Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Oct. 29th 2012

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October 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The campaign for Democratic President Barack Obama says Vice President Joe Biden will visit Iowa again later this week. The campaign said yesterday that Biden will visit Fort Dodge on Thursday, but details of his visit weren’t immediately available. In addition to Biden’s visit, first lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to campaign in Iowa City and Sioux City on Monday.

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A Dubuque school board member is facing criminal charges after getting into an argument with a bus driver in a country club parking lot. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that 50-year-old George Davis spent Saturday night in jail after the incident. He was released after posting $5,000 bond yesterday.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa City woman is refusing to pay a hefty sewer charge for water she used to keep her lawn alive during this summer’s drought. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports Linda Watkins had no problem paying the $92 water bill she received in August because she knew she was using more water than usual. But Watkins balked at the idea of paying $123 for sewer charges when most of the water she used stayed on her lawn and never reached the city’s sewers.

ATTICA, Iowa (AP) — State environmental officials have lifted a drinking water alert for residents of the town of Attica. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says water samples from Attica’s water supply show the water is now safe to drink.