CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Zyriah Schlitter will spend up to 55 years in prison for killing his 17-month-old daughter Kamryn, who died of blunt force head injuries March 28, 2010. A jury found Zyriah Schlitter, 25, of Cedar Rapids, guilty Friday of involuntary manslaughter, a lesser of the original charge first-degree murder, and child endangerment resulting in death. The jury deliberated two days, reaching a verdict about 8:30 p.m. Friday, following a two week trial.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Iowa Supreme Court ruled on Friday that a Fort Dodge dentist acted within his legal rights to fire an employee that he and his wife perceived as a threat to their marriage.
In a 7-0 ruling, the court upheld a previous Webster County judge’s decision that Dr. James Knight fired Melissa Nelson not because of her gender but because of the relationship between Knight and Nelson.
“These judges sent a message to Iowa women that they don’t think men can be held
responsible for their sexual desires and that Iowa women are the ones who have to
monitor and control their bosses’ sexual desires,” said attorney Paige Fiedler. “If they get out of hand, then the women can be legally fired for it.”
A Cedar Rapids project will be among the last to get low-interest funding under a federal program adopted to help Midwest communities recover from 2008′s flood.
Linn County supervisors on Wednesday approved issuing $17.5 million worth of Midwestern Disaster Area Revenue Bonds for CRST International’s planned new headquarters in southwest Cedar Rapids.
The supervisors’ action means CRST will be able to finance its project at a lower interest rate because the 2008 federal law allows the bonds ‘ buyers a tax exemption on interest earned from them. The bonds ‘ purchasers pass along their tax-break savings as the lower interest rate.
What if there were no FEMA, Historical Tax Credits, or other special tax breaks from the government?