Iowa early News Headlines: Sat., Oct. 13th 2012


October 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — One woman has been injured before fleeing with her sister and four children from a house fire in Waterloo. Nineteen-year-old Iesha Coffer says she was sleeping in an upstairs bedroom just before noon Thursday when she was awakened by heat and soon noticed the fire. Damage from the fire was estimated at $15,000.

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A former prison guard at the state prison in Fort Dodge is accused of providing contraband to an inmate and performing a sex act on him. Thirty-five-year-old Rhiannon Quintana of Fort Dodge, Iowa is charged with providing electronic contraband and sexual misconduct with an inmate. The newspaper says the alleged incidents happened on July 15th. The inmate is not identified in a criminal complaint filed with the Webster County attorney’s office.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Several people have been arrested during a prostitution bust at a motel in western Iowa. Authorities say the operation began just before 1 p.m. and ended with the last arrest at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday. The name of the motel in Council Bluffs wasn’t disclosed.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The matchup of the year in Big 12 appears to be just a little over a week away, when sixth-ranked Kansas State travels to face 5th ranked West Virginia. The unbeaten Wildcats first need to beat Iowa State in Ames, and the Cyclones aren’t the pushover they used to be. ISU knocked off then 3rd ranked Oklahoma State in Ames last year.