OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Snow and bitter cold is expected across much of Nebraska and Iowa at the start of the work week. The National Weather Service says much of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa is likely to see 1-to-2 inches of snow by early Monday. Some parts of eastern Iowa could receive 4-to-6 inches of snow.
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago post office has been named in honor of a member of the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen who flew scores of missions in World War II. The Daily Southtown reported Wednesday that Robert Martin was honored at a ceremony at Olympia Fields Village Hall. Robert Martin’s three children then headed to the post office where a plaque commemorating their father was unveiled. Martin lived in Olympia Fields from 2008 until his death at age 99 in July 2018.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 19-year-old Iowa man has been sentenced to up to 100 years in prison for the death of his 8-month-old daughter after he pleaded guilty to several charges. The Des Moines Register reports that Jayden Straight pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder and several related charges as part of an agreement with prosecutors. Straight’s daughter died in July 2018 after suffering serious internal injuries.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been charged with a hate crime after police say he torn down and burned an LGBTQ flag hanging outside a Des Moines bar. WIO reports that 32-year-old Daniel Rosemark was arrested after the early Wednesday morning incident. Police say Rosemark torn down the pride flag that had been outside The Blazing Saddle in the East Village.