Iowa News Headlines: Mon., March 5, 2012


March 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Senator Tom Harkin was on hand for the grand opening of President Barack Obama’s campaign office in Des Moines. The grand opening of the Obama for America Iowa headquarters took place yesterday afternoon.

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — Le Mars police say a home intruder attacked an 11-year old girl who was home sick from school. Sioux City television station KTIV reports that a 19-year-old man suspected in the attack has been arrested. Police were investigating a report of burglary a block away from the attack Friday morning, when dispatch received a 911 call from the girl’s house. When officers arrived, they found the 19-year-old with the girl in the home’s basement.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The new trial for a Fairfax man charged in the 2008 shooting death of another man in an apartment parking lot will not take place later this month as planned. Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reports that the first-degree murder trial for 23-year-old Jacovan Bush has been pushed back to September. His trial had been set for March 12th.

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — Delaware County supervisors are expected to decide the next step with a potential $3 million emergency bond to help fund the rebuilding of the Lake Delhi dam that collapsed during flooding in 2010. The collapse nearly drained the private lake on the Maquoketa (muh-KOH–kuh-tah) River in northeast Iowa. Supervisor Shirley Helmrichs says that the board will decide whether to move forward with the bond and set a public hearing, most likely for March 19th.