Iowa early News Headlines: Thu., May 10th 2012


May 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature has adjourned a session in which lawmakers took on some big issues but emerged with little legislation. It took an additional three weeks past the scheduled adjournment before lawmakers adjourned yesterday.

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Lin Television Corp. is buying 17 television stations in eight markets from New Vision Television. The companies say the sales price is $330.4 million, with Lin Television assuming $12 million in New Vision debt as well. The deal was announced Monday. It is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close before the end of the year. The deal includes Mason City television station KIMT.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An attorney for a suspended Iowa prosecutor says his client will contest allegations that his failure to do his job posed a threat to public safety. Attorney David Brown said yesterday that Richard Scott wants to return to his job as Appanoose County attorney. Brown says Scott plans to appear at a May 29th hearing and seek to have the suspension lifted.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman accused of faking a brain tumor to get prescription drugs has been arrested on six counts of identity theft. Iowa City policy arrested Amanda Malek of Perry, on Tuesday. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports a criminal complaint filed in Johnson County District Court says Malek tried to convince health care providers that she had a brain tumor six times in 2010. Healthcare workers couldn’t substantiate her condition, and doctors who allegedly signed the letters say they’re forgeries.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drake has signed a pair of frontcourt players to round out its latest recruiting class. Bulldogs coach Mark Phelps says Daddy Ugbede and Robert Puleikis have signed letters of intent and will join the team next season. The pair round out a list of eight newcomers for the Bulldogs, who lost star Rayvonte Rice to transfer.