Iowa early News Headlines: Wed., May 2nd 2012


May 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

AMES — Strong storms rumbling across Iowa this morning brought strong winds and heavy rain to some locations. The National Weather Service says at around 1:50-a.m., a tree fell on house and car in Ames. The tree also damaged a gas line to the house. No injuries have been reported.

DES MOINES (AP) — School districts in Iowa would get a 4 percent increase in funding under provisions of legislation that has cleared the state Senate. The bill also includes $3 million for the Malcolm Price Laboratory School at the University of Northern Iowa, among other things. The legislation is usually the last to move before the Legislature adjourns. It was approved yesterday while budget, property tax, and school reform bills remained stuck in negotiations between Republican and Democratic leaders.

DES MOINES (AP) — Motorists in rural Polk County beware: speed cameras could soon be coming to an intersection near you. The Des Moines Register says county supervisors approved a plan yesterday to let administrators begin drawing up a contract with a company that supplies cameras at no charge to the city of Des Moines.

DES MOINES (AP) — Memorial services are in the works for 85-year-old Dr. Earl Rose, who was the medical examiner in Dallas when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. Rose has died in Iowa City. His wife says he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and dementia.