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Morningside Reaches Agreement With University Of Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The University of Iowa has entered an agreement with Morningside College to let students earn their law degree in a shorter time.
     Officials say qualified undergraduate students at Morningside can be admitted to the University of IOwa College of Law after their junior year. Credits earned during their first year of law school will apply to their undergraduate degree. So students can earn their bachelor's degree and law degree in six years.
     Gail Agrawal, dean of the University of Iowa College of Law, says the partnership will save some Morningside students a year of tuition and other costs.

 

School District To Save Money By Burning Down Old School

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A small school district in western Iowa is getting creative and burning down its nearly century-old elementary school building to save money. The Exira Elk Horn-Kimballton Community School District in Exira says the controlled burn Sunday will save officials up to $60,000 in demolition costs. The unique event will also serve as a training exercise for firefighters.  Exira is about 60 miles west of Des Moines.

 

Iowa Senate Adjourned For Session

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Senate has adjourned for the year, officially putting an end to the 2014 legislative session, 10 days past the anticipated April 22nd end date. The House ended its session on Thursday morning. Both chambers worked through the night Wednesday to complete the state budget and other policy bills.

 

Woman Captured After Escape From Custody


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A woman accused of leading police on a car chase and escaping from a hospital has been caught in Des Moines. Clive police chief Michael Venema says Christina Stein was taken into custody yesterday afternoon by the U.S. Marshall's Fugitive Task Force. She was arrested outside an apartment without incident.

 

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