Iowa early News Headlines – Tue., Oct. 16th 2012

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October 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has taken custody of a man charged with killing a 5-year-old girl in 2005. State agents took custody yesterday of 33-year-old Casey Frederiksen from a federal penitentiary in Marion, Ill. He’s charged with first-degree murder and first-degree sexual abuse in the death of 5-year-old Evelyn Miller. He’ll make an initial court appearance tomorrow.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa farmers are close to wrapping up this year’s harvest thanks to some needed rain. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a report yesterday that rain over the weekend helped the state’s pasture and range land. The statewide average rainfall last week was Iowa’s wettest week since early May.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. attorney’s office in Cedar Rapids has set up a telephone line and a website page for victims in the case against Iowa investment broker Russell Wasendorf Sr. A district judge approved the procedure under a law that says victims of federal crime are entitled to notification of certain court proceedings. The 64-year-old CEO of Peregrine Financial Group pleaded guilty last month to misspending investor funds over a 20-year-old period.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The public is being given more time to comment on Iowa’s livestock proposals. The Environmental Protection Agency says it’s extending the comment period until the end of the month. The proposals would change the state’s regulations of livestock operations to be in compliance with the federal Clean Water Act.