BURLINGTON, Iowa -- The mystery of a bad smell coming from inside the Des Moines County Courthouse has finally been solved - a bad pipe.
Maintenance workers had been searching for the source of the stench for weeks, and finally were able to narrow it down to the attic. They said a small crack in a roof drain pipe caused the smell.
That crack has since been sealed and workers said that's all they needed to fix the smelly situation.
This tends to be a recurring problem almost every year during the fall as the weather gets colder, according to maintenance workers.