Iowa early News Headlines: Tue., Feb. 5th 2013


February 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

ONAWA, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in a fatal crash. Lenley Schofield Jr. pleaded guilty yesterday to vehicular homicide and operating while intoxicated. The plea agreement includes an 11-year prison sentence.

WAUKON, Iowa (AP) — County officials in northeast Iowa have approved a temporary moratorium on frac sand mining. Supervisors in Allamakee County voted unanimously on the moratorium for at least 18 months. The move gives a planning and zoning commission time to study the potential ill effects of the practice.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former elementary student in the small western Iowa community of Anita has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming the school’s principal and superintendent knew a former teacher abused girls and failed to report it. The girl and her mother, who are not named, claim she also was abused.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican lawmakers want to require a three-fifths majority vote for any state tax increase. Legislation discussed yesterday by a subcommittee in the state House would change the Iowa Constitution to require a three-fifths majority to approve any tax hike or new tax.