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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - A Council Bluffs man faces an attempted murder charge for allegedly trying to run over a police officer in an attempt to escape authorities. The Daily Nonpareil reports that 27-year-old Jamie Kennedy was arrested Sept. 12 in connection to the June 2 incident. He was being held without bond. Kennedy had several warrants for his arrest at the time.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa sheriff's office is warning residents about a scam involving callers who demand money from people to take care of outstanding arrest warrants. The Polk County sheriff's office says the perpetrators are using the names of current Polk County sheriff's employees and telling residents they need to pay money to avoid being arrested. The sheriff's office says that's not the right procedure for taking care of warrants.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Some businesses in an eastern Iowa county are pledging to retain a $10.10 base wage for their employees, despite the Legislature nullifying the local minimum wage boost. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the Johnson County Board of Supervisors voted two years ago to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 in three 90-cent increments. But the Legislature voided the ordinance in March, saying it was unenforceable.
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - Burlington officials have rejected an offer to buy a city-owned golf course. The Hawk Eye reports that the Burlington City Council decided unanimously not to tell the Flint Hills Golf Course. The Spirit Hollow Golf Course had offered to purchase it for $200,000, plus 50 percent of the proceeds from the land's sale. Spirit Hollow's proposal would have closed the course.
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Burlington officials have rejected an offer to buy a city-owned golf course. The Hawk Eye reports that the Burlington City Council decided unanimously not to tell the Flint Hills Golf Course. The Spirit Hollow Golf Course...More >>