OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Figures have dropped for a fifth straight month in a survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states, providing continuing evidence of a regional economic slowdown.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A newspaper reports that policies governing Iowa police and sheriff's departments' use of body cameras don't meet nationally recommended standards.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A company contesting its terminated contract to help oversee Iowa's Medicaid program has filed a lawsuit against the state.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa authorities have dropped one of the child sex abuse counts that had been filed against a man already serving time in Nebraska for a similar crime.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Court records say a 21-year-old Council Bluffs man has been accused of abusing a baby who's suffered at least 20 fractures.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bankers expect economic activity to remain slow in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states over the next few months.

FARRAGUT, Iowa (AP) — The superintendent of a troubled Iowa school district has resigned, saying he no longer has a role to play after the state's Board of Education stripped away the district's local control.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say one person is dead after a small plane that took off from an Omaha airport crashed on Interstate 29 north of Council Bluffs.

Authorities are on the scene of a small plane crash along I-29 in Council Bluffs.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some Iowa lawmakers have reiterated their skepticism that private health care companies are ready to take over the state's $4.2 billion Medicaid program in a few weeks.