Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A 4-year-old girl has been seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash in eastern Iowa. Deputies and other first responders arrived Tuesday morning to a crash site on Highway 61 near Davenport. Authorities say a Jeep was trying to turn right at an intersection when it was struck in the rear by the semitrailer. The Jeep went into a ditch and struck two steel posts. The driver of the semitrailer has been cited in the crash.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A group is focusing its attention on a property that has a concrete structure which supported the first railroad bridge across the Mississippi River. River Action Inc., a nonprofit environmental group, wants to use the property to build a pedestrian bridge to the new River Heritage Park. The railroad bridge officially opened on April 21, 1865, but two weeks after its opening, a steamboat crashed into it, causing one span to burn.
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Several occupants of a Clear Lake motel are moving out to comply with a court order. A magistrate ruled Friday that motel owner Ted Christensen was within his rights to evict the occupants. Christensen says he is trying to sell the property and has a potential buyer, but a sale condition is that there are no tenants.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Woodbury County supervisor accused of shooting a gun into the air near his wife has been given 30 days in jail. Forty-four-year-old David Tripp received the sentence for domestic abuse assault and was ordered to report to jail by Friday. Tripp, a former jailer, was accused in December of firing a gun in the air in the driveway of his home. His wife was nearby but was not hurt. Tripp was elected as a county supervisor in 2010. His term will end in January.