Iowa Headlines from the Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has visited a grove of trees donated by Iowans to the victims of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

Branstad joined Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin to visit the site on Friday.


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former state Representative Danny Carroll has been elected the new chairman of the Iowa Republican Party. Carroll, of Grinnell, was elected Saturday by the Iowa GOP’s Central Committee. He had been chosen in February as the party’s co-chairman to replace David Fischer, who stepped down last month to run for the Iowa Senate. Carroll replaces A.J. Spiker, who announced his resignation in early March to become a political adviser to Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul’s political action committee.


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state inspector says the fire-gutted Younkers building downtown is an asbestos-contaminated site and will require specialized removal. Tom Wuehr of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources tells The Des Moines Register that each of the building’s floors are believed to have had asbestos felt between them. A massive fire swept through the more than century-old building that was being renovated early Saturday morning.


DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A boy was taken to a Dubuque hospital after repeatedly falling through ice on a partially frozen pond. Assistant Fire Chief Mark Ludescher tells the Dubuque Telegraph Herald firefighters responded Saturday afternoon to a pond at the Sisters of the Presentation center. The boy was taken to Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque.