Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa state Representative Dwayne Alons, who was battling renal cancer, has died. Alons, a Republican from Hull, announced his diagnosis last month. The Oolman Funeral Home in Hull said Sunday the 68-year-old Alons died on Saturday.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After four tumultuous years, Secretary of State Matt Schultz is preparing to leave office with no regrets. Schultz, an attorney who previously worked at a Council Bluffs law firm, says he’s excited to return to the practice of law after winning easy victory in the November 4th election for Madison County attorney. He’ll take a pay cut and have a much smaller staff but says the job will keep him closer to his home in Truro and allow him to continue public service.
FOREST CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa town of Forest City has bought a new police dog and plans to revive its K-9 unit early next year. The Globe Gazette reports the police department plans to use $6,100 from forfeited property to pay for the German shepherd that’s expected to be ready to start patrolling the area in February.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A 5-year-old Iowa girl has died two weeks after she was hit by a truck while sledding down her grandfather’s driveway. Council Bluffs Police told KETV Kailey Maloney died Saturday at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She had been treated there since her November 16th injury.