Iowa early News Headlines – Tue., June 5th 2012

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June 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

UNDATED (AP) — Iowa’s congressional hopefuls plan to keep working for votes through primary election day by making calls, meeting voters and giving media interviews. The races in the eastern half of the state will narrow the GOP field to one candidate in the two districts, and determine whether Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack can seek a fourth term. Loebsack faces a primary challenger, Davenport state Sen. Joe Seng.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man charged with running a nationwide sex trafficking ring that used Backpage.com to solicit customers will be detained pending trial. U.S. District Judge James Gritzner rejected Johnelle Bell’s request for release Monday.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Locked-out union workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. are heading to the negotiating table. The two sides are set to resume talks Friday after the union asked a federal mediator to call the meeting. It has been more than 10 months since the lockout started and more than four months than the two sides last met.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are seeking a 40-year-old man who escaped from a residential work release facility in western Iowa’s Sioux City. The Iowa Department of Corrections says Cletus Antonio Armell failed to return to the facility Sunday from a shopping pass.