Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Davenport officials say recent flooding cost the city more than $20,000. That’s far less expensive than flooding costs earlier in the spring. The early June flooding cost more than $20,000, mostly for overtime. Flooding was more severe in April, and the cost totaled nearly $300,000.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has picked an interim director for the Iowa Department of Education. Duane “D.T.” Magee will run the department until a permanent director is named. Magee will retain his position as executive director of the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Department of Natural Resources biologist says Iowa’s pheasant population likely will decline this year because of the cool, wet spring. Habitat also has been an issue for the pheasant population, but Todd Bogenschutz says the state has made progress in efforts to set aside land.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — State regulators have indefinitely suspended the license of a Coralville social worker accused of being drunk on the job. Brian Nedoba is accused of drinking alcohol and being intoxicated while providing services at a Waterloo business in September 2011.