Iowa early News Headlines: Wed., Nov. 21st 2012


November 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids jury has convicted a man of first-degree murder in the 2010 strangulation of a woman. Jerome Powers was accused of killing Doris Bevins in what prosecutors say started as a burglary. Powers claims he found Bevins unconscious.

GARNER, Iowa (AP) — Police have arrested three north-central Iowa men on numerous charges including burglary and ongoing criminal conduct. The men are expected to appear in court today. Authorities say the arrest of the men from Klemme is the result of a two-year investigation.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A scientist at an ape sanctuary in Des Moines has been reinstated. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh was placed on administrative leave in September after a dozen former employees expressed concerns about the safety and welfare of the bonobos at the Iowa Primate Sanctuary. An investigation concluded the allegations were unsubstantiated.

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Police say two men wanted after escaping from a county jail in east central Georgia have been caught in Fort Dodge. Matthew Findley and Jeffery Webb were taken into custody yesterday. The men were among several prisoners that escaped earlier this month after a jail door was left unlocked.