Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Oct. 22nd, 2012


October 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is in western Iowa to urge people to vote for Mitt Romney, saying another four years of President Barack Obama will lead to higher national debt and continued economic struggles. Ryan’s remarks came Sunday before an enthusiastic crowd of about 500 people at a campaign rally in the parking lot of an outdoor outfitter store in Council Bluffs. Later in the day, he repeated his message at a slightly smaller rally in Sioux City on the banks of the Missouri River.

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting in Dubuque, Iowa that left one teen dead and another hospitalized. The shooting happened around 11:50 p.m. Saturday. Dubuque police say officers found two wounded teenage boys when they responded to a call.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Redistricting has created four competitive congressional races pitting two incumbents against one another and giving a House veteran his toughest challenge yet. Iowa lost one district in redistricting, creating much of the upheaval. It prompted nine-term Republican Representative Tom Latham to move into the 3rd district to avoid running against GOP Representative Steve King. In the 2nd district, Democratic Representative Dave Loebsack moved to avoid opposing Democrat Bruce Braley.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman has pleaded guilty to charges that she attacked her ex-boyfriend and tried to light his house on fire in March. Twenty-six-year-old Thorsha Gary pleaded guilty Friday to reduced charges of second-degree arson and second-degree burglary.