MONTEZUMA, IA (IRN) – The state has agreed that some statements from the man accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts should not be used in court. In August, Cristhian Bahena Rivera’s lawyers filed a motion to suppress information gathered during the police’s investigation. They claimed that Rivera’s Miranda rights were violated and, therefore, some of the information gathered during his interview should be removed from court proceedings.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – CenturyLink in Des Moines is apologizing to customers for an information leak Friday afternoon. CenturyLink said its third-party vendor inadvertently publicized information online including customers’ names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and account numbers. No financial information, passwords or sensitive content was released.
SACRAMENTO, CA (IRN) – Iowa native Harrison Barnes will pay for the funeral of the woman killed by an officer inside her Texas home. Atatiana Jefferson was killed earlier this month when an officer responded to her home after a neighbor called worried about an open door. The now former officer is facing murder charges. Barnes, who is now a forward for the Sacramento Kings, has ties to that area of Texas. He played parts of three seasons for the Dallas Mavericks before being traded to Sacramento.
CLEAR LAKE, IA (IRN) – A Clear Lake donut shop has been crowned as the Top Donut Shop in the Hawkeye State. Over the summer, South Shore Donut Co. entered into the Sweetest Bakery in America competition. In the donut shop category, South Shore placed #1 in Iowa, and 7th nationally.