Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Dec. 3rd 2012


December 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of people on Saturday attended the funeral of Iowa native Army Sgt. Joseph Richardson, who died Nov. 16 while on patrol in Afghanistan. The service was held in Algona, and family members say the 23-year-old previously had served in Iraq and had asked to Afghanistan because he loved serving in the Army.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A month-long trial of two men seeking $100 million for their wrongful conviction in a 1977 Council Bluffs killing could end next week, but a former prison barber who is largely responsible for their freedom wonders if she’ll be compensated for her work. Anne Danaher, of Kansas City, spent years researching the case against Terry Harrington and Curtis McGhee and discovered investigators had withheld records from defense lawyers.

DES MOINES, IA – Officials with the Iowa Dept. of Natural  Resources report 5 hunters were shot Sunday during the second day of shotgun deer hunting season. One of the incidents occurred in Crawford County, while another involved the shooting of a Red Oak man near Indianola. None of the injuries were believed to be life threatening. All of the incidents remain under investigation.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine why an Iowa driver collided with a Cedar Rapids police cruiser. Cedar Rapids police say the westbound driver hit the marked police car around 1:40 a.m. yesterday, injuring both drivers.