AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA
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LANDMARK TURBINE — A local official in central Iowa is proposing turning a wind turbine blade into a sculpture that would be a new landmark for the community. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.
MISSING STUDENT-IOWA — Investigators are offering no new details in their search for a University of Iowa student who vanished more than two weeks ago. SENT: 130 words.
WEST NILE VIRUS-IOWA DEATH — Authorities say Iowa’s first reported 2018 death associated with the West Nile virus has occurred.
NO ELEPHANT RIDES — Elephant rides aren’t available as advertised as an attraction at the Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport: State law won’t allow them.
INVASIVE WEED — Officials have confirmed that an invasive Asian weed has reached south-central Iowa.
BUS CRASH SETTLEMENT — Sioux City has negotiated a settlement worth $7.5 million to the victim of a November 2016 crash involving a city bus.
MARSHALLTOWN DONATION — Marshalltown’s largest employer has announced $1 million in aid to its employees and the community as they recover from the July 19 tornado that tore through the city.
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