Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A rally has been held in Davenport one week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. The Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network organized the “Justice for Trayvon” rallies yesterday outside federal buildings in 100-plus cities, including Davenport. The rallies are intended to press for civil rights charges against Zimmerman.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court has issued a public reprimand for a Council Bluffs magistrate who wore his judicial robes in advertisements for his services as a private attorney. The Council Bluff Nonpareil reports that the state’s high court issued the reprimand Friday against Judicial Magistrate Clarence Meldrum Junior. The Supreme Court noted that, beginning in 2009, Meldrum placed the advertisements in phone books.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo man has been charged with animal torture, accused putting a dog in a running a clothes dryer. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that 25-year-old Zachary Lee Smith was arrested Wednesday. If convicted, he faces up to two years in prison. Smith has been released on a $5,000 bond.
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — A vintage safe filled with $250,000 worth of silver bars and gold coins has been stolen, and the owner is offering a $5,000 cash reward for its return. The Marshalltown Times-Republican reports that the safe, which belongs to a Marshalltown woman in her 60s, was stolen on July 6th from an apartment garage.