Iowa evening News Headlines – Wed., Oct. 31st 2012


October 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — An aide says President Barack Obama will return to Iowa at least once more before Tuesday’s election. A campaign aide who spoke on condition of anonymity because the event hasn’t been announced says Obama will hold a rally Saturday in Dubuque, directly across the Mississippi River from Wisconsin’s Grant County.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — While the presidential race is getting the most attention, a handful of state Senate races could determine whether Iowans get their most conservative state government in years. Republicans have launched an aggressive bid to wrest control of the Senate from Democrats. If Republicans pick up two seats and retain a majority in the House as expected, the GOP would control both houses of the General Assembly and the governor’s office for the first time since 1998.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Criminal complaints allege two Iowa men fired shots that attempted to kill six Iowa police officers during a high-speed chase after a bank robbery. The complaints filed today allege that 24-year-old Jeremiah Mumford and 19-year-old William Clayton planned yesterday’s armed robbery of Maynard Savings Bank.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say an Iowa inmate who was listed as escaped from a Sioux City work release facility has been captured. The Iowa Corrections Department says Justin Miller was apprehended by U.S. marshals and was taken to the Woodbury County Jail last night. Miller has been sought since he didn’t return to the facility as scheduled on October 12th.