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BRIEFLY Fight outside Des Moines nightclub leads to fatal shooting


Fight outside Des Moines nightclub leads to fatal shooting

DES MOINES (AP) — Authorities are investigating a shooting outside a Des Moines nightclub that killed one man and wounded three other people.

The Polk County Sheriff's office says deputies were called to the Evolution Nightclub around 1:45 a.m. Sunday because of a fight outside. As deputies arrived, they heard several gunshots.

Deputies found shooting victim 20-year-old Dashwan Smith of Des Moines. Smith was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Three other people wounded by gunfire sought treatment at hospitals on their own after the shooting. Their conditions were not released.

Polk County detectives are investigating the shooting. No arrests had been made as of Sunday morning.

3 rural Iowa water get federal grants from USDA

DES MOINES (AP) — Three projects in rural Iowa will receive federal money to help pay for the upgrades to water and sewer systems.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced the funding for Iowa Lakes Regional Water utility, Lone Rock and a YMCA camp near Cedar Rapids.

A total of 141 projects nationwide will share $314 million. The grants are designed to help rural communities upgrade their infrastructure for water and wastewater.

The Iowa Lakes Regional Water utility will receive a $1.3 million loan and a $954,700 grant.

Lone Rock is getting a $215,000 loan and a $635,000 grant.

YMCA of Cedar Rapids is getting a $631,000 loan and a $40,000 grant for a sewer project at Camp Wapsie.

More cameras to be on school buses following alleged assault

JOHNSTON (AP) — The Johnston Community School District has announced it will install more cameras on its school buses after a driver was accused of assaulting a special needs student last week.

Des Moines television station KCCI reports that officials hope the cameras will prevent such incidents in the future.

Two buses currently have cameras, but the district has ordered cameras for eight more buses. The district has 80 buses.

The cameras will be mounted near the front of the bus, with a view of all students in their seats.

A district bus driver was arrested and placed on leave late last month after students on a bus recorded an incident on their cellphones that appears to show the driver hitting a 15-year-old boy on the bus.

Authorities: 4 killed, others hurt in fiery Maryland crash

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Authorities say that four people have died, including a child, and others have been injured after a van caught fire in a crash with a pickup truck in a Maryland suburb of the nation’s capital.

The accident occurred Sunday afternoon on a road in Hyattsville. Marc Bashoor, chief of the Prince George’s County Fire Department, said via Twitter that three adults and one child were confirmed as fatalities.

WTTG-TV reported that the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Company is reporting at least 11 serious injuries, and that a passenger van caught fire after the crash.

Crews from others counties were aiding in the response.

Man to play iconic lead in “Hello Dolly”

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Boca production of “Hello Dolly” is breaking ground with a male taking on the iconic lead role made famous by Carol Channing and Barbra Streisand.

Boca Raton’s Wick Theatre had to get special permission from composer Jerry Herman. The Sun-Sentinel reports it will be the first production in the U.S. where the role of Dolly Levi has been played by a man. Danny La Rue took on the role in England in 1982. This time around, Lee Roy Reams is stepping into the part.

Reams starred opposite Channing twice in the Tony-award winning show.

The musical tells the story of a matchmaker who sweeps into the staid lives of a Yonkers store owner and his staff, as well as two ladies in a millinery.

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