WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Waterloo officials are still calculating the damage to city buildings and vehicles from an April hailstorm. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the storm dented police cars and inspection trucks and damaged at least four city building roofs. Insurance will cover most building damage, but there is a $50,000 deductible. The insurance claim for the vehicles could reach $150,000.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A Polk County jury has convicted a Mississippi man of first-degree murder in the death of a Des Moines woman whose body was found in her apartment. The Des Moines Register reports jurors today convicted 39-year-old Kino Davis in the strangling death of 52-year-old Kathryn Mitchell. Her body was found in her apartment in April 2011. He's expected to be sentenced in July.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa City police officer and maintenance workers saved six ducklings that fell into the storm sewer. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports someone called police after seeing the ducklings fall into the drain while their mother stood watch over them. Maintenance worker J.J. Wombacher plucked out all the ducklings, reuniting the duck family.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State announced today that its homecoming game on October 19th against Iowa will kick off at 3:30 p.m. central time. The game will be televised by ABC or ESPN. It will be the Hawkeyes' first visit to Ohio Stadium since a 2009 overtime loss to the Buckeyes.
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