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IOWA CITY, Iowa \u2014 Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is collecting both a\n$130,000 salary as governor and a state pension worth more than\n$50,000 per year for earlier service \u2014 a legal practice, but one\ncritics say is hypocritical given the governor's plans to slash\npublic spending and his calls for shared sacrifice.

Branstad has been receiving pension payments that reflect his\nprior 26-year tenure as governor, lieutenant governor and state\nlawmaker since he was sworn in for a fifth term last month\nfollowing a 12-year hiatus from state service, spokesman Tim\nAlbrecht said Tuesday. The Republican's salary will not reduce his\nretirement benefits, unlike other retired state workers under age\n65 who return to service, because of a provision he signed into law\nas governor in 1992 that exempts retirees who return as elected\nofficials from pension cuts.

Albrecht said Branstad \"made a significant personal sacrifice\"\nby stepping down as president of Des Moines University to run for\ngovernor. The university position paid $357,000 in 2008, according\nto the school's most recent tax filing. Albrecht said Branstad did\nnot earn a salary in 2010 and paid for his own health insurance as\nhe campaigned across the state.

As for his decision to keep his pension, Albrecht said: \"If\nsomebody earns that income, they are entitled to it.\"

Critics concede that point. But a spokesman for the Democratic\nParty of Iowa and one top labor leader said Branstad is\ndisingenuous for \"double-dipping\" as he moves forward with plans to\nlay off up to 1,500 employees, take away wage increases negotiated\nby his predecessor, and end universal preschool.

\"He's asking for state employees to give up pay raises which are\nmodest, at best, and to pay more for their insurance. I guess,\nGovernor Branstad, where is your shared sacrifice?\" said Danny\nHoman, president of the largest state employees union. \"If you are\na public servant, why are you even taking a salary as governor? Why\naren't you living off your already earned pension?\"

\"At a time when Branstad is increasing the burden on Iowa\nfamilies through unprecedented cuts to education, including\neliminating universal preschool, receiving what amounts to two\npaychecks from the state is absolutely hypocritical,\" added Sam\nRoecker, the Democratic Party spokesman.

More than 7,000 public workers were receiving both pensions and\nsalaries as of June 30, 2010, according to the Iowa Public\nEmployees' Retirement System. Retired workers who return to public\nemployment and are under age 65 have their monthly retirement\nearnings reduced by 50 cents for every dollar they earn over\n$30,000 under Iowa law.

But elected officials were exempted from that reduction under a\nprovision included in an overhaul of IPERS that was passed with\nbroad support in the Legislature and signed into law by Branstad in\nApril 1992, according to the Legislative Services Agency.

That means the 64-year-old governor will not have his monthly\nbenefits reduced this year. Without that exemption, Branstad's\npension income would have been mostly wiped out before he turns 65\nin November because of his salary. For all workers ages 65 and\nolder, retirement earnings are not affected by the size of their\nsalaries.

Former Democratic Rep. Eugene Blanshan, a sponsor of that 1992\nmeasure, said the provision was meant to allow retired public\nworkers to run for the Legislature without facing financial\npenalties.

\"It was done mainly to open up the way for people that have\ncollected IPERS as teachers, county supervisors and hospital staff\nmembers to be able to serve in the Legislature,\" he said. \"We\ncertainly didn't imagine the governor doing it.\"

Critics of Branstad's arrangement note the state last year\nbanned 2,000 workers who accepted early retirement incentives from\nreturning to service because of abuses in which employees retired\nand returned almost immediately to other jobs to earn pensions and\nsalaries. The practice of \"double-dipping\" has come under fire\nacross the nation as cities and states look for ways to save money\nand respond to complaints about public employees' pay and benefits\nbeing out of line with the private sector.

Branstad himself used such rhetoric during last year's campaign,\nquestioning whether Iowa's retirement benefits were too burdensome\nfor taxpayers. In his budget address last month, he called for\n\"significant immediate shared sacrifice\" with cost-cutting measures\nacross state government.

