Iowa early News headlines: Tue., Sept. 11, 2012


September 11th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has ordered flags at state government buildings and other sites to be flown at half-staff to honor those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Branstad is calling for the flags to be lowered today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at public buildings, grounds and other facilities.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has found two anti-war activists guilty of misdemeanor trespassing at central Missouri’s Whiteman Air Force Base. Ron Faust of Kansas City and Brian Terrell of Maloy, Iowa, were among 40 protesters who demonstrated at the air base in April against the use of unmanned military drones. They face a maximum six-month prison sentence.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Attorney Stephanie Rose has been confirmed as a federal judge in Iowa. The Senate voted 89-1 yesterday to confirm Rose in Iowa’s Southern District that includes Council Bluffs, Des Moines and Davenport. President Barack Obama nominated her in February.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (vee-yah-ry-GOH’-sah) will be headlining a fundraising dinner in Des Moines next month. Democratic officials say he will give a keynote address at the Jefferson Jackson Dinner on October 20. Villaraigosa chaired the Democratic National Convention last week in Charlotte, N.C.