Iowa early News Headlines: Thu., Jan. 10th 2013


January 10th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A legislative committee is looking into a proposed new rule that establishes a process for removing voters from registration rolls if they can’t prove citizenship. Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is pushing the rule saying it’s needed because he believes people who are not U.S. citizens are registering to vote in Iowa. The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement and other civil rights groups oppose the rule saying it intimidates minority voters especially Latino immigrants.

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A Wisconsin-based printing company plans to close its facility in northeast Iowa. Quad Graphics of Sussex, Wisconsin announced yesterday it will close its printing plant in Dubuque. The move will impact 215 jobs at the plant, though it’s unclear if the jobs will be offered somewhere else.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former University of Iowa student accused of sexually assaulting a woman who was showing him an apartment now faces new charges in a separate incident. Twenty-two-year-old Peng Tang is accused of stealing a laptop and multiple bras and underwear from his former residence in March. He faces second-degree theft and third-degree burglary.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Freshman Ben McLemore had a career-high 33 points, and Number 6 Kansas rallied to beat Iowa State 97-89 in overtime last night. The Cyclones poured on fourteen 3-pointers, and had forged a 79-76 lead with 8.4 seconds left in regulation before losing in Lawrence.