Iowa early News Headlines: Fri., Nov. 16th 2012


November 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

SHENANDOAH, Iowa (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier from Shenandoah who was killed in Afghanistan has been remembered for his infectious smile. Nineteen-year-old Private First Class Brandon Buttry died November 5th while serving in Kandahar province. Hundreds of flags lined the streets of Shenandoah for his funeral yesterday. Buttry was deployed to Afghanistan in August. He was one of Don and Pam Buttry’s 14 children.

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Gambling will shift from the Missouri River to a Council Bluffs hotel under a plan approved by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. The Des Moines Register reports the commission backed the plan yesterday at a meeting in Johnston. The new casino will move from a riverboat to the first floor of Harrah’s Hotel, replacing a convention center. It will have 600 slot machines and 20 casino tables.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police say a man died after falling six stories from a window at a high-rise apartment near downtown Des Moines. Fifty-eight-year-old William Comiskey was found unconscious yesterday afternoon outside the Royal View Manor. Officials say foul play is not suspected.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Junior Devyn Marble scored a season-high 22 points and Iowa throttled Howard 66-36 last night for its third straight win. Aaron White added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Hawkeyes, who cruised on their home court despite hitting just four three-pointers in 21 tries.