Iowa early News Headlines – Mon., Nov. 5th 2012


November 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Thousands of Iowans convicted of crimes will be ineligible to vote Tuesday under a policy imposed by Republican Governor Terry Branstad while others remain uncertain over whether they have voting rights because of confusing laws. Branstad signed an executive order last year that reversed a policy started in 2005 by Democratic Governor Tom Vilsack. Under that policy, felons automatically regained voting rights once they were discharged from state supervision. The change made Iowa among four states where ex-felons must apply to have rights restored.

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — Iowa authorities are investigating the death of a hunter who appeared to have fallen from his tree stand in Henry County. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 38-year-old Clint Lawrence was found dead near Mount Pleasant around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — Fans of the American bald eagles featured on an Iowa web cam may have to wait to see the birds because they are building a new nest outside the camera’s view. The Gazette in Cedar Rapids reports the eagles are building a new nest near Decorah about 300 feet away from their own one.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Pizza Hut deliveryman lost his job after apartment security cameras caught him urinating on a customer’s door. The Des Moines Register reports the incident happened in Des Moines on Thursday.