Iowa early News Headlines: Sat., May 12th 2012


May 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A 41-year-old woman who had previously been teaching chemistry at a Cedar Rapids high school has been charged with having sex with a student. Authorities say Heather Adams was arrested on Sunday night after police say Adams and the 18-year-old student were found having sex in a car. Adams faces one charge of sexual exploitation by a school employee.

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — A 42-year-old woman who’d been working as a caretaker for an ailing Marshalltown man has been accused of stealing from him. The Marshalltown Times-Republican reports Kimberly Pepper has been charged with theft, two counts of forgery and two counts of identity theft. She’s accused of stealing more than $25,000 from Calvin Goecke and his wife in 2011.

LA MOTTE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old boy has been fatally injured in the crash of a four-wheeler on an eastern Iowa farm. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says the boy was driving the four-wheeler when it rolled. He’d been using it for doing chores shortly before 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the farm near La Motte.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo woman has been sentenced to almost two years in federal prison for trying to sell and deliver counterfeit bills in a sting operation run by the Secret Service. The U.S. attorney’s office says 38-year-old Rena Kirk was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Thursday in Davenport federal court. She has pleaded guilty.