MOSBY, Mo. (AP) — Houses are being torn down in a tiny Missouri town at risk of flooding, and more voluntary buyouts are likely in the Midwest after devastating floods this year. Federally funded buyouts are letting people weary of more disasters rebuild their lives somewhere else but are also severing a sense of community for those who are left behind. Tiny Mosby, Missouri, may have only a little over half its homes remaining after the buyouts and demolitions are complete.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man died after his car slammed into a utility pole while he was fleeing from Cedar Rapids police. Cedar Rapids Police say the chase began around 10 p.m. Saturday when an officer tried to stop a BMW that was driving recklessly. The suspect fled south on Rockford Road at a high speed before the driver lost control of the vehicle and veered off the road into a utility pole. The driver died at the scene of the crash. The driver’s name wasn’t immediately released Sunday.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting in Waterloo that left one man dead and another man injured. Waterloo Police say the shooting was reported in an alley near an apartment complex around 6 p.m. Saturday. Officers found the men with several gunshot wounds near a parked car with shattered windows. One man died later at the hospital. The second man remains hospitalized. Few other details about the shooting were released. The victim’s name wasn’t immediately released on Sunday.
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A new outpatient clinic for veterans is set to open in Quincy. The (Quincy) Herald-Whig reports the 21,000-squre foot clinic will see its first patients Monday. The clinic is run by Iowa City VA Health Care System, which operates several clinics in Iowa and Illinois. Hundreds attended a ceremonial ribbon cutting Thursday.