Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Governor Terry Branstad has issued a disaster emergency proclamation for seven Iowa counties in response to recent storms and flooding. The counties covered are Audubon, Grundy, Ida, Jasper, Keokuk, Poweshiek and Washington. The governor is also asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assess 20 counties that were hit hard by storms last month.
WELLMAN, Iowa (AP) — A former business manager for an eastern Iowa school district has been accused of stealing about $8,00 through an employee credit card. The Mid-Prairie School District says Cindy Steege of North Liberty faces theft charges in connection to unauthorized charges on the card. School officials say they contacted authorities last month after finding possible financial irregularities.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A boy who ran away from a Dubuque juvenile facility has been hospitalized after he stole a county road department pickup truck and crashed it into a utility pole. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports the boy left Hillcrest Family Services and took the truck yesterday afternoon. Police say the boy suffered minor injuries in the crash.
FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Part of an old building in eastern Iowa has been torn down over concerns it might collapse. The Fairfield Fire Department says it responded to an emergency call Tuesday about the structural integrity of the building. Businesses and apartments near the building were temporarily evacuated. An excavating company came in and tore down some of the structure to avoid potential injuries.