Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa driving instructor has been accused of stealing another instructor’s identity to teach a class. Sixty-five-year-old Frederick Donald Bindner, of Mount Pleasant, faces a charge of felony identity theft. Bindner is accused of using the driving instructor’s personal identification information to teach a class over several days in June.
NEW HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in northeast Iowa have released the name of a Missouri man killed when his motorcycle hit a sport utility vehicle that veered into his path after another collision. The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office says 54-year-old Mark Hill, of Cameron, Missouri, died in the Friday morning crash near New Hampton, Iowa.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal disaster declaration has been issued for 22 Iowa counties damaged by severe weather in June and July. The declaration was issued for Audubon, Black Hawk, Butler, Cedar, Des Moines, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Ida, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Lee, Linn, Mahaska, Muscatine, Poweshiek, Tama, and Washington counties. This is the third such declaration that Iowa has received this year.
WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) — Officials in the northeast Iowa city of Waverly have approved tax rebates for a planned four-story downtown hotel. Waverly City Council on Monday voted 6 to 1 to approve a development agreement that includes about $700,000 in rebates for the estimated $4.5 million project. Cobblestone Inns and Suites, a Wisconsin-based chain, plans to build the hotel at the site of a home furnishing store.