DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The daughter of the late heavy metal band Slipknot's bassist Paul Gray has won a settlement in a lawsuit against a doctor and other health care providers for the loss of her father's companionship and support. A document filed Monday in the Iowa court case says it's settled.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa lawmakers are sending a voluntary water quality bill to Gov. Kim Reynolds that doesn't require comprehensive monitoring of water pollution. The Republican-controlled House voted 59-41 Tuesday for the legislation, which already passed in the GOP-majority Senate. Iowa has faced water pollution issues for years, and research shows it's tied in part to farm runoff. It's estimated that effectively addressing the issue will cost billions of dollars. The bill generates $282 million over 12 years.
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - Iowa lawmakers could choose a 500-million-year-old species known as a crinoid as the state's officially recognized fossil. Geologists have called Burlington the "crinoid capital of the world" since its home to more than 300 species, which are similar to starfish or sea urchins. The Hawk Eye reports that a resolution to establish the crinoid as the state fossil was introduced in the Senate last week. The resolution says the crinoid has contributed to Iowa's history and economic benefit.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say one child was taken to a Dubuque hospital after a school bus crashed off an icy road in eastern Iowa. The accident occurred around 6:40 a.m. Monday, about 2½ miles east of St. Donatus. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says the bus slipped into a ditch as it was making a left turn, coming to rest on a side. Injuries to the other six children on board appeared to be minor. The driver and attendant refused treatment.
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