Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords made a rare campaign appearance in Iowa on behalf of U.S. Representative Bruce Braley’s race for the Senate. Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, spoke yesterday at Braley’s annual “Bruce, Blues, and BBQ” fundraiser in Des Moines before about 1,200 Democrats. Braley of Waterloo is the only Democrat running for the seat being vacated by retiring Democratic Senator Tom Harkin.
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Mason City man is facing a long list of charges after stealing a truck and ramming into a house twice. The Globe Gazette reports 21-year-old Zachary Kantaris was arrested early Saturday after committing a string of crimes. He was arrested around 3 a.m. yesterday just outside Mason City.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa homeowners and shoppers were startled this weekend when deer smashed through the glass to come inside in two separate incidents. In Mason City, a deer broke through one of the glass doors to Younkers at the Southbridge Mall around 3:30 p.m. Saturday. That animal ran off. In Des Moines, a deer leapt through the front window of one family’s home and then broke another window to get out Saturday afternoon.
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Some of the former homeowners have been watching their flood-damaged homes in Mason City get demolished. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports former homeowners like Sally Pressly say it’s hard to watch their homes be torn down, but they’re glad it’s over.