Iowa early News Headlines: Monday, May 21st 2012


May 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Obama’s visit to Iowa this week will include a grassroots event at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines. The White House previously announced that Obama will give an economic speech in Newton and meet with supporters in Des Moines. Doors open at the fairgrounds at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. It’s open to the public, and no tickets are required. Presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was campaigning in Iowa on Tuesday.

UNDATED (AP) — The body of a fourth missing person has been found after a boat crash on the Mississippi River in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says four bodies were found yesterday within 100 yards of the crash site, where the river is about 12 feet deep. The victims’ names have not been released, pending notification of their families.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Crews have suspended their search for a man believed to have drowned while trying to cross the Cedar River. Cedar Rapids police say firefighters and dive teams searched for several hours Saturday and for much of yesterday, halting the search about 4:30 p.m. Sunday. They’re scheduled to resume the recovery effort at 1 p.m. today.

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Junior led for 209 of 250 laps and won the NASCAR Nationwide race at the Iowa Speedway yesterday. It was his third straight win in Newtown. Stenhouse, who won both races in Iowa in 2011, picked up his third victory of the season.