Iowa News Headlines: Thu., Nov. 28th 2013


November 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Composer and famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma is coming to eastern Iowa in 2015. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra says Ma will perform with them in a special concert on May 14, 2015, at the Adler Theatre in Davenport. The announcement is part of the orchestra’s preparation to celebrate its 100th season.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City officials say the city has reached a deal for a Florida-based company to buy and renovate a downtown hotel. Conor Acquisitions, of Fort Myers, Fla., would buy the property for $4 million and spend another $6.5 million on renovations. The 193-room hotel, now an independent, would be converted to a national brand.

ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa (AP) — The murder trial of a Rockwell City man accused of killing a police officer during a standoff has been rescheduled for next year. 32-year-old Corey Trott is charged with first-degree murder in the Sept. 13 death of Rockwell City Police Officer Jamie Buenting, an eight-year veteran of the small town’s department. Trott has pleaded not guilty.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa City man has been accused of multiple disturbances while being intoxicated, including causing a car crash and removing his clothes at a hospital. Police say 23-year-old Matthew D. Roberts crashed a vehicle into a guard rail earlier this week on Interstate 380. Roberts is charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and interference with official acts.