Iowa evening News Headlines, April 18th 2012


April 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has unanimously approved a measure prohibiting judges from sending sexually violent predators to nursing homes. The Senate approved the measure today and returned it to the House, which has approved a different version. The Senate version prohibits judges from transferring inmates to nursing homes.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The city council in Iowa City has decided against a resolution related to Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida. Councilman Jim Throgmorton asked the council to weigh in this week on the teenager’s death. But at a work session yesterday, the majority of the council said it felt its focus should be on local issues.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House has approved a measure creating a state agency that would enforce open records and meetings laws and mediate disputes. The House approved the measure yesterday on a 92 to 7 vote and the proposal now goes to the Senate.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University says the finalists for its Number Two job include one of its own deans and academic administrators from Nebraska and Ohio. The school announced today that finalists for its senior vice president and provost position are College of Engineering Dean Jonathan Wickert; University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Arts and Sciences Dean David Manderscheid; and University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Carlo Montemagno. Each will visit campus later this month.