Iowa early News Headlines: Sunday, June 23rd 2013


June 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

ALLAMAKEE COUNTY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials evacuated more than 80 campers after heavy rains caused flooding at the Yellow River State Forest in the northeast corner of the state. The state Department of Natural Resources said the campers had to be evacuated yesterday after more than 3 inches of rain fell overnight. The campers were brought to a community building in Harpers Ferry about 10 miles away.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa City man is facing several charges after allegedly holding a child and elderly woman hostage during a13-hour standoff with police. Iowa City police said 52-year-old Troy Perkins was arrested yesterday morning after a SWAT team entered the home. Police say the standoff began around 7 p.m. Friday when Perkins’ girlfriend reported that he had threatened her with a gun and punched her before she fled the house.

CORWITH, Iowa (AP) — A gentlemen’s club that drew strong opposition after it opened this March in the tiny northern Iowa town of Corwith is closing. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports this weekend will be the last for The Loft club in the town of roughly 300. But club owner Dale Peterson says he may try to relocate to another Iowa town, possibly Fort Dodge.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican businessman and reality TV host Donald Trump will speak at a conservative event in Iowa this August. Organizers of the Family Leader’s leadership summit say Trump accepted the invitation to speak August 10th in Ames.