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LAMONI, Iowa (AP) – Funeral services in Lamoni have been announced for former U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell of Iowa. The Democrat and former state Senate president died Friday at a Des Moines hospital. He was 84. Family members say a visitation is scheduled this coming Friday evening at Community of Christ Church in Lamoni. A funeral will be held Saturday morning at the Shaw Center on the Graceland University campus in Lamoni, followed by a burial service at Rose Hill Cemetery in Lamoni.

CLIVE, Iowa (AP) – A 2-year-old boy is recovering from a gunshot wound to his chest and neck after police say he found his father’s loaded handgun. Clive Police say officers were called to the Sterling Inn Sunday morning after the boy was injured.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is revamping its nursing program after a wave of resignations from staffers alleging the college overworked faculty, didn’t invest in new equipment and ignored teachers trying to make improvements. The Quad City Times reports that the nursing program is the college’s largest career program with more than 300 students, offered at all three campuses. College officials say they’ll spend $28,000 on equipment and have hired a new nursing program director.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Fire investigators say a fire that threatened residents of a Cedar Rapids apartment was intentionally set. The Cedar Rapids Fire Department says in a statement that the fire early Wednesday morning was started when someone poured flammable liquid in the stairwell between the first and second floors of the three-story building and lit it. Several people had to be rescued from the fire.


Wisconsin News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Now that Wisconsin’s primary season is over, Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel and Democratic challenger Josh Kaul are getting ready to bump heads for real going into the November general election. Kaul is a former federal prosecutor and son of former Democratic Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager.

VINLAND, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say the search for two women missing after their boat collided with another boat on Lake Winnebago is now a recovery operation. Divers resumed searching for the women who were thrown from their 20-foot Rinker Captiva boat when it collided with a 26-foot Crownline E6XS boat on Saturday night. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office says two Neenah women, ages 20 and 26, were thrown from the Rinker Captiva. The search has transitioned from a rescue to a recovery operation.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee police say a 21-year-old man was shot and killed over the weekend. The shooting happened about 5 p.m. Saturday on Milwaukee’s south side. Police say the victim died at the scene. Police took a person into custody and are still investigating.


Illinois News

CHICAGO (AP) – Authorities say a Chicago teenager killed himself after being chased by police, but his family thinks the officers shot him and they’re calling for an independent investigation. The Chicago Tribune reports that police say 15-year-old Steve Rosenthal fled Friday when officers who allegedly saw him holding a handgun tried to question him. They say shortly after that he fatally shot himself on the back stairwell of his West Side home.

CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) – Authorities say two Chicago boys died after they were pulled from Lake Michigan at Indiana Dunes State Park in separate incidents. The Porter County coroner’s office on Saturday identified one of the deceased as 10-year-old Joshua Torres. The second boy, a 14-year-old, was found in the water in the same area about an hour later. The older boy was taken to Porter Regional Hospital and later airlifted to a children’s hospital at the University of Chicago. Officials say he died Sunday morning.

CHICAGO (AP) – A federal judge has tossed the conviction of a man for chaining his bike to the railing on a handicap ramp outside a veterans’ hospital. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports a magistrate judge last year found Pedro Donaldson guilty of violating a U.S. law prohibiting “unreasonable” obstructions of entryways at VA facilities. But a district judge said in a ruling last week the facts don’t support findings the obstruction was “unreasonable,” including because the bike itself was on the grass.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The future of feral cat colony at the University of Illinois-Springfield is in question after employees and students have been ordered to no longer feed the animals. University administrators in a letter cited health and sanitation concerns in issuing the order. However, mathematics instructor Carol Saltsgaver is expressing doubts about the administration’s reasoning, noting the cats run away when people approach. Saltsgaver says she plans to continue feeding the cats.