Iowa early News Headlines – Thu., Nov. 15th 2012


November 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The former University of Iowa athletic department official at the center of a sexual harassment investigation was fired from a previous job at a liberal arts college in South Carolina in 1999. Coastal Carolina University released records yesterday to The Associated Press showing Peter Gray was dismissed after working less than a year as its director of advisement and retention. Gray resigned from Iowa last week after an investigation accused him of sexually harassing students. He hasn’t returned messages seeking comment this week.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines woman convicted in the 1998 death of her infant son is out of prison. Fifty-three-year-old Heidi Anfinson was released from the women’s prison in Mitchellville yesterday. The Iowa Board of Parole granted her parole two weeks ago. Anfinson will live her father, Irv Hoffbauer, in West Des Moines.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Three Iowa children will be pitting their memories against around 300 other contestants in the National Bible Bee. The event began yesterday and runs through Saturday in Sevierville, Tennessee. Fifteen-year-old Joshua Bontrager and his 10-year-old brother, Taylor, from Kalona, will compete, as will 13-year-old Andrew Adams of Clive.

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Deon Mitchell and Seth Tuttle scored a combined 48 points and Northern Iowa held off Toledo 84-81 in overtime last night. Mitchell was 8 of 11 from the field with 27 points. Tuttle was 6 of 9 from the field, with 21 points in Cedar Falls.