IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A former aide says Secretary of State Matt Schultz kept paying his chief deputy a $126,000 annual salary for months while only requiring him to show up four days per week, sometimes very briefly. State Auditor Mary Mosiman says today that she was present when Schultz directed Jim Gibbons to report to the office four days weekly to help out as needed.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Legislature has sent a bill to Governor Terry Branstad that adds coaches to a state law prohibiting sexual relationships between students and teachers, administrators, and other licensed professionals. The bill, which passed the House yesterday and the Senate today fixes a legal complication arising from an April 11th Iowa Supreme Court ruling.
OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) - Ottumwa police say two people have been arrested for falsely accusing officers of stealing a motorcycle from their home garage. The Ottumwa Police Department says 27-year-old Marquise Benson and 38-year-old Tonya Bosley were arrested today.
IOWA FALLS, Iowa (AP) - Authorities have released the names of officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man in an Iowa Falls standoff. The state Department of Public Safety says Trooper Jeremy Schaffer and Trooper Kyle Haack are members of the Iowa State Patrol. Officer Joe Metz and Officer Bryce Knudsen are with the Iowa Falls Police Department. The fifth officer involved in the April 17th confrontation with Leighton Fitz works undercover for the state Division of Narcotics Enforcement.
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