Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s annual sales tax holiday set to coincide with back-to-school shopping also brings Nebraskans looking for bargains across the Missouri River. The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports that Iowa’s sales tax holiday this year is being held August 7th through 8th. Nebraska doesn’t have a sales tax holiday, although the idea has been discussed from time to time by Nebraska lawmakers.
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Public school officials in northern Iowa say a shortage of special education teachers have left districts struggling to fill those teaching positions. The Globe Gazette reports that enrollment numbers last school year show the Clear Lake school district had 136 students receiving special education services, while Mason City had 508.
CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — A Coralville man has been arrested and charged with stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a pizza restaurant he managed. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that 32-year-old Samuel Rainey is charged with first-degree theft. Police say Rainey was a night manager at Domino’s Pizza, where he was responsible for making night deposits.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Police are looking for a Black Hawk County man who failed to return to a work release facility. Authorities say Nicholas Toles was transferred to work release after his parole on a robbery conviction was revoked last month. The Iowa Department of Corrections says in a written release that Toles was absence from the facility on Friday.