BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA
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SEX ASSAULT-CHARGES DROPPED _ An Iowa judge cited the courthouse arrest of a drunken prosecutor in dismissing charges against a man accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy. SENT: 300 words, photo.
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FERAL CATS-DES MOINES _ The Des Moines City Council has approved a new effort to round up feral cats throughout the city and then spay or neuter the animals before releasing them back into neighborhoods. UPCOMING: 250 words.
HOG FARM-PERMIT DENIED _ The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said Tuesday it has taken the unusual step of denying denied a permit for a large hog farm proposed for Fillmore County in southeastern Minnesota because of the threat of adding to groundwater nitrate pollution in the geologically porous region. SENT: 280 words. Eds: Note Iowa mention.
PRISONER DIES _ The Iowa Corrections Department says a man serving a life sentence has died.
FIREARMS COURSE-IOWA SCHOOLS _ Two rural northeast Iowa school districts intend to offer firearms safety courses for middle school students this spring.
FIREWORKS FINES-BIG SHOW _ The Fort Dodge City Council has approved a plan to use a portion of fireworks fines to help pay for a professional pyrotechnics show on Independence Day.
IOWA CITY _ Western Carolina plays Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.
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