Iowa News Headlines: Wed., Oct. 16th 2013


October 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Volunteers and state support are keeping the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge open during the federal government shutdown. The Iowa National Guard says the state will pay a part-time staffer and volunteers will fill in as needed. The museum was established in 1985 and is the only federally recognized repository for military artifacts in Iowa.

BOONE, Iowa (AP) — The trial of a man charged with killing his wife in Boone has been moved to a different county more than 130 miles away. A judge ruled last week that 39-year-old Alexander Fazzino’s trial will happen in Buchanan County instead of Boone County. Defense attorneys had filed a motion for the move because of media coverage in the area. Fazzino is charged with first-degree murder in the death last year of his wife, Emily Fazzino.

OELWEIN, Iowa (AP) — A northeast Iowa man accused of shooting his wife multiple times faces an attempted murder charge. Oelwein Police responded to a home Tuesday and detained 44-year-old Myron Dewayne Meador after he came outside with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Meador’s wife, 38-year-old Niki Jolene Meader, was found inside the home with multiple gunshot wounds.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials and conservation leaders are working on a management plan for the 256-acre Little Wall Lake in Hamilton County. The state Department of Natural Resources and the Hamilton County Conservation Board have disagreed on water level issues. DNR has been in favor of the shallow lake experiencing natural drought cycles. Lake residents want to increase the water level for recreation during drought years.