Iowa News Headlines….Tue., Feb. 7th 2012


February 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A House panel has approved a bill allowing anyone to file a complaint with the attorney general’s office alleging a business is employing an illegal immigrant. The measure requires the attorney general, county attorneys and local police to investigate the complaints.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa health officials are appealing a Polk County court decision ordering the state to list both members of a same-sex marriage as the parents of a now-two-year-old child. State officials say the January decision addresses children born to a lesbian mother who conceived through the use of an anonymous sperm donor, but doesn’t resolve cases of same-sex couples who conceive in other ways.

ONAWA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say it appears there was no burglary at a business where a shooting happened in the western Iowa community of Onawa (AHN’-uh-wah). Officials say Darren Hieber initially told police he was shot in the leg Sunday night while interrupting a burglary at his business. Police now believe he was shot by an employee. No charges have been filed.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two women face several charges for allegedly attacking employees during a shoplifting incident at a grocery store in Des Moines. Police say several workers were injured in the fight Saturday at Dahl’s Foods. Karolann Harris and Marie Harris are charged with first-degree robbery, willful injury, criminal mischief and assault.