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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Officials say a man's body has been found on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids. The body was found around 2:45 p.m. Sunday outside an empty commercial building that is used to handle overflows from a homeless shelter. The man's name hasn't been released.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - The City Council in Sioux City is considering more than $12 million in assistance for a $56 million project to convert two historic downtown buildings into luxury apartments and a nearly 150-room hotel. Developer Lew Weinberg and St. Louis-based developer Restoration St. Louis plan to turn the former Warrior Hotel and Davidson buildings into a Marriott brand hotel. The council could vote on the package Monday.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Police in Davenport are investigating after an 80-year-old woman fell victim to a scam artist who claimed he was checking water meters. KCRG-TV reports that Velma Holmes answered a knock on her door Thursday from a man claiming he was with Iowa American Water Co. She took him to the basement to show him her meter. The next day she realized money and valuables worth $20,000 were missing, including her wedding ring.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A member of the Iowa Legislature has reunited with the daughter she released for adoption 47 years ago. On a Saturday morning this year, State Rep. Marti Anderson's phone rang, and her daughter, Shellie Price Wardlaw, was on the other line. Wardlaw tells the Des Moines Register that she found Anderson after taking a DNA test through in January, which identified a maternal match. Anderson had taken the same test in December. Anderson says she hopes to make up for lost time.

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