DES MOINES (AP) — Police in Des Moines say a man being sought on multiple arrest warrants fled a police stop before shooting and critically injuring himself.
Police say officers tried to stop a car driven by 29-year-old Jakeb Lee Hall around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, when he sped off. Officers gave chase, and Hall's car soon lost control and crashed into a house.
Police say that as officers approached the car, Hall shot himself in the head. He was taken to a hospital, where he remained Friday in critical condition.
Two passengers in Hall's car were uninjured.
Police say Hall was wanted on warrants charging him with burglary and several weapons and drug counts.
Mega Millions drawing offers awful odds but huge jackpot
DES MOINES (AP) — A lucky player could soon overcome remarkably bad odds to win the nation's ninth-largest lottery jackpot.
Numbers will be drawn Friday night for a chance at the estimated $548 million Mega Millions prize. The jackpot has been growing since July, when a group of California office workers won $543 million.
It only costs $2 to play the game, but the odds of instant wealth aren't good. The chance of matching all six numbers and winning the jackpot is one in 302.5 million.
The $548 million jackpot refers to the annuity option, paid out over 29 years. Most winners opt for cash, which for Friday night's drawing would be an estimated $309 million.
Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Man imprisoned for shooting into Dubuque nightclub
DUBUQUE (AP) — A man has been given 30 months in prison for shooting into a Dubuque nightclub.
Prosecutors say 33-year-old Ricardo Sanchez, from Forest City, Illinois, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. He'd pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm by a drug user.
Police say Sanchez fired repeatedly into Club Rise in Dubuque about 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 27 last year. The club was closed, but four employees were inside. None was hit.
Sanchez is a music promoter who police say had a dispute with Club Rise over payments for a concert.
Iowa charges were dropped when the federal charge was filed.
Police investigating Spanish golfer's death find 3 knives
AMES (AP) — Court records indicate police in Iowa have recovered three knives in an investigation into the killing of a top amateur golfer from Spain.
Collin Richards is charged with first-degree murder in the Sept. 17 stabbing of Celia Barquin Arozamena, an Iowa State University standout, at a golf course in Ames.
Search warrant documents filed Thursday show one knife was found at a campsite in Ames to which Richards has been connected.
The records show officers responding on Sept. 20 to a garage fire at a home where Richards allegedly showered after the slaying found two kitchen knives, one serrated, with blades longer than four inches.
Investigators haven't said which of the knives may have been used in the slaying.
If convicted of murder, Richards faces life in prison.