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Iowa to Pay Bremer County Couple

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    April 14, 2014 | 10:08 am
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The State Appeal Board has approved paying $1.2 million to a man and wife from Waverly who were injured in a northeast Iowa collision with a state trooper who ran a stop sign.

    The Des Moines Register says the board voted on the claim Monday. The claim was filed for 78-year-old VerJean Walther and 77-year-old Eugene Walther, of Waverly. Both were seriously injured in the Bremer County crash on April 4. The couple's lawyer, David Roth, says VerJean Walther was hospitalized for nearly nine weeks.

    The Walthers' claim said the State Patrol concluded that Trooper Chuck McNally was 100 percent at fault.

    Patrol spokesman Mike Winter says McNally has recovered from his injuries and has returned to work. Winter says he can't comment on whether McNally was disciplined.