Iowa early News Headlines – Wed., Oct. 24th 2012


October 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A teacher’s aide at a central Iowa high school has been fired following an anonymous call about a murder in Indiana nearly 50 years ago. Officials learned Paula Pace was part of a family who tortured and killed a teenage girl in 1965. She pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Pace has worked for the BCLUW school district based in Conrad since 1998.

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — The trial of an Iowa teenager charged in the deaths of his grandparents in Manchester has been moved to next year. Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Sweet’s trial is now scheduled for March 6th in Delaware County District Court. He is charged as an adult with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Richard and Janet Sweet in May 2011.

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Air National Guard says it has its first female brigadier general. The guard says Jennifer Walter of Indianola was promoted to brigadier general on October 14th during a ceremony at the 132nd Fighter Wing in Des Moines. She will assume duties as the Iowa Air Guard’s chief of staff.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Jurors are resuming deliberations today in the case of a conservative scholar who claims she was passed over for jobs at the University of Iowa law school because of liberal bias. Jurors deliberated the case of Teresa Wagner yesterday for eight hours at the federal courthouse in Davenport.