Iowa early News Headlines: Thu., May 31st 2012


May 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — A man in custody on robbery charges is now charged with killing a man at an adult theater in Ottumwa. Police Chief Jim Clark says 25-year-old Bruce Pollard, of Ottumwa, was charged yesterday with first-degree murder in the death of 74-year-old Kenneth McDaniel. His body was found inside Cinema X on March 13.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — American Indian tribes authorized to triple the amount of time tribal members can spend in jail say they’re challenged by a lack of funding. A U.S. Government Accountability Office report shows that none of the 109 tribes who responded to a survey about increased sentencing were taking advantage of it.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court is letting a suspended county attorney return to his job after receiving assurances that he will spend more time prosecuting cases. The court yesterday lifted a suspension issued to Appanoose County Attorney Richard Scott on May 2.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa City man who owned a trash-hauling business has pleaded guilty to ripping off customers by creating phony landfill receipts to overcharge them. Nicholas Yutzy pleaded guilty Tuesday to mail fraud. He faces up to 20 years in prison but is likely to receive far less.