Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Feb. 25th 2013

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February 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More snow is predicted to fall in Nebraska and Iowa less than a week after a major snowstorm moved through the region. The snow will begin falling in Iowa this morning and could linger into Wednesday. The heaviest snow is forecast for southeast Iowa.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old Des Moines girl who went missing after her mother drove her to school earlier this month was found safe last night. Eighteen-year-old Sergio Lopez faces two counts of third-degree sexual abuse and is jailed without bond in Polk County. The girl went missing after her mother drove her to school on February 8th.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police say an Iowa boy accidentally shot his friend in the shoulder while they were playing with a handgun. Des Moines police say both the boys are 13-years-old. The boy who was hurt, Alec Osborn, was conscious when officers arrived and was initially listed in fair condition. The gun owner, 65-year-old Dennis Yohe, declined to comment yesterday on the incident.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Education spending and property tax cuts have been the focus so far in Iowa’s legislative session, but some people think another change that could emerge this year is an increase in the fuel tax. Iowa’s fuel tax is now 22 cents per gallon including all fees. It hasn’t been raised since 1989. An effort to raise the tax by 10 cents failed in the Legislature last year.