Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Aug. 13th 2012


August 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

LEON, Iowa (AP) — Police in southern Iowa say they’ve made one arrest in a bizarre home invasion. The Des Moines Register reports that as many as four masked men broke into a house in Leon occupied by a 26-year-old woman and her children, ages 10, 4 and 3. Officers arrested a 24-year-old Urbandale man they found when they arrived, but the others ran and were not caught. The woman and children suffered minor injuries.

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Utility officials say it was a duck that caused a brief power outage for more than 400 customers in Mason City on Friday. A southwestern segment the city in north-central Iowa was without power for nearly an hour before 10 p.m. Friday.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Davenport police arrested a man suspected of hitting a bicyclist with his van, then throwing the bike on top of the injured cyclist. The 37-year-old driver from Davenport was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of assault. He was released Friday from the Scott County Jail. Police say the man was speeding Thursday night when he ran a stop sign, swerved and hit the bicyclist before beating him.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A toddler found wandering a Waterloo street at night has been returned to his mother. Police tell the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier that the boy, believed to be between 2 and 4 years old, was found on a street around 4 a.m. yesterday. No charges have been filed, but police are still investigating.