MIDDAY-MidwestDigest-8-24-17

Steve Alexander sits in for Max Armstrong sharing stories about the eclipse, capture of the AK-47 bandit, and some disallowed speeding tickets in Iowa.

Steve Alexander, sitting in for Max Armstrong, shares that the solar eclipse was a boon to the coffers for cities in the path of totality for this year's big event; and he shares one way you can send those eclipse glasses. Lincoln, Neb., caught the AK-47 bandit, which the FBI has been hunting for some time. And there's news of a problem with speeding tickets in Iowa.

Midwest Digest is a twice-daily audio feature produced by Max Armstrong, offering news and commentary from across the Midwest.

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

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