Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 3:30 a.m. CDT
(IOWA/GEORGIA) — The Iowa Department of Public Safety, Thursday evening, issued an Amber Alert for a missing teenager from Washington County, Iowa. 17-year old Dominique Nicole Lloyd, of Washington, was reported missing to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, April 23rd, and was recently seen in Georgia. She is believed to be with 24-year old Micheal Brad Knuth, who’s also from Washington, and is a registered sex offender in the state of Iowa. Knuth is wanted for violating a no-contact order, involving Lloyd, and failure to comply with the Sex Offender Registry. DPS officials are working with Georgia law enforcement to coordinate efforts in locating Lloyd and Knuth.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The water utility serving a half a million customers in central Iowa including the city of Des Moines says it has switched on its nitrate removal system. Des Moines Water Works CEO Bill Stowe says nitrate concentration in untreated water from river sources is approaching 10 milligrams per liter, the limit the Environmental Protection Agency says is no longer safe for babies to drink.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers attempting to finish up the legislative session are returning to the Capitol after failing to reach compromise on several budget issues, including state funding for Planned Parenthood. Members of the Democratic-controlled Senate and Republican-majority House were expected to meet Friday to try to hash out deals over some bills that will make up the roughly $7.35 billion budget that goes into effect in July.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Texas man accused of helping a lottery computer manager in Iowa collect jackpots from rigged lottery games has given up an extradition fight to face charges in Iowa. Assistant Iowa Attorney General Rob Sand says Robert Rhodes, of Sugar Land, Texas, reported to the Polk County jail Thursday to face lottery fraud charges filed against him last year. Rhodes’ attorney declined to comment on the allegations.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An outgoing regent who is a director for a national furniture company failed to disclose that before its local distributor signed a major no-bid contract with the University of Iowa last year. Mary Andringa abruptly resigned Wednesday from the Board of Regents, one year into her six-year term.