News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. CDT
DECORAH, Iowa (AP) - A group that keeps an eye on the eagle population in Iowa says two eaglets at a nest in Decorah have died. Television station KCRG reports that a pathogen carried by blackflies, coupled with recent high heat and humidity, led to the baby birds' deaths. The Raptor Resource project says the birds were hatched on May 18 and May 20, considered late for eagles.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - Trial has been set later this summer for a Texas man shot by a Council Bluffs officer after allegedly leading police on a chase and ramming police vehicles. The Daily Nonpareil reports that a preliminary hearing was held Friday for 28-year-old Clifton Wade, of Zavalla, Texas. Wade is charged with two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer, assault on an officer and other counts for the May 1 incident. Wade's arraignment has been set for June 25, and his trial is set for July 31.
FAIRBANK, Iowa (AP) - After losing an extended legal battle, a company is refusing to remove three wind turbines in northeast Iowa and is asking a court to reconsider a 2016 order and allow the structures to remain. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that the Mason Wind, Dante Wind 6, Venus Wind 4 and Galileo Wind have also filed a new zoning application seeking a variance from Fayette County's board of adjustment which would legalize the existing project.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - With summer heat already ratcheting up in Iowa, organizations in the state are preparing to help keep low-income families cool. In Des Moines, IMPACT Community Action Partnership and the Des Moines Fire Department are collecting new fans to distribute to low-income families within the city who do not have working fans or air conditioning in their homes. In Cedar Rapids, the Salvation Army will begin taking phone calls on Tuesday to schedule an appointment to receive a box fan.
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A group that keeps an eye on the eagle population in Iowa says two eaglets at a nest in Decorah have died. Television station KCRG reports that a pathogen carried by blackflies, coupled with recent high heat and humidity,...More >>