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AMES, Iowa (AP) - Authorities have arrested an Iowa State football player accused of vandalism at a skate park in Ames. The Des Moines Register reports that cornerback Brian Peavy has been charged with criminal mischief. Court records don't list an attorney for him. A team spokesman says he expects Peavy will play Saturday when the Cyclones take on Kansas State in Manhattan.

GRAETTINGER, Iowa (AP) - Officials say a church in northwest Iowa is missing as much as $470,000. Sioux City television station KCAU reports that Bethel Lutheran Church officials in Graettinger say the money loss dates back to 2007. A suspect has been identified, but no arrest has been reported.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - A Council Bluffs group working to update and expand the Dream Playground at Lake Manawa State Park intends to use fence pickets to help fund the project. The Daily Nonpareil reports that plans call for a picket fence to surround the playground. The group intends to let individuals, community groups and businesses pay $100 each for the nearly 1,400 pickets, which can be engraved with a maximum of 22 characters.

MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say two bodies have been found in debris after a fire heavily damaged a building in western Iowa. The fire was reported around 7:45 a.m. Thursday at CTI Electronics in Missouri Valley. Police Chief Ed Murray says the bodies were burned beyond recognition and that autopsies have been ordered.

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