Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Sept. 16th 2013


September 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has told Iowa Democrats that he’s proud of a political party that provides access to education and health care coverage. The Texas Democrat spoke yesterday at Senator Tom Harkin’s annual steak picnic in Indianola along with Vice President Joe Biden.

ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa (AP) — The funeral service has been set for a Rockwell City police officer shot and killed last week. The Des Moines Register reports that the funeral service for 37-year-old Jamie Buenting will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the gym at South Central Calhoun Middle School in Rockwell City. Burial at Rosehill Cemetery in Rockwell City will follow the funeral service.

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Marshalltown police are investigating the shooting death of a man whose body was found in home. Police say that officers responded to a report of gunshots before 5 a.m. yesterday but couldn’t find any problems. At about 6:30 a.m. Sunday, a woman called 911 to report a shooting victim. Police say they’re still investigating but that no suspects are being sought and there’s no risk to public safety.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Fire officials say an overnight fire has damaged an apartment complex in Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids television station KCRG TV reports that fire crews were called to the complex in southeast Cedar Rapids shortly after midnight Saturday. Officials say everyone inside the building was able to escape the complex without injury.