COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - The interim police chief in Council Bluffs has been given a unique opportunity to formally welcome his son as an officer. Capt. Ray Mabbitt swore in his son, Christopher Mabbitt, on Monday as the newest member of the Council Bluffs Police Department. The elder Mabbitt, who took the interim role in March, called the situation one of his most memorable on the job.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A bill that would make sweeping changes in some state government practices has been backed by a legislative panel. The bill would make personnel settlement agreements subject to review by the attorney general, prohibit confidentiality provisions, and post all agreements on a state website. The legislation that also would revise state hiring and firing practices goes to full committee Wednesday.
MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) - A Manchester woman has been arrested after her toddler fell from a second-story apartment window. The Manchester Police Department says 27-year-old Stacy Neuhaus was arrested Monday in Iowa City. She faces charges of child endangerment.
MADRID, Iowa (AP) - A boil advisory has been issued for the central Iowa city of Madrid. The state Department of Natural Resources says the water's level of cloudiness, also known as turbidity, is currently above the standard. That can interfere with disinfection and increase the chances for disease. The boil advisory is expected to last several days. Residents are encouraged to boil their water. Tap water can be used for bathing and similar uses.
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