Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man found dead in a Webster City home died of blunt force trauma during a fight with his son. The Iowa Department of Public Safety made the announcement Tuesday after authorities finished an autopsy on 61-year-old Steven James Graesch. Authorities have charged his son, 27-year-old Corbin James Graesch, with first-degree murder.
OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — An Ottumwa man has been sentenced to up to 50 years in prison for the beating death of a man in 2011. Bobby Snow was sentenced to at least 35 years in prison, with a maximum of 50 years, in the death of James McElroy. It took jurors only a couple hours to find Snow guilty of second-degree murder last March.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Waterloo officials are giving up on efforts to sell some blighted homes, and they’ll now be demolished. City Council cancelled plans to sell one house after no one submitted a bid to buy and renovate it. There also were no bids last week for a similar structure. Both houses will be demolished.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The airport board in Des Moines has approved a plan for a new and bigger terminal even though officials don’t yet know how they will pay for the $468 million project. Even with federal aviation grants, increased airline fees and other airport revenue, there is a $202 million funding gap. Construction is years away.