Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
CHARITON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in a southern Iowa shooting is still at large. Police and other officials are searching for the person believed to have shot a woman Friday morning outside her home in Chariton, Iowa. The woman was taken to a local hospital and then transported to a Des Moines hospital. She remains in critical condition.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say the Iowa State University student found dead in Iowa City last September may have been killed in a central Iowa hotel. The Des Moines Register reports a search warrant made public Thursday says 20-year-old Tong Shao had stayed in a Nevada, Iowa hotel from September 5th to September 7th with her boyfriend, Xiandnan Li, the sole person of interest in the case.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Polk County’s medical examiner says he’s seen four times more flu-related deaths so far this season than he saw last winter. Doctor Gregory Schmunk told the Des Moines Register yesterday he’s received 12 death certificates since November citing flu as a main or contributing cause of death. Schmunk says he received just three such certificates last winter.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Economic Development Authority has awarded nearly $86 million to four companies to support job creation and expansion projects in the state. The board announced the grants yesterday, which will aid projects in Davenport, Ames, Charles City and Burlington.