Iowa News Headlines: Sat., Oct. 12th 2013


October 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge in Johnston will temporarily close due to the federal government shutdown. The Iowa National Guard announced on Friday the museum would be open today but would close beginning Sunday. Although museum workers are employed by the state, some of the positions receive federal funding.

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have taken into custody three men who they believe may have information tied to a Marshalltown slaying on October 1st. The Marshalltown Police Department says the three men were taken into custody Thursday on material witness warrants. Two were later dismissed. One man remains in custody on the warrant.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa City officials say a 21-only ordinance passed in 2010 has reduced crime. The Iowa City Police Department says the data released Thursday shows at least 1,300 fewer calls for alcohol-related crimes between 2010 and 2013 compared to three years prior to the ban. City officials say the data is aimed at voters who will decide on November 5th whether to retain or repeal the ordinance, which prohibits people under 21 from entering most bars after 10 p.m.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities pulled a submerged sport utility vehicle out of the Iowa River in Johnson County and now are trying to figure out how the vehicle ended up in the river. KCRG-TV reports someone noticed the vehicle in the river Thursday afternoon and reported it.