DONNELLSON, Iowa (AP) - A 70-year-old West Burlington woman has died after being run over by a car on the grounds of the Lee County Speedway in southeast Iowa. Police were called to the track located in Donnellson on Saturday night after a woman was reportedly struck by a vehicle in the pit area. Lee County Medical Examiner officials say Chon Cha Mathias died as a result of the car accident.
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - An evenly divided Burlington City Council failed to pass a resolution censuring one of its own members for cursing and storming out of a meeting earlier this month. Four members agreed to the censure Councilman Tim Scott on Friday, but when it came to a vote Monday two said they accepted his apology and voted no, two voted yes and Scott abstained. The vote lacked a majority to pass. At a July 7 meeting Scott, irritated about an incident involving teens shooting fireworks on July 4, cursed and threw papers at Councilwoman Becky Anderson.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A new national report on the well-being of children ranks Iowa third in the nation, up four places from last year. The Kids Counts report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says Iowa ranks first among all states in health, third in economic well-being and seventh in the family and community category. Iowa is 13th in education. It says Iowa has made some of the biggest improvements among states.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is returning to Iowa for fundraisers this weekend. The Democratic governor, who is considering running for president, is scheduled to attend a fundraiser on Saturday morning and another early Saturday afternoon for two Iowa state Senate candidates. O'Malley was in Iowa last month, when he headlined the Democratic Party's state convention in Des Moines. Iowa holds the first presidential caucus of the 2016 election cycle.
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