Five men in Des Moines have been charged with federal bank fraud. They are accused of "flipping" homes, using short sales to generate a quick profit. This type of transaction is prohibited by the laws governing the banking industry.
An Iowa man who did not return from work to the Cherokee Mental Health Institute's Civil Commitment Unit last Sunday was found in Oklahoma and arrested by the U.S. Marshal's Service. The man had been convicted of various sex crimes in 2008 in Wapello County, Iowa.