Iowa early News Headlines for Sat., Aug. 18th 2012


August 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police have arrested a person involved in a shooting that occurred during an undercover drug operation at a trailer park near Iowa City. Police Sergeant Denise Brotherton says that officers responded yesterday afternoon to an apartment complex where someone believed to be involved in the Thursday night shooting was staying. Officers escorted John Mulbah outside in handcuffs minutes after firing tear gas to end a four hour standoff.

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Fort Dodge police officer has helped an apartment resident escape from a fire that was burning in a nearby, upstairs unit. The police officer, Leighton Walker, was among those who responded to a 911 call. No injuries were reported.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport man has been given 10 years in prison for running over his estranged girlfriend and killing her. Thirty-seven-year-old Eric Olsen had been convicted of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. He was sentenced on Thursday to 10 years for the homicide and five years for leaving the scene. The sentences are to be served concurrently.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State’s James White sure likes what he hears from his coach. Paul Rhoads says the Cyclones will run the football — a lot. White grinned when he heard that and he should. White became the starter last fall after a neck injury in the fourth game sidelined Shontrelle Johnson.