Ken Sagar, president of the Iowa Federation of Labor, said he\ndid not fault Branstad for collecting pension benefits he had\nearned. But he questioned why the governor was allowed to\n\"double-dip\" while recent state retirees could not do the same.

\"It's a parenting model that says 'do as I say, not as I do',\"\nhe said.

Albrecht said it was ridiculous to compare the two. He noted\nthat employees who took early retirement last year received $1,000\nper year of employment, up to $25,000, and health benefits for five\nyears.

Branstad's tax return for 2009, released during the campaign\nlast April, showed he reported nearly $52,000 in income for a state\npension reflecting his service between 1973 and 1999. Monthly\nbenefits stay the same in the IPERS system but retirees receive a\nlump sum payment every January instead of a cost-of-living\nincrease.

Albrecht said the precise value of Branstad's 2010 pension would\nbe released in April in his tax return.

Branstad was one of three former governors elected to their old\njobs in November. Gov. John Kitzhaber of Oregon stopped collecting\nhis pension the day he was sworn in because state law prohibits\ncollecting both, a spokeswoman said. In California, Gov. Jerry\nBrown said during last year's campaign he was not yet collecting a\nstate pension.

Branstad's return to the governor's office will also boost his\nfuture pension earnings, which increase for years of service and\nare based on a worker's highest three years of earnings. Branstad's\nsalary was $105,000 when he left the governor's office in 1998.

Albrecht said Branstad has learned since taking office that he\ncannot voluntarily give up any future pension increase, and he\nwould support legislation enabling him to do so.

\"He does not believe it's right for state employees to be able\nto double-dip into a retirement fund like that,\" he said.

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\u00a0Davenport police\u00a0were on the scene late Friday of a shooting that occurred about 10 p.m. in the 600 block of East Locust Street.

Police said one man was struck in the shooting and was taken to Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport. His condition was not available late Friday.

Neighbors said they heard four shots and saw a car leave the area at a high rate of speed south on Grand Avenue.

Police officers and investigators shut down both lanes of East Locust Street between Grand Avenue and Farnam Street and searched the street and sidewalk for spent bullet casings.

Officers also knocked on doors in the neighborhood to find anyone who heard or saw the shooting.

It is the second shooting incident in less than a week in Davenport.

At 12:45 a.m. Sunday, Marques Cotton, 29 of Peoria, was shot to death during an R&B concert at the Hotel Davenport. No one has been arrested in that case.\u00a0

\u2014\u00a0Thomas Geyer

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A motorcyclist was killed around 5:40 p.m. Sunday after he was struck by a vehicle on River Drive, east of Concord Street, near Credit Island Park in Davenport.

A motorist, Seth James, said he saw the motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, get struck and thrown from the motorcycle into traffic, where he was struck again by an oncoming vehicle. Chest compressions were performed on the motorcyclist, but the man was declared dead at the scene.

No one else was transported for treatment.

Police, who did not release the name of the motorcyclist, remained at the scene late Sunday investigating the accident and taking photos of the scene. Traffic is being rerouted in the area.

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DAVENPORT \u2014\u00a0Renae Anne (Winters) Myers lost her battle with addiction. She was 32.

She was the beautiful free-spirited daughter of Priscilla Martin, and Rodney and Anna Winters.

She will be remembered as a \"daddy's girl\" and for her love of white socks (not the team).

Renae loved to dance, sing and was the life of the party. She loved purses, shoes and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Those left to cherish her memories are her parents; children, Tristan Winters, Ayla, Abagail and Nikolia; sisters, Jill Martin, Heather Reynolds, Jacki Tucker and Annissa Goderis; brothers, Colin Winters, Nicholas Brabant, Austin Winters and Jaxen Winters; 12 nieces and nephews; and special friend, Andrew White.

Our lost beauty.

