Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man found dead in the Des Moines River may have been in the water for up to two weeks. Des Moines police say an autopsy has been completed on the man, but his identification remains unknown. Authorities are asking the public for help identifying the man, who was wearing a dark swim suit when his body was discovered Sunday. Authorities say there is no indication of foul play.
WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) — A northeast Iowa nursing home lauded by the governor’s office as among the best in the state was cited seven weeks earlier for unsanitary conditions in its kitchen. The Woodland Terrace facility in Waverly was cited but not fined on May 13 for problems that included a food-preparation area that was littered with dust, debris and discarded food. A spokeswoman says the home contracted a dietary management firm and is disappointed with its performance.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa securities agent has been extradited from Texas to face charges of stealing investment money. Fifty-five-year-old David William Johnson, of Keller, Texas, faces four counts of felony first-degree theft and one count of felony ongoing criminal conduct. Johnson is accused of misappropriating investment funds belonging to four Iowa residents. Documents say he engaged in theft for financial gain on a continuing basis, and each person lost more than $10,000.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Jack Hatch is criticizing Gov. Terry Branstad for refusing to negotiate the number, location, and details for a series of debates. Hatch, a Democratic state senator from Des Moines, says Branstad has said he’ll do three debates with Hatch and won’t negotiate further. Hatch says the take-it-or-leave-it attitude cheats Iowans opportunities to see the candidates face to face.