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May 5, 2014

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Family sues Iowa City schools over bus accident

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa family is suing the Iowa City school district over injuries their 13-year-old daughter received because her wheelchair wasn't properly secured in a bus.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports (http://icp-c.com/1rQdglKhttp://icp-c.com/1rQdglK ) Bradley Kaldahl and Soon Ryang filed a lawsuit against the school district and bus company, Durham School Services, over the May 2012 accident.

The lawsuit says Samantha Kaldahl sustained head injuries and a broken tooth when she fell out of her wheelchair after the bus hit a bump, and then the 90-pound wheelchair fell on her.

The roughly $15,000 wheelchair was damaged.

The school district's attorney, Joseph Holland, said the lawsuit would be handled by the district's insurance company.

Durham School Services referred questions to the company's corporate office, and a spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to the newspaper's questions.

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Schnucks Kitchen recalling chicken salad product

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri company is recalling chicken salad because of possible listeria contamination.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Saturday that Schnucks Kitchen of O'Fallon is recalling about 130 pounds of curry white meat chicken salad with walnuts due to possible contamination with listeria monocytogenes.

The USDA says the product came in sealed three-pound bags and was produced April 24 before being shipped to Schnucks stores for deli distribution in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.

The USDA says the packaging may vary and may bear a purchase date between April 24 and May 2, 2014. Labels or packaging may bear the case code 0989674 or 0963124 as well as establishment number "EST. P-13562" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The USDA says listeriosis symptoms include fever, nausea and diarrhea.

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Officials postpone controlled burn on Iowa school

EXIRA, Iowa (AP) — Officials have postponed a controlled burn on a nearly century-old elementary school building in western Iowa.

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