Iowa early News Headlines: Tue., Oct. 23rd 2012


October 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says no charges will be filed against a Van Buren County deputy who shot and killed a man last week. The DCI said yesterday that Deputy Jon Tharp’s actions were justified and no charges will be filed. Authorities say 59-year-old Robert Dooley of Brighton was shot on Iowa Highway 2 near Cantril on October 16th.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say an inmate who failed to return to a work release center in Des Moines is back in custody after she voluntarily came back to the facility. The Iowa Department of Corrections says 24-year-old Tibise Joseph was placed on escape status when she didn’t return to the center as scheduled on Sunday. Authorities say she showed up later that day. She is now being held in the Polk County jail.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mitt Romney plans to campaign Wednesday in Cedar Rapids, making it a busy day for presidential candidates in the state. The Republican nominee will speak at a rally that night at a Cedar Rapids airport hangar. President Barack Obama will speak at a rally that morning at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport. Iowa is among nine battleground states expected to decide who wins the election.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A lawyer for a conservative is asking jurors to find that she was a victim of political discrimination at the University of Iowa. Steve Fieweger told jurors yesterday that Teresa Wagner was rejected for positions because of her opposition to abortion rights. Wagner is seeking more than $400,000 in damages.