Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., April 1st, 2013


April 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Governor Terry Branstad and legislators will recognize those who donated land in Iowa for permanent recreation and conservation use. The event, called the Gift to Iowa’s Future, will be at the state Capitol this morning. The first Monday in April is designated as the Gift to Iowa’s Future Recognition Day, an effort which started in 2008.

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — An 18-year-old Iowa man is facing an arson charge in connection with the fire that destroyed a downtown Knoxville building. Nicholas Carter of Knoxville was arrested Saturday on suspicion of second-degree arson. Carter was released Saturday after posting bond, but authorities say additional charges linked to the March 25th fire are possible.

LANSING, Iowa (AP) — Northwest Iowa authorities are investigating a shooting where a 27-year-old man injured himself. The Allamakee County Sheriff’s office says the incident happened around 4:30 a.m. yesterday at a home near Lansing. Authorities say Logan Bunn fired a gun at a tree outside the home, but the bullet bounced back and hit him. Police were notified after Bunn showed up at a La Crosse, Wisconsin hospital for treatment.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The father of one of two Iowa cousins found dead following their disappearance last summer is facing new drug charges. Thirty-six-year-old Daniel Morrissey of Waterloo is being charged with trying to make methamphetamine and possessing simulated meth sometime between December 1st and his February 11th arrest for failing to comply with conditions of his pre-trial release.