Iowa early News Headlines: Wed., Feb. 6th 2013


February 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of sexual exploitation of children. Acting U.S. Attorney Sean Berry says 23-year-old Lucas Robinson pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Cedar Rapids. He also was convicted of one count of possession of child pornography and one count of extortion.

PACIFIC JUNCTION, Iowa (AP) — Authorities continue to investigate the death of a toddler found unresponsive in a southwest Iowa residence. The state Department of Public Safety says the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is waiting for autopsy results to determine the circumstances surrounding the child’s injuries and death. Police received a 911 call Friday about an unresponsive child at a residence in Pacific Junction near the Nebraska state line.

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — A park and trail in northeast Iowa that’s close to where two cousins were last seen alive is being renamed in their memory. Waterloo television station KWWL reports the park at Meyers Lake in Evansdale will now be called Angels’ Park in memory of Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins. The trail around the park will be called Trail of Angels.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Movie buffs will soon have great place to watch films in downtown Iowa City. The nonprofit group FilmScene announced Tuesday that a cinema and lounge will open this fall after extensive city-backed renovations to the building that housed the popular Vito’s bar.