Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate unanimously approved a measure yesterday lessening the penalties for people who unknowingly expose someone to HIV with no intention of infecting them. The bill heads to the House. The law now says anyone who exposes a partner to HIV without that person’s consent can be convicted of a felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Police say a Colorado man found dead in Iowa was beaten and stabbed to death. An autopsy on 61-year-old Grant Michael Frazier determined he died from blunt force trauma and multiple stab wounds. The death was ruled a homicide. Frazier was last seen February 16th and his body was found this week in Newton, Iowa.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa President Sally Mason discussed her own experience of being accosted by a stranger when she was a college student. Mason opened a campus forum on sexual assault issues yesterday as her job appeared to be on shaky footing. She has faced criticism for a remark she made about sexual assault.
SPENCER, Iowa (AP) — Small Iowa cities are having a harder time finding and keeping enough volunteers to staff their ambulances. In the northwest Iowa communities of Fostoria and Peterson it’s difficult to find people willing to attend the 100 hours of required training. Even in communities with willing volunteers, many must work out of town and aren’t available for calls during the work hours.