Iowa News Headlines: Sat., July 5th 2014


July 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Flooding concerns have eased in much of eastern Iowa as the Mississippi River crests at Davenport. The National Weather Service says the river crested yesterday at 20.89 feet, well above the 15-foot flood stage. That level is expected to drop starting today to below 18 feet by Thursday.

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — A bicyclist has been struck and killed by a car in north-central Iowa. The Iowa State Patrol says 55-year-old Brian Lauterbach of Charles City died after being hit by a car Thursday night on Highway 14. Authorities say a 16-year-old boy from Rockford was driving the vehicle that hit Lauterbach’s bicycle.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in Council Bluffs are investigating the stabbing death of a man on the city’s west side. Police say officers found a man with cuts to his neck after responding to a report of a possible stabbing or shooting around midnight yesterday. A woman has been arrested in the case.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Black Hawk County authorities say a burglary suspect has been injured in a leap from a building at the county landfill. The sheriff’s department says deputies responded to a burglar alarm at the landfill’s maintenance building Thursday morning. Officials say that as deputies closed in, the man inside an upstairs room leaped through a window and landed on a concrete floor. The man was taken to a hospital.