Iowa early News Headlines: Tue., Nov. 20th 2012


November 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Democrat who lost an Iowa House seat by just 22 votes on Election Day is seeking a recount. Susan Judkins of Clive requested the recount last week in her race against Republican Chris Hagenow. A date for the recount hasn’t been set yet but it must be completed by early next month.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Waterloo’s mayor says the shooting of a man by police is a tragedy and an example of gun violence culture. Investigators are looking into the early Sunday shooting of Derrick Ambrose by officer Kyle Law. Police say Law shot Ambrose following a pursuit from a reported shooting at a bar.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Leaders of the NAACP are lobbying Governor Terry Branstad to soften the state’s policy on felon voting rights. NAACP officials are pushing for a change in the application process for felons to get their voting rights back. They say it’s a cumbersome process that’s resulted in less than 20 felons getting their voting rights back since January 2011.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City police say a foreign exchange student is recovering after being shot at a local bar. Briar Cliff University student Natacha Butera was listed yesterday in fair condition at a hospital. Police say a man fired a pistol at another man during a dispute Sunday. Butera, who did not know the shooting suspect, was shot as she stood nearby.