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SOLON, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say two people were killed and one injured in an eastern Iowa collision. The crash occurred around 8:30 p.m. Thursday on Iowa Highway 1, just south of Solon in Johnson County. The Iowa State Patrol says one vehicle crossed the center line and struck an oncoming vehicle. The names of the three people involved haven’t been released.

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) – A private school in southeast Iowa that was on the verge of closure says it has secured new funding that will keep its doors open. The board of Iowa Wesleyan University in Mount Pleasant voted Thursday to continue operations after securing funding from alumni and the community, as well as collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has ordered flags on state property flown at half-staff to honor a fallen sailor from Traer in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. U.S. and state flags are to be lowered from sunrise to sunset Friday to coincide with a burial Mass in Traer for William Kvidera. Kvidera was a 22-year-old carpenter’s mate 3rd class assigned to the USS Oklahoma when it was torpedoed on Dec. 7, 1941. His remains were recently identified.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Banking giant Wells Fargo has informed employees that it will lay off 400 workers in the Des Moines area. Local bank spokesman Steve Carlson told the Des Moines Register that the company notified employees in the home lending department on Thursday. The layoffs go into effect early next year. Wells Fargo employs more than 15,500 people in Iowa, including about 14,000 in metropolitan Des Moines.

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