Iowa early News headlines: Mon., Sept. 3rd 2012


September 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified the pilot who was killed when his plane crashed during an air show in eastern Iowa. The Quad-City Times reported yesterday that Glenn Smith of Frisco, Texas was the pilot killed in Saturday’s crash of a Soviet-era L-39 jet.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man will face tougher criminal charges because of what he yelled out while he was being arrested after a July shooting at a Waterloo bar. Prosecutors have now charged 53-year-old Roland Anderson of Waterloo with attempted murder in connection with the shooting of 39-year-old Maurice Stovall on July 22nd. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that Anderson yelled that he wished Stovall was dead as he was being put into a police car. Stovall was wounded several times in the attack but he survived.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge will decide soon whether a former Drake student sentenced last month to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a fraternity brother should get a new trial. A Polk County judge may rule tomorrow on Anthony Bertolone’s motion.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Lawyers for an Iowa woman facing a second death penalty trial for her role in the execution-style killings of five people in 1993 are planning to challenge the process used to select jurors. Angela Johnson’s attorneys on Friday asked for years of data to analyze the racial and gender makeup of juries in the federal district that covers the northern half of Iowa.