Iowa early News Headlines: Tue., Jan. 8th 2013


January 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

POLK CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says a leaking pipe is reducing the water level of a lake at an Iowa state park. Television station KCCI reports workers have tried to stop a leaking valve that’s contributing to the reduced level at Big Creek Lake in Polk County. The lake, which is primarily used for recreation, is losing about a foot of water every month.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A hacker has hit a website used by the Iowa Senate Republican Caucus. A spokeswoman for the Senate Republicans says the attack was discovered yesterday morning and hadn’t been fixed by the afternoon. Spokeswoman Kirsten Anderson says efforts were under way to fix the problem.

(Information in the following story is from: The Gazette,

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One of three Iowa unions representing state workers has reached a tentative deal on a two-year bargaining agreement. The Gazette reports that a leader for the State Police Officers Council confirmed that workers have reached an agreement with state negotiators. Iowa state trooper Mark Bowlin declined to discuss details about the deal.

CORAVILLE, Iowa (AP) — The former vice president of a boat distributor in eastern Iowa has been given prison time and six months of home confinement in connection with several counts of wire fraud. Corey Hagen was sentenced Friday to two months of prison and three years of supervised release. He also has been ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution.