Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The family of an abducted Iowa teenager has released a statement after authorities this weekend confirmed the 15-year-old’s death. Kathlynn Shepard’s father said yesterday that the teen’s family has “lost part of its soul,” but that Kathylnn is now in a better place and safe from predators. Kathylnn was described as an innocent, caring and fun-loving child.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Polk County as 60-year-old Don Mike Cameron. The Ottumwa man was pronounced dead at the crash scene in northern Polk County on Wednesday. Investigators say Cameron appears to have crossed the center lane in a Ford Ranger while driving southbound on NE 14th Street, where he struck a Dodge Dakota. The Dodge Dakota was driven by 21-year-old Andrey Kritskiy of Ankeny. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Keokuk woman has been chosen as Miss Iowa and will compete in the Miss America Pageant this fall. The Quad-City Times reports 22-year-old Nicole Kelly won Saturday after a three-day competition in Davenport. Kelly is majoring in directing and theater management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Trevor Bayne rallied to win the rain-plagued NASCAR Nationwide series race in Iowa yesterday, becoming just the third series regular to win this season. Bayne caught pole-sitter Austin Dillon with 11 laps to go and hung on for his second career win.