Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
(Information in the following story is from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com)
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The Rhythm City Casino in Davenport is reopening after being closed for two weeks because of flooding concerns along the Mississippi River. General manager Mo Hyder says the riverboat casino is reopening Tuesday morning because floodwaters have receded. That has allowed “clean and safe access” for employees and customers.
TOLEDO, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the stabbing death of her daughter-in-law. Ginger Jefferson was given the mandatory sentence Monday in Tama County District Court for the September death of Kerry O’Clair-Jefferson. Jurors convicted her of first-degree murder in May.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials say a Waterloo man whose life sentence for murder was commuted by the governor has been released from prison. Records show Rasberry Williams was paroled effective Monday. Williams was convicted of first-degree murder in the 1974 shooting death of a man outside a Waterloo pool hall. Over the decades, supporters argued that Williams had been a model inmate.
ALLISON, Iowa (AP) — Officials are monitoring cleanup of a fertilizer spill in northern Iowa that dumped hundreds of gallons of liquid. The state Department of Natural Resources says an employee of the Farmers Cooperative in Allison was pulling a tank of 32 percent liquid nitrogen fertilizer on Thursday when a seam on the tank failed. More than 800 gallons of the fertilizer spilled onto a city street. The liquid was then washed into a storm sewer that reached a nearby stream.