Iowa early News Headlines: Sat., Aug. 10th 2013


August 10th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — Students, teachers and parents from an Iowa high school that were stranded after an airport fire in east Africa will return home Sunday. U.S. Representatve Bruce Braley’s office says most of the group of 26 from Maquoketa High School in eastern Iowa has been secured on a flight that leaves Nairobi Saturday night. Two chaperones may have to take a flight that leaves in the morning. The Democrat’s office says they worked with Delta Airlines to secure the flights.

FINCHFORD, Iowa (AP) — Some Black Hawk County residents are urging officials to lift a swimming ban at a quarry. The Black Hawk County Conservation Board heard from residents during a Thursday night meeting about lifting the ban at the Turkey Ridge Wildlife Area quarry. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the quarry was closed to swimming in 2010 after neighbors complained about noisy parties and trash.

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials say they will work through the weekend to unplug a sewer line that’s discharging wastewater near Mill Creek in Clinton. City officials reported the discharge Monday, but they discovered yesterday that the discharge was reaching Mill Creek.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A man convicted of kidnapping a Council Bluffs woman last year has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Bryan Bey of Crescent yelled expletives at Fourth District Court Judge Kathleen Kilnoski during yesterday’s sentencing. The Council Bluffs Nonpareil reports the 40-year-old also yelled that prosecutors planted evidence and coerced witnesses.