WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - A woman has been accused of stealing more than $40,000 from a credit union in Waterloo. Court records say Barbara Einfelt is charged with theft and forgery. A woman who answered a phone listed for Einfelt on Monday said Einfelt was not there. Einfelt's attorney declined to comment. Authorities say the money was taken from the vault and two accounts at a Chicago Central & Commerce Credit Union branch where Einfelt worked.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Des Moines City Council is expected to vote Monday on hiring an outside company to manage the school crossing guard program. The Des Moines Register reports that the guards are hired and trained by the Des Moines Police Department. The department says the growing number of no-shows and fewer people wanting to work one to two hours a day makes it hard to cover 22 elementary schools without pulling in officers to fill gaps.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - A diverse group of high school students have spent a week living on a college campus in Iowa to learn what it's like to be an educator. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that 15 students participated in the week-long Minority Educators for Today and Tomorrow academy hosted by the University of Northern Iowa. The program is a collaboration between the university, Waterloo Schools and Marshalltown High School. It aims to grow diverse educators in the Cedar Valley.
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a woman and three children have been injured in a collision with a train in north-central Iowa. The crash occurred a little before 3:30 p.m. Saturday, southeast of Fort Dodge. An Iowa state trooper says the southbound sport utility vehicle driver didn't see the eastbound train at the crossing, which is marked by signs but doesn't have electronic signals or crossing gates.
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