News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. CDT
GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) - Getting disaster aid approved and making sure it gets to the people affected by this spring's flooding is a priority for area Senators. The bureaucratic rules that govern disaster aid spending require an analysis of the costs and benefits of repair projects. That can make it tough to get aid money to rural projects.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say six Davenport massage businesses have been shut down because they haven't complied with the city's new ordinance on licensing. Police say no arrests were made Tuesday. City officials and victims' rights groups say massage parlors are a common front for human trafficking and illegal sex work. The ordinance says massage therapists must be licensed by the state and reflexologists _ people who massage feet, ears, hands _ must be licensed by the city.
BOONE, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a 17-year-old girl was hospitalized after falling from a road bridge onto busy railroad tracks in central Iowa's Boone County. The Des Moines Register reports that the girl fell about 30 feet Monday on tracks west of Boone. She was flown to a Des Moines hospital. Her name hasn't been released.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a man who was stabbed during a fight has died at a Des Moines hospital. Officers sent Monday night to check a report of fighting found the wounded man. Police say 31-year-old Des Moines resident Thein Aung died Wednesday. Police say his death is Des Moines' fifth homicide of the year. No arrests have been reported.
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