Iowa early News Headlines: Tue., Nov. 13 2012


November 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — University of Northern Iowa professors are asking the Iowa Board of Regents for salary increases in each of the next two years. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that the United Faculty bargaining team is seeking a 2.25 percent in increase in base salary and an additional 2.25 percent increase based on the average of all professors’ salaries. The increase would begin in July 2013 and again in 2014.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The mother of one of the missing Iowa cousins has been ordered to appear in federal court to face a complaint alleging she violated the terms of her supervised release in a decade-old methamphetamine case. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade has ordered Misty Morrissey to appear in her courtroom in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, a day after family members will gather to mark the four-month anniversary of the disappearance of Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Jurors will be chosen later today in the first-degree murder trial of a Cedar Rapids man accused of strangling a 68-year-old woman. On trial is 50-year-old Jerome Power, who is charged with killing Doris Bevins in her Cedar Rapids home. KCRG-TV reports the trial is expected to continue into next week but be completed before Thanksgiving.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa has closed a rock-climbing wall at its wellness center after a student fell about 30 feet and injured his spine. The Gazette in Cedar Rapids reports that 21-year-old Spencer E. Bean was climbing the wall just before 10 p.m. Thursday when he fell. Bean landed on his feet, and was rushed to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.