JEFFERSON, Iowa – UPDATE 5:26-A.M. AMBER ALERT CANCELLED (Suspect & children found safe) The JeffersonPolice Department at 3-a..m. today issued an AMBER ALERT to law enforcement agencies across the state, in connection with the disappearance of two Native American children identified as 4-year old Reed Day, a male, and 2-year old Rheea Day, a female. Police are searching for a blue 1987 Chevrolet R-10 truck with Iowa plates reading 734-RAS. The children were apparently taken around 2:30 p.m. Sunday by 21-year old Allison Tucker.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The new pork processing plant planned for Sioux City is two years away, but area schools have already started planning for the possible surge in enrollment. The Journal reports the $264 million Seaboard Triumph Food plant is expected to employ more than 1,000 people when it opens in 2017.
BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — The high price of flood insurance makes it difficult for some Iowa residents to sell their homes. The Quad-City Times reports Duane Randleman has been trying to sell for a year-and-a-half and showed his house to more than 60 families. But prospective buyers don’t like the idea of paying $200 a month in flood insurance for the Bettendorf home.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Top advisers from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign are speaking with substance abuse prevention advocates in Iowa and New Hampshire as they develop campaign policies around drug addiction and treatment. Ann O’Leary and Maya Harris, two top policy advisers to the campaign, held video conferences last week with leading advocates in both early voting states, campaign officials said.
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa courts are now being asked to clean up a messy neighborhood dispute over a dog that included one couple sending a quart of cow manure in the mail to another couple. The Hawk Eye reports that Kimberly and Carlos Capdevila filed a lawsuit claiming that Mary Eipert and Steven Rowland are defaming them and interfering with their insurance business.