Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., April 30th 2012


April 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Hawkeyes All-American wrestler Bobby Telford faces a charge of public intoxication after an incident last weekend outside an Iowa City bar. A police report cited by the Iowa City Press-Citizen says the 20-year-old Telford was found leaning against the front of the bar on April 20th. Police say he smelled of alcohol and refused to take a breath test.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An attorney for a suspended Des Moines police officer says a medical problem may be to blame for two crashes involving his patrol car. The attorney says doctors are trying to determine whether 28-year-old Brandon Singleton has narcolepsy or has a stress-related problem brought on by marital troubles or his past Army service. Singleton was suspended and charged Tuesday with hitting an unoccupied vehicle and three drug counts. He’s pleaded not guilty.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in a pair of Cedar Rapids stabbings. Police say 20-year-old Parish Harris of Cedar Rapids, faces two counts of attempted murder following his arrest after 3:00 a.m. yesterday. He is being held in the Linn County jail.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man has been ordered to spend 25 years in prison for the attempted murder of his pregnant girlfriend. The sentence for 21-year-old Thomas Rausch Junior was handed down Friday in Woodbury County District Court. He was convicted in March of attempted murder and willful injury in a January 2011 attack on Kasandra Smith, now 22.