DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The chairman of Iowa's Republican Party will step down later this month once a replacement can be chosen. A.J. Spiker plans to become a political adviser to U.S. Senator Rand Paul's political action committee. Paul is a potential 2016 presidential candidate. Spiker had previously backed former U.S. Representative Ron Paul.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Iowa authorities have identified a Waterloo man who died in the Black Hawk County Jail. James Terrell Taylor died Friday evening after being found unresponsive in a cell. Taylor was arrested hours before his death on two warrants for failing to appear at court hearings. He had previously been charged with drug possession and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Federal and state officials are having trouble collecting the multimillion-dollar judgments a Texas company was ordered to pay for mistreating 32 mentally disabled workers at an Iowa labor camp. Henry's Turkey Service has yet to pay nearly $6 million in fines and judgments. Federal officials have collected assets worth between $30,000 and $40,000 so far.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - The streets of Waterloo are a bit smoother now thanks to the efforts of a group of volunteers who spent part of their weekend filling potholes. The volunteers filled about 400 potholes Saturday in their first weekend of work. The volunteer pothole crews will help the city's streets recover from this rough winter.
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