Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., May 14th 2012


May 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

MANCHESTER (AP) — Two dead bodies have been found inside a house in northeast Iowa. State and local authorities were called Sunday to a home on the north side of Manchester. Police said two bodies were found inside and that the house is being treated as a crime scene. Law enforcement is seeking a person of interest in this case and are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17 year old Isaiah Sweet. No additional details are being released at this time due to the ongoing nature of the investigation

DES MOINES (AP) — A Des Moines woman is suspected of setting fire to her mother-in-law’s house after an altercation. A fire department spokesman says that 32-year-old Lesley Duckworth set the basement of the house alight around 11 p.m. Saturday. She’s being held in the Polk County jail.

IOWA CITY (AP) — Two Iowa City men face charges in a pair of assaults against a woman at a University of Iowa dorm. The Johnson County sheriff’s office told KGAN-TV that 19-year-olds Hayes Obinna-Ozoh and Kenneth Clayton are suspected of assault and false imprisonment. Both men were being held yesterday in the Johnson County jail.

CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — Authorities are investigating how a 3-year-old girl was left to wander alone near a Cedar Rapids school. KGAN-TV reports the girl was found at Taylor Elementary about 6:30 p.m. Saturday and officers spent hours knocking on doors in the area, trying to find her family. Police say the girl’s family was located about 2 a.m. yesterday but they didn’t know she was missing.

LA PORTE CITY (AP) — Recent lottery winner Wally Markham isn’t just a member of his local country club — he owns it. The 65-year-old Markham won the Iowa Lottery Hot Lotto jackpot in November, netting about $3.5 million after taxes. The retiree says that he invested most of his winnings but first set aside enough to buy the faltering La Porte City Country Club.