MIDDAY-MidwestDigest-08-29-17

Steve Alexander fills in for Max Armstrong. (audio)

Veteran newsman Steve Alexander has today's report.

As southern Texas continues to cope with all that rain and flooding, other states are offering help. Nebraska has sent soldiers and helicopters.

Another person has died from when that vehicle ran into people in Elkhart, Indiana. A light-colored Cadillac with front and driver side damage is being sought.

Iowa's Gov. Kim Reynolds disagrees with Trump's ban on transgender people serving in military. Anyone signing up deserves appreciation and respect, Reynolds said.

Sailor who died when oil tanker hit USS John McCain hails from Decatur, Illinois. He was committed to making the Navy a career, his family said in statement.

Drought in South Dakota is impacting wildlife. Pheasant population is declining due to lack of cover. The pheasant count is at second lowest since 1979.

Wheat acres are at lowest since World War I. Lentils and chickpeas are planted instead of wheat.

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