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


March 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The western Iowa town of Adair fired its police chief last fall because he lacked a valid firearms certificate and had been eavesdropping on the city clerk. The Des Moines Register reports public records reveal why former Chief Robert Koeneman was fired last September. Koeneman says he was treated unfairly. The sheriff handled police calls in Adair until a full-time officer was hired last November.

CORWITH, Iowa (AP) — A new gentlemen’s club in the northern Iowa town of Corwith had to operate by candlelight after losing electricity and water service. City officials say The Loft didn’t set up its utilities properly with someone responsible for payment before the club’s candlelight opening Saturday evening.

OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) — No one in Iowa won Powerball’s $338.3 million jackpot this weekend, but a winning ticket worth $2 million was sold in Oskaloosa. Iowa lottery officials say the $2 million winning ticket matched the first five numbers but not the Powerball. The ticket was worth $2 million because the buyer purchased a power play option to double the prize.

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Iowa State’s Will Clyburn won’t dispute a late charge call in the Cyclones’ 78-75 loss to Ohio State in the NCAA tournament. Clyburn was called for a charge when he ran into Buckeyes point guard Aaron Craft near the basket with 1:41 to go yesterday. Replays showed Craft’s right heel was at the semicircle restricting the area where players can take a charge in Dayton, Ohio.