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JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Department of Public Safety is confirming that recruits at its basic training academy were treated last month for heat-related illness. Department spokesman Alex Dinkla said Thursday that two of 20 recruits needed medical treatment following academy activities. He said he believed they are trooper candidates and remain part of the academy, which started May 30 at Camp Dodge in Johnston and remains ongoing.

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a 14-year-old bicyclist died after she was struck by a car in eastern Iowa. The Des Moines Register reports that Raeanna M. Reynolds of Muscatine was riding her bicycle around 9 p.m. when a 1999 Ford Taurus hit her, throwing her bicycle into a ditch. Authorities identified the driver as 26-year-old Alexander Cortes-Wolfe, of Wapello.

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - City officials in Dubuque are pitching ideas to improve life for residents. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that the list presented at a public gathering includes increased access to mental health programs, multi-colored lighting on the bridges that cross the Mississippi River and the use of abandoned land for urban farming. Other possibilities include a water park and activity trails.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Warren Buffett's company is maintaining its $9 billion bid for Texas power transmitter Oncor despite competition from a private equity fund. Greg Abel, who leads Berkshire Hathaway Energy, said he doesn't plan to increase the offer for Oncor, which serves about 10 million people.

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