Here is a roundup of some of the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…
ALGONA, Iowa (AP) — Police say a man whose body was found on property of the Algona High School/Middle School apparently killed himself. Algona Police Chief Curtis Schipper told the Mason City Globe Gazette that the body found about 1:20 a.m. yesterday has been identified as 23-year-old Shane Ballenger, a 2008 AHS graduate who was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps.
SWALEDALE, Iowa (AP) — A grain truck hit and killed a 7-year-old boy in the small northern Iowa community of Swaledale. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports Devlin Michael Obregon, of Swaledale, was pronounced dead at a Mason City hospital. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office didn’t provide details about the accident but says charges aren’t anticipated against the 37-year-old driver of the truck, Robert Quinlan, of Rockwell. Swaledale is 16 miles southwest of Mason City.
GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — An armed 25-year-old man wanted on a murder arrest warrant from Georgia has been captured in western Iowa. State Patrol troopers say they took 25-year-old Courtni Thomas into custody without incident around 5 p.m. Thursday. His vehicle had been stopped about four miles north of the Glenwood exit on Interstate 29. Georgia authorities who were tracking Thomas’ cellphone signal alerted the Iowa patrol when his vehicle crossed from Missouri into Iowa.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Police have arrested a Cedar Rapids man and apparently solved the mystery of Greek letters missing from a University of Northern Iowa sorority. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports university police searched a UNI dormitory Monday as part of an investigation into forged identification cards. The Phi had been reported stolen from the front of the Alpha Phi sorority house on August 29th.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Officials battling the spread of a destructive beetle in Iowa have quarantined firewood and ash products moving within 25 counties in the eastern part of the state. The state Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced the regional quarantine on Friday.