DAYTON, Iowa (AP) - Law enforcement officials and volunteers are continuing to search for a 15-year-old girl who was kidnapped on Monday. Searchers today will scour an expanded area of central Iowa for Kathlynn Shepard. Police say 42-year-old Michael Klunder took Kathlynn and a 12-year-old girl to a hog confinement building and tied them up. The other girl managed to escape, and Klunder later hanged himself at another property.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - The Cedar Rapids Fire Department is urging boaters to stay off the Cedar River for part of this weekend due to high water. Cedar Rapids prohibits boats from being in the river when the level is 13 feet or higher. The river is considered dangerous for boating during high water because of strong currents and rapidly moving debris.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey says growers are hopeful for a bountiful crop that could start showing up at farmers markets soon. Northey says the weather has improved and timely rain could produce a big harvest. Produce such as strawberries, asparagus and rhubarb is beginning to become available.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa baseball coach Jack Dahm is out after 10 seasons with the Hawkeyes. Athletic director Gary Barta announced yesterday that Dahm's contract won't be renewed. Dahm was 235-302 with the Hawkeyes, and his final team finished the season 22-27.
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