Iowa News Headlines: Thu., March 1st, 2012


March 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House has approved two gun-rights measures that sparked Democrats to stage a walkout earlier in the day, stalling action for six hours. One bill would allow people to use deadly force to protect themselves and the other called for writing gun rights protections into the Iowa Constitution. The second measure would have to be approved by another legislative assembly next year and then be referred to voters.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say an Iowa State Patrol trooper was injured when a semitrailer hit his patrol car while the trooper was assisting in another crash in north central Iowa. Trooper Jeremy Schaffer was injured yesterday afternoon on an entrance ramp from U.S. Highway 20 onto Interstate 35 in Hamilton County. The road was slush-covered and high winds and blowing snow created poor visibility at the time.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The trial of two cousins accused in a deadly shooting in Cedar Rapids has been delayed from March until July. Eighteen-year-old Justin Ross of Cedar Rapids, and 19-year-old Donovan Ross of Hiawatha are charged with first-degree murder in the death of 30-year-old Andre Herron. He was shot on a city street on November 26th.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A famed Jackson Pollock painting that’s owned by the University of Iowa is coming to the Des Moines Art Center. The Des Moines Register reports the art center announced yesterday that it will display Pollock’s “Mural” from April 5th to July 15th.