Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., April 29th 2013


April 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Governor Terry Branstad still isn’t ruling out the possibility of increasing the state fuel tax. Lawmakers seem less optimistic. Branstad says that if the Legislature approves proposed cuts to the commercial property tax, then a fuel tax increase “could be considered.” The tax has not gone up since 1989.

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has given the University of Northern Iowa a $2 million grant for a new educational research and development center. The money will go toward the Center for Educational Transformation. The center’s goal is to transform education through research, advocacy and innovation.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A shooting outside of a Des Moines-area strip club has killed one man in a large crowd and injured another. The shooting that killed Reginald Bryan happened in a parking lot outside Big Earl’s Gold Mine club. More than 300 people were gathered between the strip club and a nearby gas station for an after-hours party.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A domestic assault trial for the father of one of the cousins abducted in Evansdale and later found dead has been delayed. Witness schedule issues forced delay of the trial of Daniel Morrissey for assault against Misty Cook. He also has pleaded not guilty to criminal conduct and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.