Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Representative Bruce Braley says he will travel to Israel next week as part of a 37-member Congressional delegation as peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders resume after a three-year hiatus. The trip is sponsored by the nonprofit American Israel Education Foundation. Due to security considerations, a detailed itinerary will be not published prior to the trip.
OSCEOLA, Iowa (AP) — Two men are dead after being hit by a train in southern Iowa. Osceola Police Chief Marty Duffus tells Des Moines television station KCCI that officials are looking into why the men were on the tracks in a residential area of Osceola around 5 a.m. yesterday. Officials didn’t release the names or ages of the two dead men Saturday.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Police say a Davenport man being held on kidnapping and rape charges is now facing another charge after having his father hand-deliver a threatening letter to his victim. The Quad-City Times reports that 29-year-old Nathan Ronnau has had a charge of first-degree harassment added to first-degree kidnapping and second-degree sexual abuse. Ronnau is being held in Scott County Jail on $1 million bond.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Brad Keselowski took control with 35 laps left to win the NASCAR Nationwide race at Iowa Speedway Saturday night. The Sprint Cup driver has won in his last three Nationwide starts, also topping the field at Richmond in April and Kentucky in June.