Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Jan. 7th 2013


January 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials are re-examining state personnel rules after a newspaper investigation revealed that 33 state employees who were fired returned to work for the state in the past five years. The Des Moines Register examined the records of 328 state employees fired for just-cause in the past five years. The paper reports that Iowa conservation officer is still working even after being fired twice for alcohol-related offenses.

WAUKON, Iowa (AP) — A police officer is recovering after being stabbed with a screwdriver while trying to break up an assault in northeast Iowa. The Allamakee County Sheriff’s office says Waukon Police Officer Chad Dugan was hurt late Saturday while responding to an assault report. Authorities say a 60-year-old man stabbed Dugan with a screwdriver when Dugan entered the home. After a struggle, the 60-year-old was arrested. Dugan was treated at a local hospital and released.

COGGON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified the 21-year-old man who was killed in a snowmobile crash near Cedar Rapids late Friday. The Linn County Sheriff’s Department said yesterday that Aaron Greif of Central City died when the snowmobile hit a field fence just east of the Cedar Rapids suburb of Coggan.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Trey Burke had 19 points and a career-high 12 assists, part of another stellar offensive performance from Number 2 Michigan in a 95-67 win over Iowa yesterday. Devyn Marble scored 14 points for the Hawkeyes in Ann Arbor.