Top 9 of Iowa: $1,400 for Bullying Records, Prostitution Sting, 50-Year Sentence for Wasendorf, King in for Harkin?

Also, a man staying at a homeless shelter in Iowa City was arrested after allegedly texting a friend that he would be on television news for a shooting "at a college."

Why nine? Because the Patch community includes nine sites in Iowa: AmesAnkenyCedar FallsIowa CityJohnston, Marion, Urbandale, Waukee and West Des Moines.

9. The Johnston school board voted, 5-2, to deny waiving a $1,400 fee associated with an open records request made by a middle school student's parent about bullying at the school.

8. Ankeny Police arrest six in an undercover prostitution sting in cooperation with a local hotel. The sting was done in an effort to curb potential prostitution in the city.

7. Miyoko Hikiji stays at home in Urbandale raising two daughters, but not long ago she was fighting for her country in Iraq. She will recount her experiences in a new memoir that will be released next month.

6. Steve King, the Republican Congressman for Iowa's fourth district, which includes Ames, leads potential Republican candidates in an early poll to replace retiring U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, a Democrat, in 2014.

5. Russell Wasendorf Sr., 64, of Cedar Falls, the founder of Peregrine Financial Group accused of lying to regulators and sentence.

4. A Lincoln, NE, man staying at a homeless shelter in Iowa City was arrested and charged with a felony after police say he texted a friend that he was going to be on the television news for a shooting "at a college."

3. Over its 26-year life, Main Street Iowa has had a $1 billion economic impact in Iowa, created thousands of new businesses and stimulated the construction industry when it remained flat elsewhere because of a sluggish economy, according to a nationally known economist and historic preservationist hired by the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

2. Confused Linn-Mar parents and students took to social media to discuss an unspecified "threat" at the school. Students from the Marion school were questioning whether they were in danger, while parents were frustrated they learned about the threat, which has been cleared, from Facebook and news media a day after it happened.

1. The city of Waukee will pay about under a proposed budget reviewed by the Waukee City Council.

Past Tops:

Maria Houser Conzemius April 22, 2013 at 03:12 PM
Go for it, Rep. King! We're looking forward to hanging your many unfortunate statements around your scrawny little neck. Your "Todd Akin problem" will become Rep. Bruce Braley's victory in the U.S. Senate race.
Rick Langel April 22, 2013 at 03:24 PM
What statements would those be?


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