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    The body of one of three men who had been missing after the partial collapse of an apartment building in Davenport, Iowa, has been found. A city official confirms that Branden Colvin Sr.’s body was recovered Saturday. Colvin is the first person confirmed to have died in the collapse. He was 42. Two other men — 51-year-old Ryan Hitchcock and 60-year-old Daniel Prien — are still unaccounted for. The Quad-City Times reports that Colvin’s son, Branden Colvin Jr., graduated from high school Saturday. He and other family members had been at the collapse site almost constantly, hoping for a miracle. The six-story building partially collapsed May 28.

      More than 140 people were evacuated from a condominium in Minnesota amid concerns that the building was unstable. The evacuation on Friday in Rochester, Minnesota, comes less than a week after an apartment building partially collapsed in Davenport, Iowa, leaving three people missing. Rochester police said in a news release that the Rochester Towers Condominium was evacuated Friday evening after a structural engineer expressed concern about its stability. Residents in the 15-story, 94-unit building were told to find other housing until Monday at the earliest. In Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday, the city said workers were removing pieces of the collapsed apartment building to control falling hazards.

        An Iowa company that bid $13 million to buy a bankrupt slaughterhouse in Minnesota says it will not retain nearly 1,000 workers if a court approves the auction sale. Premium Iowa Pork, based in Hospers, Iowa, made the winning bid for a plant in Windom, Minnesota. The plant, currently owned by HyLife Foods, is the largest employer in Windom. Many of the workers are immigrants who have been in the U.S. on worker visas. An attorney for HyLife says the deal is subject to court approval. Premium Pork did not say in court filings what it plans to do with the plant.

          An Iowa task force has completed its search for survivors at the site of a partially collapsed Davenport apartment building without finding three missing people who are feared dead, authorities said Friday. The focus has shifted to shoring up the structure so recovery efforts can begin. Rick Halleran, the task force’s Cedar Rapids division chief, said the search for survivors was completed Thursday evening after electrical equipment connected to the building was controlled. Officials said Friday the building has been unstable and needed to settle before further action could take place. Halleran said, “We do what the building tells us to do."

            A structural engineer report issued just days before an Iowa apartment building partially collapsed indicated a wall of the century-old structure was in imminent risk of crumbling. But neither the owner nor city officials warned residents of the danger days before the building partially collapsed. Officials in the eastern Iowa city of Davenport say three residents of the six-story building are missing. Officials also say there are no immediate plans to demolish what remains of the structure, which remains extremely unstable. The state’s search and rescue team, search dogs and cameras were used Thursday to continue combing the building for missing people.

            All four of Iowa's Republican representatives voted late Wednesday in favor of a deal to raise the nation’s borrowing limit to avoid a historic and devastating default on the nation’s debt just days before a Monday deadline.

            The Nevada Republican Party is suing the state to maintain its party-run caucuses even as Nevada shifts to a presidential primary system beginning in 2024. Nevada lawmakers ditched the presidential caucus model in 2021 with a law that says all major political parties with more than one candidate must hold their primary on the first Tuesday in February. The move pushed Nevada closer to the front of the presidential nominating calendar and upended decades of political tradition. The Republican Party opposed the change. GOP leaders in the Western state say they look forward to the court upholding their right to choose how they will nominate their presidential candidate.


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            City documents released this week show engineers and city officials visited a Davenport building nearly a dozen times in the months before it partially collapsed on Sunday. MidAmerican Energy, an electric and gas utility, was the first to complain to the city about the building in February, followed by at two inspections by an engineer with Select Structural and work by contractors to address the issues. Weeks later, the fire marshal issues citations for fire code violations. The most recent engineer’s report came out just days before the building crumbled, suggesting the west wall appeared “ready to fall imminently.”

            Ron DeSantis has made a four-stop blitz through Iowa during his first full day of presidential campaigning. He's aiming for a personal connection with voters even as he intensifies his criticism of former President Donald Trump. The Florida governor’s first appearance was the floor of Port Neal Welding in Salix, a rural town near Sioux City. DeSantis made subsequent Wednesday events in Council Bluffs, Pella and Cedar Rapids. He's packing in early stops in the state where caucuses kick off the Republican presidential primary voting. From there, he will head later in the week to New Hampshire and then South Carolina.

            Residents of a partially collapsed six-story building in Davenport are trying Wednesday to move on with their lives after being forced out of their apartments. Two of the building’s residents are missing and believed to be in the rubble. An additional three people also remain unaccounted for, but authorities have said they do not believe they were home when the building collapsed. One resident who was rescued had to have a leg amputated to free her from debris. Her wife says it's like a miracle that she's alive.

            The governors of Virginia, West Virginia and South Carolina are joining the growing list of Republican-led states sending soldiers or other state law enforcement officers to the U.S. border with Mexico. Virginia's Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday he's deploying 100 Virginia National Guard soldiers and 21 support personnel at the request of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. South Carolina's Henry McMaster and West Virginia's Jim Justice made similar announcement Wednesday. At least eight Republican-led states have made similar deployments in the weeks since Abbott appealed for helpassistance, which was issued in mid-May. The Department of Homeland Security did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

            A teenage sex trafficking victim who fatally stabbed the man she accused of abusing her was resentenced Wednesday to probation, telling an Iowa judge that she now has a support system to help keep her on track. Prosecutors agreed that Pieper Lewis should continue her probation rather than be incarcerated. Lewis acknowledged in court that she violated the terms of her agreement when she cut her wristband and walked out of the Fresh Start Women’s Center without permission. She was arrested in November and has been held at the Polk County jail since then.

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