Iowa early News headlines: Fri., Sept. 14th 2012

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September 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The campaign for President Barack Obama says Vice President Joe Biden’s trip to Iowa next week includes a visit to Burlington. Biden will speak at an event at the Port of Burlington on Monday. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Details of other campaign stops haven’t been released.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — One of the Republican appointees to the Electoral College has resigned abruptly from her post after publicly questioning whether she would support the GOP’s presidential ticket when casting official votes after the November election. Melinda Wadsley of Ames tells The Associated Press that she could not in good conscience vote for party nominee Mitt Romney. Wadsley had previously backed Texas Congressman Ron Paul.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly prescribing large amounts of narcotic painkillers to eight patients who fatally overdosed is seeking a delay in his preliminary hearing. Doctor Daniel Baldi (BALD’-ee) was charged earlier this month. One of the eight patients identified in court papers was Paul Gray, a founder of the heavy metal band Slipknot. He died of an overdose in 2010 at an Urbandale hotel.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An ape sanctuary near Des Moines has passed an inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Kenneth Schweller is the chairman of the Bonobo Hope Sanctuary board. He says that a USDA inspector was at the facility on Wednesday and “everything looked good.”