Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa drivers will stay out of the fast lane for now, after lawmakers did not advance a bill that would have boosted the speed limit on interstate highways, bringing it in line with many nearby states. The bill sought to raise the speed limit on interstate highways to 75 miles per hour.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Since announcing his plan to explore running for president, Jeb Bush has courted high-dollar donors and delivered weighty speeches. This weekend, he was at a pizza restaurant in Iowa for some traditional “retail” politicking. The former Florida governor arrived in Cedar Rapids behind schedule on Saturday night, a sign as strong as any that he’s running for president. With his open-collared shirt coming untucked, Bush took questions for more than 30 minutes.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have canceled an Amber Alert after a hearing-impaired 9-year-old eastern Iowa girl was found. Captain Gary Kramer with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said that Brianna Crane was dropped off with law enforcement around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Then Davenport Police arrested the 48-year-old man suspected of taking the girl around 9:30 yesterday morning.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A pair of Iowa sisters in their 80s who were always close in life died on the same day earlier this year. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports 84-year-old Roseanna Van Syoc and 87-year-old Erna Galbraith died within hours of each other on February 28th.