PEOSTA (AP) — State officials say about 60,000 gallons of diesel leaked from a storage tank in Eastern Iowa.
The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that the Iowa Natural Resources Department is leading cleanup efforts at the BP facility near Peosta. The tank has been emptied since the leak was discovered Monday morning.
Tom McCarthy with the department says about 13,000 gallons have been recovered, but 47,000 gallons have not yet not been cleaned up.
State officials say the fuel likely contaminated soil, and a small amount ran into a tributary of the south fork of Catfish Creek.
McCarthy says he expects remediation will be a lengthy process but couldn't predict how long it will take.
Daughter returns to Iowa fair 22 years after parents' deaths
DES MOINES (AP) — The daughter of two Iowa State Fair concession owners killed 22 years ago at the fair campgrounds has returned to the fair, carrying on the family funnel cake business.
Jada Blewer was 16 when her parents, Bobbie and Marylin Blewer, were fatally shot in their camper on Aug. 12, 1996. Jade Blewer was working at the family funnel cake stand at the time.
Her sister and brother-in-law, Jamie and Rodney Borushaski, and family friend Jerimy Sneed are serving life sentences for the killings. Jaime and Rodney Borushaski maintain their innocence.
Jada Blewer says she has carried out her parents' dream and traveled the Midwest working as a fair vendor. She says she hopes her parents would approve of her decision to return to the Iowa fair.
The Iowa State Fair runs through Aug. 19.
Boyfriend's brother: No signs missing woman had a struggle
BROOKLYN (AP) — The brother of a missing University of Iowa student's boyfriend says there were no signs of struggle at the home where she had been staying.
The father of Mollie Tibbets last week suggested she might have been abducted from Dalton Jack's home in Brooklyn. The 20-year-old Tibbetts was seen jogging July 18 and her family reported her missing the next day.
Jack's brother, Blake Jack, told Fox News in an interview broadcast Thursday that Tibbetts is "small, but she would have done something" if she had been attacked in his brother's home.
Dalton Jack has said he received a Snapchat message from Tibbetts on July 18, after she would have returned from her run. Authorities haven't found her Fitbit or cellphone.
Her reward fund has grown past $300,000.
More charges filed against driver charged with boy's death
DRAKESVILLE (AP) — Prosecutors have filed more charges against a man accused of fleeing a southeast Iowa accident in which a 9-year-old boy died and his brother was injured.
The Ottumwa Courier reports the new charges against 41-year-old Terry Petary, of Drakesville, are causing serious injury by vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of a controlled substance, leaving the scene of an accident that causes death and failure to report an accident. He's already been charged with vehicular homicide. His attorney didn't immediately return a call Thursday from The Associated Press.
The Iowa State Patrol says a pickup struck the boy and his brother a little before 10 p.m. June 24 as they walked on a rural road west of Drakesville. The patrol identified the dead boy as 9-year-old Merlin Beechy and his brother as 12-year-old Nathan Beechy, of rural Drakesville.