Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A truck carrying a backhoe crashed into an overpass spanning Interstate 35 in Warren County, causing police to close the northbound lanes of the freeway. Officials closed the lanes after determining the overpass wasn’t safe to drive on or pass beneath.
GILBERT, Iowa (AP) — High school students in the Story County city of Gilbert are looking forward to moving across the street for classes in the fall. The students will pick up their desks and chairs on the last day of school this year and carry them to waiting trucks. They’ll be moved across the street to the new high school.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A real estate agents group estimates high quality crop land in Iowa is worth $11,515 an acre. The Realtors Land Institute, made up of people specializing in farm and land sales, management and appraisal, say the average value is up 9.4 percent from September 2012.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The owner of Henry’s Turkey Service testified during a trial in federal court that he didn’t strike a disabled man who worked for him. Kenneth Henry spoke yesterday during the trial in Davenport, where the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is seeking compensation for 32 former employees whom it claims were mistreated.