DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A spokeswoman for a company that collects trash in a northeast Iowa city where two young cousins disappeared says trash from the city is being separated for investigators. Debbie Acklin of Black Hawk County Waste Disposal says authorities asked the company on Monday to start dumping trash from Evansdale homes and businesses in a separate area of the county landfill. Eight-year-old Elizabeth Collins and 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey were last seen Friday at their grandmother’s house in Evansdale.
MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa teenager suspected of killing his grandparents at their home in Manchester faces several new charges as an adult. The charges previously filed against 17-year-old Isaiah Sweet in juvenile court have been transferred to district court this week. Sweet is charged as an adult with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Richard of Janet Sweet in May.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – A tree is getting the blame for a power outage in Iowa City. Officials say the tree fell across a street and hit a power line yesterday afternoon, knocking out power to about 2,000 homes and businesses.
GARNER, Iowa (AP) – A motorist who hit and killed a Minnesota man on a bicycle in northern Iowa has been sentenced to up to five years in prison. Forty-year-old Travis Thomas of Floyd pleaded guilty on May 8th to involuntary manslaughter and operating a vehicle while intoxicated. He was sentenced on Tuesday in Hancock County District Court.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Des Moines-area utilities have issued another peak water alert and are asking residents to conserve during the heat wave. The Des Moines Water Works and area utilities that receive water from the Des Moines utility issued the alert today.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) – Workers at a bankrupt Iowa brokerage and other firms owned by a businessman implicated in a $200 million fraud scandal say they’re stunned by Peregrine Financial Group’s sudden collapse. About 75 workers of PFG and other companies controlled by Russ Wasendorf Senior attended a meeting today at a community college in Waterloo. They were given information about unemployment, job training and other benefits.