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Iowa (early) News Headlines: Mon., March 26th 2012


March 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

BOONE, Iowa (AP) — Iowa authorities are trying to determine whether two Boone police officers acted appropriately when they shot and wounded a fleeing suspect. The Division of Criminal Investigation says it’s investigating what happened around 10:45 Saturday night when the officers went to a home to follow up on a previous incident. The DCI says the man’s identity won’t be released until later today.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police say a young Iowa mother was upset about custody arrangements one day before killing her 2-year-old son at her apartment and then driving her vehicle into a bridge pillar. Indianola and Des Moines police held a joint news conference yesterday about the deaths of 23-year-old Kelli Sly and her son Gavin.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will speak in Iowa again this week about the administration’s efforts to create U.S. manufacturing jobs. Wednesday’s speech in Davenport will be the second Iowa speech Biden has given this month. The re-election campaign for Biden and President Barack Obama announced this week’s event yesterday. Biden will speak at PCT Engineered Systems in Davenport.