Iowa early News Headlines: Thu., July 11th 2013


July 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids attorney is joining the race for the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports Dave O’Brien launched his campaign yesterday with events in Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Waterloo.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Little League baseball coach in Des Moines has been suspended for one game after being accused of attacking another coach in front of kids. Des Moines police say coach Michael Boehler allegedly attacked coach Steven Dicks at the end of the Grandview Little League’s baseball practice Friday. Des Moines television station KCCI reports the Grandview Little League board later suspended Boehler for one game. The station reports Boehler declined to comment.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in Iowa City have accused a man of mistakenly setting fire to a vehicle he thought belonged to a drug dealer. An Iowa City police complaint says 57-year-old Jerry Titus told officers he set fire to the car at an apartment complex on June 23rd to get revenge on a dealer who cheated him on a drug sale. The car actually belonged to another apartment resident.

GARNER, Iowa (AP) — After a multi-year restoration effort, volunteers are only a month away from reopening an 82-year-old Art Deco movie theater in the small northern Iowa city of Garner. The seats, screen and digital projection equipment are now in place at the Avery Theater, which began its restoration after a nonprofit agency bought the 1931-vintage building in 2008.