DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – A Mississippi River bridge linking Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island, Illinois should open soon after repairs that took weeks longer than expected. John Wegmeyer, an engineer with the Illinois Department of Transportation, told the Quad-City Times on Friday the Centennial Bridge should be open within a week. When the 74-year-old bridge was closed for repairs on August 3rd, the contractor was given 35 days to reopen the span. As of Friday, the bridge had been closed 67 days.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A jury has rejected an Iowa prison guard’s lawsuit that said she was sexually harassed after inmates were repeatedly allowed to watch sexually graphic and violent moves. The Polk County jury reached its decision Friday afternoon, a day after hearing closing arguments in the case of Kristine Sink, who filed the sexual harassment lawsuit in 2012.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – MidAmerican Energy Company says it plans to develop a wind farm in southwest Iowa and expand another operation in northwest Iowa. The Des Moines-based company announced yesterday it plans to build the wind farm in Adams County and expand an existing farm in O’Brien County. MidAmerican estimates the developments would result in 67 new turbines.
ARLINGTON, Iowa (AP) – An eastern Iowa couple faces animal neglect charges after malnourished horses were found on their property. Cedar Rapids television station KCRG-TV reports that Fayette County sheriff’s deputies executed a warrant Thursday at the Arlington home of Duane and Margaret Landis.