Iowa News Headlines


March 3rd, 2012 by admin

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press:

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa is the first state to make it a crime to lie to get onto a farm to secretly record animal abuse. Republican Governor Terry Branstad signed the law yesterday that makes lying on a job application to get access to a farm facility a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $1,500. Branstad signed the measure that’s strongly opposed by animal rights groups in a private ceremony.

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – A Dubuque County sheriff’s deputy is charged with burglary and stalking for allegedly threatening his ex-wife’s boyfriend and damaging the man’s boat. The Department of Public Safety says James Doyle was charged yesterday with vandalizing the boat in October 2011. Doyle has been relieved of his duties, ordered to relinquish all firearms and stay away from the couple.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a man suspected in a 2008 killing in Des Moines has been extradited from Mexico back to the United States. Police say 32-year-old Mario Cordero is accused of killing 32-year-old Miquel Cano on July 4th, 2008.