DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A training exercise will bring police, firefighters and National Guard troops to the Iowa Capitol tomorrow evening. The exercise is planned for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Participants will work out responses to a suspicious package containing an unknown biological or chemical material and a scenario involving a shooter on Capitol grounds.
CLINTON, Iowa (AP) - Police have linked a Clinton man to a hit-and-run collision involving two unoccupied patrol cars. Clinton police say 45-year-old Brent Cromer was charged yesterday with striking an unattended vehicle. Clinton police say the two marked squad cars were parked November 25th when a vehicle traveling at a high speed hit them. An anonymous tip later led police to Cromer's vehicle, which had damage that was consistent to the accident.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Mississippi River towboat that partially sank just over two weeks ago is nearly ready to begin its 350-mile trip to a St. Louis area repair facility. U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Lieutenant Colin Fogarty says two small holes were discovered in the boat's hull but they have been patched and the boat is watertight. A larger 30-by-12 inch hole had been patched earlier.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Drake senior guard Gary Ricks Junior, the team's second-leading scorer, will miss the rest of the season with a broken foot. Ricks has averaged 12.3 points a game with a team-high 3.6 assists for the Bulldogs this season.
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