Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Aug. 20 2012


August 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The mayor of Dunkerton is scheduled to go on trial tomorrow after motions filed by his attorney to dismiss the case have been rejected by a judge. Michael Schares and his nephew, Thomas Adamson, face interference with official acts and harassment of a police officer charges. A police officer says Schares and Adamson interfered when he pulled over Adamson’s wife for allegedly speeding in December.

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport woman faces multiple charges after leading Mason City police on a car chase. Twenty-two-year-old Alexis Robinson is being held in the Cerro Gordo County jail on $5,000 bond. She’s charged with motor vehicle theft, eluding and assault while participating in a felony. A deputy attempted a traffic stop Friday night and discovered the car was stolen.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man has been charged in connection with an armed robbery at a pharmacy Friday night. KCAU TV reports police arrested 42-year old Eric Evans Saturday morning and have charged him with first-degree robbery. The robbery happened at Drilling Pharmacy around 8 p.m. Friday.

FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — A 112-year-old family-owned Fairfield manufacturer has hired a Maryland investment bank to help it find a buyer or investor. Equity Partners CRB has been retained by a bankruptcy court order to seek a buyer for Harper Brush Works. Harper Brush Works filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy organization on May 29th. It manufactures brooms, brushes, mops and other cleaning-related products.