Iowa early News headlines: Mon., Nov. 19th 2012


November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

CRESTON, Iowa (AP) — The longtime manager of the Creston Water Department is under investigation, but officials aren’t saying why. KCCI reports Creston’s mayor confirmed that Steve Green is being investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the state auditor. Green has managed the water department for about 30 years. He is suspended with pay while he is being investigated.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo police officer’s decision to shoot and kill a fleeing 22-year-old man is being investigated. The Iowa Criminal Division of Investigation says the incident happened near a Waterloo bar around 1:45 a.m. yesterday morning. Officer Kyle Law is on administrative leave while the fatal shooting of Derrick Ambrose at the New World Lounge Two is investigated.

CARTER LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Omaha, Nebraska police officers rescued two people and a dog from Carter Lake after their boat capsized. An officer spotted the overturned boat in Carter Lake, Iowa yesterday and called for help. Paramedics were worried that 55-year-old Kay Dunn and her 32-year-old son, Nathaniel Nelson, could develop hypothermia if they were in the water too long. The dog, Buster, was taken to the Nebraska Humane Society to get checked out.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Cedar Rapids police say a driver may have been going the wrong way on Interstate 380 before a head-on collision that killed one person and injured another. Police say the crash happened shortly after 3 a.m. yesterday. The names of the drivers were not immediately released.