Republican officials say the final count of the Iowa caucuses puts Rick Santorum ahead of Mitt Romney by 34 votes, but no winner will be declared because votes from eight precincts are missing.
Romney, the front-runner in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, initially had been considered the winner by 8 votes in the event's closest finish ever.
Iowa Republicans are to announce the tally Thursday morning. Republican officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to pre-empt the announcement, said Santorum would end up with 29,839 votes to Romney's 29,805.
A 23-year-old man has been convicted of attacking a 19-year-old woman at a rest stop off Interstate 29 near Onawa.
A news release from the office of the Monona county attorney says Mark Bitzan was accused of taking the woman into a stall in the women's restroom, threatening her with a knife and sexually assaulting her.
The crime occurred on Dec. 17, 2010. A jury convicted Bitzan on Tuesday. His sentencing has not been scheduled yet.
The news release says Bitzan was convicted in 2006 of a sexual assault in Natrona County, Wyo.