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BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Public Information Board has sided with law enforcement in a struggle over police records regarding a Burlington police officer's accidental shooting of a woman. The Hawk Eye reports that the board voted 6-2 Thursday to reject complaints that the Iowa Criminal Investigation Division and the Burlington Police Department broke state law when they didn't turn over all records amassed in the Jan. 6, 2015, shooting of Autumn Steele.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The National Weather Service says several Iowa rivers have an increased risk of flooding this spring. The service said Thursday that concerns include snowpack melt, high soil moisture and elevated streamflows. The report says the probability for flooding "is very high for at least minor flooding along the Mississippi River and most tributary rivers across eastern Iowa."
JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Rep. Steve King says he will seek re-election despite Republican House leadership's move to strip him of his committee assignments after his racist statements about white supremacy. Asked Thursday about his future, King said "I am running in 2020." King sparked an uproar and was stripped of his committee assignment after being quoted in a New York Times story saying, "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization - how did that language become offensive?"
URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) - Is the "ugly produce" trend already reaching the end of its shelf life? Walmart and Whole Foods are among the grocers that tried selling discounted fruits and vegetables to help reduce food waste. But several of them have stopped selling the produce that isn't quite the right size, shape or color. Still, startups offering home delivery hope people will be drawn by the goal of salvaging food that would otherwise go to waste.
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