AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA
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VETERANS MEMORIAL — A Dubuque racing group hopes to spend $3.4 million on a veterans memorial for an island in the Mississippi River that’ll include walkways, a waterfall and a sculpture. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.
ELDRIDGE INDUSTRIAL PARK — Leaders of the Quad Cities suburb of Eldridge are moving to create a commercial and industrial park in the hopes of attracting new employers and lowering property taxes. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.
STICKERS FOR A CASKET — Race drivers and others have been answering the call from an 11-year-old Iowa boy who wants racing stickers to cover his casket after he dies from leukemia.
PATIENT ATTACKED-CHARGES — A man accused of trying to smother a fellow state psychiatric hospital patient has been sentenced to 10 years in an Iowa prison.
TODDLER SHOT — Authorities say a 2-year-old who’d shot himself with his father’s gun at a suburban Des Moines hotel is expected to soon leave a hospital.
DAVENPORT SUPERINTENDENT-ETHICS COMPLAINT — The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners has reprimanded the Davenport school superintendent for spending more than the state allows districts to spend.
STORE EMBEZZLEMENT-MANAGER — A 55-year-old woman has been ordered to pay back more than $32,000 she stole from her employer in Mason City.
FATAL STABBING-MASON CITY — A trial is expected to begin Monday of a man accused of stabbing to death a Mason City resident.
SEVERE WEATHER-NEBRASKA-IOWA — Forecasters have issued flood warnings and watches in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa as heavy rain continues to fall.
BOSWELL SERVICES — Funeral services in Lamoni have been announced for former U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell of Iowa.
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