WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) - Gov. Kim Reynolds is defending a harassment investigation that ended with a state trooper being fired after a 10-month paid leave and examined whether a powerful captain responded appropriately to concerns. Reynolds said Tuesday that the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Administrative Services followed appropriate procedures and ultimately terminated trooper Wade Karp on July 3.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Midwest grocery store chain Hy-Vee Inc. has recalled its store-brand spring pasta salad after 20 people got salmonella in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday the West Des Moines-based grocery chain discovered potential salmonella contamination on Monday night and pulled the product from its shelves. The recall includes 16-ounce and 48-ounce containers of Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad produced between June 1 and July 13.
GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) - Officials have urged people not to drink tap water in a southern Iowa community because they suspect an algae toxin has tainted the supply. Greenfield Municipal Utilities has announced that microcystin was potentially detected in the drinking water and that a sample was sent Tuesday for testing. The Des Moines Register reports that the toxin is produced by blue-green algae. A main source of Greenfield city water comes from Lake Greenfield, which has been experiencing an algal bloom.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Authorities have recovered a man's body from the Iowa River in downtown Iowa City. Pedestrians on a bridge spotted the body amid tree branches around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sheriff's deputies used boats to take the body to shore. The body has yet to be identified.
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