Monday Morning Iowa Headlines


September 24th, 2012 by admin

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Authorities are investigating a shooting in Cedar Rapids that killed a 19-year-old woman. Police say Latasha Roundtree of Cedar Rapids died at a hospital early yesterday morning several hours after the shooting around 10 p.m. Saturday. The shooting happened near Interstate 380 on 16th Avenue.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – A state push to bring felony charges against noncitizens who voted in recent Iowa elections could run into two key roadblocks: local prosecutors who do not want to pursue cases and jurors who may find no criminal intent. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation announced Thursday that three Council Bluffs residents – a couple from Canada and a Mexican citizen living legally in the U.S. – were charged with election misconduct.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa man will spend at least five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to distributing methamphetamine in the northwest corner of the state. Federal prosecutors say 48-year-old Esmelin Belloso-Valle pleaded guilty last week to selling meth and conspiring with others to sell it.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa lawyer will be unable to work for 30 days because of problems with her record-keeping and the way she handled payments from her clients. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the Iowa Supreme Court suspended Sara Kersenbrock’s license. Kersenbrock had been accused of mishandling payments from clients and failing to deposit retainer payments into a client trust account.