Iowa early News Headlines: Tue., Jan. 1st 2013


January 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Capitol’s flag has been lowered to honor a former legislative page who was killed with her husband in Nebraska. KTIV-TV in Sioux City reports that the flag was lowered yesterday, on what have would have been Victoria Vargas’ 26th birthday. Vargas and her 30-year-old husband, Gabino Vargas, were found slain on December 9th in a mobile home near the northeast Nebraska town of Ewing.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa fisherman will be able to drop a third line in the water on the same fishing license beginning Tuesday. The law is among a handful taking effect today. It allows anglers to fish with three poles and a total of six hooks, up from two poles and four hooks. Another law would allow hunters and anglers to use three-year licenses. A separate law allows combined licenses for hunting and fishing.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Police are investigating an eastern Iowa home day care center that may have been used to make methamphetamine. The Quad-City Times reports that 34-year-old Dale Blumer was arrested Sunday on a felony drug-manufacturing charge. He was still in the Scott County Jail yesterday on a $100,000 bond.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) —Alex Singleton ran for three scores and Tulsa beat Iowa State 31-17 yesterday in the Liberty Bowl, avenging a season-opening loss to the Cyclones. Iowa State rallied to beat Tulsa 38-23 on September 1st, but the Golden Hurricane put together the comeback Monday in Memphis, Tennessee.