Iowa early News Headlines: Thu., Dec. 13th 2012


December 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa will soon begin implementing its new testing requirements for people seeking to be licensed to teach in the state. The Gazette reports a legislative panel on Tuesday cleared the way for the state Department of Education to begin implementing on January 2nd new rules for teacher preparedness tests.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A second jury has failed to return a verdict in a lawsuit filed against Madison County Sheriff Craig Busch by a former dispatcher alleging sexual harassment. Kathryn Frank originally filed a lawsuit in 2005 against the county, then-sheriff Paul Welsh, and Busch, who was a deputy. The county settled the case, paying Frank $60,000. After Busch became sheriff in 2009, Frank claims he retaliated against her. But in this suit jurors were dismissed Monday after they could not reach a verdict.

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man is seeking more than $300,000 from the state after a county judge ruled he was wrongfully imprisoned for more than five years for a sexual assault he didn’t commit. David DeSimone of Clinton filed a claim yesterday with the State Appeal Board.

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say they’ve captured a man in Indiana who escaped from a county jail in northeast Iowa. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office announced yesterday that Timothy Reynolds was captured in Lafayette, Indiana. Reynolds escaped from the Delaware County Jail in Manchester, Iowa on November 18th.