News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - A Clinton woman who ran an accounting business has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for embezzling $332,000 from a client. A judge also ordered Regina Jimenez to pay the money back and spend a year on supervised release. Prosecutors say Jimenez operated AA Accounting and Tax Services in Clinton from 2007 to 2011.
WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) - Officials plan to install a flood barrier in Waverly to hold back water from the Cedar River. City officials are expected to install so-called HESCO barriers today on Seventh Avenue Southeast. Waverly doesn't expect widespread flooding, but some parts could see minor flooding because of heavy rain in the Upper Cedar River watershed.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa House lawmakers are scheduled to debate multiple spending items including a substantial state contribution toward law enforcement pensions. The bill set for debate today includes about $91 million in state money to increase funding for the police officer retirement system. Ross Loder with the Department of Public Safety says the pension fund has been underfunded for the past five to seven years.
(AP) - Gold medalist Gabby Douglas is back at her old gym in West Des Moines. The Olympic all-around champion practiced yesterday afternoon after meeting with coach Liang Chow to discuss her comeback plan. Chow won't put a timeline on Douglas' return, saying she has to get back in gymnastics shape before they can put a training plan together.
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