promote the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has rejected a petition from an animal rights group that sought more humane treatment for turkeys and chickens sent to slaughter. California-based Mercy For Animals filed a petition in November asking the USDA to include poultry in the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, a 1958 law that makes it a crime to abuse or neglect pigs and cows during slaughter.

Illinois News

MAYWOOD, Ill. (AP) – A man convicted of the 2013 shooting death of a Cook County sheriff’s investigator in suburban Chicago has been sentenced to 65 years in prison. A Cook County judge sentenced 27-year-old Brandon Jackson on Friday after he was found guilty of murder and attempted armed robbery in January for the 2013 shooting of Cuauhtomec Estrada.

MARKHAM, Ill. (AP) – Suburban Chicago police say they’ve taken into custody a man who was sought after his estranged wife was shot to death and their two children were considered missing. Markham police Chief Mack Sanders says 46-year-old Lynn Washington was located Friday morning at an undisclosed location. Authorities say 27-year-old Lakisha Roby was shot to death early Wednesday. The children were found safe Thursday.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Federal and state officials are scheduled to conduct damage assessments in three Illinois counties after flooding damaged or destroyed more than 120 homes last month. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office said Friday that teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Illinois Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Small Business Administration would start assessments Monday afternoon in Iroquois, Kankakee and Vermilion counties.

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) – About 1,100 students at two suburban Chicago high schools will serve hour-long detentions for participating in this week’s walkout to protest gun violence. School officials say they handed out the detentions to students at Downers Grove North and South High Schools after offering alternatives before Wednesday’s walkout. School officials say students have said they consider the detentions a badge of honor.

Wisconsin News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Personality clashes and policy differences among fellow Republicans who control the Legislature are putting Gov. Scott Walker priorities in peril. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos have been unable to agree on a juvenile justice overhaul plan, a tax cut proposal and school safety initiative all sought by Walker in an election year. Walker has been unable to broker a deal, and Fitzgerald has accused the governor of leaving him out of negotiations.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic attorney general hopeful Josh Kaul says incumbent Republican Brad Schimel is too soft on polluters and pharmaceutical drug companies and his suggestion that teachers carry guns is alarming. Kaul laid out his priorities during an interview Friday with The Associated Press.

UNDATED (AP) – The Democratic Governors Association says it’s spending $20 million on TV ads in four states where governors will play a key role in the next round of legislative redistricting. The ad buys announced Friday target Michigan, Nevada, Ohio and Wisconsin and will run during the fall campaign season. Voters in all of those states will be electing governors this November who will hold veto power over congressional redistricting plans developed after the 2020 census.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Authorities in Green Bay confirm a body recovered from the East River is a man who had been missing since December. Ryan Riebe was 25 when he went missing Dec. 22. Rescue crews found shoe and bicycle tire prints on the ice, suggesting he tried to cross the river but didn’t make it. Divers were getting ready to go into the water Thursday when they discovered his body with sonar.