Iowa News Headlines: Sat., Sept. 15th 2012


September 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The campaign for President Barack Obama has released more details about Vice President Joe Biden’s trip to Iowa next week, which includes events in Ottumwa and Grinnell on Tuesday. Biden will arrive in Iowa on Monday and hold an event at the Port of Burlington.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Former Davenport Mayor Pat Gibbs has been sentenced to three years of probation for stealing thousands of dollars from a pawn shop where he worked. Fifty-three-year-old Gibbs received a deferred sentence Thursday in Scott County District Court. If he violates probation, the deferred judgment will be revoked and he could face up to five years in prison.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Davenport Police say no one was injured when a car ran a stop sign and hit a school bus, then fled the scene. Davenport television station KWQC reports the crash happened Thursday morning. The school district says the bus had six kindergartners on board and was on its way to Buchanan School when the crash happened.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A western Iowa store where a clerk was attacked with a stun gun in robberies just days apart is now under police scrutiny. Exotic Gifts in Council Bluffs and other stores with similar names in the Nebraska cities of Omaha and Lincoln were raided Thursday by agents with the federal Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Bureau. The Council Bluff store’s clerk was led away in handcuffs during the raids.