Iowa early News Headlines: Friday, June 1st 2012


June 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The fire at the Iowa City landfill is expected to continue burning until next week. City officials say their main strategy remains to let the fire burn out on its own, but they are considering other methods such as specialized wetting agents and burying burning tires with ground cover. They are studying whether those methods would be effective or cause environmental damage.

HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) — A city councilman in north-central Iowa has pleaded guilty to allegations that he harassed a woman. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that 37-year-old Ryan Stock of Hampton pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge last week. Stock has been given a suspended sentence of a day in jail. He also was ordered to pay a fine and court costs.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Nebraska woman who owns an accounting firm in Iowa is accused of stealing more than $150,000 from an elderly client. Terry Lockie is charged with first-degree theft and dependent adult abuse. The 63-year-old Lockie lives in Homer, Nebraska and owns Terry Lockie and Associates in Sioux City, Iowa.  She is currently free on bond.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Polk County judge has sentenced a Nebraska filmmaker to 10 years in prison for fraud for securing tax credits under a program aimed at building Iowa’s film industry. Dennis Brouse of Plattsmouth, Nebraska was sentenced yesterday. He was convicted in March of fraudulent practices.