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A Toyota Camry stolen late Monday in Rock Island crashed 30 minutes later off East River Drive in Davenport, flipping onto its roof, police said.\u00a0

Authorities from both cities responded to the scene of the single-vehicle accident at 9:52 p.m.\u00a0

The eastbound car left the roadway just east of the intersection of East 4th Street and East River Drive and landed on the western edge of\u00a0the Block Ready Mix Group property.\u00a0

When police arrived, an unknown number of occupants\u00a0had fled the scene, Davenport Police Cpl. James Quick said.\u00a0

The beige Camry with Illinois plates was reported stolen at 9:22 p.m. from\u00a0a 7-Eleven convenience store at 1700 18th Ave., Rock Island, about three miles south of the eventual crash site.\u00a0

Rock Island Police Sgt. Kirk Pattison said the owner of the vehicle left it running in the parking lot.\u00a0

At the scene of the accident, Rock Island Police Officer Eugenio Barrera inspected the severely damaged car for evidence, including fingerprints, before a tow truck removed it from the premises shortly before 11 p.m.

The Rock Island and Davenport\u00a0departments are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Rock Island Police Department at 309-732-2677 or the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-6125.

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TIPTON, Iowa\u00a0\u2014 Charges are pending against the owner of a dog that died from severe neglect, Tipton police said Tuesday.

The dog\u2019s owner was not under arrest Tuesday night so the name was not released by authorities.

According to a news release issued Tuesday by Tipton police, at 6:56 a.m. Sunday, an officer was sent to the area of 320 W. 6th St., for a dog lying on the ground. The caller stated he was not sure if the dog was dead or alive.

At the scene, officers found a large brown female dog that was \u201cincredibly emaciated, dehydrated, and covered in feces and with open sores on its body.\u201d

The officer contacted the Tipton Veterinary Services, which took the dog to the clinic for treatment. The veterinary staff gave the dog aid through Sunday evening. But when staff arrived back at the clinic Monday morning, the dog had died.

Through interviews and the gathering of evidence, officers were identified a person of interest who confessed to the crime, according to the\u00a0news release.

The investigation is continuing.

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A Davenport woman has entered into a plea agreement in connection with the November 2014 death of an 18-month-old who was in her care.\u00a0

During a hearing Tuesday in Scott County District Court, Stephanie Leshanta Harris, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of child endangerment resulting in serious injury, a Class C felony that carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years. She also pleaded guilty to a charge of child endangerment resulting in bodily injury, a Class D felony that carries a prison sentence of up to five years.

A count of child endangerment resulting in death will be dismissed at her sentencing hearing, according to the plea agreement. That charge, a Class B felony, carries a prison sentence of up to 50 years.

Because she pleaded guilty to a forcible felony, Harris\u2019 bond was revoked and she was booked Tuesday into the Scott County Jail to await sentencing.

According to the plea agreement, incarceration in the Iowa Department of Corrections is mandatory under Iowa law for pleading guilty to the Class C felony child endangerment resulting in serious injury.

According to the arrest affidavit filed by Davenport Police Detective Tim Murphy, on Nov. 6, 2014, medics and police were dispatched to Harris\u2019 address, 811 W. 14th St., regarding a child having trouble breathing.

The child, an 18-month-old girl, was taken to Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport, and then transported to University Hospitals, Iowa City. There was no brain activity and the child never regained consciousness. The child died Nov. 8.

An autopsy showed the cause of death as bleeding on the brain, according to Murphy\u2019s affidavit. There also were other marks and injuries to the child\u2019s body that indicated neglect.

According to Murphy\u2019s affidavit, Harris told officers she had left the 18-month-old at home with the child's 2-year-old brother. The girl fell down a flight of stairs in the home, but Harris could not specify a date.

The child had trouble walking and swelling on her forehead and behind both ears and had suffered several seizures before paramedics were summoned, Murphy\u2019s affidavit said.

Harris never attempted to get medical attention for the child despite the symptoms, Murphy\u2019s affidavit states.

A sentencing date for Harris will be set after a pre-sentencing investigation is completed.

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Erin Murphy is providing live updates as the Iowa House and Senate debate the collective bargaining bill.

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