Iowa early News Headlines: Friday, April 20th 2012


April 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa officials are preparing for a possible campus visit by President Barack Obama. David Visin is associate director of the UI Department of Public Safety. He says that local law enforcement officials were scheduled to meet with the Secret Service on yesterday afternoon to discuss details of the president’s visit to the area. Wednesday is the likely day, but the day of Obama’s visit could change.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Senate has defeated a House-backed proposal by one vote that would end publicly funded abortions in cases of rape or incest. Democratic Senator David Johnson of Ocheyedan called for passage of the bill yesterday. But Des Moines Democratic Senator Jack Hatch says the proposed restriction would be unconstitutional.

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has been injured while loading hogs into a trailer in northwest Iowa. A Sioux County Sheriff’s Office spokesman says the accident occurred Monday night about 10 miles west of Sioux Center. A hospital spokeswoman said yesterday that he couldn’t comment about Joshua Dragstra’s condition.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa recruit Adam Woodbury has been selected to attend training camp for the USA Basketball under-18 national team. Woodbury, a 7-foot-1 center from Sioux City, will be one of 24 players competing for 12 spots on the team, which is for players born on or after January 1st, 1994. The U.S. team will compete in the FIBA Americas U-18 Championship in Brazil in June.